300-hr Arogya Yoga (Therapy) Teacher Training Course
300-hr Arogya Yoga TTC
(Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course)
A YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED COURSE*
“The yoga therapy components of our course are based on our lead trainers’ PhD and qualifications in the field of physical education, alternative therapies, therapeutic restorative yoga, naturopathy and ayurveda, not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance.”
Yoga Therapy is not new. Prevention and healing have been always the main purpose of yoga philosophy. Therefore, it can be difficult to define it, especially because we can approach the concept from different perspectives. Nevertheless, we offer a few definitions to make the term understandable and accepted by all people -whether yoga practitioners or not.
“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.” (International Association of Yoga Therapists’ definition)
“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.” (TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar)
SAMPOORNA YOGA’S DEFINITION
“Yoga Therapy is the process of using the benefits of Yoga techniques as a method to prevent illnesses, ease symptoms, facilitate healing and achieve an overall state of wellbeing.”
YOGA AND YOGA THERAPY
Although yoga is a therapeutic practice, there are significant differences when it comes to yoga classes and yoga therapy sessions, yoga students and yoga therapy clients, yoga teachers and yoga therapists. Let’s take a look at the core of these concepts:
Yoga Students: Most often, students come to yoga classes looking for exercising, relaxing and using yoga as a tool for self-observation, gaining deep understanding, and self-development.
Yoga Clients:Usually, clients look for help to relief some symptoms of their health condition. These people seek to use yoga techniques that help them to feel better -and more functional- according to their illness.
Yoga Teachers: Irrespective of the yoga school of thought and the teaching style every teacher follows, yoga teachers’ aim is to help their students to improve and deepen in their yoga practice -from asana, to meditation and pranayama. Good yoga teachers usually modify their classes according to the interests and abilities of their students.
Yoga Therapists: More than focus on yoga methods and practices, yoga therapists need to understand their clients’ health condition, determine how to help them and look for yoga techniques that specifically reduce or manage their symptoms, improve their functionality and support their healing process. Yoga Therapists are yoga teachers who have completed accredited yoga therapy training programs.
Yoga Classes: Even though some yoga teachers may conduct one-on-one classes, Yoga is usually practice in a group setting. Good yoga teachers respect physical conditions, abilities, and strengths of their students and may offer modifications accordingly while teaching how to practice yoga.
Yoga Therapy Sessions: Clients with same or similar health conditions may attend group sessions. Nevertheless, the one-on-one format is more advisable. Yoga therapist’s job is less about teaching yoga techniques and more about supporting their clients to overcome their particular health condition using
YOGA TRAINING AND YOGA THERAPEUTICS TRAINING
Syllabus of both trainings may seem similar in the core; however, in order to practice yoga therapy, yoga teachers need to acquire a different set of tools, knowledge and skills:
Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Therapy Training
Foundations of Yoga Philosophy
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Practice and assisting
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Pathology of Common Illnesses
Yoga methods and techniques adapted to individual needs
WHY TO STUDY THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF YOGA?
Studying yoga as a tool to overcome and ease the symptoms of common illnesses has become extremely popular recently, due to the great therapeutic effects yoga practitioners experience in their body and mind.
Consequently, the demand for yoga teachers with specialized knowledge in yoga as a therapeutic tool, in different fields such as: health management organizations, corporations, hospitals, retreat centers, schools, colleges, universities, sports centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and many more, has grown exponentially. With our Arogya Yoga Teacher Training you acquire a specialization that allows you to help clients who suffer from a specific problem (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cancer, among many others).
THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU TO GROW IN YOUR CAREER AS A YOGA TEACHER
In group classes, you can teach your clients how to become -and stay- healthier
You will feel more confident when approached by students that come to yoga seeking for support in their healing process
In one-on-one sessions, you will be able to analyse your clients’ condition, in order to tailor a yoga-based program for them
You can partner with yoga studios to offer Yoga Therapy classes in addition to their general yoga classes
You may offer specialized workshops for groups of people that are struggling with similar illnesses/conditions
You can become part of different health support groups
You can offer your specialized services to organizations such as hospitals, retreat centers, Naturopathy and Ayurveda centers, rehabilitation centers, among others
Arogya is a Sanskrit word that means “overall well-being” and “health of mind, body and spirit.” It means living a healthy life without disease and having complete health in mind and body. Arogya can be used to refer to a wide range of topics, including yoga asana, Ayurveda, meditation, pranayama, among others.
