In this professional program on yoga therapeutics, we aim to bring you the most effective aspects of traditional Yoga and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine. Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga.
The program is a part of the advanced 300 hour Svastha Yoga: Therapeutic Essentials Program registered with the Yoga Alliance and delivered in 7 intensive modules (5 days for each module). The Svastha Yoga Therapy Program will be registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) by 2017.
Each module can be attended independently. This 5-day international program is delivered in 12+ locations across the world and offers you a pathway to continue to learn skills for other body systems and your mind as well. Certificates will be issued for each module.
Body: Locomotor System
Module 1: Low Back, Pelvis & Lower Limb
Module 2: Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb
Breath: Internal Medicine & Energetics
Module 3: Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing of the Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders
Module 4: Pranayama, Ayurveda, Neurological/Digestive/Hormonal/Immune systems
Mind: Yoga Psychology & Psychiatry
Module 5: Mindfulness, Depression, Addictions
Module 6: Positive Psychology, Stress, Anxiety
Integration and Completion
Module 7: Holistic case studies, Assorted topics.
Module 4: Internal Medicine & Breath: Neurological/Digestive/Immune systems, Pranayama, Yoga and Ayurveda
Topics covered will include:
1. Safety considerations in yoga sessions for balance problems, movement disorders.
2. Observation and assessment skills: setting optimal and realistic goals based on physical limitations and challenges.
3. Working with the inner body awareness and the breath as a pathway to access physiological balance.
4. Disorder based considerations for specific conditions. For example:
a. Problems of ageing
b. Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke
c. Chronic pain, fatigue syndromes
d. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestive problems
e. Menstrual disorders
5. Visualization and imagination in yoga practice, to influence the physiology of the body with the tools of the mind.
6. Pranayama as a therapeutic tool:
a. Different types of Pranayama
b. Sequencing Pranayama
c. Relation to ayurveda
7. An overview of traditional yoga concepts related to pranayama: Nadis, Prana, Koshas etc.
8. Introduction to assessment of Ayurvedic constitution or prakrti and its use.
Date: April 12 – 16, 2018
Time: 8am – 4pm
Venue: The Yoga Room 4/F Studio
Price: $6500 early bird price (before March 1, 2018); $7200 regular price
About Dr. Ganesh Mohan
Dr. Ganesh Mohan is a physician trained in both conventional medicine and ayurveda. Son of A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, he started practicing yoga as a child, in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. He is well-versed in traditional yoga studies. His work in therapeutic yoga centers around employing the most relevant methods from ancient and modern healthcare. He is the co-author of the Mohans’ book Yoga Therapy (Shambhala Publications, 2004) and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings (Shambhala Publications, 2010). He is an advisor to the IAYT in the USA and the AAYT in Australia.