Svastha Yoga Therapy Program
Building on the Teachings of Krishnamacharya
This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga and ayurveda combined with modern medicine.
Designed especially for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners, the program should 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 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.
Musculoskeletal System / Body
1: Low Back, Pelvis & Lower Limb
2: Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb, Anatomy of Breath
Internal Medicine & Breath
3: Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing of the Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders
4: Pranayama, Ayurveda, Neurological/Digestive/Hormonal/Immune systems
Yoga Psychology & Psychiatry / Mind
5: Depression, Addictions
6: Stress, Anxiety
7: Holistic case studies, Assorted topics.
Every module aims to help you immediately begin applying what you have learned.
Opportunities for specialized studies (e.g. in-depth consideration of particular body systems, ayurveda etc will also be offered).
Dr. Ganesh Mohan is a physician trained in both conventional medicine and ayurveda. He is the son of A.G. Mohan who was a personal student of Krishnamacharya for 18 years from 1971 to 1989, and Indra Mohan who has been teaching yoga for thirty five years. Ganesh started practicing yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya under his parents’ guidance as a child. He is well-versed in related traditional studies such as yoga philosophy and Vedic chanting. Ganesh lives in Chennai, India. He teaches workshops and intensives on various aspects of yoga at several international locations. He is an advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists in the USA and the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.
Dr. Günter Niessen is a specialist in orthopedic and trauma surgery with a practice in yoga and orthopedics in Berlin. He has an extensive background in dealing with structural and functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. His previous training includes physical therapy, chiropractic, sports medicine, manual medicine, neural therapy and acupuncture. He has been practicing yoga for over a decade, and is a yoga teacher registered with the BDY/EYU. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with thousands of patients suffering from various musculoskeletal issues, considering their problems from a holistic perspective and employing a multidisciplinary approach to find solutions.
Authoritative background in classical yoga and ayurveda. This program offers a direct link to the profound sources.
Mainstream medical content. You can feel confident in interacting with healthcare professionals using the knowledge you gain from this program.
Clear, practical approach. The highlight of Svastha yoga’s approach is clarity.
Holistic perspective. Combining traditional yoga with a wide spectrum of modern medicine (general medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry) and ayurveda.
Open framework. The modular approach, combined with an emphasis on mainstream acceptability, means you can integrate these skills easily with other studies, as well as build upon them.
Currently scheduled modules are listed below and will also be held at further international locations.
Module 1: Musculoskeletal System – Low Back, Pelvis, Lower Limb
Module 2: Musculoskeletal System – Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb, Anatomy of Breath
Module 3: Internal Medicine & Breath – Physiology and Sequencing of the Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders
Dates: 28 January-1 February, 2013 | Location: Chennai, India
Dates: 20-24 April, 2013 | Location: Sydney, Australia
Module 4: Internal Medicine & Breath – Pranayama, Yoga and Ayurveda, Neurological/Digestive/Immune systems
Dates: 4-8 February, 2013 | Location: Chennai, India
Dates: 29 March-2 April 2013 | Location: Taos, New Mexico, USA
Contact: email@example.com (Monique Parker, www.svasthayogainstitute.com)
Dates: 22-26 March, 2013 | Location: New York City, USA
Dates: 5-9 April, 2013 | Location: Dayton, Ohio, USA | Residential
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sharon Shultz)
Dates: 12-16 April, 2013 | Location: San Francisco, USA
Contact: email@example.com (Kate Vogt)
Dates: 8-12 May, 2013 | Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Module 5:Yoga Psychology & Psychiatry – Depression, Addictions
Dates: 14-18 March, 2013 | Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Module 6:Yoga Psychology & Psychiatry – Anxiety, Stress
Dates: 1-5 May, 2013 | Location: Cologne, Germany | Language: English
Dates: 14-18 May, 2013 | Location: Berlin, Germany | Language: German | Faculty: Ganesh Mohan