Classic Yoga Studies

investment: 2.500 euros
Course Duration: 9 months (850 hrs) Dedication: 21 hrs weekly
Language: English / Spanish
Modality: In person / On Line

The course “Study of the Classic Yogas” proposes an intense training to delve into a journey through the ancient yogas, promoting self-discipline and self-knowledge through the gradual development of a yogic lifestyle.

Who is it for?

The course is open to yoga instructors and practitioners who wish to develop a greater yogic understanding.

What are you taking?

Understanding, experience, and wisdom to  cultivate and maintain a yogic lifestyle that promotes personal and social well – being.

Integrate into daily life the practices of classical yogas that promote self-reflection and self-development, generators of empathy, compassion and altruism.

Tools that promote recovering, strengthening and maintaining physical, mental and emotional health, prosociality, psychological and psychosocial support.

A lot of personal wealth, fostered by the process of self – knowledge and learning acquired by sharing a deep spiritual experience with the rest of the participants.

Program Structure

In Person Activities

Intensive for 35 days – January, February & March (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Wednesday (3 hrs. morning or evening)

Saturdays & Sundays –  8:30 to 12:30


Online Activities

Starting date to be determined

  • Every Friday during 39 weeks a new module will open.

Activities to be carried out by the student:

  • Regular self-practice at home.
  • Keep and submit regularly a journal of your self-practice.
  • Weekly online evaluations.

If any participant for any unforeseen reason needs more time to complete the 39 modules, they will need to appropriately justify their personal circumstance.

Optional Activities

Seva (servicio desinteresado) para el desarrollo de proyectos sociales

The YPV Foundation will invite the students of the course to participate in projects that generate social welfare, for which they can teach yoga classes or develop some other activity appropriate to their knowledge and ability.

Certificado y Diploma

The student who successfully completes the course will receive the Certificate: “Classic Yoga Instructor”

“A new instructor helps us to generate a project”

Course Structure






Bhagvad Gita

Pancha Koshas (the five layers of existence)

Shariras (the three bodies of human being)

Prana y pranayama (energy & control / expansion of energy)

Pancha Pranas (the five principal energies in human being)

Pancha Vayus (the five subsidiary energies of human being) 

Gunas (the three attributes of manifested existence)

Nadis (flows of energy)

Chakras (energy centres)

Tattwas (the five elements that make up manifest existence)

The yogic mind:

  • Manas ( reasoning )
  • Ahamkara ( ego )
  • Buddhi ( intellect )
  • Chitta ( memory )

Systems of psychological understanding:

  • Chakras and the individual personality
  • Gunas and the individual personality
  • Ida & Pingala –  brain function

Vrittis ( mental patterns )

Vasanas ( desires )

Kleshas ( causes of suffering )

  • Avidya ( ignorance )
  • Asmita ( selfishness )
  • Raga ( attraction )
  • Dwesha ( repulsion ) 
  • Abhinivesha  ( fear of death )

Shatripu ( negative mind conditioning ):

  • Kama ( lust )
  • Krodha ( anger )
  • Lobha ( greed )
  • Mada ( priority / arrogance )
  • Moha ( delusion )
  • Matsarya ( jealousy )


The nostrils

Ida – Pingala – Sushumna (principal flows of energy)

Brain function and breathing




Philosophy ( practical application )

Shatkarma ( physical purification techniques ) 

Pawanmuktasana ( series to regulate the 3 doshas: kapha – pitta – vata)

Asana ( active physical exercise and static positions )

Surya Namaskar ( deepening of the sun salute )

Pranayama ( breaking techniques ) 

Mudra ( gestures & attitudes ) 

Bandha ( retention of energy ).

Sadhana ( spiritual practice )

Basic Therapeutic use ( psychophysical support )

History (pre/post Patanjali) 

Philosophy (practical application).

Bahiranga (external/psychophysical practices)

  • Yamas (social code of conduct)
  • Niyamas (personal code of conduct)
  • Asana (posición pasiva)
  • Pranayama (control & extension of breath)

Antaranga (internal/meditative practices) 

  • Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses)
  • Dharana (concentration techniques).
  • Dhyana (one pointed concentration) 
  • Samadhi (self-realisation)

Vrittis: (mental modifications)

  • Pranama (right knowledge)
  • Viparyaya (wrong knowledge)
  • Vikalpa (fantasy)
  • Nidra (sleep)
  • Smriti (memory). 

Vasanas (desires)

Kleshas (causes of suffering)

  • Avidya (ignorance)
  • Asmita (egoism)
  • Raga (attraction)
  • Dwesha (repulsion) 

Shatripu (The six negative mental conditions)

  • Kama (desire)
  • Krodha (anger)
  • Lobha (greed)
  • Mada (arrogance / pride)
  • Moha (delusion)
  • Matsarya (jealousy)

Meditation Techniques

  • Chidakasha Dharana
  • Ajapa Dharana
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Kaya Sthairyam
  • Antar Mouna
  • Trataka 

Therapeutic use (psychological & psychosocial support)



Technique – the eight stages

Practices to access different koshas

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychophysical)


Philosophy (practical application)

The seven stages

  • Shubhechha (right intention)
  • Vicharana (contemplation)
  • Tanumanasana (mental state recognition)
  • Sattwapatti (intuitive knowledge)
  • Asamsakti (detachment)
  • Padaratha Abhavana (lack of feeling of possession)
  • Turyaga (spontaneous transcendental knowledge)

Contemplative and reflexive methods:

  • SWAN methodology (strengths, weaknesses, aspirations/ambitions/aims and needs)  
  • Revision of the day
  • Spiritual Diary
  • Yamas (social code)
  • Niyamas (personal code)

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychological and psychosocial support)


Philosophy (practical application)


  • Satsang (association with truth)
  • Sad Vichara (keep positive attitude) 
  • Seva (selfless service) 
  • Smaranam (constantly remember the source of inspiration) 
  • Sajjanata (goodness)
  • Sanyam (restrain & control) 
  • Sayujya (sensation of unity) 
  • Atmabhava (to see the divinity in every being) 


Yamas (social code) 

Niyamas (personal code).

