Yoga Therapy-Curriculum

Lesson 1 Shad Darshana-Six Perspectives and Philosophies,Yoga Darshana and Samkhya Darshana- 5 Hrs
i Introduction to Sada Darshana-Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, Vedanta
ii Samkhya

Lesson 2 History and Background- 5 Hrs
i Pre classical Yoga Philosophy
ii Classical Yoga philosophy
iii Modern Yoga
iv Yogic Textbooks and Philosophy
v Difference between yoga, yoga cikitsa and yoga therapy

Lesson 3 Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution, Creation of self awareness plans- 10 Hrs
i Prakrti, Vikrti and Tridoshas
ii Creation of Self Awareness plans- Balancing Vata, Pitta, Kapha via Yoga

Lesson 4 Yoga Texts - 5 Hrs
i Comparing Samkhya and Yoga darshana
ii Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Lesson 5 Pancha Mahabhutas, 2o Gunas and Yoga -5 Hrs
i Pancha Mahabhutas
ii 20 Gunas

Lesson 6 Agni and Yoga- 5 Hrs
I Agni-13 Types of Agni
ii Balancing Agni via Yoga Therapy

Lesson 7: Asthanga Yoga and its applications-5 hrs

Lesson 8 Pranayama (breathing exercises) 10 Hrs
i Pranayama for Kapha, Pitta, Vata
ii Pranyama for stress
iii Pranayama for manasa disorders
Iv pranayama for Sleep and insomnia
V Pranayama for women

Lesson 9 Asanas - 15 Hrs (Teaching Methodology)
I Asanas for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
II Asanas for Women -Post partum, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle
III Asanas Antepartum (Prenatal)
IV Asana- Use of Props and Modifications

Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta
(Daily routine and Seasonal routine) - 5 Hrs
i Daily Routine
ii Spring and Fall yogic cleanses

Lesson 11: Meditation in Yoga Therapy- 15 Hrs
i Meditation script
ii Setting Ambience, Tools of Meditation
iii Guided Meditation
iv Mantra Meditation
V Teaching a Meditation class

Lesson 12: Yoga and Marma Points- 15 Hrs
i Introduction to Marmas
ii Importance of Marmas
iii 21 Importance Marmas on Face, Hands, Neck, Back, Feet and Joints
iv Balancing Marmas in a yoga Therapy session via lighting, colors, mantras, meditation, pranayama and asanas