The Svastha Yoga Teacher Training is a special program which integrates authentic traditional teachings with modern wisdom.
The principle of Svastha Yoga is to lead each individual to health and balance. We integrate holistic understanding and practices from classical texts on yoga and Ayurveda with current scientific perspectives to offer accessible, insightful and sustainable skills for your wellbeing and self care.
If your intention is to:
– deepen your own practice;
– become a yoga teacher; or
– integrate practical yogic tools and techniques into your life;
this program offers you what you need.
You will learn the techniques and gain the skills to practice and teach yoga from a foundation of real knowledge. This program is also an opportunity for self-development and personal transformation.
The Singapore Training
“The focus of this training program is experiential and transformative. True yoga education (vidya) is ‘lighting a lamp, not filling a bucket.” – A. G. Mohan
This training program is one of the oldest in Singapore. It has been running since 2001. All classes are accompanied by extensive course materials and recordings to support and integrate the experiential learning.
The course in Singapore, will be taught personally by Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan, along with opportunities to study with and attend lectures by Dr. Ganesh Mohan, Shri A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.
This training is regularly updated and combines the collective knowledge, areas of expertise, and insights of the entire Mohan family.
The Teachers: About the Mohans
L-R: Ganesh Mohan, A. G. Mohan, Indra Mohan, Nitya Mohan
Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan has been the director of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda teacher training programs in Singapore for the past 22 years and has trained hundreds of teachers. She has been teaching for over 25 years. Trained from a young age in yoga, music and Sanskrit, she is also a lifelong practitioner. She conducts seminars, workshops and yoga trainings internationally. She is an exponent of Vedic chanting, holds a music degree and offers workshops on Sound for Wellbeing in Singapore and the world over. She is a skilled, experienced and compassionate teacher and an exceptional singer hailed for her purity of voice.
Dr. Ganesh Mohan was trained in yoga from early childhood and is a medical doctor, with a background in both modern modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is at the forefront of the emerging field of yoga therapy, and for a decade has conducted yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainings around the world in more than a dozen locations. He works with other healthcare professionals and yoga teachers to develop and offer well-being programs.
A. G. Mohan is internationally respected as one of the most senior yoga masters at this time, and a direct link to the authentic yoga traditions of yoga. With more than 45 years of experience in studies and teaching, he started as a disciple of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya in 1971 and went on to study with him until 1989. Sri Krishnamacharya was one of the most influential yoga masters and scholars of the last century, often referred to as the “father of modern yoga.” A. G. Mohan, along with the other Mohans, is the author of numerous books published internationally.
Indra Mohan is one of the very few people ever awarded a postgraduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. With 45+ years of experience in the yoga field, she is one of the senior-most yoga teachers in the world. She brings a compassionate approach to all her teaching and her students, and she is a skillful and insightful yoga therapist.
- 5-month part-time structure.
- Weekend intensives – periodically – choice of Friday/Saturday.
- Weekly classes – choice of morning/evening timing.
- Personal, one-on-one classes with Nitya Mohan; flexible schedule.
- Online sessions – study with Shri A. G. Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan
- Personal attention; limited intake of students each year.
- No prerequisites other than commitment and interest in managing your health and well-being.
- Certificate upon completion. Registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) enabling you to teach internationally.
- Opportunity to continue online education at YogaKnowledge.net.
The program focuses on both personal development – learning to practice yoga for your own wellbeing – as well as teacher training – developing the skills required for you to teach yoga.
- Philosophy and psychology of yoga based on the Yogasutras of Patanjali.
- Key practices to bring into daily life for self-transformation & mental wellbeing
- Sanskrit terminology: key words and concepts to facilitate and retain authenticity in the teaching and transmission.
- Self-awareness and balancing of emotions with the ancient frameworks of the Sutras
- Theory of Krishnamacharya’s hatha yoga practice.
- Function-oriented approach to movement in asanas: awareness, stability, alignment, stretching, mobilization, daily life application.
