Our Goal

Is to train yoga teachers to apply the therapeutic benefits of Yoga through the wide range of tools that Yoga offers to restore or enhance health physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually and guide people towards a higher expression of themselves.

Course Description

Yoga has proved extremely helpful for many chronic health conditions. This course covers Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Hypertension, Heart conditions, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Asthma, COPD, PTSD, and Infertility Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, Dysmenorrhoea, Menopause and different musculoskeletal disorders.

We will review the anatomy and the basic physiology of different systems involved in these pathologies. We will also address the pranic anatomy (subtle energy) and Ayurvedic perspective on these health challenges to guide the teacher’s choice of interventions.

There will be some time provided for personal assignment and case studies to give the opportunity to practically apply the concepts learned in class.

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To Whom This Course Is Address

Those who will benefit the most of this training are yoga practitioners, teachers (with a 200 H TTC) and health professionals like physiotherapist, occupational therapist, sport therapist or physical education teacher. People that are taking care of their health issue with yoga would also get a lot from this training.

The aim of this certification is to conciliate the language of yoga with medical language so yoga teachers can work in pair with health professional. It is very important to understand that the yoga teacher specialized in Yoga elements will need the approval of a health specialist for people having an acute condition.

Yoga has always traditionally been taught on an individual level, with tailor-made sessions designed to address unique and specific ailments and diseases – a practice that cannot be implemented in classes with massive groups. A therapeutic approach to yoga, thus, is the best way to start with the practice.

This 300-hours yoga Teacher Training is a challenging 4 weeks experience demanding discipline and perseverance.

Learning Objectives

Since this course is addressed to students who already have a 200h certification and health professionals, we will only revise the necessary basics and we will go deeper into the relevant knowledge and understanding for yoga specialized in Therapeutics elements.

In this course you will learn:

  • The Basic physiology of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Hypertension, Stroke, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, Arthritis, common heart conditions, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Asthma, COPD, PTSD, and Infertility Pre-menstrual syndrome, Dysmenorrhoea and Menopause, including how they impact a person’s life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • How to apply yoga to different musculoskeletal disorders such as different Neck and Back conditions like hernia, strain or spasm, Shoulder pain related to tendinitis, capsulitis, bursitis or impingement, Elbow and Wrist tendonitis or strain, Hip condition like tendinitis,arthrotis, hip replacement, Muscle strain,Knee disorders such as patella-femoral syndrome, tendon and ligament strain, meniscus tear,arthrosis, Ankles and Feet condition like plantar fasciitis, flat or high arched feet and ankle sprain.
  • How to apply Asanas according to the analysis of the structural posture of an individual and how to see its particularities and imbalances.
  • How to choose the type of pranayama, energizing and specific exercises, asanas, restorative poses,relaxing techniques, kriyas, bandhas, basic diet and meditation techniques for each condition.
  • Indication and contraindications;
  • To clean and detoxify the body;
  • How to take in charge a patient with its history, assess his/her needs (including structural and functional assessment, basic Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances assessment) and learn how to design individualized yoga sequences and to modify them according to the evolution of the condition of the student;
  • You will have an introduction on how Yoga and Ayurveda work together to promote well-being of body, mind, and spirit and  the importance of the power of the mind;
  • Important issues in conducting the business of yoga for health and well being and how to communicate with health care professionals will be addressed.

Course Content

Yoga Teaching and Phylosophy

a. Evolution of the teachings and philosophy of the yoga tradition and its relevance and application to yoga specialized in therapeutic benefits.
b. Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)

  • Yamas
  • Niyamas
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi

Anatomy and Physiology

In relation to specific health condition.

– Anatomy and physiology including all major systems of the body and their interrelationships, as relevant to the work of a yoga teacher addressing particular health condition.

a.  Cardiovascular System

b.  Immune System

c.  Nervous System

d.  Digestive System

e.  Respiratory System

f.  Urogenital Systems

g.  Musculoskeletal System

– Knowledge of biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga.

– Knowledge of common pathologies and disorders of all the major systems, including symptoms (signs of imbalance), management, illness trajectories, and contraindications, as relevant to the work of a yoga teacher addressing health condition.

