Yoga therapy aims to bring each individual towards wholeness and health by correcting imbalances which cause malfunction, disease and suffering in the body, mind and spirit. Yoga therapy also provides a way to maintain an optimum level of health and well-being for each individuals constitution.
The framework of the koshas and working with the individual form the basis of the course. The course is designed to deepen the teachers understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the main body systems, of common ailments and medical conditions, and particularly of the relationship to yogas subtle energy systems. The syllabus covers many other areas including philosophy, ayurveda, eastern and western models of self and neuroscientific research.
The core practices are based on the system of breath kriyas, pranayama and meditation from the lineage of Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa of Kerala as taught by the late Dr B P Pillai. However, the course also encompasses practices from other traditions.
Learning how to implement yoga therapy practices safely and in accordance with professional codes of practice allows the teacher to develop a personal, holistic style and to devise appropriate yoga therapy programmes for each individual clients needs.
For more information go to www.scottishschoolofyogatherapy.co.uk