300-hr Arogya Yoga TTC
(Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course)
YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED COURSE*
Self-paced, Lifetime Access
“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.”
“Due to the ongoing Corona situation Yoga Alliance has permitted to conduct Yoga Teacher Training courses fully online and consider all the delivered classes whether live or pre-recorded as CONTACT HOURS till 31st December 2023. The date may be extended beyond 31st December 2023 depending upon the world situation”
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:
|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:
|Topics||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 Online 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.
Our 300-HOUR Yoga Therapy Online TTC includes:
- Theory and practical classes -on video- of all the topics of the curriculum
- 20 live zoom sessions with all the teachers of the course
- Our comprehensive manual with illustrative photos, theory, practice exercises and much more information in PDF; downloadable and printable
- PPT presentations
- Study guide with more than 100 questions
- Access to private Sampoorna Yoga Alumni Facebook group
- 300-hour certificate recognized by the Yoga Alliance
- Lifelong access to the course materials
- Flexibility to complete the course at your own rhythm and pace within one year.
Pre-requisite: You should hold a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Sampoorna Yoga or from any other accredited yoga school in any style/philosophy of yoga if you wish to register your certificate with Yoga Alliance.
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
- You want to maximize your time by pursuing an online training
- You want to be part of a group-learning experience while learning at your own pace
- You are looking for the best Yoga Therapy Training in India, at the convenience of your home
- You will be given access to the course two days before your course start date.
- Our courses are hosted in one of the best online educational platforms and highly recommended by Yoga Alliance.
- You will have lifetime access to all the course material including the yoga teacher training manual, pre-recorded classes, and recordings of the live sessions.
- In the first section of the course, you will find important information such as the timetable and links of live sessions, study guide, YTTC manual, important emails, and others.
- You can study at your own rhythm and pace.
- Although you will have lifetime access to the course, you should finish the course within one year from the start date.
- You can clarify your doubts during the live Q&A sessions or leave them in the comment section of the respective lectures in the online platform. The teachers will reply them within a day or two.
- You can download and print all the resources in PDF format. The videos can be watched only on the e-learning platform.
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).