Svastha Yoga Therapy

The Svastha Yoga Therapy Program offers a comprehensive approach to holistic wellbeing and therapeutic yoga. Coming from one of the most authentic and trusted sources in the yoga field, this training is rooted in ancient wisdom combined with modern science and is refined by extensive application over decades. Through this program, 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 certification runs to 300 hours (Svastha Yoga Therapy Foundations certification) and then to 800 hours (Svastha Yoga Therapist certification). You can also attend many of the component certificate courses individually.

You can complete the 300-hour training online in 2022 from April-December (266 hours covering the core courses and selected electives) as a single discounted package + 40 hours of mentoring. Please email us at info@svastha.net for information.

To attend individual courses in the program, see Upcoming Courses at the end of this page and On Demand courses here

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Why Choose the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program?

The Svastha system draws upon the Mohan family’s extensive studies, experience with thousands of students and patients, and skills in training yoga teachers and yoga therapists for decades. The Svastha Yoga Therapy Program is meticulously designed to be authentic, flexible, professional, and effective. As a student in the program, you will be supported by ongoing mentoring, timeless depth, and extensive coverage. You will gain confidence to grow your practice, teaching, and therapy skills for the rest of your life.

Through the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program, 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.

Syllabus

The Svastha syllabus offers an extensive, deep, and clear presentation of the full spectrum of holistic wellbeing and therapeutic self-care.

Please click here to view the syllabus online

Please click here to download the syllabus (PDF)

Please click here to download the detailed syllabus with learning outcomes (PDF)

Training Journey: Hub & Spokes

Your journey through the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program is organized around a logical hub and spokes model. Each topic is like a spoke of a wheel and is anchored by the hub of mentoring and integration.

The program is designed such that you may enter from any of the courses (starting from one of the spokes and circling through the rest in any order). To anchor your learning, you will simultaneously attend the ongoing monthly mentoring and integration sessions (the hub). Many of the courses are registered with Yoga Alliance and you may use them for continuing education hours.

Courses & Contents

The 800-hour program consists of:

(A) 15 courses covering the 10 domains of wellbeing (~350 hours).

(B) 10 courses on disorder-based yoga therapy (100 hours minimum) plus further elective courses as they are added.

(C) Mentoring and integration stream (~150h including personal mentoring).

Please click here to read the contents of each course (17 pages, PDF).

We recommended that participants attend the course Foundations of Wellbeing & Yoga Therapy: Patterns & Holistic Change as early as possible in their training.

The 300-hour training is a part of the 800-hour training, and has these recommended core courses and electives:

Please click here to see the recommended core courses and electives in the 300-hour training (PDF).

Course Calendar: Online from April 2022-April 2023

The 300-hour online program in 2022 runs from April 30 to December 14. The sessions are delivered live online and timings are spread across three slots to accommodate maximum time zones globally.

Recordings of each course will be available one year, so that participants can revisit the content and deepen their understanding. 

Apr 30-May 5: Foundations of Wellbeing & Yoga Therapy: Patterns & Holistic Change (10 hours)

May 7-May 22: Breathe Well: Master Course on Breathing for Wellbeing & Yoga Therapy (36 hours)

Jun 1-Jun 9: Respiratory and Cardiovascular disorders (16 hours)

Jun 11-Jul 7: Yoga Sutra & Samkhya: Yoga Psychology & Philosophy (30 hours)

Jul 9-Aug 21: Move Well: Master Course on Yoga Therapy for Locomotor Issues (60 hours)

Sep 3-Sep 18:Rest, Rejuvenate & Feel Positive (30 hours)

Oct 1-Oct 23: Foundations of Ayurveda, Nutrition & Digestion, Lifestyle & Senses (30 hours)

Oct 15-Oct 16: Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndromes (6 hours)

Nov 5-Nov 20: Art & Science of Awareness: Meditation & Mindfulness (30 hours)

Dec 3-Dec 8: Yogic Path to Better Relationships (10 hours)

Dec 10-Dec14: Chronic pain, pain syndromes, fibromyalgia (8 hours)

Total: 266 hours (plus 40 hours of mentoring with Mohans = 306 hours)

Courses are spread across three time slots to accommodate maximum time zones globally.

Training Formats

Program sessions are offered in these training formats or streams:

1. In-person & live online programs

2. Integration and mentoring stream

Please click here to join live, interactive mentoring and study sessions with the Mohans.

3. On-demand courses

Click here to view the on-demand courses on online.svastha.net.

As of 2022, the live workshops, mentoring, and integration sessions can be attended fully online, and some parts can be attended in-person in selected locations.

Certification

Svastha Yoga Therapy 300-hour and 800-hour certifications are awarded when you complete the necessary hours and competencies, and the assessments and practicum.

Assessment

You will be guided to track your journey through journaling and self-assessment, check-ins with a mentor, multiple choice tests, written essays, and live teaching assessment by mentors or lead teachers during course completion.

Practicum

The Svastha Yoga Therapy Program has been submitted to the IAYT for consideration. The program may undergo changes in delivery structure based on accreditation requirements. 800-hour program completion requires 150 hours of documented practicum i.e. teaching in small groups and individual consultations. This should be done with the guidance of a mentor and assessed by the mentor.

Time to complete the program

Including on-demand content, you may complete the 300-hour program in 18 months and the 800-hour program in 30-36 months. The time to completion for the 800-hour program will depend on practicum requirements being met. You may proceed at your own pace and take longer if you wish.

Continuing from Prior Svastha Yoga Therapy Training

The Svastha teachings are timeless and aimed at supporting lifelong studies and practice. If you have completed parts or the whole of the earlier 300-hour Svastha Yoga Therapeutic Essentials program, you can transfer your competencies to the expanded program and continue. 

For any queries or more information, please email us at info@svastha.net.

Cost and How to Sign Up 

There are two pathways to join and complete the 300-hour training.

Option 1: Sign up for the whole course. You can complete the 300-hour training online in 2022 from April-December (266 hours covering the core courses and selected electives) as a single discounted package + 40 hours of mentoring. 

Option 2: Select one course at a time. You may take the courses on Svastha Yoga Online as they come up according to the calendar, followed by a final assessment.

If you intend to do the 800-hour training, please email us at info@svastha.net.

Upcoming Courses on Svastha Yoga Online

Ego, Personality & Self | Course on Yogic Psychology with the Mohans
Mentoring with the Mohans