SVASTHA YOGA THERAPY TRAINING
(500 hr)

This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine.

We're starting OCTOBER 2021!
You can join us on site or on-line!

For whom?

 

This program should be of interest to yoga teachers with a minimum of 200h of studies from any lineage, style, or methodology with or without a medical or scientific background. It is also very useful to serious students who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.

FOR WHOM
Professional expertise

Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will also be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga.

PROFFESIONAL
EXPERTISE
Format

The program is delivered in 7 intensive modules (5 days for each module) with a flexible structure. Modules 1-6 may be attended independently and certificates will be issued for each module.

FORMAT

Unsure or Worried About Anything?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your personal situation and see if the Svastha Therapy program would be a good fit
in your situation – drop us a line
at info@akasha.cz and we shall come back
to you shortly.

Program Highlights:

Clear and practical

The highlight of Svastha yoga’s approach is clarity and usability.

 

Krishnamacharya

Building on the teachings of Krishnamacharya, an authoritative background in classical yoga and Ayurveda. This program offers a direct link to profound and non-dogmatic sources of yoga.

 

Holistic perspective

This program combines traditional yoga with a wide spectrum of modern medicine (for example: general medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry), complementary medicine (like movement therapies, myofascial work and herbs), and Ayurveda wherever relevant.

 

Mainstream medical content

During and after following this program, you can feel confident in interacting with healthcare professionals using the knowledge you gain from this program, with or without having a medical or scientific background.

 

 

Open framework

The modular approach, combined with an emphasis on mainstream acceptability. This means you can integrate these skills easily with other lineage, style, or methodology as well as build upon them.

MODULES
we're now opening registration for:

Body | Locomotor System

Module 1: Low Back, Pelvis and Lower Limb

11. - 15. 10. 2021

Teachers:
Dr. Günter Niessen and Katharina Lehman

you can join this event:

  • LIVE  - ON SITE

or

  • ON-LINE (LIVE STREAM)

 

Our preference is to hold on-site scheduled courses on-site. We reserve the right to hold our full seminar offerings as online-only events as long as circumstances do not allow for a meaningful and plannable on-site event.


Schedule (time zone CET, you can convert to you time zone here):
Monday 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 9.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 – 17.00
Thursday 9.00 – 17.00
Friday 9.00 – 15.00


Venue: TBA (Prague)


Price: EUR 610,- /

(individual price plans available upon request)

for detailed description please click here 

for terms and conditions and further information about registration, please click here

BODY - LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM

MODULE 1: Low Back, Pelvis and Lower Limb
BODY - LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM

MODULE 1: Low Back, Pelvis and Lower Limb
BODY - LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM

MODULE 2: Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb

Body | Locomotor System

Module 2: Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb

3. - 7. 2. 2022

Teachers:
Dr. Günter Niessen and Katharina Lehman

 

you can join this event:

  • LIVE  - ON SITE

or

  • ON-LINE (LIVE STREAM)

 

Our preference is to hold on-site scheduled courses on-site. We reserve the right to hold our full seminar offerings as online-only events as long as circumstances do not allow for a meaningful and plannable on-site event.

 


Schedule (time zone CET, you can convert to you time zone here):

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Sunday 9:00 - 17:00

Monday 9:00 - 15:00


Venue: TBA (Prague)


Price: EUR 610,- 

(individual price plans available upon request)

for detailed description please click here 

for terms and conditions and further information about registration, please click here

Mentoring Programme:

  • Following on from the individual modules, students will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring programme: they will work in more detail with gained information, its application in practice and individual case studies.

  • Mentoring will further develop students's teaching skills.

  • Further information on mentoring will be sent to students who will be participating in the individual modules.

  • Lucie Königová will lead the programme in Czech for Czech students and Gunther Niessen will be leading English speaking students.   

 

Following modules (dates will be specified soon):
 

  • Breath | Internal Medicine and Breath 
    Module 3: Cervical Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing of the Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders (Dr. Günter Niessen)

  • Breath, Module 4: Pranayama, Ayurveda, Neurological, Digestive, Hormonal and Immune Systems

  • Mind | Yoga Psychology and PsychiatryModule 5: Depression and Addictions

  • Mind | Module 6: Stress and Anxiety

  • Integration and Systems ViewModule 7: Holistic Case Studies and Assorted Topics

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN MODULE 1 - Low Back, Pelvis and Lower Limb?

  • Anatomy and function of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip joint, knees, feet, gait and posture.

  • Observation and palpation of pertinent structures.

  • Systematic presentation of disorders of the lumbar spine, pelvis and lower limb, specially as relevant to yoga teachers:
    a. Most common disorders that a yoga teacher is likely to see in students
    b. Cause of disorders and their development
    c. Typical presentation of the important problems

  • The following disorders and more will be discussed:
    – Intervertebral disc problems
    – Instability, facet joint problems
    – Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
    – Soft tissue related disorders (muscles, ligaments, tendons)
    – Hip and knee arthritis
    – Meniscal and ligament tears of the knee
    – Dropped arches and hallux valgus.

