From the authors of Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness, Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Translation with Notes from Krishnamacharya, the 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations training by the Mohans lays the foundation for the comprehensive knowledge and practice of yoga for wellbeing and therapy.
This training is rooted in ancient wisdom combined with modern science and is refined by extensive application over decades. You will gain broad skills, deep knowledge, and relevant experience to increase resilience, prevent health problems, recover from illness, and teach this to others effectively.
“The Svastha Yoga Therapy Program is my 4th Yoga training and it’s finally everything I was hoping for. As a yoga therapist, this training brings me knowledge, practice, mentoring, and a clear framework. This training is purely world-class.”
– Michele, Belgium
Is this program for me?
You will benefit from this program if you are a yoga teacher, health coach, healthcare professional, or a serious yoga student.
– As a yoga teacher you will address the wellbeing needs of your students effectively, expand your teachings, and take key steps toward becoming a certified yoga therapist.
– As a health coach you will greatly expand your offerings to your clients with depth and clarity.
– As a healthcare professional (physiotherapist, psychologist, physician), you will learn how to take a practical, scientific, holistic view of health and bring that to your patients.
– As a serious yoga student, you will gain the skills to be well, systematically, lifelong, through yoga.
What will I learn in this program?
Through Svastha Yoga Therapy, you will:
I. Learn and Apply Universal Wellbeing Skills in 10 Domains
- Map wellbeing comprehensively across 10 domains: Habit & Change, Awareness, Feelings, Thoughts & Words, Movement, Breathing, Nutrition, Senses & Lifestyle, Relationships, and Life Meaning.
- Transform yourself and your clients with extensive guided practices, reflections, daily life application, and more.
- Understand, practice, and combine the best of multiple approaches, both traditional and modern.
II. Dive Deep into Traditional Frameworks
- Study classical frameworks such as guṇa, doṣa, kleśa, mantra, mudra, nyāsa, devotion, eight limbs etc. from ancient wisdom.
- Understand the traditional perspectives of yoga with breadth, depth, and clarity from trusted and authentic sources.
III. Be Confident with Relevant Modern Science
- Understand relevant information from modern biology and medicine to work towards wellbeing and offer yoga therapy.
- Learn anatomy, physiology, systems-based thinking and more.
IV. Understand Major Disorders and Yoga Therapy Guidelines
- Understand major disorders: symptoms, pathology, progression, contraindications.
- Map modern diagnoses to a holistic, skills-based approach.
- Strategize and choose pathways to manage patterns of imbalances.
- Understand the traditional approach to major disorders.
V. Receive Ongoing Mentoring and Guidance for Teachers & Therapists
- Acquire comprehensive client assessment skills.
- Learn to design practices and sequences for different needs.
- Establish effective communication and therapeutic relationship.
- Delivering accessible skills in multiple ways.
- Understand contraindications and guide clients safely.
- Gain practical insights through case studies and ongoing mentoring.
306 hours of live online sessions with the Mohans
2-Hour sessions spread across time zones for maximum accessibility
Recordings available to revisit and deepen your understanding
Deepen your knowledge and practice.
Contents: 11 In-Depth Courses + Mentoring
The 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations program has:
(A) 266 hours of live training delivered in 11 courses.
(B) 40 hours of interactive Mentoring with the Mohans (10 months subscription x 4 hours/month)
Total: 306 hours
This 300-hour training is a part of the 800-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Program which will be announced later this year.
10 HOURS • ON-DEMAND COURSE
Understand the holistic approach of yoga and ayurveda to wellbeing. Learn effective ways to work with habit and change. Explore practical strategies to create transformation that will last. Study the foundations of the Svastha System with 10 domains and skills. This course addresses the heart of wellbeing and yoga therapy.
Learn the yoga therapy and wellbeing skills needed to breathe well: natural breathing, deep breathing, abdominal and chest breathing, fast breathing, slow breathing, exhalation, inhalation, breath suspension, and more. Understand how to comprehensively and effectively teach these skills to others.
This master course covers the yoga therapy approach to assessment, protocol development, and teaching guidelines for disordered breathing and cardiovascular conditions.
Understand the key teachings of Yoga Sutra and Samkhya, with exceptional authenticity, depth, and clarity. Establish the foundation for your lifelong journey in yoga psychology and philosophy with confidence.
