YOGA THERAPY: THE FOUNDATIONS
26th — 29th July & 6th — 9th September
(60hrs learning & 60 CPD points)
Module 1 — Tuning into The Body
*This essential 8 day course is split into two parts of 4 days each. You must attend every day for certification.
Suitable for teachers and students who wish to deepen their knowledge and integrate yoga therapy into their teaching and practice.
Part 1: 26th — 29th July
Part 2: 6th-9th September
£895 **early bird £795 if paid in full by 28/02**
£250 deposit available to secure place, full payment must be made minimum one month prior to course start date.
“The purpose of Yoga Therapy is to lead us to the True Self…I don’t treat conditions. I am not a doctor nor do I have a physical therapy license. I treat the delusion of not knowing your Self and how to find your way past pain and suffering. I guide you, not treat you” Mukunda Stiles
Join Judy Sampath from Yoga United for an unmissable course for those who wish to learn Yoga Therapy.
On this comprehensive course, you will learn practical skills to support people seeking physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
This way of being starts with you!
Through this practical personal & professional development course, you will receive the guidance of a highly qualified and experienced team of tutors.
You will learn a sensitive and intuitive approach to the body, mind and emotions and discover the art of becoming a strong container in which to meet, greet and inspire others on their healing journey.
You will become more conversant with the many holistic skills and effective tools to guide others towards their full potential.
You will engage in practices designed to encourage a greater connection to loving presence, and in turn, support others in doing the same.
You will cultivate skills and practices which enables you to translate the learning directly into life, to deepen personal relationships, improve professional ones, and become unapologetically yourself.
AIMS — A foundation course for teachers on their journey to becoming yoga therapists. For individuals who are looking for guidance on their personal development path, and improve relationships. Work within a safe space to share knowledge, experience, insight and practices that support the learning process.
A core principle of this course is to learn within a forum of support with peers and within a group through the learning process.
COURSE STRUCTURE – 8 days with course leader Judy Hirsh Sampath, and guest tutors to deliver a broad range of learning and practices which can be incorporated directly and immediately into life. Total 56 hours. 4 non-contact hours comprising journaling around awareness of their personal sadhana practice and an assignment for those preparing for full training.
ACCREDITATION – A Certificate of Attendance is awarded to students completing the 60 hours training from Yoga United Education.
This 60 hours is a prerequisite, and the first 60 hours of the full 500 hour Yoga Therapy training.
COURSE TUTORS – The course director is Judy Hirsh Sampath (Yoga United) with guest teachers Antonia Boyle (Alphawaves), Beverley Nolan (embodied anatomy), Mary Mackie (anatomy & yoga therapy), and Lyn Tally (Embodied mindfulness)
WHO CAN JOIN – anyone who loves learning and growing. Givers, carers, yoga teachers, therapists and health professionals looking to train as yoga therapists, practitioners with at least 3 years yoga experience, or other therapeutic practices.
Completion of introduction day, and teacher training, or a submitted application form to be approved by the course director based on an informal phone call. A reference may be required from your yoga teacher.
Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience
Yoga Therapy Module 1 explores the science of physical, mental, and energetic, systems of the body and the elements that make up human experience.
Topic 1 — Asana and embodied movement
You will be guided through movement, sequences, stasis and self-refection to access a deeper awareness of body and mind processing.
Topic 2 — Structure & function of the respiratory system
You will explore different breathing techniques and their influence on the function of the respiratory system, focusing the mind, and changing mood.
Topic 3 — Structure and function of the nervous system
Understanding visceral responses to danger, safety, fear and joy. You will be guided through practices that recover homeostasis and wellbeing including restorative postures & yoga nidra
Topic 4 — Back/shoulder/neck – stiffness and pain
Specific yoga sequences address stiffness & pain throughout the spine. Preparation, physical benefits, contra-indications & energetic elements will inform choice of techniques for individual cases.
Topic 5 — Meeting common conditions – physical, mental & emotional health
You will have a greater understanding of some common conditions to assist health seekers in becoming experts in communicating and understanding their own needs. Meeting and greeting anxiety, anger and depression
Topic 6 – Prana – vital energy
Connection to the subtle body, layers of being and the many lenses through which we can understand health, disease and wholeness.
Topic 7 – Philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & the mind
Understanding ancient theories of human nature, suffering and that which stands in the way of discovery, recovery, and coming home.
Topic 8 – Language, deep listening, silence, & sound
Techniques to nourish the body & mind, create a space in which to investigate body-centred dialogue and the power of words. Create deep connection and empathy with self and others
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Practice a range of yoga asana covered on the course, inc. supported restorative postures, and modifications for common conditions
Engage embodied mindfulness practices for insight unique to the individual
Practice a range of breathing & pranayama techniques
Practice relaxation techniques, restorative yoga postures, and yoga nidra
Share therapeutic practices, listening skills & collaboration with others
Understand the concept of mindfulness, meditation, presence, intention
Plan personal asana practices and creative sequences to meet own needs
Offer collaborative practices for back pain, anxiety, anger, depression
Describe the physical body systems covered on the course – respiratory, circulatory, nervous systems. Connect to the heart and lungs
Understand the difference between educating & teaching, fixing & healing
Understand the importance and effect of language & listening
Be informed about yoga therapy training other options following the course for continued support and development
About Judy Sampath
Co-founder of Yoga United, Judy Hirsh Sampath brings a creative mix of yoga-based practices to engage health seekers of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own head space and insightful inner wisdom. Judy is dedicated to sharing the magic of this healing modality to ensure those who study with her become empowered, confident and successful professionals in their field. She has been supporting yoga students and therapy clients in self-healing since 2002 in groups, private practice, mental health, and fertility settings. She is qualified yoga teacher (BWY dip), IYN Elder. She is a certified yoga therapist with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT600), and Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and CNHC UK.
By seeing yoga and its philosophy in a new way, this learning has all made tremendous difference to my life already. Eleanor
From enlightening knowledge to embodied practices, I felt very nourished by the passion, the learning and the discussions. Sandra
This course has been so powerful. I have opened up in such a thoughtful way – to myself and my healing. Debbie
This course has showered me with many blessings. I loved the variety of the teaching to promote knowledge and healing in support of my self as well as others – every day left me feeling alive and inspired. Lorraine
As a yoga teacher, I was surprised at every session and blessed with nuggets and gems of information – much food for thought which I am putting into practice and offering to my students. An excellent introduction to my yoga therapy journey. Cathy