Yoga as Medicine
Therapy in Motion

Aug 17 - Aug 25 2019

Certified Yoga Therapy Training

(certified by Ayu-Me/Society of Friends)

17th-25th August

Dernburgstrasse 47, 14057 BERLIN

Though the science of Ayurveda and Yoga require years of study – even life-long -  it is inspiring and nourishing to start the journey with trusted teachers who have extensive years of experience in this field.

Manuela Heide de Jahnsen and Beate Friede collectively have been working, lecturing, teaching, practicing in the fields of  Therapy, Yoga Instruction, Nutrition, Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Medicine and Therapy, Pranayama, Trauma Therapy, and Massage Therapy for over 35 years.

The 9 Day Intensive Course is designed as a complete introduction to the stunning world of Ayurvedic/Yogic Therapy in Motion:  

A combination of Ayurveda with the practical application of Yoga Therapy according to the Doshas (3 body types) and the 3 gunas (emotional psychological states)and the personal needs of the patient/student. 

This workshop will teach you how the pathways of the breath, through the Gates of Vayu (the access gates of the body), are essential to understanding the hidden treasures of Yogic practice.

Because of the small and strictly limited group of students (max 8 students), we will focus on your own individual practice and will have enough time to answer all your questions. It is essential that student and teacher are able to develop a close and trustful relationship. The breathing exercises need particularly close and safe observation.

The days will be filled with practice, practical application of your new knowledge, self-practice and one-on-one counseling as well as the chance to teach the whole group. Be prepared to slip out of Berlin’s summer days into an intense inner journey to improve your own practice and develop a new field for work based on the ancient science of Yoga and Ayurveda.

The course will be in English and German, therefore, concise knowledge of both languages is required.

Healthy Ayurvedic food will be prepared daily.

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COURSE PLAN

Over the course of the 9 Day Intensive Course we will cover:

  • Basic Yoga Anatomy (previous Anatomical knowledge required)
  • the role of the Yoga therapist (working together with other types of therapists – how many therapists are too many?)
  • the connection between Eastern and Western medicine - using classical medical tools as well as the knowledge of the ayurvedic pulse diagnosis and Breathing analysis to understand the nature of the problem
  • approach to healing: understanding different psychological conditions through Pranayama
  • detecting and understanding psychological conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Burnout or Borderline structures and finding ways to deal with these conditions in Yogic and Ayurvedic manner.
  • Pranayama for medical patients with internal conditions (asthma, blood pressure, circulatory problems, heart conditions, nervous system, chronic digestive problems)
  • using the breath as a major tool to deepen your practice and become a profound yoga therapist and practitioner
  • Yoga Therapy for patients with external conditions (Skeletal system), pain, restrictions in movement, injuries of the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle
  • Understanding Assists and Adjustments made in yoga classes: understanding Asanas as tools for a deeper journey;  finding the balance between the correct appliance of the asana and modifying it to individual needs
  • using tools like blocks, chairs, weights, sandbags, ropes and belts to aid in an opening and grounding practise. 
  • Daily question and answer sessions
  •  A final  oral exam and a written one which  includes a 3 month personal study of a patient with a written report

 

Course requirements

The course is for professionals currently working as yoga teachers/instructors (minimum 2 years current teaching experience) or professionals currently working as physical therapists
(minimum of 2 years of current work experience).

 

Previous knowledge of  Anatomy and Yoga Anatomy is a pre-requisite.  (Suggestions for free online refresher courses are included in the footnotes.)

Price: 1000€

 

The course is for professionals currently working as yoga teachers/instructors (minimum 2 years current teaching experience) or professionals currently working as physical therapists (minimum 2 years current work experience).

 

Previous knowledge of  Anatomy and Yoga Anatomy are a pre-requisite.  (Suggestions for free online refresher courses are included in the footnotes.)

 

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