Our 300-hour Arogya Yoga (Therapy) Teacher Training is a program that provides knowledge, skills, and tools to qualified yoga teachers to conduct one-to-one and group yoga therapy sessions. This advanced Yoga Course enables yoga teachers to help their clients preventing illnesses, easing symptoms, complementing medical treatments, and improving their overall wellbeing.
After this course, you will be able to support the healing process of clients with similar conditions/illnesses, not only physically but also at deeper layers of their being, using yoga techniques to prevent and to recover from deep inside.
You aim to help people to achieve a better lifestyle
You want to help patients to ease and relieve the symptoms of their illnesses/conditions
You look for a more specialized yoga field
You aim to be part of a positive change regarding health and lifestyle habits
You want to teach people how to prevent diseases
You are interested in creating a successful business model while contributing with the wellbeing of your clients
Our 300-hour Arogya Yoga (Therapy) TTC is registered with Yoga Alliance (USA) as a 300-hour Arogya Yoga Teacher Training Course, under their specific requirements for General 300-hour TTCs. Yoga Alliance does not hold curricular standards that address instruction in how to diagnose or treat any particular health condition, and their Registry Standards do not include instruction in yoga therapy techniques. Yoga Alliance does not hold a separate Yoga Therapy category for registering YTTCs.
Therefore, upon completion of our 300-hr Arogya Yoga (Therapy) TTC, you will be eligible to register as a RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance USA, not as Yoga Therapist.
With this 300-hour course, Sampoorna Yoga has become an active school member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Dr. Kavhane is the director of the Maharashtriya Mandal Yoga School and Research Center at Vishwanand Yoga Institute, and a Yoga teacher at the University of Pune. She holds a master degree in Physical Education, a master degree in Yoga, a master diploma in Naturopathy, and has been awarded an honorary D. Litt from the University of South America.
Dr. Kavhane has won multiple awards for yoga in her career, including the highest award, the All India Yogarjuna Award in 2000 in Kolkata, where she was a student of B.K.S. Iyengar. She is a three-times winner of the World Champion Award, in Spain, Argentina and Portugal.
She has been recognised by the Sports Minister of India, Shri Sunil Dutt, for representing India and winning the gold medal at the International Yoga Symposium for three consecutive years.
Dr. Kavhane is a guest lecturer in yoga at many schools, colleges, institutes and universities and she has conducted over 2,000 demonstrations all over the world. She has contributed to multiple books, articles and seminars on yoga and was a contributor to the Sports Development Conference in 2005, hosted by Shri Sunil Dutt. She is a lifetime member of the Indian Yoga Association.
Dr Chavan has been practicing yoga therapy and ayurvedic medicine at the Shree Shashwati Health Center in Kothrud, Maharashtra, for fifteen years. He has a PhD in Alternative Therapies from Pune University and has diplomas in Therapeutic Restorative Yoga, Naturopathy, and Yoga and Ayurveda.
Dr Chavan is a qualified yoga teacher, and through the Sahaja Yoga Trust, he leads Sahaja Yoga Meditation camps all over India with the mission of improving people’s spiritual health.
He is associated with many charitable organisations in India, where his work ranges from working with special-needs people in Andhashala, Marashrashtra, to destitute women and girls in Mahila Sevashram, Karnataka. Every year he assists at the Rotary International Warkari health check-up camps at different locations around India, specialising in raising awareness around conditions such as anaemia, diabetes and heart disease.
Dr Chavan’s social outreach is spread further through his work with the Punya Charitable Trust, the Pune Doctor Charitable Trust, Sanjeevan Yoga therapist Association, the Shree Yogdayani Association, Ahmendnagar Mitra Mandal, Indian Medical Association, Kothrud Doctors Association among others. He is a follower of the H. H. Shree Mataji Nirmala Deviji Sahaja Yoga Meditation Technique.
Dr. Nalawadey has a Bachelor of Education degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, and a diploma in Panchakarma, from the University of Pune.
She is a certified yoga teacher from the Indian School of Yoga in Chennai and has been practising ayurveda, panchakarma and yoga therapy since 2010. She is currently teaching yoga therapy, yoga philosophy, tridosha and ayurvedic nutrition at the Yoga and Ayurveda Prabodhini in Pune.