60 HOURS • UPCOMING LIVE COURSE: 26 NOVEMBER 2023
Map the movement skills that everyone needs, including awareness, strength, stability, release, range of motion, alignment, and more. For each of these skills, understand and put into practice a variety of healthy movement techniques. Work with all of the important body regions (spine, neck, shoulders, hips, upper limb, lower limb).
30 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 7 FEBRUARY 2024
Wind down from high energy, activate from low energy. Relax by slowing down, cultivating safety, finding support, letting go of effort, visualizations, and more. Build positive emotions intelligently, including compassion, love, joy, and gratitude. Recognize the traditional yoga frameworks that guide these skills.
30 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 13 MARCH 2024
Learn the foundations of ayurveda for health maintenance and wellbeing direct from the ancient traditional sources made accessible. Understand the importance of nutrition and be guided in developing strategies for optimizing relationship to food and diet. Examine and implement lifestyle management of sleep, energy, daily activity, fasting, exercise, and sensory management for greater wellbeing from a traditional and modern scientific perspective.
6 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 11 APRIL 2024
Yoga and ayurveda, through a holistic approach, can substantially improve our metabolism and positively impact the course of diabetes. Learn how in this course.
30 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 24 APRIL 2024
Understand the key types and ancient yoga frameworks of awareness practices. Comprehensively practice yogic mindfulness and meditation. Experience absorption practices in sight, mantra, breath, body, and positive emotions. Understand the connections between yoga and modern positive psychology and neurobiology.
10 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 5 JUNE 2024
We depend on relationships from birth until our passing to provide us with support, connection, stability, positive emotions, meaning, and much more. In this course, we will explore the traditional and yogic frameworks, reflections, and practices that can help us understand and manage our connections and relationships.
8 HOURS • LIVE COURSE: 26 JUNE 2024
This course explains pain science (biology, pathways, etiology, classifications) and the practical ways through which we can help manage, mitigate, and resolve chronic pain with yoga therapy.
Upcoming live courses
“The Mohans offer clarity, wisdom and expertise in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and philosophy. They embody the teachings individually and collectively as a family. Both Yoga teacher and practitioner will benefit from study with the Mohans. A rare gift to the world of Yoga the Mohans are and I am honored to call them my teachers.“
– Maryam, Belgium
Dr. Ganesh Mohan learned yoga from childhood in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya through his parents, A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan. He trained in ancient studies including Sanskrit, Vedic chanting, and Ayurveda and then went on to become a modern medical doctor. He integrates a full spectrum of holistic well-being methods in his work: movement, breathing, meditation and mindfulness, lifestyle, diet, relationships, life guidance and more. He has had extensive experience with thousands of students and patients across the world. He also directs the Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda trainings, including the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program across the globe. He is the co-author of numerous books published internationally, such as Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, Yoga Reminder and Krishnamacharya In His Own Words. With his father, he is the translator of the important Sanskrit yoga texts, Yoga Yajnavalkya and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
A. G. Mohan is one of the foremost yoga masters in this era. He began his yoga journey in 1971, spending nearly two decades as a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya. Then he immersed himself in further wide-ranging studies of ayurveda, samkhya, tantra, ancient India dramatics, jyotisha, and more over decades. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings and Krishnamacharya In His Own Words.
Indra Mohan began her yoga studies along with her husband, A.G. Mohan, in 1971. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is appreciated by students not only for her extensive knowledge and clear teachings, but also for her wisdom and calm presence. She has guided many thousands of students over five decades to increase their wellbeing, manage their health problems, and find personal and spiritual transformation.
Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan has been the director of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda teacher training programs in Singapore for 20+ years and has trained hundreds of teachers. 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, a trained singer, and holds a degree in music.
When can I join? Take advantage of flexible start dates with rolling admission!
You can apply to join the training at any time. The program is designed in a hub and spokes model. The spokes are the courses based on domains, traditional studies, disorders, and teaching skills. The hub is ongoing mentoring that integrates the entire learning pathway.
The Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations 300-hour certification is awarded after you successfully complete the required courses and assessments. You will assess your knowledge through multiple choice questions and practical written essays for each course, allowing you to verify your understanding and ensure that you can effectively apply what you have learned.