- Traditional vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya, combining breathing and movement.
- All essential core asanas for fitness and in a therapeutic setting.
- Preparation and balancing for all movements in asanas.
- Useful variations and adaptations for various needs.
- Bandhas in asanas – using asanas to lead on to the advanced breath work and skill of the bandhas.
- Connecting physical yoga to the deeper aspects of yoga and meditation and mindfulness.
- Principles of sequencing from the traditional approach of Krishnamacharya and further developments from there.
- Foundations of personal course planning and sequencing for your own practice.
- Understand the principles of sequencing and develop sequences for different needs for others.
- Bring together instructions, presentation, and teaching practices learned over the course to deliver yoga classes.
- Theory and practice of all the 10 classical Pranayamas
- Master the methodologies of breathing – chest & abdomen breathing, nostril, throat and mouth breathing
- Asanas to prepare for Pranayama
- Deepening Pranayama practice with classical Mantras
- Use of Sound in asanas
- Use of Sound in meditation
- Learn to harness your voice for your own wellbeing
- Sound as a tool for transformation
- Theory of meditation and mindfulness: why, what, and how.
- Techniques for guided meditation for self-practice and teaching
- Practising and teaching skilful mindfulness
- Understand authentic & ancient meditative practices from the Sutras
Anatomy & Physiology
- Explore how functional anatomy can help you understand and practice yoga effectively.
- Key principles of movement and breathing in asana and pranayama explored from the perspective of modern science.
Chanting & Mantras
- Learn key Mantras for daily practice and meditation
- Importance of Vedic chants and other chants for health & peace
- Focus on the use of Mantras in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
- Importance and theory of useful mantras for chanting and simple chants e.g. traditional Vedic peace chants
- Learn correct Sanskrit pronunciations and phonetics
- Positive psychology practices with Mantras
- Vinyasas with Mantras
- Introduction to Ayurvedic doshas
- Principles of Ayurvedic dietetics
- Daily routines of Ayurveda
- Preventive healthcare of Ayurveda
- Herbs and herb teas
- Important key mudras in Yoga
- Theory and practice of Bandhas in asana and pranayama
- System of nadis, prana, cakras and their relevance to practice
- Concept of Prana and its relevance to health
- Key Prana Bhavanas from the Upanishads
- The five pranas – mantras and in practice
- Establishing and refining one’s personal practice is a key element of this program
- Individual private sessions with Nitya Mohan to discuss and set personal health goals
- Guidance with holistic lifestyle
Following the teacher training, you can join the larger Svastha community internationally, with the possibility of going on with further therapeutic yoga studies. You can apply yoga to people with various health conditions.
The online platform YogaKnowledge.net contains hundreds of videos from the Mohans on the various in-depth traditional yoga topics from Yogasutra to pranayama and kundalini, offering you self-paced learning for years to come.
Mentoring & Support
Participants will receive one-to-one mentoring sessions during the training with Nitya Mohan. Private mentoring sessions are insightful and potentially life-changing – with key issues and obstacles identified and addressed.
What this program will give you
- Skills to deepen your personal growth and effective yoga knowledge and practice you can use for the rest of your life;
- Comprehensive knowledge of the full spectrum of yoga practices: asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga sutra, ayurveda, mantras and more;
- Firm foundation and approach to teach yoga to people of all ages and fitness levels;
- The opportunity to be part of a community of people who are similarly committed to a path of personal transformation;
- A comprehensive base to progress to the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training program and deepen and widen your skills of yoga therapy;
- An internationally recognized qualification enabling you to confidently teach yoga anywhere in the world.
Program tuition includes
- Weekend intensives
- Weekly sessions
- Private sessions
- Online sessions
- Extensive course materials making up 3 comprehensive manuals of over 1000 pages
- Full video recordings of entire program
- Internationally recognized certificate (Yoga Alliance)
Details of fees and flexible structure of payments available at the personal meeting with Nitya Mohan.
