Yoga Therapy

 

Overview of Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training

There are 14 in-person segments and 7 online segments. The training is fully integrated and the in-person segments are in a sequential order.  The first 3 in- person segments are focused on shifting from being a Kundalini Yoga teacher to becoming a Kundalini Yoga Therapist. They are primarily yoga focused and take the trainee deep into the consciousness of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy. The subsequent in-person segments are assessment and application focused and take the trainee deep into clinical practice of Kundalini Yoga as therapy.

Any Kundalini Yoga teacher can take the first 3 in-person segments in any order (although it is more integrative to take them as 1, 2, 3) without enrolling in, or committing to, the full training. After that trainees enroll in the full program so that they may benefit from supervision and the integrated process of developing skills, sensitivity, experience and consciousness over the 3 year, 1,000 hour training.

As the 3 year training unfolds, there are selected segments that a Kundalini Yoga teacher can take without enrolling in the full program provided they have taken the first in-person segment, Foundations: Principles and Practices of Kundalini Yoga Therapy. These are posted on our website 3-5 months before they are offered.

Some examples of segments you could study are:

  • Kundalini Yoga for the Recovery of Trauma (PTSD)
  • Yoga Therapy for the Structural System
  • Prana as Medicine
  • Kundalini Yoga for autoimmune disorders
  • Cold Depression
  • & many more

All the online segments are open to any Kundalini Yoga teacher whether they enroll in the full training or not.

UP AND COMING TRAINING

YOGA THERAPY FOR THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM

TRAINER: Sherry Brourman
Dates: 17 to 22 May 2018
Location: Govinda Valley, NSW
Contact: Randeep Kaur on 0414 898 262 or email jaye@essenture.com.au
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Course Credits:
Yoga Therapy for the Structural System is part of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training which is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. This is the first time this course is being offered in Australia and the only opportunity to participate in it without being enrolled in the full course. Yoga Teachers from all traditions will benefit from this fundamental workshop that puts anatomy in motion.

Pre course requirements:
It is required that you read the listed books, below, before attending the course. To ensure that you are to participant thoroughly in the course, we recommend you have command of the material in these two books:

  •  Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long, MD
  •  Walk Yourself Well by Sherry Brourman, PT and Yoga Therapist

Note: If there is interest we can help to organise a study group &/or session.

Venue:
The training will be held at Govinda Valley Retreat set in the most spectacular natural surroundings. The centre is nestled amongst lush bushland but it is also very accessible, being only one hour from the centre of Sydney. There is a regular train from the inner city to nearby Otford Station. We can arrange transportation from the station to the retreat if need be. Interstate and overseas participants are welcomed and will be assisted in any way we can.

Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

About Sherry Brourman
A physical therapist for 44 years and Yoga Teacher, Trainer and Therapist for over 15 years, Sherry Brourman, PT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, authored ‘Walk Yourself Well’ a groundbreaking book on gait therapy and has her new book, ‘Using Yoga Therapeutically’ underway. Using her in-depth structural understanding as the base, and movement fluidity as the mission, Sherry offers innovative and integrative tools for her students and clients. Sherry is founder of Tensegrity Center for Yoga Therapy, continues her physical therapy practice and teaches seminars internationally. This is the most comprehensive course, fully demystifying anatomy and alignment. It is a process of first recognising and then thinking through anatomy as it moves through the postures and on to using yoga therapeutically.

FOUNDATIONS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF KUNDALINI YOGA THERAPY 

TRAINERS: Dr Shanti Shanti Kaur / Siri Bhagvati (Billie) / Randeep (Jaye)
Dates: 3 to 6 September 2018
Location: Govinda Valley, NSW
Contact: Randeep Kaur on 0414 898 262 or email jaye@essenture.com.au
Further details download the flyer

Foundations of Yoga Therapy is the first module of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher training prepares us to teach to people who are healthy. A separate set of skills is required to teach to people with health conditions. This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation we need to begin to develop those skills and to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery.

In this 4 day training we learn how to identify and meet the student at their starting point, mobilise inner resources, understand and work with the process of change.

We will explore the unique structure of a therapeutic Kundalini Yoga class and the layering model of teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions. Yogi Bhajan’s 15 principles of teaching Kundalini Yoga as a therapeutic intervention are detailed and the psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Experience the differences between a yoga teacher, yogic healer, and a yoga therapist and the specific language of each.

Special attention is given to the personal development to engender awareness, strength and subtlety of the sensory system, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance, radiance and grace.

A six week Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a mixed conditions group class are included.

Presenters: Randeep Kaur and Siri Bhagvati Kaur / Billie Atherstone. Assisting: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD,

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices is the 1st of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.

OVERCOMING COLD DEPRESSION 

TRAINER: Dr Shanti Shanti Kaur 
Dates: 8 to 11 September 2018
Location: Govinda Valley, NSW
Contact: Randeep Kaur on 0414 898 262 or email jaye@essenture.com.au
Further details download the flyer

Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage. Yogi Bhajan cautioned that as we transition into the Aquarian Age through 2038, that humanity would suffer from a phenomenon he called Cold Depression.

Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it and exactly what you need to help your students, clients and yourself overcome its effects.

A complete curriculum for Kundalini Yoga teachers is included:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Cold Depression
  • Cold Depression and Addiction
  • Destiny, Distance and Cold Depression
  • Cold Depression, Illness and Health Recovery

This Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers.

Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur brings the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine. She has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1971 and began to teach people with chronic or life threatening illness in 1986, under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan.

Dr. Khalsa now directs the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology, founded to bring his teachings into healthcare. She is a Medical Family therapist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, and a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga mentoring lead trainer for Levels 1 and 2. Dr. Khalsa is a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and served on the team that developed IAYT Educational Standards for Yoga Therapy Teacher Training. She developed and directs the 3 year 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy teacher training program and provides continuing education for health professionals and yoga teachers.

Her Kundalini Yoga program for people living with HIV is featured in the book, Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, MD.