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Svastha Yoga Therapy

The Svastha Yoga System is a comprehensive approach to holistic wellbeing. It offers you the skills, knowledge, and experience to increase wellbeing and resilience, prevent health problems, recover from illness, and teach this to others effectively. Coming from one of the most authentic, trusted, authoritative sources in the yoga field, our programs are rooted in ancient wisdom combined with modern science and extensive application over decades.

This program has now been expanded to meet the educational standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and is presented in a flexible format to suit yoga teachers individual professional development requirements:

300-hour Foundations in Yoga Therapy (presented by Svastha Yoga Aotearoa)

The 300-hour Foundations in Yoga Therapy program consists of live study in Aotearoa (face-to-face and online study) and live online study with A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr Ganesh Mohan of Svastha Yoga Ayurveda. It contains a number of modules which can be attended individually for continuing education purposes, however, if your intention is to do the full 300-hour program, you must start with Part 1: Movement Skills and Locomotor Disorders. which lays the groundwork for subsequent modules.

During each module, you will spend time clarifying your personal practice, refining your teaching tools and skills to understand the foundation of yoga therapy and it’s application in working with private clients, small group therapy classes, and group classes. You will gain knowledge in the most common disorders a yoga teacher is likely to see in students and will also learn how to design workshops and short courses in therapeutic yoga.

Upon completion of all modules and satisfaction of the course requirements, including assessment tasks, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500 and if you choose, continue with the full 800 hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Program.

800-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Training

The 800-hour program is inclusive of the 300-hour foundation program above.

It includes an additional 350 hours of study, going deeper into topics and disorder-based guidelines for a wide range of health issues, and 150 hours of practicum. Some of the additional 350 hours will be taught in Aotearoa by local faculty however, a large portion will be direct study with the Mohans and other international Svastha Yoga teachers who specialise in particular areas.

Professional Development

Yoga teachers are welcome to attend individual modules on topics of interest for professional development purposes, provided there is space available.

Online Information Webinar

Barbara is hosting information webinars on the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program on Thursday 27th January @ 7.30pm and 3rd February (final) @ 7.30pm.

Come along and let’s discuss any questions you may have about this training.

Register via the button below and you will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting details.

300-hour Yoga Therapy Foundations Program

Prerequisite

Completion of a credible 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Part 1: Movement Skills and Locomotor Disorders, is a prerequisite for subsequent modules

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID and able to present their vaccine passes on request.

Assessment

300-hour certification is dependent on the completion of all modules contained in the program and the successful completion of assessment tasks. These will be assigned in each section of the program.

Fees

Please note:

  • Fees for the portion of the program presented in Aotearoa are payable to Svastha Yoga Aotearoa and include GST.
  • Fees for the portion of the program that consists of direct study with the Mohans are payable to Svastha Yoga Ayurveda in USD and are zero-rated for GST.

1) NZ Fees:

  • Earlybird – $4,999 available until 28th February 2022
  • Regular Price – $5,299

Payment plans are available on an individual basis for the Aotearoa studies, please contact Barbara to discuss.

Registration:

A $500 deposit is required on registration. This reserves your place in the program and is considered your commitment to attend therefore is not refundable unless your place can be passed on to someone on our waitlist. In that case, your deposit, less a $75 admin fee, will be refunded.

Refund Policy (Aotearoa Studies):

  • A full refund of monies paid less the non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal prior to the earlybird date.
  • 25% refund of monies paid less the non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal after early bird date and prior to the commencement of the program.
  • No refunds after the program commencement.

2) Fees for Direct Online Study with The Mohans:

  • Ayurveda, Lifestyle & Nutrition Module – US$250.00 (approx. $NZ 375)
  • Pain Science Module – US$60.00 (approx. NZ$90.00)
  • Teachers Guidance & Mentoring 2 x 2-hour sessions per month – US$40 per month (approx $60 per month.) 40 hours minimum is necessary to complete the 300-hour program, however, you may choose to do more if you wish.