Date & Duration
The program will run from 28 July- 9 December 2023.
Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road
Application Process & Contact
- This is a special program with limited numbers and individual attention
- Students are accepted into the program only after a one-on-one meeting with Nitya Mohan
- The personal one-on-one meeting, prior to acceptance, will be offered virtually
- The meeting offers a valuable opportunity to go through course materials and understand approach of teaching, areas of learning, outcomes, schedules, fee structures
Registrations are now open.
To arrange a meeting with Nitya Mohan:
It was a privilege for me to find a training that provides authentic Yoga knowledge that is straight from the original source.I had been searching for such a program for almost 10 years before I found the Svastha program. There is benevolence in sharing this pure knowledge throughout the program. Nitya shares her knowledge, experiences and insights with generosity. The program taught me how to make Yoga a way of life and not just an exercise. This is because it follows an integrated approach, moving seamlessly from yoga of body (asanas) to yoga of mind(pranayama, mantras, Yoga philosophy). The individual sessions were particularly helpful for me to identify my own body concerns and how I could address them with Yoga. The pace of the program allowed me to learn without feeling overwhelmed with information. So I could manage it with my job. For anyone with a true love for Yoga and it’s philosophy, I would whole heartedly recommend this program.
The combination of yoga texts, history, mantras, ayurveda lifestyle, meditation and breath juxtaposed with asanas has set me on a path of self discovery for which I will be forever, grateful.The Svastha teacher training has opened a whole new world of experiences for me. I went into the course with a single dimension approach of Asana practice with the eventual aim of teaching – not surprising, given that I already teach Pilates and I wanted “one more skill to hone”!
What Nitya and the course content has made me understand is that life is a sum of parts and when these come together, the result is amazing. The combination of yoga texts, history, mantras, ayurveda lifestyle, meditation and breath juxtaposed with asanas has set me on a path of self discovery for which I will be forever, grateful.
On an even more personal note, Nitya’s voice when chanting mantras & singing embodies “bhakti” for me and inevitably brings a tear to my eyes at the start of each session.
Also, my grateful acknowledgment to Sabine’s presence during the course – she is always at hand to demonstrate and correct asanas practice.
I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who is keen to incorporate yoga (in its true sense) in their daily lives for their own Svastha.
PALLAVI, PILATES TEACHER
The course is offered with flexibility that is modelled from the scheduling, to the the breathing, the chanting, the asana practice, the meditation practice and the Ayurveda wisdom.This course is masterfully offered and designed. Every aspect is presented toward a path of personal freedom. The course is offered with flexibility that is modelled from the scheduling, to the the breathing, the chanting, the asana practice, the meditation practice, the Ayurveda wisdom, the Sutra teachings and the connection to the divine. There is room for all bodies, beliefs, and individuals. The teachings feel deeply honest with no ceremony or pretence. It is a presentation of an authentic yogic path. I am forever indebted to this beautiful group of teachers who share their knowledge so sacredly.
Nitya embodies what she teaches. I would highly recommend this program to any one who is looking to live a meaningful life with a focus on well being and making the most of it while we are here.Nitya embodies what she teaches. She brings her authenticity to teaching and to me that’s the most amazing part of being in this program with her. Her knowledge about Classical yoga, her ability to transfer that knowledge with simplicity and clarity, her calm and balanced demeanour makes her the perfect teacher. She has integrated sound work – her knowledge of mantras and her voice, her knowledge of Yoga sutras, her practice experience and wisdom from her phenomenal parents so beautifully to craft this program. Her attention to details, frameworks, weekly structure , insight into what Yoga actually means is impeccable. I feel blessed and very grateful to be on this journey with Nitya.
I would highly recommend this program to any one who is looking to live a meaningful life with a focus on well being and making the most of it while we are here.
