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300-HR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED COURSE

Sampoorna Yoga School India

OVERVIEW – YOGA THERAPY

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:

YogaYoga Therapy
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-based programs.

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:

TopicsYoga Teacher TrainingYoga Therapy Training
Foundations of Yoga Philosophy
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Skills
Teaching Practice and assisting
Ayurveda and Naturopathy
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Pathology of Common Illnesses
Yoga methods and techniques adapted to individual needs

WHY TO BECOME A YOGA THERAPY TEACHER?

Yoga Therapy, as a particular yoga field, has become extremely popular recently, due to the great therapeutic effects yoga practitioners experience in their body and mind.

Consequently, the demand for yoga therapists 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 Yoga Therapy 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 partnership with yoga studios to offer Yoga Therapy classes besides 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

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THE COURSE

Our 300-hour 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 Yoga Therapy 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.

Pre-requisite: You should hold a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification from Sampoorna or from any other accredited yoga school in any style/philosophy of yoga.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF:

  • You are a certified Yoga Teacher
  • 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

CERTIFICATION

Our 300-hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training is registered as 300-hour Arogya Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yoga Alliance USA and Further Training with Yoga Alliance Professionals, UK and upon completion of this training you may register with them.

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THE TEACHER

ROBERTA PÉREZ CALO

DR. PALLAVI KAVHANE

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher

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DR VISHWAJEET CHAVAN, INDIA

DR VISHWAJEET CHAVAN, INDIA

M.Sc in Yoga Therapy

Yoga Teacher

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DR. NEELIMA NALAWADEY

DR. NEELIMA NALAWADEY

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher

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THE CURRICULUM

I. FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY

  • Yoga Therapy – An Overview
  • Wellbeing and Wellness
  • Role of Ashtanga yoga and Hatha yoga in prevention and healing
  • Importance of Pnachkosha and chakras in Yoga therapy
  • Role of purification techniques (shudhikriya) in Yoga therapy

II. BASICS OF AYURVEDA

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Body matrix -dosha, dhatu, mala
  • Prakruti-body mind constitution
  • Introduction to ayurvedic and yogic diet
  • Types of ayurvedic treatments

III. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • Review of anatomy and physiology foundations (these topics are studied in a 200-hr YTTC):
      • Body planes and movements
      • The skeletal system
      • The muscular system
      • The nervous system
    • The cardiovascular system
    • The respiratory system
    • The lymphatic system
    • The endocrine system
    • The digestive system
    • The excretory system
    • The reproductive system
  • Pathology of Common Conditions
    • Cardiovascular disease -hypertension
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Respiratory disease-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Spondylitis, spondylosis
    • Conditions of the spine: Kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis
    • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
    • Back pain, joint pain
    • Endocrine disorders
    • Thyroid disorders
    • PCOD, infertility, menstrual disorders
    • Life style diseases: Obesity, diabetes
    • Mental conditions: Stress, anxiety, depression

IV. PRACTICE OF YOGA THERAPY

  • Chair Sun Salutation
  • Chair yoga asanas
  • Rope movements
  • Figure of eight
  • Yogic cervical loop traction
  • Rope/belt jacket
  • Yogic lumbar traction 1,2
  • Adhomukh shwanasana1,2
  • Prasarit padottanasana
  • Padangushthasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Knee joint
  • Knee separation
  • Knee rotation
  • Ankle stretches
  • Calf stretches
  • Leg stretches
  • Toes separation
  • Pelvic lift with groin in
  • Chest lift
  • Supta verasna
  • Viparita dandasana
  • Antarangta sadhana
  • Pranayam
  • Chakra meditation
  • Yognidra
  • Sahaj yog meditation
  • Jalneti
  • Bandhas -5
  • Mudras

*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.

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EVALUATION

To receive the 300-hour certificate as a yoga therapy teacher, you must complete a written exam.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

(Monday to Saturday)

TIMEACTIVITY
06.30 – 07.45Pranayama, Cleansing Techniques, Meditation
07.45 – 08.00Tea break
08.00 – 10.00Asana Practice
10.00 – 11.00Breakfast
11.00 – 13.00Anatomy & Physiology
13.00 – 14.30Lunch Break
14.30 – 15.00Yoga Nidra
15:00 – 16:45Yoga Therapy Techniques
16:45 – 17:00Tea Break
17:00 – 19:00Ayurveda / Teaching and Therapeutic Skills
19.45 – 20.45Q&A Session (twice a week)

Sundays: Self-study day

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DATES AND FEE

The 300-hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course will take place on the following date:

START DATEFINISH DATESTATUS
23rd December 202018th January 2021Open for Registration
20th March 202111th April 2021Open for Registration
13th April 20215th May 2021Open for Registration
7th May 202129th May 2021Open for Registration
PACKAGEPRICE (EUROS)
SINGLE2900
TWIN SHARING2500

TOTAL FEES:

  • Prices are in Euros. The prices mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes.
  • 100 Euros early bird discount if booked one month in advance.
  • Accommodation included in fees for Single and Twin Sharing packages.
  • ZEN, SAMPOORNA, SHIVALAYA, ANAYA are types of accommodation you can choose, please see our Yoga Village page for more information.
  • For information on what is included / excluded in the packages, discounts, check-in/check-out and application procedure, please browse IMPORTANT INFORMATION section on the Schedule & Fee page

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The 300-hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course will take place on the following date:

23 Dec 2020 - 18 Jan 2021Open for Registration
20 Mar - 11 Apr 2021Open for Registration
13 Apr - 5 May 2021Open for Registration
7 May - 29 May 2021Open for Registration
PACKAGEPRICE (EUROS)
SINGLE2900
TWIN SHARING2500

TOTAL FEES:

  • Prices are in Euros. The prices mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes.
  • 100 Euros early bird discount if booked one month in advance.
  • Accommodation included in fees for Single and Twin Sharing packages.
  • ZEN, SAMPOORNA, SHIVALAYA, ANAYA are types of accommodation you can choose, please see our Yoga Village page for more information.
  • For information on what is included / excluded in the packages, discounts, check-in/check-out and application procedure, please browse IMPORTANT INFORMATION section on the Schedule & Fee page

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Sampoorna Yoga’s Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance USA & Yoga Alliance Professional UK. When you graduate from our school you will be eligible to register with them as a RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, in your respective categories.

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