Advanced training in the embodied science and meditative arts of Indian Yoga and Buddhist Psychology
Nalanda Institute’s unprecedented advanced training in Yoga, Mind & Spirit explores the embodied science and meditative arts of Indian Yoga and Buddhist Psychology, in light of cutting edge health science, neuroscience, and contemporary psychology.Continue Reading Overview
This training combines the study of traditional texts on yoga philosophy, psychology, and practice, with a grounding in the neuropsychology and mind/body health benefits of yoga practice.
Expert scholar-practitioners fluent in cutting edge science and timeless Indic traditions will explore the impact of Hindu and Buddhist methodologies on the human body, mind and spirit in daily life.
Upon completion of this advanced 100-hour certification teacher training, students receive a certificate from the Yoga Alliance and Nalanda Institute.
Who is this training for?
This training is for yoga teachers, yoga therapists and yoga-oriented psychotherapists seeking to immerse themselves in the scientific, psychological, and philosophical depths of India’s timeless arts of embodied contemplative living and learning.
A six-weekend intensive course taken in person at Pure Yoga in New York City.
This training prepares serious yoga practioners to complete their posture practice and teaching with the lesser known, more advanced psychological, contemplative, and spiritual arts and sciences of yoga. Offering an unprecedented integration of cutting-edge neuroscience and contemporary psychotherapy with yogic meditation techniques and the main textual classics of the threefold yoga canon, this advanced training helps participants take their yoga practice and teaching to the next level.Continue reading curriculum
Combining a pioneering core faculty with visiting researchers and scholars, Friday talks explore the vital relevance and benefits of the three great yoga vehicles—Hatha, Bhakti, and Tantra; Saturday intensives link modern science with yogic wisdom; while Sunday intensives cover advanced techniques of breath-control, embodied meditation skills, and transformative yoga pedagogy.
Weekend 1: Stop Surviving and Start Thriving
Weekend 2: Healing the Trauma of Everyday Life
Weekend 3: Thou Art That
Weekend 4: Expand Your Horizons
Weekend 5: Follow Your Bliss
Weekend 6: Embody Bliss Mastery
What people are saying
“This training took my practice — and my life — to a whole different level. I learned about many wisdom traditions, old and new, from East and West. I finished this course with a lighter heart and a fabulous set of tools to help keep it that way. I feel more flexible, more optimistic, more joyful. All in all an enormously valuable experience. Thank you Nalanda Institute!”
— Susan Brandwyn
“I wanted to thank you for a deeply rich and meaningful weekend. I feel grateful for the opportunity to be learning with you, and am so happy I chose this path of teacher training. You all inspire me with your wisdom, knowledge, dedication, and the generosity of your teaching. I look forward to next month’s meeting.”
— Alexandra Mor
Director: Mary Reilly Nichols
Coordinator: Geri Loizzo
Core Faculty: Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD and Mary Reilly Nichols
Visiting Faculty: Jacob Kyle, MSc, MA; Marlie McGovern, E-RYT, RPYT, MA; Megan Mook, MA; and Sonia Sequeira, PhD
Geri Loizzo: firstname.lastname@example.org