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Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training - 14 Hours

Sundari Nora Benian

Oct 16-17, 19, 26, 30-31 

Course Description:

The course teaches the foundations of yoga postures, breathing and safe practices so students may be able to gain mobility and strength. It is especially important for students who are injured, ill, or have never practiced yoga or developed body awareness through physical activity. Injuries often happen with those who jump into classes unprepared.

This set of practices focused on small dynamic movements until the whole body is systematically warmed up and joints that are normally underused are prepared for weight-bearing and other postures. Certain movements influence blood flow, loosen tense muscles and connective tissue, others strengthen the small muscles to prepare for bigger movements.

These therapeutic sequences aim to loosen up the joints of the body eliminating energy blockages in the joints of the body, improve coordination, self-awareness, and self-confidence. The exercises and movements are done slowly and consciously in order to build up concentration and awareness of what is happening in their body. People suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems or other ailments who are advised not to involve in any vigorous/strenuous physical exercise can practice this group of asanas.

What you'll learn:

The series of warm-ups practiced 2 to 3x a week for 3 months regularly will develop the following

Awareness of the body in physical movement – Awareness is developed through interactions between various components of the bodyby paying close attention to the sensations in the body and also keeping a record of each completed movement. It is also performed slowly and simply enough to remain aware of thoughts arising in the mind. This method of practice induces a state of peace, balance, and one-pointedness concentration and helps the student to stay mentally and physically present. Even when pain is experienced in movements or positions, students can notice to decrease in discomfort with repeated practice.

Awareness synchronized with breathing – Synchronizing the breath with the physical movements helps your movements slow down, this, in turn, slows the brain waves further enhancing relaxation and awareness. This synchronization revitalizes the body and improves the functioning of internal organs with a greater influence at the physical and pranic level and effectively stimulates and balances the pranic energy flowing through the Nadis.

Awareness of the movement of prana – Prana may be experienced as a tingling sensation in the body to which one becomes sensitized with practice. Mentally, one may feel light, yet one-pointed, emotionally fresh, and receptive. Periodic rest is crucial and it is recommended to sit quietly in the base position for a minute or so with the eyes closed after every two or three practices. While doing this, you develop an awareness of the internal energy patterns and the mental and emotional processes. The importance of the rest period is equal to the asanas you perform in The Therapeutic exercises.

This course counts towards 12 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance

Schedule:

Oct 16-17 Sat & Sun 1:00-3:00pm ET
Oct 30-31 Sat & Sun 1:00-3:00pm ET
Oct 19 & 26 Tues 6:30-8:30pm ET

Additional Information:

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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Sundari Nora Benian

Nora Benian (Sundari) is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, yoga
therapist, registered professional counselor, and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner
with a diploma of homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy in
Toronto, Canada. As a yoga therapist, she prescribes yogic practices along with
counseling techniques to bring clients into alignment, build strength, and open
energy channels to increase the life force.

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