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Yoga Therapy Course in India

This is a four-week residential course for certified yoga teachers. The course offers a basic understanding and integration of yoga therapy. It consists of the application of yogic principles, methods and techniques for specific human ailments. By the end of this course students will have sound practical and theoretical knowledge and confidence for healing and handling the different diseases and general health issues plaguing humanity today.

Highlights

  • Daily karma yoga classes
  • Prayer, meditation, and asana practices
  • Mantra chants, therapy lectures, pranayama, methodology lessons
  • International yoga therapy diploma
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

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27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this course, you will be staying at a simple and comfortable accommodation in the Vasishta Yoga ashram. Most students enrolled in the course will be expected to share a room with one or two other trainees. However, students can also request for single accommodation and depending on the availability, this can be provided at an additional cost. There are Wi-Fi connection, printer, and telephone available in the ashram.

Vasishta Yoga Therapy Course Indian Program

Yoga therapy is based upon the ancient Indian traditional belief about human existence. According to this philosophy, human existence is comprised of five layers called Pancha kosha. The five layers are:

  • Annamaya kosha - the physical body
  • Pranamaya kosha - the energetic body
  • Manomaya kosha- the mental body
  • Vijnanamaya kosha –the intuitive body
  • Anandamaya kosa – the bliss body.

Each kosha has unique features and therefore requires a dedicated set of practices and techniques for balancing it. A disturbance in any one of the koshas tends to bring out imbalances in the other koshas. Likewise, a beneficial effect or healing in any one of the koshas, will have a corresponding beneficial healing in all other koshas.

Yoga therapy cultivates total body-mind integration and has very specific techniques for each of the five koshas, which help to balance and integrate them. Yoga therapy is applicable to a great variety of increasingly common modern day conditions such as Back pain, Asthma, Heart diseases, Spondylitis, Migraine, Anxiety, Depression etc. This is something that Western medicine all its advances, has been unable to achieve; serving to treat symptoms only, but not the underlying or root cause of the disease. Comparatively, the practice of yoga delves deep down throughout all the layers to finally reach the root cause of the disease process. It is only from this place that true physical, mental and emotional healing can begin to take place. The result of successful yoga therapy is the fully balanced personality, totally free from diseases and ill health.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a diploma in their area of study. The diploma is a highly valued and internationally recognized certification presented by the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation.

Course Curriculum

Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy

  • Concept of Health and yoga
  • Science of Illness
  • Therapeutic Description of Panchakosa

Functional Anatomy and physiology based on yoga therapy

  • Diagnosis
  • Parameter Reading
  • Clinical record maintenance
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Yogic management.

Advance Yoga Therapy for Mind

  • MSRT- Mind Sound Resonance Technique
  • PET – Pranic Energization Technique
  • CY – Cyclic Meditation

Yogic Management of Asanas

  • Therapeutic Special Technique
  • Therapeutic use of Props

Yogic management with Pranayama

  • Therapeutic Healing with Mudras
  • Therapeutic Technique with Kriya
  • Description of chakras
  • Mantra for Healing
  • Advance Meditation
  • Yogic Counseling
  • Yogic Games

Yoga Therapeutic Technique for different ailments, such as:

  • Asthma and Nasal Allergy, Diabetes mellitus, Ischemic heart diseases, Hypertension, Back pain, Spondylitis, Headache and Migraine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Obesity, Ophthalmic Disorder, Menstrual Disorder, Dystrophy, Psychiatric Disorder and Epilepsy, piles, Acidity, Constipations, Duodenal Ulcer, Leucorrhoea, Irritable bowel syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Hernia, Eczema, Insomnia and more.

Daily Schedule

  • 05:30 Wake-up
  • 06:00 - 06:30 Prayer and Meditation
  • 06:30 - 09:00 Asana Practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Karma Yoga
  • 11:15 - 11:45 Mantra Chanting
  • 11:45 - 13:15 Therapy Lecture/ Pranayama
  • 13:15 - 15:30 Lunch & Rest
  • 15:45 - 16:45 Teaching Methodology
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Practice based on Therapy
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Trataka/other activities

Location

This course will take place in Kerala, India. The yoga ashram is located in Kerala, which is close to Kochi countryside, South India. Vasishta Yoga created a beautiful platform in a peaceful countryside village, where you can explore your knowledge and practice. The students are provided with the perfect environment to immerse themselves deeply into the study and practice of traditional Hatha yoga.

Food

All meals during the course are prepared according to the strict standard of a nutritionally sound yogic diet. Diet plays a very important role in the successful practice of yoga and has an intimate connection with the mind. Meat, fish, and eggs are therefore not allowed. You will enjoy pure vegetarian meals which are fresh, organic, natural, and of high quality.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • All classes mentioned in the program
  • International yoga therapy diploma

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Calicut International Airport (CCJ). Transfer from and to the airport is available by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

Arrival by train

There is a daily train service from Chennai and connecting trains from all major cities. Transfer from and to the railway station by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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