Yogatherapy

Online Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 200h

with Senior Yoga Teachers Gonçalo Correia and Marco Peralta

Yoga Therapy

is the therapy that uses the techniques, philosophy, physiology and psychology of yoga to promote and restore physical and mental health, as well as complement any allopathic or natural therapy and to alleviate, treat and cure disorders and illnesses while always keeping in mind the actual goal and purpose of Yoga which is self realization.

Yoga therapy is a fundamental contribution of yoga for modern life, based on ancient principles, offering natural solutions and using what you already have with you, (your body and your mind) to heal yourself and see yourself whole and complete despite your circumstances and in this way contributing in a very real sense to an integral and healthier human being.

Therefore, Teachers will learn to apply the Yoga Therapy principles in themselves, which in a way always was the main process of Yoga, to remove the obstacles (mistaken views, beliefs, diseases) that one might have to the realization of yoga. Therefore, become themselves an living example of Yoga Therapy applications.

Each person is unique, some students face mental, others physical and others emotional challenges especially if they come for yoga, Teachers should know the dos and don’ts , teachers should take this in consideration and know how to teach, guide and adapt the practise and orient the student on a personalized way.

Teachers will be able to receive and hold in their regular Yoga classes (private or group) practitioners in any physical or psychological conditions, bringing awareness to the immense potential of healing and regeneration that each one has in itself, and also teach and use Yoga therapy in a private therapy setting (one-a-one) Using Yoga Therapy this issues can be dealt with, and a further advancement of this health issues can be avoided (heyam dukham anagatam). So that the students should be informed about yoga therapeutic approach, because Yoga Therapy is needed not only for treating, but also primary should be used in preventing health issues.

At the end of the course, the trainees will be able to use the techniques (philosophy and psychology) of yoga for therapeutic purposes in a group or private settings so that their students should feel improvement in health issues, gain self confidence in their yoga practise/path and specially realize the totality of him/herself in his daily life.

This is a course that requires dedication, study and personal practice.

Gonçalo Correia and Marco Peralta

This Yoga Therapy Training is intended for Yoga Teachers who completed a 200 hours Teacher Training Course and healthcare professionals, psychology, physiotherapy, among other conventional or complementary/alternative therapies with a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice.

Asana and Pranayama

in the Practice of Yoga Therapy

Online Specialization Course - 50 hours

35 hours of online group sessions via Zoom
+
15 hours of non-contact hours [pre-recorded videos, audio sessions, readings of the handouts and course materials and personal writing assignments]

Recommended additional non-contact: personal Yoga and Meditation daily practice, writing daily in your sadhana (practice) journal and regular attendance in related Yoga classes.

By modules:
• Practice and training (20 hours
• Teaching methodology (10 hours)
• Teaching experience (10 hours)
• Philosophy and History (5 hours)
• Anatomy & physiology (5 hours)

Non contact hours: 15 hours
SYT Hours: 45 hours
Total hours: 50 hours

– Preserve health through a balanced Ásana practice
– Preserve health through a balanced Pranayama practice
– The practice of pranayama, their types, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– The practice of bandhas, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– The practice of asanas, their groups, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– Main Principles for Adaptation of Asanas, how to adapt each Asana, benefits and contraindications
– Main Principles for Adaptation of pranayama and bandha, how to adapt each pranayama and bandha, benefits and contraindications
– Practice of ásana and pranayama with the use of props for a therapeutic effect
– Practice of ásana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy based on anatomy and physiology principles of the human body
– How to address/approach general, specific and concrete physical health issues: asthma, chronic diseases, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular through asana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy
– How to address/approach general, specific and concrete mental/psychological health issues: anxiety, depression, anger, addictions through asana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy
– Combination of techniques (theory/philosophy and practice) to maximize health benefits

– Practice of asana and pranayama in the prevention and treatment in Yoga Therapy
– Benefits and contraindications of the practice of ásana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy
– Online teaching of ásana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy

– Intention and purpose of ásana and pranayama practice in Yoga Therapy;
– Ásana and pranayama view in the classic texts: Yoga sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Upanishads
– Yoga Shastras and their specific therapeutic indications on ásana and pranayama

– Training and practice of ásana and pranayama in a Yoga Therapy context with the classmates from the teacher training course in:
     • group classes
     • private sessions

– Anatomy and physiology applied to the practice of ásana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy
– Subtle anatomy of Yoga and Tantra applied to the practice of ásana and pranayama in Yoga Therapy.
– Perspectives: anatomy and physiology or subtle anatomy?