Yogic Anatomy

– Knowledge on the basic perspectives on health in relation to specific condition from a yogic and Ayurvedic view including:

a. Concept of Nadis (Energy Channels)
b. Concept of Panca Maya Koshas (Energy Bodies)
c. Concept of Tri-dosha (effect of the elements on the physical body)
d. Concept of five PranasVayu (Pranic Essence; prana, apana, vyana, udana, samana)
e. Concept of Granthis (Energy Blockage)
f. Concept of Tri Guna (effect of sattva (equilibrium), rajas (activity), tamas (inertia))
g. The Seven Chakras (function and location)

Psychology and Mental Health

– Basic knowledge on common mental health conditions— from psychological distress to psychiatric conditions—their signs and different approaches/interventions possible as a yoga teacher addressing health condition.
– Familiarity with models of human development, including developmental stages, lifecycles, and personality, and their importance to medical and psychological health and well-being.
– Familiarity with the influence of familial, social, cultural, and religious
conditioning on mental and medical perspectives of health and healing.

Yoga Practices

– Application of yama and niyama.

– Knowledge on the range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects for common conditions.

– PawanamuktasanaSerie

a.  Anti-Rheumatic Group

b.  Digestive/Abdominal Group

c.  Energy Blocks Releasing Group

d.  Application of these series for common diseases

– Asana: Clinic and Practice

a.  How to come in and out of the posture

b.  Common Mistakes

c.  Adjustments/Assisting into the posture

d.  Modifications according to Disease

e.  Benefits and Contraindications for each asana

f.  Sequences for particular diseases

g. Yoga with props

– Pranayama (regulated breathing exercises)

a.  Benefits and Contraindications of the following Pranayamas according to Disease and specific condition.

  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Thoracic Breathing
  • Clavicular Breathing
  • Full Yogic Breath
  • NadiShodhana
  • Brammhari
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalabhati
  • Sheetali&Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi

– Bandhas

a.  Benefits and Contraindications of the following Bandhas according to Disease and specific condition.

  • MoolaBhandha
  • UddiyanaBandha
  • JalendaraBandha
  • MahaBandha

– Meditation and Relaxation Technics

a. Quick Relaxation Technique – A guided 10 to 15 minutes practice which helps release emotional and mental tensions. The student learns how to guide this and is free to apply it on his/her teaching practicum.
b. Deep relaxation technique
c. Yoga Nidra
d. Introduction to Vipassana meditation

– Mudras

a. What are Mudras
b. Using mudras to help healing, preventing or managing physical problems such as digestive disorders, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, etc.
c. Using mudras to help healing, preventing or/and managing different emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, sense of self-worth, lack of focus, etc.
d. Essential Mudras of Yoga for Meditation Practices (list to be updated/modified)

  • Chin Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Anjali Mudra
  • Shambavi Mudra
  • Nasikagra Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
  • Kechari& Kaki Mudra
  • Dhyana mudra
  • Mahamudra (The great attitude)
  • VipareetaKarani mudra (Reversing attitude)

– Mantras

a. Understanding the meaning and the use of mantras
b. Mantra Chanting/sounds therapy /healing vibrations

– Kriyas

a.  Benefits and Contraindications of the following Kriyas according to Disease and condition

  • JalaNeti (Cleansing of the Nostril Passages)
  • Trataka (Cleansing of the Eyes)
  • Kapalabhati (Cleansing of the Mind)
  • Sutra neti (Nasal cavity Cleansing)
  • KunjaliKriya (Digestive tract cleansing)
  • Nauli (Abdominal massage)
  • Basti (Intestine cleanse)

– The Yogic Diet

a.  Knowledge of contraindications of yoga practices for specific conditions and circumstance

  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Diet according to Ayurveda
  • Fasting

Provide Yoga for health condition / challenges

a. Taking a history of the patient and his/her condition(s);
b. Assessing the current condition (including an evaluation of the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of well-being);
c. Determinate which aspects of the patient/student’s conditions, goals, and aspirations might be addressed through yoga;
d. How to choose and prioritize the use of yoga tools and techniques, including selecting, sequencing, adapting, and modifying yoga practices appropriate to the needs of patients, his condition, limitations, possibilities and goals;
e. How to combine intake, evaluation, observations, and working assessment to develop an appropriate practice or session strategy for individual patients/students as well as group classes, taking into consideration the holistic nature of the individual;
f. Identify priorities and set both long- and short-term goals with the patients/student;
g. Establishing an appropriate environment through privacy, confidentiality, and safety;
h. Teach or delivering the appropriate practices for individuals as well as groups. Providing instruction, demonstration and adjustment;
i. Providing supportive strategies for the patients/student to actively participate in his/her practice, such as a means to remember his/her practice (e.g. auditory and visual tools);
j. Providing follow up and re-planning, including gathering feedback, re-assess, and refine the practice and to determine short-term and long-term goals and priorities;
k. Addressing new and changing conditions, goals, aspirations, and priorities of the student/patients and to provide appropriate support.

