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200 hrs. Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Goa India
200-hour yoga therapy teacher training in India at VIY introduces participants to that unique healing approach that holistically prevents and cures the root cause of diseases.Every negative thought, experience of stress, anger and fear imprints itself at the level of the body. The body may forget, but the mind remembers consciously and subconsciously. From a yogic perspective negative impulses and imbalances are the root cause of disease.
This course equips practitioners with Yoga therapy techniques, methodology and toolbox to give you thorough insight into the body as a holistic system and how to restore balance. We take ample time to go into depth with Yoga therapy methods. We take in a limited number of students (5-7) in order to give full individual attention and teach each student in depth. Modern societies are fertile grounds for stress, depression and anxieties which if ignored in the longer run may develop into life threatening conditions. Most people you know would benefit from Yoga therapy. Moreover, it also opens an opportunity for you to become a Yoga Therapist yourself with more practice and hands on experience in future.

Ask yourself WHY?

Why you should choose this course at Vishuddhi Isha Yoga (VIY)?

  • We do not offer commercial Yoga here. We strive and endeavour to teach authentic traditional Yoga inspired from Iyengar, Shivanada and classic hatha Yoga systems. We have devised a unique therapeutic approach where participants are exposed to healing potential of Yoga and not just any kind of Yoga. These techniques which are delivered and taught in a simple and effective way
  • We are expecting dedicated and serious students to join our courses who are truly dedicated to personal transformation. We offer a serious traditional approach for learning Yoga based on ancient Indian Vedic Sciences ethos and methodology. We employ dedicated and serious teachers who are not only experienced but also are awakened
  • A course and training at VIY is just the beginning of your personal and professional transformation. We follow up with continued communication and guidance one to one online if students wish to do so
  • We keep small groups (max 5 to 6) to give individual attention and interaction which leads to unique learning experience
  • The most effective way of learning and teaching Yoga is from ‘Direct Experience. This is the traditional teaching where you will inherit the fruits of the wisdom of ancient Yogis to present day
  • We offer opportunities for volunteering for enthusiastic students after the course who succeeds in displaying performance and right Yogi attitude and personal professional ethics
Eligibility

Is this course for you?

You should opt for this course if you seek deeper self-transformation by becoming a Yoga therapist. You have a genuine desire to help your students to heal. If you are a serious student striving at more profound and internal experiences than what a tourist yoga destination can offer. At VIY, we practice Yoga in a spiritual way avoiding distractions of loud music, parties and intoxication. You will feel more relaxed and connected with the inner world and yourself. Your life will be transformed into one which would be happier, healthier and harmonious if you don’t give up on the faith in the techniques and methods you learn here.

“Learn key skills and practices to build a thriving successful career as a Yoga therapist.”

Screening Process
Interested students should go through the pre assessment before they can be enrolled in the course:

Step 1:

Live online video session with our lead teacher, Pradip Krishnaa for the relevant course to ascertain your readiness and prior preparation.
Step 2:
Online registration and payment, if approved to do so by the lead teacher after the step 1
Note :   Above steps are to ensure that you are well prepared and have understood teachers, course philosophy and Yoga school’s teaching methodology, expectation from its participants. These steps are not an exam. We believe readiness and intent would take you a long way to succeed and make the most of your time, investment and effort.
Gauge your expectations (expectations go both ways in life)

What can you expect at VIY or we expect from participants?

We expect you to follow the discipline and code of conduct being laid out for students and participants; we don’t allow non-vegetarian food, smoking and drinking alcohol in the Yoga school’s premises. It is advised to abstain from sexual and sensual pleasures during the training for your own good. You should live with simplicity in a pure Yogi way. You are also advised to come with minimum issues, mental and emotional baggages. Try to avoid all the distractions during the training for deeper immersion. We also advise you to avoid useless chatting and rather engage yourself in personal and group practice. You must be respectful to teachers and support staff in the Yoga centre. Last but not the least, you must be open to learn and remain focused on the course only and nothing else on mind between your arrival and departure.
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“Ignore the outside noise and focus on your work is the mantra to get the most of anything in life.”
– Pradip Krishnaa

Kindly read Code of Conduct and Rules here.

What we teach in this course?