VENEETA, MEDIA & MARKETING
An extremely well structured and well thought out course with excellent course materials.I liked the fact that the theory was slowly layered on over time allowing the student time to absorb the depth of the yogasutra concepts. It would not have been possible to understand the concepts as well if it had been approached differently. Nitya is wonderfully clear and precise in her teaching – only possible because her teaching is founded on the yoga sutras and she is able to distinguish to students exactly what is classical vs what is modern. I have learnt to appreciate the beauty of the Sanskrit language and the Vedic wisdoms. Her emphasis is yoga as an individual practice to be customised to benefit the individual holistically. A highly recommended course.
Appreciate the part-time course of 6 months as it gave enough time for all the knowledge to settle and my practice changed immensely.First of all, I am so very grateful that I found the Svastha teacher training program with Nitya. The program teaches the importance of practicing all the eight limbs of yoga to live with a more focused, peaceful and calmer mind. I appreciate the part time course over 6 months. This gives enough time to let all this great knowledge settle down and Nitya is always available for questions or help. My yoga practice has changed immensely. I am much more connected to my body, mind and breath. I see so much clearer how all the limbs work together based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. The guidance through the Yoga Sutras is superb. My asana practice changed from being a more pushing myself into asana to being more patient, playful, giving my body time to react. With Nitya I learned the asanas from the basics of movement to more advanced asanas and most importantly harmonizing my breath with my movement. In all I am now gentler to my body and listen which resulted in a much deeper experience of my practice. Nitya also includes a lot of great knowledge about chanting and sound and the effect on our mind. For me that opened a complete new experience of how my mind and body is reacting to chanting and sound. I made a new relationship with my voice:))
TANJA, MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT & YOGA TEACHER
This course has profoundly change my life outlook and way of living.I started my yoga training after more than a decade of practicing yoga and I want to really understand what is there besides the movement. Being able to learn from Nitya was a true godsend to me because I was able to understand why we move the way we move, and most importantly, I was able to study yoga as a way of life. Yoga teachings by Nitya really brought me looking at my life philosophy and how I should live my life, both on the mat and off the mat. This training led me to be consistent in my daily meditation, which was so hard for me before this course. This course has profoundly change my life outlook and way of living. I strongly encourage you to take it up because the benefits of this training will stay with you throughout your life, the same way it has for me.
WAN RONG, LECTURER
This course is not just for teachers but for anyone who seeks inner wisdom through the guidance of ancient wisdom.The teacher training helped demystify yoga, making it beneficial for myself and also making it accessible for clients that I see. The course shifted the way I understand my mind-body and I was able to integrate it into my therapy for people coping with mental dis-ease. This course is not just for teachers but for anyone who seeks inner wisdom through the guidance of ancient wisdom.
Nitya’s humility, simplicity and the gentle smile she carries no matter what questions we throw at her reflects the embodiment of what Yoga truly is. The practices are simple and accessible, at the end of every class I feel a sense of peace wash over.I was thankful to be able to join the Svastha teacher training in the middle of a pandemic. I really appreciate the pacing of the program that lasted over 6 months: we were given ample opportunities to practice and reflect on what was taught before bringing back the reflection to the practice and the class. I like that Nitya customised private sessions and speaks to every student individually before the enrolment. Her teaching is just like what she shared about Krishnamacharya’s teaching — that to teach Yoga we must first understand who the student is. Nitya’s words and her sharing about Yoga and Yoga philosophy are simple, concise and profound at the same time. It reflects her deep knowledge, practice, and understanding of the study of Yoga. Her humility, simplicity and the gentle smile she carries no matter what questions we throw at her reflects the embodiment of what Yoga truly is. I really enjoyed the lecture sessions with her family too and am grateful to be able to study under the Mohan’s family. The practices are simple and accessible, classical with no fancy modifications. At the end of every class I feel a sense of peace wash over and my pranayama practice is deepening with clarity. This training energises and inspires me to keep learning about Yoga, learning about myself and sharing this outpouring of love from within to my students.