  • Function-oriented approach and guidelines for these conditions using the tools of yoga (particularly movement and breathing).

  • Classical yoga methods of Krishnamacharya combined
    with modern medical concepts (pain-free mobility, stability, endurance, strength, range of motion, flexibility).

  • What a yoga teacher needs to know about the modern medical treatments available and the role of surgery.

  • Outline of ayurvedic perspective and commonly used ayurvedic herbs.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN MODULE 2 - Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb?

  • Anatomy and function of the thoracic and cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand.

  • Observation and palpation of pertinent structures.

  • Systematic presentation of important disorders of the thoracic spine, cervical spine and upper limb, specially as relevant to yoga teachers:
    a. Most common disorders that a yoga teacher is likely to see in students
    b. Cause of disorders and their development
    c. Typical presentation of the important problems

  • The following disorders and more will be discussed:
    – Osteoporosis
    – Scoliosis
    – Neck pain due to muscular imbalances and posture
    – Cervical disc problems
    – Instability, facet joint problems
    – Rotator cuff tears and impingment syndrome of the shoulder
    – Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow)
    – Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Function-oriented approach and guidelines for these conditions using the tools of yoga (particularly movement and breathing).

  • What a yoga teacher needs to know about the modern medical treatments available and the role of surgery.

  • Classical yoga methods of Krishnamacharya combined with modern medical concepts (pain-free mobility, stability, endurance, strength, range of motion, flexibility).

 

Dr. Günter Niessen (MD)

Dr. Günter Niessen is a specialist in orthopaedic and trauma surgery with a practice in Berlin. His previous training includes physical therapy, chiropractic, sports medicine, manual medicine, neural therapy, and acupuncture. He is a yoga teacher registered with the BDY/EYU. He has worked with thousands of patients suffering from various musculoskeletal issues, considering their problems from a holistic perspective.

 

Katharina Lehman

Katharina Lehman has been teaching Yoga and Yoga Therapy internationally for over a decade in group and private sessions, workshops and conferences. She holds a Diploma in Arts and completed several massage trainings and intensive studies in Psychology. With modesty and ease she points out ways to enhance wellbeing and integrate Yoga into daily life, as part of one's self-care regimen. 

 

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Lucie Königová

Lucie Königová has studied Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda for over 20 years. She has taught yoga with great joy and humbleness for over 15 years. Lucie's main focus is private yoga therapy, yoga teacher mentoring, workshops and yoga teacher training. Lucie is deeply grateful to the Mohan family for their invaluable teachings and guidance and to other great teachers of yoga and other disciplines and her yoga students she's been honoured to meet and learn from. Lucie believes in the transformative, truly soothing and profoundly healing quality of yoga that restores us to our wholeness and integrity with clear and kind presence, compassionate awareness and mindful living.

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Registration and Payment: 

  • Registration starts with sending the online form, after that you'll get registration confirmation. Registrations becomes binding for both parties and is fully completed 

  • The seminar fee has to be transferred only after you get an email with call of payment with information about bank transfer. You'll get payment certificate after your payment is completed. 

  • You have the right to cancel your registration within 14 days without giving any reason. To claim your right of withdrawal, you must inform us of your decision to withdraw from this contract by means of a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post or an e-mail). You're obliged to pay cancellation fee (see Cancellation Terms). 

  • If you cancel your registration after this 14 days timeframe you're supposed to complete the payment, the organizer has the right to the amount due and will claim it.

Terms and Conditions of Hosting the Training: 

  • For seminars that are planned or take place on site, a waiting list will be created as soon as more than 30 registrations are received.

  • For online courses, there is no limit to the number of participants.

  • It might be possible for some on-site courses to participate online as well as part of the livestream offer. If you're considering this, please take note of this in the registration forms.

  • Our preference is to hold on-site scheduled courses on-site. We reserve the right to hold our full seminar offerings as online-only events as long as circumstances do not allow for a meaningful and plannable on-site event.

  • For on-site courses, travel, accommodation and meals are not included and must be organised independently.

Absence: 

  • Absences of a maximum of 10% (i.e. 4 hours) can be compensated by listening to the audio recordings, beyond this we cannot issue a certificate of attendance. The corresponding absences must be made up for with costs (50% of the course fee, or 60€ per day).

Cancellation: 

  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the planned event. The cancellation of a seminar due to illness of the lecturer, force majeure or other unforeseeable events does not entitle the participant to claim for the execution of the seminar. The organizer will nevertheless try to find a solution acceptable to both parties, e.g. by rebooking to another date/place free of charge or by substituting the lecturer.

  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the seminar if the number of participants is below 10. In case of cancellation, even at short notice, any participation fees already paid by you will of course be refunded. However, the organizer cannot be called upon to reimburse travel, accommodation or cancellation costs or be held liable for indirect damage, loss of profits or claims by third parties.

  • Cancellation or rebooking of the registration will incur a processing fee of 60 €. In the event of cancellation from 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, 50% of the seminar fees will be retained and from 2 weeks before the event, the full fee must be paid.