This 4 weeks residential Yoga Therapy Course is a wonderful possibility for certified yoga teachers to explore the healing potential of holistic yoga science. The course offers an understanding and integration of yoga therapy principles. It consists of the application of yogic methods and techniques for specific human ailments. By the end of this course students will have a solid and rich practical and theoretical knowledge and confidence for healing and handling the different diseases and general health issues plaguing humanity today.
What is integrated yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is based upon the ancient Indian traditional science about human existence. According to this philosophy, human existence is comprised of 5 layers called Pancha koshas :
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 layers.
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 with all its advances, has been unable to achieve; serving to treat symptoms only, but not the underlying the root cause of the disease. The result of successful yoga therapy is the fully balanced personality, free from illness and health issues.
Systems of the body (muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, hormonal, nervous)
Parameter of reading
Clinical record maintenance
Signs and symptoms
Yogic management through Asanas& Sukshma viyayamas:
Variety of specific modified asanas
Therapeutic use of props
Loosening practices for joints
Mukhasanas (gymnastic for the face muscles)
Assisting / ajustings
Special therapeutic technique
How to work in private sessions
Therapeutic technics with Shatkarmas:
Jala neti (cleansing of nostrils with water)
Sutra Neti (cleansing of nostrils with string)
Vamana Dhauti (yogic vomiting)
Agnisara (energizing of the belly)
Varisara Dhouti (Shankha prakshalana) (cleansing of digestive system)
Trataka (candle gazing)
Yogic management through Pranayama :
Synchronization of prana and mantra
Concentration on pranic mouvements
Yogatherapy for the Mind:
MSRT- Mind Sound Resonance Technique
PET – Pranic Energization Technique
CY – Cyclic Meditation
Sound practices and chanting for Healing:
Nadanusantana (A-U-M-AUM meditation)
Voice opening exercices
Mantras (for peace, for protection, classical mantras of Yoga, stotrams)
Exams & Certification :
1 collectif examination at the end of the 2nd week
7-8 case study
1 oral final examination
1 writing final test
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a diploma registered with Yoga Allliance Professionals. This diploma is a highly valued and internationally recognized.
Teaching theory and practice of yogatherapy
Saji is practicing yoga since the age of 17 and he graduated in 2001 from VYASA University (Bangalore, India), where he studied Yogic Sciences, Yoga Therapy and Naturopathy. But Saji’s background in the traditional lineage of Bihar school of yoga (founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati) has given him the deepest experiences which goes way beyond the academic knowledge. Since more then 20 years of teaching with open heart, Saji helped to grow to many very dedicated yogis and teachers all over the world. Travelling with different seminars, retreats and workshops Saji also gives a place that brings more balance and upliftment with tools of holistic yogatherapy to people who come to his private consultations.
Teaching tantric healing Japa Meditation
Shajesh started traditional tantric study in 1993 under Nath tradition with his master in Kerala. Now he is practicing and share Tantra wisdom and techniques since more then 20 years. The Nath tradition is a timeless lineage of spiritual teachers, connected with infinite consciousness through the greatest yogis of all ages. Ancient practices of Tantra Vidya have been deformed in the western world and Shajesh cherishes the idea to bring back the purity and power to authentic teachings mainly through the practice of mantra japa and meditation.
Teaching Mantra yoga, women’s disorders, restorative yoga and stress management
Maitri is involved in the path of yoga and ayurveda since her tennager. She is presently living in between France and India, practicing and teaching integral yoga through all its traditional aspects. Still mantra yoga remains Maitri’s main focus in sadhana, and main healing practice. She had chance to learn from talented teachers and always happy to share the vibration with yoga practitioners. Being a student of Saji and yogatherapist since several years Maitri is also sharing her experience in some specific branches of yogatherapy.
We are blessed to conduct our yoga courses in the beautiful and peaceful ashram belonging to the Chinmaya Mission, located 45 km from Kochi airport (Kerala / south India).
The ashram has a very peaceful atmosphere suitable for yoga and meditation, nature will wakeup early morning sunrise with the singing birds, mantras and bells from temple refresh the mind, ashram library is intellectual sanctuary with spiritual knowledge, students has an opportunity to introduce various courses on Vedanta & Sanskrit. This is a sacred birth place of the great saint Adi Sankaracharya’s one can feel a calm, spiritual energy during their stay in ashram.
The accommodation is generally a shared room for 2 students but we try as much as possible to give you single room accommodation (when there are other courses running in the Ashram you will be asked to share). In case you don’t like to share we will provide you single room upon special request and subject to availability. The rooms are clean and simple with fan, attached toilet and shower with hot water. Laundry facilities and wifi are available in commun area.
The food is a simple vegetarian south indian diet and includes various seasonal fruits. Filtered drinking water is safe for health is freely available in the ashram.
Rules & guidelines for students
· Dress code suitable to the ashram environment is advised.
· Smoking and alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited.
· Kindly lock the door when leaving the room. Do not keep any valuables near the windows.
· Anyone requiring any assistance like medical, taxi etc. please contact ashram office.
· Do not leave bags/personal belongings lying unattended as many ashram workers are from outside. Please keep belongings with you.
· Please switch off mobile phone in dining hall, yoga hall and temple
· Please maintain silence during breakfast and lunch.
· Please inform us if you have any food allergies.
· Please be punctual to yoga class. There will be one day per week free for you.
· Please don’t invite locals to ashram.
· WIFI: The ashram charges for wifi. Please deal directly with the ashram office for all matters related to wifi. Please be aware that they will charge per device!
· ATM Machine: located 1km from the ashram in village. Other ATMs are located in 5km from ashram.
· If you would like to change foreign currency please contact us.
· Library is open from 09.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 16.30. Closed on Sundays and every second Saturday.
· In order to receive your course certificate, the course must be completed in full.
Course fees & reservation
Course fee includes only course materials, food & accommodation in shared twin room
In order to reserve a place for this course, please complete this application form and return it with a deposit of 300 Euros, which will form a part payment of the full course fee, mentioned above. This course is limited to a small number of students and we cannot guarantee a place until the full deposit has been received.
Should enrolment be cancelled by a student for any reason, the deposit is non-refundable. In the unlikely event our course is cancelled, 100% of the payment/deposit will be refunded.
A student of International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundationteacher training course consents to his/her contact details (name, email and phone number) being passed onto our partner, Yoga Alliance Professionals, so they can contact him/her directly and invite me to register as a Trainee and Teacher. Student has the option of opting out of this registration process.
Note: The above GDPR statement is the general rules follow by one of our partner Yoga Alliance Professionals . For the privacy, without the written permission of students we will not hand over any of individual /personal data to any of agency / partner.
What is included in the course fee ?
Food and accommodation from 15th February to 15th March 2020
All tuition fees
5 course books, notebooks and pens
336 yoga cards as a tool for sequencing
Bag and yoga belt for practice
15th February to 15th March, 2020
Kerala, South India
6h - 7h
Pranayama, Meditation, Arati
7h - 9h
Sun salutation, Asana, Kriya
9h - 10h
10h - 10h30
10h30 - 11h30
Mantra yoga, voice opening technics
11h30 - 13h
Philosophy / Theory class
13h - 15h
Lunch & rest
15h - 16h
Methodology / Technics / Therapeutical case study
16h - 18h30
Management of diseases
18h30 - 20h
Practice based on therapy
20h - 20h30
The organisation and payment of flights to India is the responsibility of the student.