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Swami Veda Bharati
is located at 109 W. Slade Street in Palatine, Illinois. We can help you to maintain a healthy body, a healthy mind and to lead a joyful life. We offer programs that are designed to teach yoga to persons of all ages and physical abilities. We offer yoga and meditation instruction for both individuals and families and offer classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Gentle yoga classes are also offered for physically challenged or mature adults with physical limitations. Personal consultation and instruction are also offered for individual needs and interests. Our yoga teacher training is a certification program that meets all standards to become a qualified yoga teacher who is registered with Yoga Alliance. We offer weekly Workshops on Yoga, Philosophy, and Lifestyle related topics. Our programs include:
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
300 Hour Teachers Training Program Policies
Requirements for TTP300 (Advanced Teacher Training) Certification:
Following are the graduation reqirements for the students enrolled in HYMC's Yoga Alliance (YA) registered TTP300 program. Certification form our TTP300 program qualifies a student for registration with YA as a RYT500 certified teacher. To register in the HYMC TTP300 program, a student should have completed TTP200 (200 hour) certification program from HYMC. Students who have completed a 200 hour program certification from another YA registered yoga school are required to complete Meditation I program before graduating in addition to the requirements below.
Advanced Hatha - I, II, & III
Hatha for persons with special needs
Prajayama Theory and Techniques
Yoga Philosophy - I, & II
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Sanskrit pronunciation (alphabet, Asanas, and Mantras)
Pranic body (Chakras, Subtle, and Causal Body)
Ayurveda - Introduction to science of long life
Attend one HYMTA annual retreat (16 contact hours)
Attend Elective Saturday Workshops at the center (25 contact hours)
Completion of Meditation level II classes at HYMC (9 hr).
Teaching yoga at HYMC
Monthly Sunday scripture study group (8 x 1.5 hr each)
Monthly Global Full Moon Meditation (8 x 1 hr each)
Quarterly HYMTA meetings (4 x 2 hr each)
Our founder, Sri Swami Rama, spoke of the importance of doing seva (selfless service) for one’s spiritual progress. HYMC is a non-profit organization that relies on its members for support by freely giving their time at the center. We felt that this should be an important part of the teachers training program. Therefore, sometime during the program you will be required to fulfill your seva to the Himalayan Lineage by giving 4 hours of your time. Please see the director for projects to complete the hours.
Initiation into Himalayan Tradition and receive a personal mantra, unless the student has already been initiated during TTP200 program.
Each student has up to two years to complete the TTP300 program. The certification from this program will qualify the student for Yoga Alliance’s RYT 300 registration.
New students can enroll in September of each year to register in the HYMC TTP300 program.
For an application, please contact HYMC at 847-221-5250.
Exams are scheduled to be taken before the Teachers Training class begins. Students should arrive by 8:15 am. The exam will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Make up for missing the exam is on Sadhaka Sunday or next scheduled Teachers Training class.
Exam passing grade is 80%. If you do not meet the required percent then student has the opportunity to retake the exam.
If student has taken the exam twice and has not met the required grade. Student must repeat that particular class.
Students living within a 35 mile radius must take their Hatha classes at the center.
Delinquent in monthly payment: If student is more than one month delinquent; student will not be permitted to attend the training program until funds are paid up.
Evaluation of student log will take place 6 months after starting program. Completed log must be turned in the end of February.
Evaluation of readiness to graduate.
The following are ways in which student can earn the remaining hours to accumulate a total of 200 hours.
Hours per class
Study Group (1st Sunday of the month) 1.5 hour
HYMTA Annual Retreat 16.0 hour
HYMC Workshops 2.0 to 4.0 hour
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Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.