Svastha Yoga Therapy | Module 4

Neurological, Digestive, Immune Systems, Prānayāma & Ayurveda

This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga (based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya) and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine. Designed especially for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners, the program may also be of interest to people from related fields.

Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga. The goal is to enable participants to integrate newly acquired knowledge immediately in their teaching, particularly in private sessions.

The program is delivered in 7 intensive modules (5 days for each module) with a flexible structure. Each module may be attended independently and certificates will be issued for each module.

It is possible to start your journey with any module however, it is recommended that you attend Module 1 before Module2, Module 3 before Module 4 and Module 5 before Module 6.

Module 4 is the second part of the two modules on Internal Medicine & Breath


1. Functional organisation of the nervous system and presentation of failure.

2. Movement disorders and balance problems. with a focus on ageing and Parkinsonism, and discussion of stroke.

3. Working with the inner body awareness and the breath as a pathway to access physiological balance.

  • Creating a deeper connection to the feeling of the breath
  • Moving awareness of the breath in the body to areas of dysfunction
  • Moving somatic sensations with the breath to areas of dysfunction in the body
  • Linking emotional content to breath especially in areas of dysfunction.

4. Overview of immune system and immune dysfunction

5. Disorder based considerations where relevant. For example:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic pain, fatigue syndromes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, digestive problems
  • Menstrual disorders

6. Pranayama as a therapeutic modality:

  • Yogasutra on pranayama: key concepts and their application.
  • Types of pranayama from hatha yoga texts and their application.
  • Selecting pranayama based on the individual.
  • Guidelines for easy therapeutic pranayama in practice.

7. An overview of traditional yoga concepts related to pranayama: nadis, prana, koshas etc.

8. Ayurveda

  • Constitution and its assessment
  • Using the ayurvedic lens to see trajectories and patterns of ill-health.
  • Connecting ayurveda to the practices of yoga

9. Diet and lifestyle changes for auto-immune, hormonal and other metabolic disorders.

10. Commonly used ayurvedic herbs for neurological, auto-immune, and hormonal problems.

Contact Barbara for more information


6 Prime Road | Grey Lynn | Auckland 1021

m: 021 170 2640
e: [email protected]

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SYTP Module 4