Yoga Therapy Module: Whole Person Healing
Learning for personal and professional development
This 5-day foundation module provides a way of experiencing yoga therapy from a personal perspective whilst covering fundamental theory in the tradition of yoga on health and healing.
During the module, yoga practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation will encourage awareness of their therapeutic use through direct experience. The module will encourage you to reflect on your personal health and self-development.
Supporting clients to bring about changes in their self-understanding and improve diverse aspects of their health is hugely rewarding, humbling and sometimes challenging. The yoga therapy module furthers your professional development through the study of healing and working with the challenge of compromised health in an individual yoga therapy setting. It is also a growing area of work as the effectiveness of yoga therapy becomes more recognised by mainstream conventional medicine. NICE now recommends Yoga as a suitable first stage intervention for chronic non-specific low back pain.
Whilst this course does not provide a full training on yoga therapy, many aspects of the module can be used to support individuals more effectively in your group classes. It may also be the starting point into a new area of study and work in yoga therapy.
Sabine Dahn is a yoga teacher and therapist with particular awareness of yoga’s positive impact on mental health. She has collaborated with MIND, developed her own Mental Health Yoga Programme and delivered several training days on Mental Health for the BWY. Alongside her private practice she has offered yoga therapy on the haematology, gynae-oncology and children’s oncology wards at the Royal Sussex Hospital.
Barbara Dancer runs a yoga therapy practice, teaches yoga, is a committee member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT) and is a Course Assessor for BCYT Accreditation. She was Chair of BCYT between 2013-2016. She has run yoga therapy privately, within charities, as part of complementary health businesses and publicly funded projects.
Santoshni Perera is a yoga therapist, yoga teacher who also teaches Yoga Sutra chanting and meditation. She has a diploma in Ayurveda Diet and Lifestyle and is trained in Ayurvedic massage and is a BWY Foundation Course tutor. She practices insight meditation and regularly leads meditation workshops at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. She realised the beneficial value of yoga while being a prison yoga teacher for nine years.
It seems likely that Covid restrictions may affect the course which will run online if face to face teaching is not permitted.