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Yoga Therapy Teacher Only Event

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals Teacher Only Event

Yoga therapy is when postures and sequences are modified to accommodate individual needs along with a combination of breathing exercises and relaxation.

Experiental learning with therapy sequences, asana modifications, a study of the endocrine system and common conditions, joints, precautions, prohibitions, pranayama and meditation together with mindful movement.

Name of Course:
Yoga Therapy Teacher Only Event


Training Date:
4/August 2018

Principal Teacher:
Christine Pitt

This Teacher Only Event is for teachers interested in yoga therapy with its practical application.  

Training is practically based with sequences and practical asana/pranayama yoga therapy throughout.

Cost: £70 /Early Bird £65

Asana and Therapy Breakdown:
Asanas and their benefits

Kriyas and Auric Sheaths
Kriya Cleansing and Auric Sheaths
Chakras and the Endocrine system
Chakras and a Mini-Glandular Journey

Precautions, Prohibitions and Modifications:
In relation to a number of common conditions

Mudras; Bandhas; Mandalas; Mantras and Yantras:
In relation to yoga therapy and healing potential
Mindfulness and Mindful Movement:
A modern approach to ancient wisdom

Breathing and Pranayama:
Meditation Practices and Benefits:

Students should bring a pen and notebook
Course notes will be provided
Mats/blocks are provided; students welcome to bring their own

Books for optional, further reading:
Restful Yoga  for Stressful Times, Judith Hanson Lasater – Rodmell Press
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar Yoga Publications
Yoga as Medicine, Timothy McCall – Bantham
Mindfulness, Mark Williams and Dany Penman - Piatkus
The Power of Breath, Swami Saradananda - dbp
Yogic Management of Common Diseases, Swami Karmananda - Bihar Yoga Publications
Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews – Human Kinetics
The Human Body Made Simple, Eran Tamir – Churchill Livingston
Yoga Sequencing, Mark Stephens – North Atlantic Books
The Heart of Asana, Dr Kaustub Desikachar – Media Garuda
The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar – Inner Traditional International
Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffman – Pocket Books
Asana Learning Deck, Mikelle Terson - Yoga Blossom
The New Book of Yoga – The Sivananda Yoga Centre
Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers – Shambhala
Yogic Management of Ashtma and Diabetes, Dr Swama Shankardevananda – Bihar Publications
Yoga and Cardiovascular Management, Swama Satyananda Saraswati – Bihar Publications
Yoga &  Ayurveda, Self-Healing and Self-Realization, David Frawley – Lotus
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Vasant Lad – Piatkkus
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swami Muktibohananda  - Bihar Yoga Publications
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , Sri Swami Satchidananda – Integral Yoga Publications – many versions of Patanjali available
The Upanishads  - Penguin Classics
The Bhagavad Gita, a guide to navigating the battle of life, Ravi Ravinda or Stoler Miller, numerous versions inc Penguin Classics)
Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scaravelli                        


Students will be invited to complete observational diaries at home.

Intro/Practice 1000-1600
Lunch 1300-1400
Close 1600

This is a practically orientated programme with immersion in poses, sequences, pranayama and relaxation to benefit the whole body/mind.
Exploration of yoga therapy through teaching, questions and answers, experiential learning.
Opportunity to lead yoga therapy poses, sequences for the students.

Event Aims:

  • Cover aspects of yoga therapy, including common conditions and yoga therapy care.
  • Learn how to bring the body/mind to balance in the yoga class and beyond, including everyday life safeguarding health through a modern approach to ancient, healing wisdom.
  • Experience yoga and yoga therapy healthcare sequences together with yoga modifications, breathwork and relaxation.
  • Be confident to incorporate what you learn into your yoga, your yoga teaching and everyday life to facilitate gradual improvement in your own and students’ health.

Full payment at the time of booking is required to secure your place. 
Places are limited to a maximum of 10 per course.

Refund Policy Guidelines:
Students may attend on another day/course, subject to space and availability.
If the course were to be cancelled, a full refund including deposit would be given.
Otherwise a refund will be given up to 30 days before the start date.