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Topics Covered

THERAPEUTIC YOGA

  • Developing and maintaining a self-nourishing, therapeutic practice based on the principles of Sustainable Yoga for Long-term Happiness approach;
  • Yoga B.A.S.I.C.S :  Breathing, Alignment, Structure, Inner energy, Centredness & Sensual perception;
  • Yoga N.O.V.I.C.E :  Nervous System, Organ System, Variations, Immunity System, Circulatory System, Engagement;
  • Therapeutic properties of 60+ hatha yoga postures;
  • Opening postures, restorative postures & closing postures;
  • Healing yoga for Ayurvedic constitutions — Vata, Pitta & Kapha;
  • Understanding the logic of sequencing and how postures relate to each other;
  • Specific healing sequences for digestion, menstrual health, circulation, immunity, sleep & more. 
  • Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra (deep rest);
  • Learning the proper usage of props (blankets, blocks, chairs, pillows, straps, bolsters, etc.);
  • Spinal and joint care & injury prevention;
  • Human anatomy & physiology.

MEDITATION, BREATHING & MORE

  • Mindfulness Meditation and observation of the senses;
  • The power of affirmations;
  • Pranayama breath work (8-10 healing practices);
  • Nadis (energy channels);
  • Chakra system;
  • Mudras (hand postures);
  • Gemstones, essential oils & colour therapy;
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & Eight-Fold Path;

AYURVEDA

  • History of Ayurveda and Ayurveda in modern context;
  • Analysis of Ayurvedic Doshas (constitutions) – Vata, Pita, Kapha;
  • Prakurti (essential nature) & Vikurti (imbalanced state)
  • Sub-doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha – roles, responsibilities and treatments;
  • Psychology of Ayurveda;
  • Immunity, sleep, stress and pain management with Ayurveda;
  • Graceful Aging with Ayurveda;
  • Seasonal considerations for yoga, food and lifestyle;
  • Nutrition and recipes;
  • Detoxification practices & programs;
  • Ayurvedic remedies & herbology;
  • Oil treatments & massage;
  • Morning routines that promote energy, motivation and clarity;
  • Evening routines that promote tension release, relaxation & sleep.
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