Yoga Therapy YTTC Orientation by Lead Teacher, Pradip krishnaa

200 hrs Yoga Therapy Teacher training is based on the techniques and principles of Hatha yoga which is practiced in a restorative and therapeutic way. A sequence of praynamas and asanas are practiced in an easy accessible and therapeutic manner that targets specific diseases and organ systems. Asanas are selected to stretch specified parts of the body, and manipulate prana (vital life force) in others. A detailed study of Yoga Therapy anatomy, physiology along with healing mudras, relaxation techniques and meditations are being taught with an absolute focus on learning everything practically. Five major organ systems and associated disorders are being studied in detail to design the most effective Yoga therapy sequence as a case study. We give you minimum 2 case studies and ample assignments to be keep you hooked with the course all the time.

Detailed Course Curriculum for Yoga Therapy Teacher Training (4 weeks, 200 Hrs)
  • Ayurveda Introduction
  • Panchmahabhuta Concept of Body and mind (Five Elements)
  • TriDosha (Three Constitutions) Concept (Vata , Pitta and Kapha)
  • The effect of the dosas in the body according to season, day time and age
  • Concept of Body and Mind (Holistic Approach to healing
  • Knowing your dosha
  • Diet and Daily Regimen for each dosha
Note: Ayurveda Concepts are only introductory and not in detailed. Two sessions of 90 minutes each would be devoted for teaching these concepts close to the end of the course.
a) Pawanamuktasana Series (Adopted from Bihar School of Yoga)
  • Anti-rehumatic Group
  • Digestive/Abdominal Group
  • Energy Blocks Releasing Group
  • Application of these series for common diseases
b) Iyengar Therapeutic Series
  • Foundation postures for sequencing according to a disease
  • Sequences for the Cardiovascular, Immune, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory and Uro genital systems.
c) Six fold Detoxification Techniques in Yoga (Yogic Shat Kriyas)
  • Neti
  • Dhauti
  • Nauli
  • Basti
  • Kapalabhati
  • Laghoo & Deergha Shankaprakshalana
  • Core Principles of Asana Practice through Asana Methodology
  • Yoga Therapy Sequence : Core Principles for designing Yoga Therapy
  • The Science of Asanas and their therapeutic effects
    • Standing Postures
    • Balancing
    • Forward Bending Postures
    • Meditation Postures
    • Back Bending Postures
    • Twisting Postures
    • Inverted Postures
    • Relaxation Postures
    • Health Assessment for patients/students.
    • Teaching Practicum
    • Videos: Yoga Therapy Anatomy of Body systems & related disorders and diseases
    • Use of Yoga Therapy props, blocks, bolsters, chair, belts etc.
Quick Relaxation Technique
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Healing the Body-Mind (Creative Visualization & Self Hypnosis)
  • Chakra Breathing
  • The Mechanics’ of Breathing
  • Four Aspects of Pranayama
  • Introducing the practitioner to his natural breath
    • Abdominal Breathing
    • Thoracic Breathing
    • Clavicles Breathing
    • Full Yogic Breath
    • Nadi Shodhana
    • Bramhari
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalabhati
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi
  • Surya Bhedan
  • Moola, Uddiyan, Jalandhara & Maha Bandha.
  • Application of Pranayamas for healing and managing disorders
  • Using mudras to heal physical problems
  • Using mudras to heal emotional and mental problems
Yogic Mudras
  • Chin Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Shambavi Mudra
  • Nasikagra Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
  • Kechari & Kaki Mudra
  • Apana Mudra
  • Apana Vayu Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Jal Mudra
  • Prithvi Mudra
  • Mudra therapy for curing chronic diseases and conditions
  • Yogic Diet: What Yogis should eat
  • Relationship between food and our emotions
  • How food affects our mind?
  • Fasting and its benefits
  • Ayurveda Diet and Nutrition Concepts
  • Concept of Nadis (Energy Pathways)
  • Concept of Koshas
  • Concept of five Pranas
  • The chakras
  • Correlation of Chakras Nadis their connection with physical, mental and emotional health
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Concept of Abhyasa and Vairagyam
  • Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Related disorders and its management through Yoga methods and Tools
The course includes 2 manuals from our institution and reference books (Library Access)
By the Fourth Week, students will be asked to take up at least 3 case studies, 2 mandatory and one optional which would be the part of the final assessment and practical exam for Yoga Therapy.
Practicum Part: Students are are supposed to demonstrate in the class on one selected case out of 2 or 3 as a teacher for a specific disease or disorder based on paper submission in the theory part
Theory Part: Submission of 2 case studies (On Paper)
Approach Included : Ayurveda Nutrition & Diet concepts, conventional  medicine, alternate holistic healing therapies, Yogic principles, Hatha Yoga techniques
Written Final Exam: 3 hrs written exam in the end phase of the course
Results, Certification and Ceremony: On successful completion as per the standards of the school, students would be awarded with certification on the last day of the course.
Exam & Evaluation
To attain the certification and graduation, you will have to pass a practical and theoretical exam. It is not difficult for serious students to pass the exams. In the practical exam, you will take the role of a teacher, teaching essential yogic techniques out of the course as instructed by your teachers. The theoretical exam is comprised of a written exam covering the concepts taught during the TTC and course syllabus. Students will be provided a course manual and recommended books which they can buy and refer or read from the school library based on the availability.
Course Outcome & Certification