YOKE, YOGA TEACHER
This course has been life changing. Thank you Svastha for helping me transform from within.I started this course thinking that the journey towards self-improvement via asana practice would be rather straightforward. Having taken a prior course in yoga, I have been immersed in asana practice as a form of exercise. But this course has been life changing. Stripped to the bare essence of only practicing the teachings from Patanjali’s yogasutra, the course has been structured in a remarkable manner. Nitya (along with her parents) and Sabine have the gift of being able to teach in a manner that allows you the space to truly get to know yourself better. Asana practices are taught along with mantras, pranayama and each session left me feeling light and calm. The real journey I feel begins now that the course has ended and I am looking forward to continuing on this journey of self-discovery. Thank you Svastha for helping me transform from within.
Nitya taught us how to be a responsible teacher, how to take care of yourself before others – to heal ourselves.Before I had joined Svastha Teacher Training, I had been teaching yoga for 3 years and practising yoga for more than 10 years. 3 key points I have learned from this program.
Ask why before asking how – Nitya always emphasised and taught how to be a responsible teacher, to understand what the purpose is, what benefit it can bring.
Take care of yourself before taking care of others – as a teacher, heal ourselves first. Before the 7 months’ training, my back was a bit hunched and my shoulder pain was quite intense due to heavy workload. After I followed what Nitya had customized for my practice, now I do not have shoulder pain anymore.
I am also teaching students, especially those with shoulder pain, low back pain, insomnia, even depression, and we are seeing obvious improvement.
Breath leading and Spine oriented practice. My Yoga class has been ongoing all the way, under the special Covid-19 situation, more participants in several other countries outside of Singapore even became my long-term students.
My study plan for the future years is now ready. Thank you Mohanji, Indraji, Nitya and Dr. Ganesh.
JESSIE, IT PROFESSIONAL, YOGA TEACHER (part-time)
Nitya is a wonderful, caring, experienced, master teacher – warm, engaging, and knowledgable.This course was truly personalized, comprehensive, and straightforward. I previously trained as a yoga teacher in the United States. I felt very unprepared to teach others (let alone myself), as it was primarily geared towards group-class-fitness. Yoga for Svastha – Personal Wellbeing and Teacher training puts first things first. From sutras to asanas to sound to diet, the Mohan family teaches the understanding of yoga, thus discovering our ability to make lasting changes to health and well-being. We have everything we need inside of ourselves. While I could mouth that before, now I understand the WHY and the HOW. Nitya is a wonderful, caring, experienced, master teacher – warm, engaging, and knowledgable. A.G. Mohan, Indra Mohan, and Dr. Ganesh Mohan also teach modules, answer questions, and make you want to learn more about yoga – what you end up discovering is really all about yourself. I am so grateful I attended, and thankful for care taken by my teachers in nurturing me (and the rest of the class) in my journey.
LYNN, YOGA TEACHER
This training led me to be consistent in my daily meditation, which was so hard for me before.Svastha yoga is a warm, welcoming environment with knowledgeable, kind, and loving teachers. Nitya shares her knowledge, experiences, and insights generously. I feel I’ve developed a deeper understanding of the art of yoga (asana) and how our essential anatomy is applied. the basic principles of Ayurveda dietetics, and the daily routines of Ayurveda. Mudras and bandhas and their importance and how to practice and teach them. Chanting and Mantras, the importance and theory of useful mantras and the traditional Vedic peace chants, how to use sound and mantra in asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
Learning to connect the physical self with the emotional self transcends and brings lightness to the mind and the heart that’s how I feel each time when I finish my lesson at Svastha yoga. I was able to understand why we move the way we move, this program taught me how to make yoga a way of life and not just an exercise. This training led me to be consistent in my daily meditation, which was so hard for me before. This course has profoundly changed my life outlook and way of living, I strongly encourage anyone who is looking for complete knowledge on yoga to sign up with Svastha Yoga, you will never regret it because the benefits of this training will stay with you throughout your life, the same way it has for me. Namaste.