– Yoga teachers who have completed a 200 hours Yoga Training Course.
– Healthcare professionals, psychology, physiotherapy, among other conventional or complementary alternative therapies with a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice.
– Computer and good internet access, basic computer literacy and working with Zoom and an email address.
– Commitment to a daily Yoga practice during the course.
– Before enrolment in the course there will be a video call with the teachers.

Yoganidra and Meditation

in the Practice of Yoga Therapy

Online Specialization Course - 50 hours

35 hours of online group sessions via Zoom
+
15 hours of non-contact hours [pre-recorded videos, audio sessions, readings of the handouts and course materials and personal writing assignments]

Recommended additional non-contact: personal Yoga and Meditation daily practice, writing daily in your sadhana (practice) journal and regular attendance in related Yoga classes.

By modules:
• Practice and training (20 hours
• Teaching methodology (10 hours)
• Teaching experience (10 hours)
• Philosophy and History (5 hours)
• Anatomy & physiology (5 hours)

Non contact hours: 15 hours
SYT Hours: 45 hours
Total hours: 50 hours

– Preserve health through a balanced Yoganidra practice
– Preserve health through a balanced Meditation practice
– The practice of yoganidra, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– The practice of meditation, their types, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– How to address/approach general, specific and concrete physical health issues: asthma, chronic diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular through yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy
– How to address/approach general, specific and concrete mental/psychological health issues: anxiety, depression, anger, addictions through yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy
– Combination of techniques (theory/philosophy and practice) to maximize health benefits

– Practice of yoganidra and meditation in the prevention and treatment in Yoga Therapy
– Benefits and contraindications of the practice of yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy
– Online teaching of yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy

– Intention and purpose of yoganidra and meditation practice in Yoga Therapy
– Yoganidra and meditation view in the classic texts: Yoga sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Upanishads
Yoga Shastras and their specific therapeutic indications on yoganidra and meditation

– Training and practice of yoganidra and meditation in a Yoga Therapy context with the classmates from the teacher training course in:
     • group classes
     • private sessions

– Anatomy and physiology applied to the practice of yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy
– Subtle anatomy of Yoga and Tantra applied to the practice of yoganidra and meditation in Yoga Therapy
– Perspectives: anatomy and physiology or subtle anatomy?

– Yoga teachers who have completed a 200 hours Yoga Training Course.
– Healthcare professionals, psychology, physiotherapy, among other conventional or complementary alternative therapies with a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice.
– Computer and good internet access, basic computer literacy and working with Zoom and an email address.
– Commitment to a daily Yoga practice during the course.
– Before enrolment in the course there will be a video call with the teachers.

Other Technical and Philosophical Approaches of Yoga

in the Practice of Yoga Therapy

Online Specialization Course - 50 hours

35 hours of online group sessions via Zoom
+
15 hours of non-contact hours [pre-recorded videos, audio sessions, readings of the handouts and course materials and personal writing assignments]

Recommended additional non-contact: personal Yoga and Meditation daily practice, writing daily in your sadhana (practice) journal and regular attendance in related Yoga classes.

By modules:
• Practice and training (20 hours
• Teaching methodology (10 hours)
• Teaching experience (10 hours)
• Philosophy and History (5 hours)
• Anatomy & physiology (5 hours)

Non contact hours: 15 hours
SYT Hours: 45 hours
Total hours: 50 hours

– The practice of kriyas, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– The practice of mantra, kirtan and japa, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– Practice of Yoga Therapy based on Subtle energy and Chakras
– Therapeutic perspective (study and application) according to:
    • The practice of Karma Yoga, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
    •
The practice of Bhakti Yoga, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
    •
The practice of Jñana Yoga, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
    •
The practice of Tantra Yoga, main effects and its use in Yoga therapy
– Daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal routines
– Practice of Yoga Therapy at different stages of life (brahmacharya, grihastha, vanaprastha and sannyasin)


– Kriya practice in prevention and treatment in Yoga Therapy
Practice of mantra, kirtan and japa in the prevention and treatment in Yoga Therapy
– Practice of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga in the prevention and treatment in Yoga Therapy
Benefits and contraindications to the practice of kriya, mantra, kirtan and japa, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga in Yoga Therapy
– Online teaching of kriya, mantra, kirtan and japa, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga in Yoga Therapy