200 Hrs Yoga Therapy Teacher training certification, internationally recognized Yoga Alliance International (YAI) accredited course certification

Special Offer:

Enrolled Yoga TTC students would get 15% fee concession on Residential Ayurveda Courses. 

Early Bird discount applicable for minimum 60 days’ advance online payment and registration

Self-Assessment (Prior)

You are requested to engage lead teacher or Director personally through skype or email communication to do your own person self-assessment for this course. Yoga Therapy is not a style so you can’t expect to learn everything new rather it’s an application of already known methods with a completely different approach. You also learn completely new subjects and topics. Kindly refer the course content below on this page for more clarity and understanding. Alternatively engage the teachers online for self-assessment and guidance.
Informed decisions are better than hasty misinformed ones.

Course Structure and Design
This is beginner’s 200 hrs. yoga therapy teacher training course (YTTC). The course is divided into foundation and core therapy part.

Foundation part : First 1.5 weeks: Learning tools of Yoga therapy (asanas, pranayama, Hatha Yoga techniques and methods), However approach is different so revisiting and relearning with a new approach might make a huge difference even for experienced teachers and surely for fresher’s.

Core therapy part : Remaining 2.5 weeks are spent vigorously on yoga therapy anatomy physiology, related disorders, diseases & case studies involving designing live sequences for max 6 and minimum 5 diseases or disorders followed by practical and written exams.

Accommodation and Meals

We provide sharing and non sharing accommodation  officially from 2023 January onwards.

We are located just 5 minutes walking distance from the famous Candolim beach in North Goa. Our Yoga Ayurveda School is placed amidst peaceful tranquil lush green surroundings, with a view of  paddy fields on two sides and a beautiful view of the hilltop on the other sides. 🙂

Premises is ideal for your Yoga practice and meditations. We have a huge lush green landscape, big swimming pool with coconut and herbs being grown around. You can just go out of your apartment, roll your mat out and start practicing as you like. 

Accommodation Type:

1. Shared furnished apartment with shared washroom, kitchen, common living room, but separate bedrooms.

2. Non sharing Apartment, 1 bhk apartment with private washroom.

Note:

  1. Accommodations is subject to availability and we suggest you to register minimum 2 to 3 months in prior to your schedule especially if you are joining schedules falling between Janaury to March months in winters. 
  2. Accommodation is avaliable on first come first basis only. 

In case, you don’t get accommodation with us the no worries, we do recommend and assist students with accommodation options within their budgets(fully furnished apartments with kitchen, basic rooms and homestays nearby at walking distance or within the 2 km radius.) 

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Accommodation & Venue

You are free to book rooms or apartments on sites like Airbnb, booking dot com on your own as well based on your budget, if you feel so.
We do not provide meals at our Yoga Ayurveda school anymore primarily as we would like to focus only on academics rather than getting drawn into trivial issues where it’s impossible to satisfy individuals, no matter how hard you try. However, to make things easier for students and participants, we shall be suggesting home cooked food options where they deliver food right on your doors on online food apps like swiggy and zomato. We have whole range of food options which you can select, pay and order directly from them. You can cook on your own too if you rent a fully furnished apartment unit with a moderately equipped kitchen. We have all the fruit veggies and super markets at a walking distance.
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Student’s Reviews

Watch our past graduated Yoga TTC students sharing their feedback and experience of learning at VIY (Vishuddhi Isha Yoga) and teachers. Our success reflects with the successful completion of the course by our students. We along with our students strive hard to make this happen!!

“Empower and equip yourself with a treasure of practices to meet any of life’s challenges”

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