PUNITHA, TEACHER (EARLY INTERVENTION)
As a scientist I really appreciate the approach of Svastha, combining a solid foundation of traditional yoga with modern science.In this program I learnt many skills, it also gave me a comprehensive framework to work on my own personal development. Another crucial point I learnt is the integration of mind and body practices and their relevance not just on the yoga mat but more importantly so out of it. As a scientist I really appreciate the approach of Svastha, combining a solid foundation of traditional yoga with modern science. I will always be grateful to the whole Mohan family for sharing their knowledge and for way they teach: simple, practical and clear at the same time deep and profound. The Svastha Teacher Training and Personal Well-Being Program is the best gift I have ever done to myself.
As a physiotherapist I am often asked by my patients about which asana should they can do or avoid.I had very basic knowledge on the various breathing patterns and asanas. When I met Nitya, I told her about my fears on never practising yoga before and I might not be able to do the asanas. She was very reassuring in explaining what yoga is actually about. The classes were structured so well and the contents overlapped well to revise the concepts taught. I gained much more than I anticipated. I understand the holistic approach of yoga and appreciate the learning journey. Both Nitya and Sabine coached us during the class and individually paid attention to each one of us to achieve the best of what we could do. I am so glad that I joined Svastha for my learning journey. I shall endeavour to practice and learn deeper.
DR. POONAM, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
I have already used some of what Nitya has taught in my own university teaching as I find that the principles apply to learning in general – both on and off the mat. I cannot recommend this course enough.I had been researching teacher training courses for some time, and heard about the Svastha program from a friend who had taken the training from Nitya many years ago. I knew right away that this would be a perfect fit for what I had been looking for: an in-depth foundation that deepens one’s understanding of yoga from multiple angles: asanas, philosophy, theory, mindfulness, and overall health and wellness. The course itself met all of what I hoped for. I feel comfortable and acquainted with yoga as a classical practice that is relevant and important to modern lifestyles. The course has given me understanding and a basis for the principles of the postures that I could not get from regular classes. I have already used some of what Nitya has taught in my own university teaching. In fact, I designed an intensive week-long writing course for Yale-NUS based on some of the philosophy of Nitya’s course. Nitya’s teaching style is clear, graceful, and easy to follow.
It would give me great satisfaction and happiness when I would get into the pose, that I had thought I would never achieve.The sessions with Nityaji has been so blissful and informative that I have started seeing YOGA from a different perspective now. The study of Yogasutras which are included in the course gives us the deeper insight of theory and practice in Yoga.
Every Asana is looked into detail with the necessary modifications to suit a specific need while still achieving the benefit of that Asana. It would give me great satisfaction and happiness when I would get into the pose, that I had thought I would never achieve.
“Svastha” has also made me realize that with the confluence of body, mind and breath, our health can be Svastha. I have resumed my asana and pranayama practice regularly since joining Svastha.
Nityaji’s soothing voice, the mantras chanted by her, the sound meditation led by her takes one to a blissful state of mind.
Sabine the assistant teacher, extends a strong support by doing all the asanas for us to see and understand. Whenever she finds me not even trying to do an asana, she would motivate me and give suggestions to gradually get into it.
I am fortunate to be a part of SVASTHA YOGA and begin a new journey in the path of Yoga .
It’s a way of being that is grounded, kind and welcomingI experience much calming joy when I’m in Nitya’s nourishing presence. It’s a way of being that is grounded, kind and welcoming. I feel that all parts of me are welcomed and I am not activated to ‘perform’ or feel inadequate about myself. Nitya has invited me to orientate towards a holistic integration of yoga and health. It was so freeing when at the first session she acknowledged that all of us work in relation to how our bodies are. There is no pressure to ‘push’ beyond our physical limits. I’m inspired and uplifted by her invitation to integrate yoga into my daily life and to let yoga be a pleasant experience. The distinction that yoga is intended to calm the mind and not for aerobic exercise is just as freeing. She encourages me to engage in other physical activity for the fitness aspect of good health.
