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Yoga Therapy Fundamentals


Yoga Therapy Fundamentals

Available in studio on allocated dates, see Events Calendar, or as interactive, live online option with dates/times to suit you, or a mixture of both, all with home study and ongoing support.  Please contact to organise dates/times if unable to attend allocated studio dates.

Yoga therapy modifies postures and sequences to accommodate individual needs along with a combination of breathing exercises and relaxation.

Experiential 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.

The course includes:  (15-20 hours inc home study/practice)

  • 5 modules

  • Course manual

  • Online, live, personal support options

  • Therapy sequences

  • Times to suit you if online training

  • Ongoing Facebook group support and discussion group option

  • Course certificate

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

Experiential 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:
Year:
2018

Training Date:
4/August  5/Aug 

Principal Teacher:
Christine Pitt

Description:
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.

1:
Asana and Therapy Breakdown:
Asanas and their benefits


2:
Kriyas and Auric Sheaths
Kriya Cleansing and Auric Sheaths
Chakras and the Endocrine system
Chakras and a Mini-Glandular Journey


3:
Precautions, Prohibitions and Modifications:
In relation to a number of common conditions


4:
Mudras; Bandhas; Mandalas; Mantras and Yantras:
In relation to yoga therapy and healing potential
Mindfulness and Mindful Movement:
A modern approach to ancient wisdom


5:
Breathing and Pranayama:
Meditation Practices and Benefits:
 

Materials:
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                        

Pre-requisites:
-

Evaluation:
Students will be invited to complete observational diaries at home.


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

Teaching:
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.

Booking:
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.