teacher intensive

Introductory Workshop for Upcoming Teacher Training

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY SPINE - 3 day teacher intensive - 20 hrs

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


  • introduction to the therapeutic principles of movement and breathing

  • functional anatomy of the spine

  • applied spinal biomechanics 

  • introduction to main spinal pathologies

  • principles of teaching and treatment

  • yoga practice for a healthy spine

  • case studies

  • key practice guidelines and teaching skills


Dr. Günter NIessen & Katharina Lehman



Wednesday 13 October, 2021 - 10am - 5pm

Thursday 14 October, 2021 - 9am - 5pm

Friday 15 October, 2021 - 9am - 3pm



Prague (or live-streamed if the situation requires so)


Certificate by Günter Niessen Yoga und Orthopädie (and later on by Yoga Alliance as part of the newly accredited course) 



EUR 250,-


The YOGA FOR HEALTHY SPINE teacher intensive will be the introductory part of the new teacher training, now pending accreditation with Yoga Alliance. 


For whom?


This program should be of interest to yoga teachers and serious students who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.


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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. 

Registration and Payment: 

  • Registration starts with sending the online form, followed by registration confirmation. Registration becomes binding for both parties.

  • The seminar fee is to be transferred only after you get an email with payment details for your bank transfer. You'll get payment certificate after your payment is executed. 

  • 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). In that case you're still obliged to pay the cancellation fee (see Cancellation Terms). 

  • If you cancel your registration after the 14 -day timeframe you are obliged to complete the payment and the organizer is in entitled to the amount due, which will subsequently be claimed.

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 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.


  • 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).


  • 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.

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