In her spare time, Dr Nalawadey enjoys kathak dancing and kick-boxing.
Conditions of the spine: Kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Back pain, joint pain
PCOD, infertility, menstrual disorders
Lifestyle diseases: Obesity, diabetes
Mental conditions: Stress, anxiety, depression
III. PRACTICE OF YOGA THERAPY
Chair Sun Salutation
Chair yoga asanas
Figure of eight
Yogic cervical loop traction
Yogic lumbar traction 1,2
Pelvic lift with groin in
Sahaj yog meditation
*Pre-study/non-contact hours: The course also includes some suggested pre-reading material. We will send you the list of recommended books along with the joining instructions upon your registration on the course.
To receive your 300-hour certificate, you must complete a written exam successfully at the end of the course.
*For men: only single occupancy unless you come with a participant or a group
Early Bird Discount:
€100 Euros: 60 days before course start date
The course fee is in Euros and inclusive of all taxes.
Included in the fee: Training, accommodation and meals only.
Not included: Travel, insurance, any other liability etc.
Airport transfers: Available at INR 2400-3000 depending upon type of the taxis
Check-in: From 16.00 pm onwards on course start date.
Check-out: Before 10.00 am on course end date.
Orientation meetings: Are held between 4-5 pm on the course start date.
Accommodation: We have two types of accommodation named Sampoorna and Anaya. All rooms are air-con and have private hot showers. We will always give you the accommodation agreed upon but life happens and sometimes we may have to make changes if required due to the circumstances beyond our control. Please check our Yoga Village page for pictures and more detailed information about the accommodation.
HOW TO BOOK
Application: Complete the online application form. If you don’t hear back from us within 24 hours, please send us an email at [email protected]. Please always check your spam if you don’t see our response within 24 hours. You can also contact us at our Whatsapp number +919158439037 for status of your application.
Booking amount: Once accepted in the course you will be asked to pay a non-refundable but transferrable booking fee of €400 or INR 34,000 via PayPal/ Wise/ Googlepay / direct Bank Transfer. Your place on the course will be confirmed only upon receipt of the deposit amount. This fee will be adjusted in your total course fee.
Remaining balance: 30 days prior to the course start date via PayPal or credit card.
The initial booking amount of €400 is non-refundable in any circumstances whether it’s due to travel restrictions, lockdowns, or any similar or non-similar reasons due to covid or anything else of the similar nature, any act of god or any other unforeseen circumstances by either parties.
Even if you have to cancel or reschedule your participation in the training or the event you are signing up for, your initial deposit of €400 will always be safe and you can use it anytime in future for any in-person or online courses offered by Sampoorna yoga.
The initial €400 also covers the cost of the pre-study non-contact hours training provided by Sampoorna via online module. Which means that with the initial deposit of €400 you are not only confirming you place in the course but also getting an online course in return.
The full course fee is non-refundable but transferable to a future date if you are choosing to pay the entire course fee now to avail the special flat discount of €500 before the advertised date.
Balance course fee: The remaining fee which is towards the in-person training in Goa is be paid upon arrival to Sampoorna Yoga, Goa by Card/Cash.
Once you have physically joined the course or the event you are signing up for, you shall become liable to pay Sampoorna Yoga the complete fees of the Course or event. This fees becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable unless otherwise agreed by Sampoorna Yoga in written. But If I fall sick due to Covid or if the course has to be stopped due to covid restrictions or any similar reasons the school may consider transferring my pro-rata balance course fee to any future course of my choice.
I understand and agree that once I have joined the course physically, Sampoorna yoga is not be liable to refund me the course fee if I chose to drop-out of the course due to my personal reasons or circumstances.
Sampoorna Yoga reserves the right to terminate your participation or continuation in the course if it finds your presence disturbing to the group process. In such case Sampoorna Yoga will refund my fee on pro-rata basis.
If Sampoorna Yoga has to cancel the course for any situation beyond its control such as covid related restrictions or any other reason deemed fit, prior to the beginning of the course, then you will be entitled for a full refund if you have paid the entire course fee except the €400 for which you would continue to have access to the online non-contact hours module. Sampoorna Yoga will not be liable to cover any other losses I might incur such as travel, insurance etc. due to any such cancellations.
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Sampoorna Yoga’s Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance USA. When you graduate from our school you will be eligible to register with them as a RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, in your respective categories.