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Yoga Therapy for Respiratory Disorders & Cardiovascular Health

This 16-hour course on breathing will help yoga teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to assist students wuth respiratory & cardiovascular disorders

This 12- hour course is a part of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program and can be attended as  part of the 300-hour Yoga Therapy foundations course. It may only be attended by those who have completed the Breathe Well course.

Course Content:

During this course, participants will understand the physiology behind respiratory & cadiovascular disorders, and when and how yoga therapy can help.

We will discuss the following:

Respiratory disorders:

    1. Allergies
    2. Sinusitis
    3. Asthma
    4. COPD

    Cardiovascular disease

    1. Atherosclerosis
    2. Ischemic heart disease
    3. High blood pressure
    4. Heart failure
    5. Arrhythmias
    6. Deep vein thrombosis

    Please note: the course Breathe Well is a prerequisite for this course.


    The program is held over 2 days, 8.30am – 3.00pm daily

    23rd & 24th June 2024 (Sunday & Monday)





    Barbara Coley

    Barbara Coley is an experienced and skilled yoga teacher, educator, & certified yoga therapist. She has a deep passion for sharing sound yoga practices that empower and promote well-being on all levels.

    Barbara has been practising yoga since 1992 and teaching since 2007. She has deepened her understanding of yoga, and continues to do so, through extensive studies with A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda. She has also studied online with a number of renowned international teachers specialising in various fields including Vina Shah, Jean Campbell, Jivana Heyman, Amber Karnes, Tom Myers, Marlysa Sullivan, Amy Wheeler, Dianne Bondy, Tiffany Cruickshank, and more.

    Barbara began her studies in Yoga Therapy with Dr Ganesh Mohan in 2010 and has been a practicing Certified Yoga Therapist since 2016. She is certified with with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.

    Barbara is grateful to be a personal student of A. G. Mohan & Indra Mohan and continues her studies and mentoring in yoga and yoga therapy with them and their son, Dr Ganesh Mohan. Barbara presents the Yoga for Svastha Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training Program in Aotearoa.

    Barbara’s yoga qualifications include:

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