This 9 day residential training is a stand alone course and also the first module of the Australia's most comprehensive and practical yoga therapy training - the YTA/VHF Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy.
The content of this residential training is essential knowledge for teachers interested in the healing path and all aspiring yoga therapists. Learning and practicing yoga is one, and the application of yoga on others is entirely different. This difference between yoga and the application of yoga has not been well stressed. This has resulted in the same yoga techniques that teachers have learnt being applied on other people without giving due consideration to the constitutions of the individuals, their capability, their requirements, and without individuality in the teaching methodology itself.
Each type of application has its own set of principles behind, and within, its operation so as to make the application most appropriate, effective and intelligent. Thus, each type of application is unique in its own way. Yoga recognizes five different types of application namely Sristi krama. Siksana krama, Raksana krama, Adhyatmika krama and Cikitsa krama.
The morning sessions of this module focus on the various applications of yoga and will deal extensively with the features of each type and level (introductory, middle stage and advanced) of each application, including:
* On whom? Complete study of the individual. * For what purpose? Assessment of the individual and the requirements. * How? The methodology of application.
The afternoon will focus on examination methodologies. Each day, one important joint will be taken up for observation and discussion. The first and third hour will be on studying the methodology of observation, palpation and examination in a workshop manner. The second and the fourth hour will be for discussions based on observation done in the previous hour.
This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the full three year diploma in Yoga Therapy. Please contact us to discuss this option further.
Check our website at www.yogatherapyaustralia.com for more information and to register.