I cannot imagine anyone more experienced than Nitya to share hers and her family’s take on classical yoga. She breathes and lives the embodiment of someone who has wholeheartedly integrated yoga into her life for decades. The content of the training is holistic as we go through the eight limbs of yoga. In her teaching, Nitya also offers variations of asanas for us to use with people of different physical conditions. Nitya injects chanting in Sanskrit and just the sounds of the chants are already calming.
Besides Nitya, there is Sabine who takes on the role of a ‘teaching assistant’. She settles matters that require attention and also watches out for whether we are doing the asanas competently. I’m appreciative of Sabine’s endearing presence. In class, she is alert to watch out for me and provides suggestions when she catches something.
The environment plays an important part in my experiencing of the training. The classroom space is also comfortably large so I don’t feel pressured by the confines of a regular smallish contemporary yoga studio. I would say that the largeness of the classroom helps a lot in calming nervous system when I rush into class after a day’s work. I am also appreciative that I have access to healthy snacks and bottled water in class.
Another benefit of being in this training program is that Nitya runs two classes in parallel and allows me to attend the other class if I have a schedule conflict. Nitya also offers live Zoom access and records the sessions for those of us who might miss class or who would want to recap.
There is plenty of genuine sincerity in running this training and I’m truly grateful that for those of us in Singapore we get to take this programme with Nitya.
SHANGBIN, EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYST
All the past knowledge begins to string together meaningfully.I am a long time practitioner of yoga and over the years picked up knowledge of yoga in a rather fragmented manner. This programme presents the 8 limbs of yoga as explained in the Yoga Sutra in a very clear and systematic manner which is most enlightening for me. All the past knowledge begins to string together meaningfully. The programme is broad based for beginning yogis to receive a solid foundation on yoga; yet has enough depth for the seasoned practitioners to facilitate in-depth discovery and personal growth. We all found what we are seeking for through this programme. And I think it is all because the programme is taught by the wonderful teachers of the A. G Mohan family. Am privileged to have learnt from them.
LYNN, REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
I would recommend this training for anyone who wants to know deeper about yoga and mindfulnessI learned a new and fresh way of learning yoga, which is gentle and soothing. I use daily asanas that I learned from Svastha for my own personal practice. Yoga sequences that I learned with Nitya also always helps me to open body and breath, and sleep much better. I would also recommend this training for anyone who wants to know deeper about yoga and mindfulness.
HENDRICK, MBSR TEACHER, ARCHITECT/FENGSHUI CONSULTANT
I wanted to be able to correlate the impact of the movements and breathing patterns on my body and mind. In Nitya Mohan, I found a teacher who, with infinite reserves of patience, a ready sense of humour and gallons of encouragement did just that.For many years now, I had wanted to learn yoga and but had never found the right time or the right teacher. Weekend crash courses were not for me. Neither were the schools that gave their own spin to yoga. I wanted traditional yoga. I sought an understanding from the basics – what was I doing and why I was doing it the way I was doing it. I wanted to be able to correlate the impact of the movements and breathing patterns on my body and mind. Given that I was 55, I wanted someone who was not in a hurry. In Nitya Mohan, I found a teacher who, with infinite reserves of patience, a ready sense of humour and gallons of encouragement did just that.