This training is registered with the Yoga Alliance. You can register as a yoga teacher at the 300-hour level after completing the training successfully.
The 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations training comprises 11 courses, accessible for a one-time payment of US$2610 or through a 10-month installment plan at US$282 per month. Payment methods include credit card and PayPal.
Additionally, a minimum of 10 months of subscription to Mentoring with the Mohans is required (US$20 x 10 months = US$200).
For a limited time, we are offering our program entirely online at a significantly reduced fee compared to previous in-person training.
How to Join?
To apply to join the program, please fill in the application form below. For other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What Our Participants Have to Say About Us
“I am continually impressed by the Mohans’ systematic approach to teaching everything from breathing techniques, to movement possibilities for certain conditions, to the benefits of devotion to a well-thought out road map to understanding the Yoga Sutras. Their programs have revolutionized the way I teach and I can’t recommend their work highly enough.“ – Brette, USA
“The Mohan family’s profound knowledge has deepened my understanding of Yoga and transformed my life and relationships. Their teachings, particularly the Svastha Yoga Therapy Programme, have provided me with the confidence and skills to improve my own well-being and share it with others.” – Tanja, Germany
“There is much to say about the authenticity of their teachings, a quality which is hard to find. At the same time, all that is modern is taken into account. I would liken studying with the Mohans to drinking pure water from the source of a river, rather than somewhere downstream.” – Arteom, USA
“The Svastha Therapy course is outstanding and the most comprehensive, scientific and holistic yoga course for obtaining health and well being. I have learned valuable insights and more importantly integrating this into daily life. I feel substantially more balanced, stable and peaceful in my nature. The course is life changing and with deep gratitude thank all of the Mohans for sharing your knowledge, kindness, care and concern.” – Lisa, Australia
“I deeply appreciate and am grateful for the beautiful synthesis of the 300 hours Yoga Therapy Course. I joined the course with the sole objective of learning some targeted yogic movement and somatic release techniques which I could use in my field of work – trauma therapy, and I already have gotten more, much more than what I signed up for. The Svastha wellness map is a very comprehensive design and I have started using it especially to create customized tools for breathing and movements mapping as my clients advance through the therapy sessions.” – Minu, India/Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I join the 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations program?
The 300-hour program has multiple entry points through the year. You can apply to join at any time.
How do I apply to join the program?
Please email us at email@example.com to register your interest. We will send you a link to the application form.
What are the requirements to apply?
Applicants should have completed a 200-hour teacher training or an equivalent program.
How long do I have to complete the training?
The minimum time to complete the training is 10 months, though students will usually take longer to absorb the materials and complete the written assessments. Students are expected to complete the program within two years.
How is the training conducted?
The 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy program directly with the Mohans is offered entirely online in 2023-2024. We also have in-person locations with senior Svastha teachers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
What if I cannot attend all the classes live?
If you are unable to attend the live classes, you can always access the recordings. Recordings of all sessions will be available on our online learning platform for you to review in your own time.
Is the 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations training registered with Yoga Alliance?
Yes. You can register as a yoga teacher at the 300-hour level with Yoga Alliance after completing the training successfully. You may also use this certificate, along with your 200-hour yoga teacher certification, to apply with Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) designation.
What is the next step after the 300-hour therapy program?
The 800-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy training includes the 300-hour training.
The courses in the 800-hour program are in the course list here: https://www.svastha.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Svastha-Yoga-Therapy-Program-Course-Contents.pdf
More electives will be added to give participants options to explore their areas of interest.
Are there any reading materials recommended for the training?
The Mohans have authored several books on yoga, such as Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, Yoga Reminder and Krishnamacharya In His Own Words. They have also translated the important Sanskrit yoga texts, Yoga Yajnavalkya and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Please click here for more information on books by the Mohans.
You will receive detailed notes and slides for each of the courses in the Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations program.
What is the course syllabus for the 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy program?
Please click here to view the syllabus of the training.
Who conducts the training for the 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapy program?
The online training is offered directly by the Mohans. Click here to know more about them
Does Svastha Yoga offer scholarships?
We extend a limited number of scholarships to students in need. Eligibility is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Those who qualify are eligible to receive partial tuition assistance.
We hope this FAQ section has addressed your questions. If you have any further inquiries or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.