Training course in
Yoga Therapy

Training course in Yoga Therapy and integrative medicine foundation course 100 hours (50+50)
NEXT COURSE 28 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER

A new training model combining the millenary knowledge of yoga with ancient and current healing techniques.

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Foundation Course 100 hours (50 + 50)

This course, divided into two parts of 50 hours each, provides the basics and a general overview of the many applications of yoga in a well-defined context: that of healing and health promotion.

For years now, the figure of the ‘Yoga Therapist’ has been increasingly emerging, although it may be difficult to sustain this kind of appellation in a context such as Italy, where the use of words such as therapy or therapist is the exclusive preserve of the medical sector.

Terminology aside, however right or wrong it may be, the healing power of certain disciplines, so ancient as to be considered true sciences as proven by centuries of experimentation, cannot be denied or underestimated, however, is their extreme efficacy, versatility and almost absence of side effects.

This course is the starting point for all those who wish to interpret yoga in a different key, enriching it with timely and effective knowledge derived from that age-old and rich heritage represented by Far Eastern medicine.

This is a stand-alone course with no obligation to join the rest of the school’s training programme.

The Foundation Course is divided into two parts each of which amounts to 50 hours of face-to-face tuition offered to you through two intensive residential seminars of one week each.

Course content

  • What is yoga and the reasons for interpreting yoga as a valid healing technique.
  • Basic knowledge of the bio-mechanics of the human body in yoga and movement in general.
  • The three bodies: Stula Sharira, Sukshma Sharira, Karana Sharira.
  • The Pancha Kosha and their importance in developing a different way of understanding imbalances and pathologies.
  • The Pancha Vayu or Five Pranas.
  • Basic therapeutic applications of the asanas.
  • Possible counter indications for particular conditions and pathologies.
  • The importance of Pranayama according to different conditions.
  • The eight classical pranayamas.
  • Use of specific meditations according to different conditions.
  • Use of Mudras as a therapeutic aid.
  • Mind, sound, vibration applied to healing.
  • Use and meaning of some Mantras.
  • Restorative yoga applied to healing.
  • Diet and yogic diet.
  • Introduction to the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Introduction of concepts and comparisons between: Nadis and Meridians, Marma points and Acupoints, Prana and Qi, etc.
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and the help yoga can give us to limit its negative effects.
  • Yoga in the chair
  • The fascia and the concept of inner space for maintaining health.
  • Different types of diagnostic tools: observation, palpation, listening, data collection.
  • Introduction of touch and bodywork techniques as a valid supplement to yoga.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology.

Becoming an expert in yoga therapy and integrated medicine requires a big commitment, let’s evaluate together if this course is suitable for your needs and expectations. What will be required:

  • Online practice, learning from real case studies and experiential work
  • Study of Yoga Therapy manuals and required reading materials
  • Homework and project work for each module
  • Supervision by your mentor and our team of supervisors
  • Completion of some case studies with your clients
  • A final specialised written project on a topic agreed with your mentor (at the end of the 300h minimum required)
  • A final assessment
  • Online post-diploma meetings

In-depth residential modules

All modules are residential and vary in length from three to six days. A small part will take place online. A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of each module. The examination for qualification as a practitioner in yoga therapy and integrated medicine will be offered upon reaching a minimum of 300 hours of training.

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Some more information on the course lecturers Teachers Training

 Massimo Cantara

Massimo Cantara

Graduated as a Yoga teacher with the SYM international school. Since 2010 he has been teaching at his own center in Italy. Founding member of "Three Treasures Yoga" In addition to the professional activity of operator in Bio-Natural Disciplines and that of Shiatsu Teacher, in 1999 he founded the Holismos Arts Center for health. Cranio Sacral Balance Diploma, Kinesiologist, Shiatsu Operator.

Virginia Wood

Virginia Wood

Dynamic yoga teacher, he has worked and studied yoga therapy and postural analysis with Doug Keller from Do-in yoga. Her initial training is in Iyengar Yoga. The flow of Astanga, Anusara and Vinyasa are also influential in her approach and style. She pays particular attention to physical alignment and follows the breath in synchronization with sensitivity. Virginia is also a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine.

Laura Sangeeta Biagi

Laura Sangeeta Biagi

Dr. Laura Biagi is trained in voice and performance studies at renowned schools and universities in Italy and the USA. In 2012 she graduated as a Yoga teacher at the International Center for Yoga Education and Research / Ananda Ashram in India in the tradition of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, combining voice and performance studies with the theory and practice of Nada Tantra Yoga.

Sabino de Bari

Sabino de Bari

After graduating in Physiotherapy from the University of Siena in 2002, he began his free profession at AIFIMM as a co-teacher contributing to the training of physiotherapists in the Mézières Morphological Postural Re-education method, and as a postural therapist. Added to this is Cranio Sacral Therapy learnt at the Upledger Centre Italy and learning Myofascial and Visceral Manipulation.

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