Payment:

  • Fees for the Ayurveda and Chronic Pain modules are payable when you sign up for those modules.
  • Fees for the monthly mentoring & teaching guidance sessions are paid monthly by subscription, commencing from the first month of training.

Registration:

Dates and registration will be advised once they are available on the Svastha Yoga Ayurveda website.

    Individual Module Attendance and Fees:

    Please see individual modules below for casual attendance fees.

    Note: Individual modules are only available where there is space available.

    Refund Policy:

    • A full refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal prior to the earlybird date.
    • 25% refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal after early bird date and prior to the commencement of the program.
    • No refunds after the program commencement.

    Program Numbers:

    The program class size is limited to foster a personalised training atmosphere. Early registration is advised to secure your space.

    Program Format:

    Movement Skills & Locomotor Disorders - 100 hours

    Note: If you intend to complete the full 300-hour program, this module must be attended before attending subsequent modules, which can then be attended in any order.

    Dates:

    1) Aotearoa Studies:

    • 3 x 3-day intensives spaced 6-7 weeks apart.
    • 25 hours online study sessions (various topics) 5 x 5-hour sessions.
    • 6 hours online guidance for teachers/group mentoring/case studies.
    • 2 x 1 hour one-to-one mentoring
    • Assessment tasks.

    Schedule:

    • 3-day intensives: Friday – Sunday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
      • 1st – 3rd April April 2022
      • 13th – 15th May 2022
      • 1st – 3rd July 2022
    • Online sessions (time TBA)
      • 23/4/2022
      • 24/4/2022
      • 4/5/2022
      • 5/5/2022
      • 12/7/2022
    • Guidance for Teachers / Case Studies / Group Mentoring sessions – online, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
      • 1/5/2022
      • 29/5/2022
      • 26/6/2022
      • 24/7/2022
    • Personal mentoring sessions held @ a mutually convenient time.

      Direct Study/Mentoring with the Mohans:

      • 12 hours online direct study (various topics) & mentoring with A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr Ganesh Mohan.

      Schedule – TBA

      Fees:

      Included in the cost of the full 300-hour training or:

      If attending as a stand alone module for continuing education purposes:

      Earlybird: $2,250.00 available until one month prior to start date

      Regular Price: $2,295.00

      Note: Direct Study / Mentoring with the Mohans is charged seperately and payable to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda – US$40 per month

      Registration:

      A $500 deposit is required on registration. This reserves your place in the program and is considered your commitment to attend therefore is not refundable unless your place can be passed on to someone on our waitlist. In that case, your deposit, less a $75 admin fee, will be refunded.

      Refund Policy (Aotearoa Studies):

      • A full refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal prior to the earlybird date.
      • 25% refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal after early bird date and prior to the commencement of the program.
      • No refunds after the program commencement.

      Content:

      • Habit & Change – the yogic way to positive change.
      • Holistic and Traditional Approach – the ancient wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda in health & disease.
      • Yoga psychology as it applies to movement.
      • Skills for moving well – functional movement, awareness, strength, stability etc.
      • Exercises and functional anatomy of body regions to develop movement skills with a holistic focus:
        • low back
        • mid & upper back
        • neck
        • shoulders
        • elbow, wrist, hand
        • sacrum
        • hip
        • knee
        • ankle,foot
      • Chair yoga.
      • Disorder-based Guidelines – exploring the most common locomotor disorders a yoga teacher is likely to face in group and one-to-one classes:
        • lumbar spine (chronic low back pain, disc herniation, sciatica, facet joint dysfunction, hyperlordosis, spondylolisthesis and others)
        • thoracic spine (hyperkyphoisi, stiffness, facet joint dysfunction)
        • cervical spine (head forward alignment, disc herniation, nerve compression)
        • scoliosis
        • shoulder (impingement, rotator cuff tears, instability)
        • elbow, hand (epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome)
        • sacroiliac pain and dysfunction
        • hip (fracture, alignment, soft tissue imbalances)
        • knee (IT band, meniscal tears, ligament strains)
        • dropped arches, hallux valgus
      • Osteoporosis.
      • Crafting and delivering therapeutic group classes for varied needs.
      • Deepening and integrating movement skills, theory & holistic application.
      • Mentoring/Case Studies/Guidance for Teachers.