Case Study

a.  Throughout the training, the student should work on a case study, on a particular disease or group of diseases. The student will be asked to research on this disease, to apply what has been learned during the course in order to deliver an adapted Program:

  • Proposed Asanas Sequence (In weeks of progress for a minimum of 1-2 months) 
  • Proposed Pranayama Practices (In weeks of progress)
  • Proposed Mudras (time of practice as well as duration)
  • Proposed Bandhas (If applicable to the disease in study)
  • Proposed Meditation and Relaxation Practices
  • Proposed Yoga Nidra (Specially Visualization for the particular disease depending on the doshic imbalance)
  • Proposed Kriyas (if applicable to the case)
  • Proposed Lifestyle changes.

Teaching Practicum

a.  As final teaching practicum, the student should be able to deliver a led class of 2 hours of his/her authority, based on the chosen case study. The led class will encompass all the elements seen during the training such as:

  • Allopathic as well as Ayurvedic nature of the case study.
  • Approach through yoga and Ayurvedic practices.
  • Sequencing for a particular disease/disorder or group of diseases.
  • Flow of the practice and its limitations.
  • Contraindications for the given practices.
  • Ability to maintain the led class within the designated time.
  • Floor Management.
  • Body Language, Clarity of Voice.
  • Ability to be present for the student.

Legal, Regulatory, and Business Issues

Knowledge of current relevant laws and regulations impacting the work of a yoga teachers specialized in therapeutics elements.

Basic knowledge of business practices relevant to the work of a yoga teacher, including record keeping and planning.

Personal and Professional Development.

a.  Knowledge of the fundamental value of ongoing personal practice and skills.

b.  Maintenance/development through continuing education.

c.  Knowledge of when and how to seek advice and support for case consultation, educational advancement, and personal practice.

What Is Included On The Program?

  • Course manuals (200H Yin and Yang Yoga + 300H therapeutic essentials)
  • Accommodation
  • Digital books / documents / videos/ Mp3
  • Course tuition
    It includes 7 weeks of classes, 7.5 hours per day encompassing:
    a. General Asana Practice including bandhas and mudras
    b. Theory and Practice for specific health conditions
    c. Yoga Philosophy
    d. Anatomy and physiology (focusing on therapeutic elements)
    e. Yogic Anatomy(in relation to therapeutic essentials)
    f. Pranayama (in relation to therapeutic elements)
    g. Meditation
    h. Assignments
    i. Teaching Practicums(in relation to therapeutic elements)
    j. Karma Yoga
    k. Kriya kit (neti pot, tong cleanser, eye cleaner)
  • Evaluation
    Different types of evaluations will be taken into account for certification on this program:
    a. Teaching Practicums as well as Final Led Classb.
    b. Assisting to all classes as well as turning in all assignments/homework.
    c. Written Test and quizz
    d. Karma Yoga
  • Certification
    Upon successful completion of the program you will be given a 300 hours yoga teacher training certificate course.

    You will be eligible to register with yoga alliance for a 300 hrs yoga teacher training certificated course.
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What Is Not Included On The Program?

  • Travel arrangements, airfare, insurance and any other logistics charges.
  • Food, however a kitchen is provided and restaurants are few min away with a range of prices of 3 to 15 US dollars.
  • Any emergency/hospital related issues you may have.

Daily Schedule for 300H

6h30- 8h30:

8h30 -10h:

10h- 11h15:

11h30- 12h45:

12H45- 15h 30:

15h30-16h30:

16h30-18h30:

From 18h30:

General Practice (2h)

Breakfast (1 h30)

Theory class 1 (1h15)

Theory class 2 (1h15)

Lunch (2h45) and self studies

Theory class3 / Therapeutics elements (1h)

Practice (according to specific condition) (2h)

Diner and self-studies

6h30- 8h30:

General Practice (2h)

8h30 -10h:

Breakfast (1 h30)

10h- 11h15:

Theory class 1 (1h15)

11h30- 12h45:

Theory class 2 (1h15)

12H45- 15h 30:

Lunch (2h45) and self studies

15h30-16h30:

Theory class3 / Therapy (1h)

16h30-18h30:

Specific Practice / Therapy (2h)

From 18h30:

Diner and self-studies

Total hours of classes: 7.5H
3.5h theory
4h practical

  • Schedule may differ slightly according to specific need.
  • Some hours of self-studies will be includes within the 4 weeks instead of Theory Class timing according to special event or group assignment.

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