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychological & psychosocial)

Mantra and development of consciousness

Vibrations and frequencies

Effect on the koshas

Effect on the environment

Shanti Path Mantras

Bija mantras

Universal Mantras

Yantra (vibration impression)

Mandala (shape of vibration)

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychophysical)

The power of sound

Music and Yoga

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychological & psychosocial)

Principle of action and reaction

Behavior trends

Cycles of life

Planes of existence


Philosophy (application at present)

Concept of karma

Attributes of karma yoga

Yamas (social code) 

Niyamas (personal code) 

Seva (selfless service)

Sadhana (spiritual practice)

Therapeutic use (psychological & psychosocial)

Good and bad practices


Enrollment Requirements

  • Being over 18 years old.
  • Being able to dedicate weekly approximately 12 hours to study.
  • Being able to dedicate weekly approximately 7 hours of self-practice (asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation techniques)

Instructores Council

Sn. Dharmajyoti - Instructor / Course Director

Fundación Yoga Pura Vida yoga y arteterapia para niños, niñas y adolescentes

Marcelo Alejandro Vega Gómez

Founder of Yoga Pura Vida organisation.

Trainer of yoga instructors and yoga therapists

Yoga practitioner since 2002

Studies & Training in Indian ashrams:
  • Yoga Pravesh Certificate – Vishwa Yoga Darshan
  • Yoga Praichaya Certification – Vishwa Yoga Darshan
  • Diploma in Yogic Education – Vishwa Yoga Darshan
  • Diploma Course in Yoga Studies – Vishwa Yoga Darshan 
  • Certificate Course in Yoga Therapy – Vishwa Yoga Darshan
  • Yoga Life Experience – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Progressive Vidya Training 1 Certificate – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Yatra 1 Certificate – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Raja Yoga Yatra 1 Certificate – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Raja Yoga Yatra 2 Certificate Bihar School of Yoga
  • Raja Yoga Yatra 3 Certificate – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Kriya Yoga Yatra 1 Certificate – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Yoga Chakra – Karma Yoga – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Yoga Chakra – Yoga Lifestyle – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Yoga Chakra – Shavasana – Bihar School of Yoga
  • Yoga Chakra – Meditation – Bihar School of Yoga

Studies and training in Yoga for children and adolescents:

  • Sannyasi Anahata (Kids Yoga Holland)
  • Sannyasi Gangadhara (Satyananda Yoga Brazil)
Seva en ashrams y centros de yogaterapia en India y Nepal
  • Ganga Darshan 
  • Rikhia Peeth
  • Sannyasa Peeth
  • Viswa Yoga Darshan
  • Pechey Phipson Yoga Therapy Centre
  • Nature Centre Arogyadham Yoga & Nature Cure Centre 
  • Shanti Ashram

María Emilia Picca Weihmüller - Instructor

Fundación Yoga Pura Vida yoga y arteterapia para niños, niñas y adolescentes

Licenciada en Psicología

Acompañante Terapéutica (área clínica, educativa y comunitaria)

Instructora de Satyananda Yoga

Instructora de Yoga para Niños

Practicante de Yoga desde 2003 

Formación de Posgrado
  • Diplomada en Corporeidad y Coordinadora en Recursos Expresivos
  • Formación en Psicodrama y Coordinación Grupal 
  • Diplomada en Acompañamiento Terapéutico 
Seva en Uruguay y Argentina
  • Hogar de transición para protección de niños (yoga aplicado a víctimas traumatizadas por violencia y abuso)
  • Alfabetización de niños en contextos críticos 
Formación en Yoga
  • Estudios Yóguicos Nivel I – Academia de Yoga Satyananda (Colombia)
  • Estudios Yóguicos Nivel ll – Academia de Yoga Satyananda (Colombia)
  • Estudios Yóguicos Profesores – Academia de Yoga Satyananda (Colombia)
  • Formación en Yoga para Niños aplicada al contexto educativo – R.Y.E. (Uruguay)
  • Instructora de Yoga para Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes – Instituto Govinda Mandala (Uruguay)
  • Yoga y Ecología – Swami Prembhava Saraswati – (Uruguay)
  • Yoga y Meditación – Swami Digambarananda Saraswati – (Uruguay)
  • Estilo de Vida Yóguico – Swami Omgyanam Saraswati – (Uruguay)

Patricia Botero - Instructora

Instructora de Yoga Satyananda

Practicante de yoga desde 2013

Formación en Yoga

Estudios Yóguicos Nivel I, Academia de Yoga Satyananda

Estudios Yóguicos Nivel ll, Academia de Yoga Satyananda

Estudios Yóguicos Profesores, Academia de Yoga Satyananda

Seva en Colombia 

Profesora en la Academia de Yoga Satyananda 

Consultas e Inscripción