Essence of Yoga – Certification Program

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Our certification program in Yoga – “Essence of Yoga” helps new learners to grasp the preliminary introduction to the amazing healing and spiritual powers of Yoga Asanas. This certification is highly beneficial for those who wish to not only understand the ancient art of Yoga themselves but would also be interested in sharing the same with the society at large.
Our books help you get started with Yoga basics in a simplified and DIY manner that helps you achieve the knowledge at your own pace, any time of the day. With helpful illustrations and handy tips, the books will definitely be of valuable assistance as you walk down the enlightened path of total spiritual healing for yourself and for others. The DVD's help you gain confidence of the various asanas, breathing techniques, meditation and chants, and shows the best way to do it for maximum benefits. This not only helps you gain a well-rounded understanding of the art but also to compound the advantages by sharing it with other students.
At the end of the program, students will have to appear for an online exam and all candidates are awarded ICCE certification with Grades in Yoga.

Benefits

Below are some significant advantages of ICCE's unique approach of spreading the priceless knowledge of Yoga through books and DVDs.
Complete flexibility – One of the key benefits of the instructional books and videos is the complete flexibility that you can avail of when signing up for this program. The "anytime, anywhere" model of learning helps one to pursue the short term course at one's own pace and be ready for the exam and subsequent certification.
Ample time – The program provides sufficient time for students to grasp the various techniques and gain proficiency. This way one can be well prepared within 2 months of commencement of the course.
Excellent utilization of time– This course is best suited for people who don't have a stipulated time to take out of their busy schedules. This also saves time on commuting to the program venue as one can take knowledge from the books and DVDs in the comforts of their homes.

The course material has been developed to provide a thorough understanding of the science and art of Yoga, its religious origins, and the role it plays in body healing and attaining highest plane of spirituality.
The first resource that you get upon subscribing to our course is the detailed book about the origins and key techniques of Yoga – "Essence of Yoga". These outline in great detail the quintessential information about Yoga in a simplistic format aided by illustrative examples. Together they make reading through the book a breeze.

Some of the topics that the book touches upon include:

  • What is Yoga
  • Yoga & Religion
  • Types of Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga - A Primer
  • Karma
  • Asanas
  • Meditation
  • Yogic Diet
  • Real Time Program

We understand that many a times, a student may require expert help in getting right the different asanas or body postures that have been outlined the book. As such we have provided a second resource in the form of videos of the asanas that help the student to employ the correct technique in a step by step manner. This helps the student to obtain maximum benefits from the asanas through our convenient and handy DVDs.
The course material requires no prior knowledge of the Yoga. However basic knowledge about the Yoga terminology would be an added plus in appreciating the finer nuances of the course content.

The courseware that you subscribe to is a valuable means to the end objective of clearing the online exam. You can take this online exam within two months of receiving the Yoga books and DVDs. Self practice is a handy way to seek knowledge about the physical and spiritual benefits of the ancient art of Yoga. However if you wish to share this sacred knowledge with the world and make it your chosen vocation then the online certification will give you a sure footing in this field.

Clearing the online exams offers the below key benefits:

  • It lends an added degree of credibility to the untiring efforts that you put in to gain the valuable life skills in Yoga
  • In case you want to make Yoga teaching professional, then this is a good starting point for a successful career
  • The certification is proof of you having an enhanced level of Yoga knowledge. This will stand you in good stead in case you need to apply as an instructor at a Yoga school of repute
  • In case you want to branch out on your own and start a Yoga institute, this is a formidable foundation on which you can base your advanced/expert learning to be successful in your business endeavors.

The online certification in basic Yoga is awarded to those who clear the online exam. Having gained a deeper understanding of the basics of Yoga with help of DVDs and the book, you need to endorse your learnings by way of a competitive online exam that tests your mettle.
The courseware is designed to help you grasp the history behind the primeval art of Yoga. Thoughtfully laid out section of the books ensure that you get a good theoretical grip of the principles behind Yoga and then move on to well illustrated asanas and poses that provide health and spiritual benefits to you. You also gain the added advantage of visual simulation provided by the asanas DVDs that has the various Yogic poses done by expert professionals. These DVDs help you to enable an 'any-time, anywhere' mode of audio-visual learning guide to assist you in preparing effectively for the online certification.
You can take the exam from the convenience of your homes and we will make sure to ship out the certificate of your clearing the course and exam to your communication address. The certificate will have endorsement from ICEE and leading affiliates that will lend a degree of trustworthiness to your Yoga practice

Why Yoga is awesome for College Students!
1. Yoga's a barometer for your life.
For those non-science majors out there, a barometer measures atmospheric pressure.
College students are under lots of pressure: we're expected to pump out 10-page papers in just a few hours, get good grades, have a social life, and make new friends from scratch ... all while learning to take care of ourselves - minds, bodies, and spirits - while on our own for the first time.
Yoga is a perfect barometer for college students because how we show up on our mats is an indication of how we show up in life. To create your own yoga barometer, decide on how often you'd like to practice. Make sure that the amount of time you dedicate aids in your overall well being!
2. Yoga makes you a better student.
There are now loads ofs tudies showing that yoga greatly improves concentration. Concentration is a leading contributor to success in school because our ability to concentrate is akin to the ability to make the most of our education.
We have to concentrate in order to hold our balance in tree pose. We can take those skills of one-pointed focus off the mat as we learn to pay attention in the lecture hall.3. You'll learn how to sit.
The purpose of yoga is to learn how to sit better. What?! You mean I'm flying from crow pose to plank pose just so I can sit later?! Well...yes, you are. The physical practice of yoga was curated by Indian monks who were meditating all day long.
After years of meditating, these monks were having a hard time sitting still. It was uncomfortable. Their legs were falling asleep. Their backs hurt. They needed a practice that would stretch out their muscles so that when they were not using them, they wouldn't be in pain.
College students are a tad similar to these Indian monks in that we have to sit for long periods of time. Discomfort is a distraction. Practicing just a few yoga poses before holing up in the library for a long night of studying can make all the difference.
4. Yoga can be a constant in a time of constant transition.
We change housing every year. We move home, back to school, to other countries, back to school again. Preparatory for the "real world," it's a totally liminal time of life. Yoga can provide some order among the chaos.
In showing up to the mat, we can feel at home in our bodies as we do not have to rely on external circumstances. We learn to cultivate that feeling for ourselves...anytime, anywhere, making even the most angst-ridden freshman appear like a confident senior.