Tue, 09 Nov | Maxiais

Yoga Therapy 200 hours

Further training for Yoga Teachers who wish to work more individually with care seekers or in a more therapeutic way. YAP accredited
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Yoga Therapy 200 hours

Time & Location

09 Nov 2021, 14:00 GMT – 28 Nov 2021, 11:00 GMT
Maxiais, tapada da outeiro, 6000-022 Maxiais, Portugal

About The Event

Intensive residential schedule:

6:00 to 8AM Hatha Yoga (various sets)

8 to 10:00AM Breakfast and Karma Yoga (mindful concepts as part of service)

10:00 to 11:00 AM Yoga Anatomy and Physiology

11:30 to 1:30 PM Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Nidras / Yoga therapy Observation

1:30 PM Preparing Naturopathic or Ayurvedic Diet and Discussions, lunch followed by Lunch break

3:00 PM Nada Yoga and Mantra Yoga as therapeutic Tools

4:00 to 5:30 PM Yoga Therapy (assisted work)

6:00PM Supper

7:00 to 8:30 PM Bhajans followed by Satsanga (various therapeutic concepts)


Each Module contains:


-Hatha Yoga and Therapeutic applications


-Postural adjustments

-Relaxation techniques and guided meditations

-Mantra Chanting and Bhajans

-Spiritual Counselling or Applied Yogic Principles and Practices

1. Applied philosophy

2. Discussion on therapeutic applications of practices

3. Applied Hatha Yoga Practices (asanas, kriyas, mudras, pranayama, relaxation techniques, guided meditations)

4. Medical theory

5. Anatomy and physiology


Yogachariya Jnandev (main teacher registered SYT) presenting Practices and yogic theory (all in person classes)

Other teachers will mostly be the preparation before arrival (on line):

Yogacharini Deepika (registered SYT) presenting practices and yogic theory (live or pre recorded)

Dr Catherine Jenkins (GP) presenting medical theory (live stream or pre recorded)

Jyoti Vora (physiotherapist) presenting Anatomy and physiology (live stream or pre recorded)

Special guest teacher sessions with: Yogachariya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani Yoga Therapist worldwide expert (live stream or pre recorded)

Special guest teacher sessions with Yogacharini Anandhi on yogic diet (live stream or pre recorded)

How will the course be presented?

Preparation before meeting in person online:

• Pre recorded videos

• Text to read over from website (private/membership only link)

• Video sessions with several of the teachers (either a presentation or question and answer session, recording will be available if your unable to make the live meetings)

This Yoga therapy course is enable yoga teachers to learn how to adapt and apply classical hatha yoga kriyas, asana, mudra and pranayama for helping in healing, rejuvenation and rehabilitation for yoga seekers at various levels and health issues. Yoga Therapy course also include applied study of yoga sutras, Bhagavat Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita and Yoga Vashistha as a tool for mental, emotional and spiritual counselling.

Objective – To enable Yoga Teachers to advance the yoga teaching skills from beginners to advance level as well as learn how to adapt and modify hatha yoga practices to help or enable yoga students to improve health and well-being.

-developing skills to tailor 1 to 1 lesson plans for people with various health and mobility issues.

-Understanding classical roots and principals of Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga -eight limbs of Yoga, pancha-kosha, and chakras and their applications for health, well-being and evolution.

Outcome – Become a successful Sanatan Yoga  Teacher and Yoga Therapist and be able to design your own yoga sadhana routines and teach hatha yoga and yoga philosophy at various levels.

Is this course for you? – IF you are looking to teach classical or authentic hatha yoga use yoga therapy as a tool to help others and learn the philosophy, ideas and principals behind yogic practices and philosophy, then yes, this yoga therapy teacher training course is for you.

What is Yoga Therapy and what do we practice?

Dr Swami Gitananda Giri, my Guru says that Yoga Chikitsa is virtually as old as Yoga itself, indeed, the return of mind that feels separated from the Universe in which it exists represents the first Yoga therapy. Yoga Chikitsa could be termed “man’s first attempt at unitive understanding of mind-emotions-physical distress and is the oldest wholistic concept and therapy in the world”.

Ancient and Traditional Yoga has wide range of applications as “preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative as well as spiritual evolutionary growth”. Hatha Yoga provides all the tools for our body and mind while Raja Yoga provides holistic tools, concepts and ideas to deal with mental and emotional problems.

Modern medical science describes more than 4,000 diseases and disorders of the body and mind in modern medicine and psychology. Yoga explains that all these disease or health problems are the outcome of stress and strain caused by vasanas (desires), Kaam (desire to seek sensual pleasures), Krodha (anger), Ahamkara (ego) and Asmita (i-ness). Now we also need to add abuse caused to our body-mind-spirit by ‘junk’ food, religion, and modern stressful life