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Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations


I have thoroughly enjoyed the 300 hr Foundations of Yoga Therapy Course. The depth of knowledge of all the teachers on this course has been amazing. I particularly enjoyed the traditional aspects of the course. It was great to know that the yoga therapy techniques we have learnt are backed by thousands of years of traditional knowledge. I also enjoyed the combination with up-to-date scientific research, learning how the traditional techniques are supported by modern science. We also learned the physiological and medical background to many of the disorders, giving us a deeper insight and understanding for clients that may be suffering these complaints.
The pace of learning in this course suited my timetable. I was able to study and work part-time whilst keeping up with the learning and course work. The weekends of learning enabled me to focus on the topics without becoming overwhelmed.
I enjoyed Barbara’s clear and concise teaching style, which made the course easy to follow and engaging. The physical notes and recordings we were provided with has helped me to re-visit the material and put into practice all I have learnt.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to include therapeutic yoga practices into their teaching or anyone working with injured clients or those suffering from trauma. I have found the course incredibly useful for my work with clients in addiction support centres and now feel that I’m able to provide practices that support their mental health and well-being, rather than just their physical health. I would also recommend the course to anyone wanting to deepen their own yoga practice and understanding of yoga as a holistic wellness practice
Dr Cheryl Krull

Octopus Yoga

I took the 300hr Therapeutic Yoga teacher training with Barbara Coley in 2022 and I cannot begin to describe how much it changed not only my teaching but also my personal practice. Learning from a teacher who is grounded in a solid practice, has a strong lineage of teachings and really understands what it is like to teach yoga in New Zealand has been such a valuable experience. Barbara is nurturing yet firm in her approach to teaching and really gets the best out of her students. The deep and open discussions and the community that Barbara has created served to deepen my own practice and boost my confidence as a teacher. Making the investment in this training is the best thing I have done for myself.

Emmilee Fendall Leech

Central Yoga Collab.

The Svastha Yoga Therapy Training has taught me so much about the mind, the body, and the breath, and the different challenges people can face in those fields.

The training is detailed, clearly laid out, and offers a great balance of theory and practical. I feel well equipped to be working with clients on a one on one basis, and to be able to cater our sessions specifically to what they’re needing.

The training offers a holistic approach to healing with depth that I haven’t found in ofhers trainings. I’ve really enjoyed working with Barbara and the Svastha Yoga Team.

Dani Affleck


Barbara Coley

Barbara Coley C-IAYT is an experienced and skilled yoga teacher with a passion for educating practitioners and yoga teachers in the art of sound yoga practices.

Barbara has been practising yoga for 30+ years and teaching since 2007. She is a personal student of A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda, and has deepened her understanding of yoga, and continues to do so, through extensive studies with the Mohan family.

Barbara began her studies in Yoga Therapy with Dr Ganesh Mohan in 2010 and has been a practicing Certified Yoga Therapist since 2016. She has presented Svastha Yoga Therapy modules in Aotearoa since 2019.

Barbara is a Certified Yoga Therapist with  the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.

For more information on Barbara’s teachers, please visit the official website of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda

Svastha Yoga Aotearoa

6 Prime Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021

m: 021 170 2640
e: info@svastha.co.nz

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