In considering whether or not to enroll for the Agama Teacher Training Course, let it be emphasized that there is an extensive quantity of advanced Yogic material condensed into a 12-week, 500+ hour training course. Please do not underestimate the mental and physical demands which will be placed on participants. We ask that you seriously evaluate your levels of physical, psychological, and spiritual maturity before enrolling in this course.
Please read the following statements. By checking the signature box on the application form, an applicant signifies that he or she has read, understood, and agreed to accept the terms set forth.
The Agama TTC is structured with the best intentions toward helping me become a successful Yoga teacher, and extensive consideration has been put into the schedule and methodology presented. I commit to do my best to participate according to the course structure. If I have specific personal needs, Yogic or otherwise, I will discuss them with a TTC administrator.
By virtue of being an intensive program, the Agama TTC may raise personal issues or shortcomings. The program is meant to encourage personal growth and, therefore, may impel considerable changes in attitude. For these reasons, the TTC can be challenging and demanding. I accept responsibility for all aspects of my behavior during this program.
Adherence to punctuality is one of the primary factors in the success of the TTC. I accept responsibility for being on time to all program sessions.
There will be many opportunities for practice, study, and other activities at the school. I accept responsibility for managing my time, diet, and personal relationships in ways which support my full participation and attendance in the TTC.
According to the Agama system, it is necessary to maintain a level of cleanliness and purity in combination with Yoga practice in order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of Yogic practices, especially within a Kundalini-based program. I agree to accept that, for the duration of the TTC, any and all use of tobacco, alcohol, and other illicit substances is expressly forbidden and can prove to be grounds for expulsion from the course.
Agama students come from a variety of countries and backgrounds. In order to create a supportive environment, I assume responsibility for maintaining an attitude of respect toward my colleagues in the course. If any interpersonal difficulties or conflicts arise, I pledge to seek the advice of the TTC teachers and administrators.
Agama offers spiritual teachings, outside the parameters of any one specific religion. The TTC raises issues that are metaphysical in nature, concepts and theories that may challenge my personal belief system. I agree to keep an open mind, and to exercise common sense, discernment, and a balanced attitude in order to fully appreciate the teachings offered.
Agama is a Tantric school. In the TTC, there will be teachings that address the Tantric view of sexuality, along with other esoteric and mystical issues. However, there is no explicit sexual instruction or practice offered as part of the TTC. Any personal interest in this subject may be pursued through Agama’s regular courses of study and workshops at a later date. I assume responsibility for my own mature attitude toward this aspect of Agama’s teachings and pledge to be respectful toward my colleagues at Agama.