Yoga Therapy is a holistic approach aimed at improving one’s well-being naturally in a non-invasive way. We are introducing a 100-hour live online course on Yoga Therapy taught by Swami Yogaratna and Sudeepta Shanbagh.
Here’s a short talk we had with Swami Yogaratna recently about her vast and varied experience as a Yoga practitioner and teacher for over 35 years and about the therapeutic benefits of practising Yoga.
Yoga as therapy uses yoga asanas, pranayama, yoga nidra, diet, shatkarma and lifestyle changes to develop a strong mind-body connection and improve overall health.
It is a multidimensional and holistic approach to address one’s imbalance or illness through a personalized Yoga practice aimed at improving well-being in a natural, non-invasive and progressive way. Yoga therapy can not only be preventive or curative but can also serve as a means to facilitate healing at all levels.
In this course, Swami Yogaratna and Sudeepta Shanbhag will guide us through the entire process of working with students with ailments. We will start with techniques of interviewing the student, gathering information and understanding the ailment and then supporting the student through the process of therapy. Then we move on to designing the class plan with components of shatkarma, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, diet and lifestyle changes. An essential part of this course is to understand the mind-body connection and how to use that information to heal the body and shift the mind or rather, let the body-mind complex heal itself. We will then review each of the practices recommended for that ailment, experiencing the various aspects, learning how to use shatkarma, asana, pranayama and yoga nidra for that condition. You will be given a sample of class plans for each condition.
This course has been designed by Swami Yogaratna who has over 35 years of experience working with students who have had various health ailments. These ailments have ranged from physical injuries to mental and emotional traumas. One of the main principles behind yoga therapy is the restoration of energy flow within the body, thereby removing blocks to help the body heal itself. Swami Yogaratna aims to help people relieve their suffering and develop themselves through the awareness and the science of Yoga. Swamiji has helped students complement their medical regimen with yoga practices to manage pain, discomfort and promote healing. This course will equip you with all the tools necessary to work with students using yogasanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), visualization practices and yoganidra, and lifestyle and diet recommendations.Swami Yogaratna is renowned for her Yoga Nidra sessions and has created advanced practices specific to supporting her students in their journey to recovery from ailments.
The “body and energy systems” part of this course will be taught by Sudeepta Shanbhag. This will include the western and eastern understanding of the body and its organ systems and their functioning. Sudeepta studied movement in different forms from dance to aerobics and over the years she began to piece together the different parts of the puzzle making the connections between body movement and mental and emotional wellbeing. Yoga in all its forms has supported her through her own life’s journey and a major health crisis. Sudeepta has been working with children with special needs for several years through Prafull Oorja Charitable trust and with kids with cancer at Kidwai hospital – a program designed by Swami Yogaratna. She has also worked with adults with ailments and injuries to improve mobility and emotional resilience. She believes that movement and breathwork are the first steps to developing self-awareness and that yoganidra can open the doorway to getting in touch with the inner self, recognising our mental patterns and helping us heal at a deep level.
|M.No.||Module||No.of Hours||Price for Residents in Indians(INR)||Price for Residents outside India($)||Dates|
|1||Yoga Nidra Foundation Course||7||6500||100||August 15, 2021-August 19, 2021|
|2||Psychosomatic illness and the mind-body connection. Body framework: bones, muscles, joints, spine, back pain and osteo+rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinsons, Muscular Dystrophy, Paralysis||10||7500||120||September 4, 2021-September 5, 2021|
|3||The Mind: Mental and emotional wellbeing – depression, anxiety, cancer||10||7500||120||September 25, 2021-September 26, 2021|
|4||Digestive System: Gastric problems - upper and lower||8||6500||100||October 9, 2021-October 10, 2021|
|5||Respiratory system: Asthma, Allergies, Covid||7||6500||100||October 16, 2021-October 17, 2021|
|6||Cardiovascular problems: High BP, heart problems, stress, obesity||7||6500||100||November 6, 2021-November 7, 2021|
|7||Endocrine system: Reproductive health for men and women, thyroid, diabetes, vitality||8||6500||100||November 20, 2021-November 21, 2021|
|8||Head and neck: Eye health, neck ailments||7||6500||100||November 21, 2021-December 1, 2021|
|9||Overview and Class planning||1||0||0||-|
|10||Interviewing and listening to the student||1.5||0||0||December 5, 2021-December 12, 2021|
|Total time & price for Contact Curriculum||68||45000INR||750$|
|13||Student presentations, Research References of ailment and class plan||16||0||0||-|
|Total time for course||98|
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