– Intention and purpose of Yoga Therapy
– Universal perspective of Yoga practice and philosophy in Yoga Therapy
– View of kriya, mantra, kirtan and japa in Yoga Therapy in the classic texts: Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Upanishads
– Vision of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga in Yoga Therapy in the classic texts: Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Upanishads
Yoga Shastras and its specific therapeutic indications on kriya, mantra, kirtan and japa, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga

– Training and practice of kriya, mantra, kirtan and japa, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñana Yoga and Tantra Yoga in a Yoga Therapy context with the classmates from the teacher training course in:
     • group classes
     • private sessions

– Concepts of the Human Being in Yoga and relationship with the concept of health and disease
– View of the Human Being in Yoga: The three Shariras or Bodies: Sthula (gross or physical). Sukshma (subtle or energetic) and Karana (causal)
– Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Prana and Kundalini and their application (or not) in Yoga Therapy.

– Yoga teachers who have completed a 200 hours Yoga Training Course.
– Healthcare professionals, psychology, physiotherapy, among other conventional or complementary alternative therapies with a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice.
– Computer and good internet access, basic computer literacy and working with Zoom and an email address.
– Commitment to a daily Yoga practice during the course.
– Before enrolment in the course there will be a video call with the teachers.

Becoming a Yoga Therapist*

Online Specialization Course - 50 hours

* to enroll in this specialization course you need to have completed the other 3 specialization courses. Upon  completing the 4 courses you will receive a 200h Yoga Therapy Teacher Training certificate.

35 hours of online group sessions via Zoom
+
15 hours of non-contact hours [pre-recorded videos, audio sessions, readings of the handouts and course materials and personal writing assignments]

Recommended additional non-contact: personal Yoga and Meditation daily practice, writing daily in your sadhana (practice) journal and regular attendance in related Yoga classes.

By modules:
• Practice and training (15 hours)
• Teaching methodology (10 hours)
• Teaching experience (10 hours)
• Philosophy and History (5 hours)
• Anatomy & physiology (5 hours)
• Other topics (5 hours)

Non contact hours: 15 hours
SYT Hours: 45 hours
Total hours: 50 hours

– Preserve health through a balanced Yoga practice
– Living and practicing what you teach
– Importance of personal and individual practice and study of the Yoga Therapist

– Protocol of a yoga therapy session (how to do it; beginning, middle and end; what to do and what not to do)
– Disease and Consciousness
– How to approach general psychological and physical health problems (body-mind organism), and specific psychological and physical health problems (body-mind organism)
– Touch, indication (orientation, dialogue), presence (silence) as a therapeutic tool in communication and contact in Yoga Therapy
– Context of Yoga Therapy in a Yoga class (individual and with groups)
– Fundamentals of Yoga Therapy to deepen your knowledge / experience as a Teacher:
     • Personal experience (of experiencing yourself)
     • Observation (number of cases observed)
     • Study / research (research, reading, training and monitoring the work of other colleagues and teachers)
– Teaching Yoga Therapy Online
– How to guide a Yoga Therapy Online session: individual and group
– Other considerations to have in Yoga Therapy Online sessions

Yoga Therapy: concept, definition and practical application
– Intention and purpose of Yoga Therapy
– Vision of Yoga Therapy and the therapeutic relationship in the Shástras
– Problems and existential issues and the yogic point of view
– Disease as a label, reality and illusion, and the yogic point of view
Yoga psychology and the relationship between the teacher and the student: traditional and modern points of view
– Treat the idea of treating from the point of view of Yoga
Yoga Therapy with and without a therapist
– Ethics of Yoga Therapist

– Training and practice with colleagues in Yoga Therapy training:
     • initial, intermediate and final sessions of a therapeutic process
     • specific case studies
– Supervised teaching and assistance in teaching practical Yoga Therapy sessions
– Study of typical cases and situations that arise in a Yoga therapy session

– Review and Deepening of the Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga

Yoga Therapy as a complementary tool in the treatment of any disease and as a complementary tool to any chosen treatment (Conventional Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, etc.)
– Option of not treating the health problem and how Yoga Therapy can help
– Integrate and present Yoga Therapy in a secular context

– Yoga teachers who have completed a 200 hours Yoga Training Course.
– Healthcare professionals, psychology, physiotherapy, among other conventional or complementary alternative therapies with a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice.
– Computer and good internet access, basic computer literacy and working with Zoom and an email address.
– Commitment to a daily Yoga practice during the course.
– Before enrolment in the course there will be a video call with the teachers.

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