      Breathing; Women's Health - 50 hours

      1) Aotearoa Studies

      • 2 x 3-day intensives spaced 6-7 weeks apart.
      • 4 hours online guidance for teachers/group mentoring/case studies
      • 1 hour personal mentoring session
      • Assessment tasks.

      Schedule:

      • 3-day intensives: Friday – Sunday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
        • 5th – 7th August 2022
        • 16th – 18th September 2022
      • Guidance for Teachers / Case Studies / Group Mentoring sessions – online, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
        • 28/8/2022
        • 2/10/2022
      • Personal mentoring session held @ a mutually convenient time.

      2) Direct Study/Mentoring with the Mohans

      • 8 hours online study (various topics) & mentoring with A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr Ganesh Mohan.

      Schedule – TBA

      Fees:

      Included in the cost of the full 300-hour training or:

      If attending as a stand alone module for continuing education purposes:

      Earlybird: $1,075.00 available until one month prior to start date

      Regular Price: $1,147.50

      Mentoring with the Mohans is charged seperately and payable to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda – US$40 per month

      Registration:

      A $500 deposit is required on registration. This reserves your place in the program and is considered your commitment to attend therefore is not refundable unless your place can be passed on to someone on our waitlist. In that case, your deposit, less a $75 admin fee, will be refunded.

      Refund Policy (Aorearoa Studies):

      • A full refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal prior to the earlybird date.
      • 25% refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal after early bird date and prior to the commencement of the program.
      • No refunds after the program commencement.

      Content

      • Yoga psychology as it applies to breathing.
      • Functional anatomy of breathing.
      • Introduction to the physiology of breathing.
      • Connecting with the breath:
        • observing the breath
        • natural breath
        • regulating the breath
      • Effort of breathing:
        • decreasing effort – ease & relaxation
        • increasing effort – energy & arousal
        • deep and shallow breathing
      • Ujjayi breathing.
      • Deepening the inhalation and exhalation:
        • cultivating the inhalation: movement, position, touch, visualisation, sound, sequencing
        • cultivating the exhalation: movement, position, touch, visualisation, sound, sequencing
      • Long breath, breath holding, ratios.
      • Foundation of classical prānāyāma techniques.
      • Crafting and delivering therapeutic group classes for varied needs.
      • Deepening and integrating breathing skills, theory & holistic application.

      Women’s Health:

      • Menstrual disorders, perimenopause, menopause.

      Mentoring/Case Studies/Guidance for Teachers.

      Awareness, Mental Health, Feelings & Words - 100 hours

      1) Aotearoa Studies

      • 4 x 3-day intensives spaced 6-7 weeks apart.
      • 8 hours online guidance for teachers/group mentoring/case studies
      • 2 x 1 hour one-to-one mentoring
      • Assessment tasks.

        Schedule:

        • 3-day intensives: Friday – Sunday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
          • 4th – 6th November 2022
          • 16th – 18th December 2022
          • 20th – 22nd January 2023
          • 3rd – 5th March 2023
        •  Guidance for Teachers / Case Studies / Group Mentoring sessions – online, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
          • 27/11/22
          • 28/1/23
          • 26/2/23
          • 26/3/23
        • 2 hours one-to-one mentoring either face-to-face or online – TBA

        2) Direct Study/Mentoring with the Mohans:

        • 10 hours online direct study (various topics) & mentoring with A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr Ganesh Mohan.

        Fees for studies with Aotearoa Faculty:

        Included in the cost of the full 300-hour training or:

        If attending as a stand alone module for continuing education purposes:

        Earlybird: $2,250.00 available until one month prior to start date

        Regular Price: $2,295.00

        Note: Direct Study / Mentoring with the Mohans is charged seperately and payable to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda – US$40 per month

        Registration:

        A $500 deposit is required on registration. This reserves your place in the program and is considered your commitment to attend therefore is not refundable unless your place can be passed on to someone on our waitlist. In that case, your deposit, less a $75 admin fee, will be refunded.