The online sessions with Nitya’s family – Shri A.G. Mohan, Smt. Indira Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan were also incredibly useful as they provided further insight into the fundamentals of theory and practice. – the sort of insight that comes only with years and years of dedicated practice. Having completed the program, I can confidently say that joining the course was an excellent decision. ”
ANUPAMA, RETIRED TAX PROFESSIONAL
I feel confident and see myself in a joyful and healthy future.Svastha has been a beautiful journey of self-discovery for me. I was suffering from multiple issues, like sleep disorder, fidgeting and anxiety, right knee pain, heel pain plantar fasciitis in both legs and early menopause after effects. I also had a sharp pain in right shoulder while I started Svastha. I am much calmer and sleep better now while the pain in shoulder has eased. I feel confident and see myself in a joyful and healthy future. The entire course is detailed and taught practically so that one can design yoga suitable to anyone. The sessions by Mohanji, Indraji and Ganesh were insightful and full of knowledge. Nitya has been an amazing teacher. We are taught everything in detail but in such an easy and subtle manner that anyone can do this course. A detailed explanations of all yogasanas, pranayama and sound use is part of the course. The journey for me has been one of bliss and delight and so insightful. There’s magic I feel in my mind and heart when I attend the practical sessions. I would love to keep experiencing this in some way or other in future with Svastha.
Now I am able to find space to incorporate a simple yoga sequence into my day-to-day morning routine without waiting to attend weekly group yoga classes or watching YouTube videos.In-depth and gently-paced, the programme has deepened my understanding and relationship with yoga and how to better integrate yoga into my life for my personal wellness. Nitya is a wonderful teacher (and co-teacher Sabine too) who is attentive and embracing of students from all walks of life, with or without yoga experience, and that sets this programme apart from other teacher training programme as it allows me to feel very comfortable even if I am unable to do all of the asanas (poses). I have learnt that we are on our own personal journeys with yoga and being able to do the asanas is not the only or the end goal of our yoga practice. Now I am able to find space to incorporate a simple yoga sequence into my day-to-day morning routine without waiting to attend weekly group yoga classes or watching YouTube videos.
AMELIA, SOCIAL WORKER
This was the best gift I gave myself before Covid hitDoing the Yoga Teacher Training with Nitya has been absolutely amazing and a key milestone in my yoga practice. Nitya’s teaching is the foundation for anyone who is eager to learn the roots and tradition of yoga. Her knowledge of the sutras and the real meaning of yoga are unique. Nitya makes them very understandable for any yoga practitioner who wants to go beyond the asanas. She also possesses a beautiful voice that makes chanting a real joy. Nitya is patient, very keen to help each student in their personal journey. Yoga had been in my life for years, but thanks to Svastha teacher training my practice has become a daily routine to help me physically and mentally. And I have even met friends along the way! This was the best gift I gave myself just before COVID hit. I will forever be thankful to Nitya! Namaste.
For me Svastha teacher training brought clarity to the yoga techniques and ancient yoga texts on so many different levels.I am very grateful for the possibility to participate in this program. For me Svastha teacher training brought clarity to the yoga techniques and ancient yoga texts on so many different levels. I had the possibility to learn about traditional chanting and to experience this practice. I was able to feel Nitya’s constant support and guidance on every step of our journey. It was a blessing to be able to meet the Mohan family and gently touch the roots of yoga. I would recommend this training to all those who are interested in deepening yoga practice and especially to yoga teachers.
ELENA, YOGA TEACHER
The Mohans’ books Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Body, Breath & Mind are used around the world in yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainings as source texts for course content. It is not a requirement for the program, but you can choose to pick up any of these books to familiarize yourself with the source and the approach of the teachings.
Below is the list of titles:
Yoga Therapy: A Therapeutic Guide to Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness. A. G. Mohan, Indra Mohan, Dr. Ganesh Mohan, Nitya Mohan.
Yoga Reminder: Lightened Reflections. A. G. Mohan
Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Guide to Personal Reintegration. A. G. Mohan. Foreword by Sri Krishnamacharya.
Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings. A. G. Mohan with Dr. Ganesh Mohan
Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Translation with Notes from Krishnamacharya. A. G. Mohan & Dr. Ganesh Mohan
Yoga Yajnavalkya. Translated by A. G. Mohan with Dr. Ganesh Mohan