        Refund Policy (Aotearoa Studies):

        • A full refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal prior to the earlybird date.
        • 25% refund of monies paid less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal after early bird date and prior to the commencement of the program.
        • No refunds after the program commencement.

         Content

        • Yoga psychology as it applies to mental health.
        • Trauma, PTSD, anxiety spectrum.
        • Safe words.
        • Trauma sensitive anguage.
        • Understand the stress response:
          • sympathetic, activation, mobilisation responses
          • parasympathetic, relaxation, immobilisation responses
          • polyvagal theory, heart rate variability
          • window of tolerance, resistance
        • Depression spectrum.
        • Addictions.
        • What and why of awareness:
          • categories, practices and stages of directed attention
          • awareness for holistic transformation
          • objects or experiences of focus: body, breath, senses, emotions, abstractions, self
        • Yogic mindfulness: cultivating sattvic presence:
          • cautions, challenges, recommendations
          • sattvic mindfulness of breath, body, senses, thoughts and emotions
        • Yogic absorption: foundations of mantra, imagery & more:
          • in sound, mantra, speech
          • in light, images
          • in breath and body sensation
          • in positive emotions
          • in peace, stillness
        • Energy, emotion & feeling:
          • understanding emotion, valance, energy, guṇa-s, kleśa-s, bhāva
          • exploring emotion, body-mind connection, and behavior
          • pathways of sensation, interoception
        • Balancing energy: activate, wind down, rest:
          • winding down from high energy: body, breath, senses
          • activating from low energy: body, breath, senses
          • deep rest and recovery
        • Increasing positive emotions:
          • gratitude, joy, compassion, friendliness, love
        • Principles for managing negative thoughts.
        • Teaching language & supportive dialogue.
        • Crafting and delivering therapeutic group classes for varied needs.
        • Deepening and integrating awareness skills, theory & holistic application.
        • Mentoring/Case Studies/Guidance for Teachers.

        Ayurveda, Lifestyle, Nutrition with Dr Ganesh Mohan- 25 hours

         

        25 hours Direct Study with Dr Ganesh Mohan (live online)

        Dates to be announced

          Fees:

          US$250.00 payable directly to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda

          Content

          • Foundations of Ayurveda:
              • Ayurvediac constitution
              • dinacaarya, ṛtucarya
              • hīna, ati, mithyā yoga
              • prajñāparādha
              • pratyāhāra
              • Ayurvedic foundations of metabolism (doṣa, dhātu,mala)
              • Ayurvedic approach to personalising diet (prakṛti, time, environment)
              • Rituals of healthy eating (mantra-s, prāṇa, agni)
            • Optimising lifestyle and diet:
              • Importance of personalising lifestyle
              • Daily routine & rituals of lifestyle
              • Balancing work, play, rest
              • Understanding relationship to food and hunger (nourishment, craving, coping)
              • Charting diet and eating patterns
              • Cultivating beneficial relationships to food
              • Fasting – it’s relevance and safety
            • Sleep Management:
              • Physiology of sleep
              • Improving sleep duration and quality
              • Sleep disorders
            • Deepening and integrating skills, theory and holistic application of nutrition and nourishment from the yoga perspective.

          Chronic Pain with Dr Ganesh Mohan - 6 hours

          6 hours Direct Study with Dr Ganesh Mohan (live online)

          Dates to be announced

            Fees:

            US$60.00 payable directly to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda

            • Pain science, biology, pathwats, etiology, classifications
            • Risk and referral, pain measures, evaluation for self-care
            • Chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia

            Guidance for Teachers / Case Studies / Mentoring with the Mohans - 40 hours

            Dates to be announced

            During the program, the Mohans will present 2 x 2-hour sessions per month to assist students in deepening and integrating skills, theory, and application of holistic yoga approach.

            For the 300-hour program, there is a minimum attendance of 40 hours however, students are welcome to do more if they choose.

              Fees:

              US$40.00 per month payable directly to Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda

               

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