Somatic Therapy Training Course, India
2nd Jan - 1st Feb 2024 (Goa)
About the Course
UNLOCK POTENTIAL & TRANSFORM YOUR BODY WITH THE EVOLUTIONARY PRACTICE OF YOGA
The 1-Month Somatic Therapy/Chikitsa Yoga is an introduction to the physiological branch of Yogic therapy, seen through the perspective of contemporary medical knowledge. Yogic therapy, as such, is an integrated system of homoeostasis promotion for the psychological and physiological structures of the body. Within the overall system of Yogic therapy, Chikitsa Yoga concentrates on promoting structural harmony and disease prevention/ healing, through the manipulation of the physiological structure-the human body.
The basis of physical and mental homoeostasis is the hormonal or endocrinal system of the body. Asanas or Yogic physical postures, by forcing the body into certain positions, create conditions within the body that activate the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus region of the brain. Being activated in specific ways, these controlling sectors of the endocrinal system then secrete or inhibit hormones in combination with the other endocrinal glands, causing desired metabolic and other organic changes within the body.
From the skeletal-muscular framework to the hormonal and systemic regulation of the internal organs, Yoga asanas act in a transformative manner, not just in the healing process and disease prevention, but of equal import, the asana practice extends life-expectancy by preventing ageing factors such as stenosis.
An understanding of the complex, networked human physiology and its relation to the Life-force/ Prana matrix comprise the essence of the 1 month Yoga Therapy programme. The application of this knowledge to address a range of 20 diseases, across 5 body systems, using asanas and pranayamas as the tools of therapy, is the practical section of the 1 month Chikitsa Yoga programme.
The 1 Month Somatic Therapy/Chikitsa Yoga programme is an intense, full-time residential course. There will be 200 hours of training and teaching, with a mandatory attendance requirement of 95%, in order to appear for the final examination.
Students having successfully completed the course will be awarded the Chikitsa Yoga Kriyakar or Yoga Therapy Novice certification, enabling them to suggest and teach, with the advice of Aryamarga Yoga or registered medical practitioners, methods of disease prevention, disease elimination and physio-therapy.
Mandatory pre-requirements for course application are:
Ability to perform correctly a minimum of 27 asanas out of the 105 asanas covered in the course.
Minimum one year experience in teaching Yoga, and/or physiotherapy/ sports medicine.
Required foundation level knowledge regarding human anatomy/ physiology, and/or Hatha Yoga principles.
Roshan Palat, Founder & Philosophy Teacher
Roshan met his Guru near an alpine village a few hours hiking distance from the mountain town of Uttarkashi.
Ganapati Baba’s teaching of the 4 Yogas of the ancient Mahasiddhas Lineage and the profound manner in which it was imparted changed Roshan’s life forever.
Being instructed to learn more about Mahakaruna / The Great Compassion and Shunyata/Emptiness, by his Guru, Roshan undertook a 3-year study into Mahayana Buddhism and the View and Practices derived by that system from the 84 Mahasiddhas.
Since then he has been residing, practising and teaching in the Tibetan town of Bir
Thanida Palat, Co-founder & Hatha Asana Teacher
Thanida, a citizen of Thailand, has been teaching various forms of traditional Hatha Yoga across Thailand and India. She has received advanced Hatha training from Kaivalyadham, Pune, Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Sivananda Ashram, Kerala and JivamuktiYoga, New York.
Having received Yoga training in the Lineage of the 84 Mahasiddhas, Thanida has incorporated her knowledge of the Hatha Asanas with the structure of the 5 element intensification and harmonization practices of the Lineage.
Akshat Madan, Pranayama & Somatic Yoga Teacher
Akshat, after having quit his job as a financial advisor, set out to travel the mystical land of Yogis and Sages. He was spellbound by the beauty and diversity that India offered, but found it almost impossible to make any coherent sense of his spiritual experience. The thirst for knowledge remained unsatiated. It was during his meeting with Roshanji, that an instant and deep connection was formed to a living lineage of yogic masters. He took the quantum leap and decided to fully immerse and dedicate himself to this new lifestyle
Our Team of Teachers
6:00 AM : WAKE UP CALL
6:30 – 7:45 AM : PANCHA TATTVA ASANA KRIYA I (HATHA YOGA)
8:00 – 9:00 AM : PRANAYAMA / KRIYA YOGA
9:15 – 10:45 AM : BREAKFAST
11:00 – 12:30 AM : SOMATIC THERAPY THEORY
12:30 – 2:30 PM : LUNCH BREAK
3:30 – 4:45 PM : KINESTHETIC THERAPY
5:00 – 6:15 PM : PRENATAL & POSTNATAL THERAPY
6:30 – 7:30 PM : YOGA THERAPY ASANAS
7:30 – 8:30 PM : DINNER BREAK
8:45 – 9:30 PM : SVADHYAYA (SELF STUDY)
With over 200 hours of Yogic theory and practicals, the 1-Month Somatic Therapy TTC culminates in a 2-day final examination. Successful participants of the training course are awarded a certification, giving them the right to be an instructor in the following:
Somatic Therapy Lifestyle Enhancing Sequence
5-Element Asana Sequencequence
It must be strongly stated, however, that AryaMarga is not affiliated with Yoga Alliance or any other organisation as we are a stand alone institute. Our aim and objective is to tranmit the authentic yogic teachings of the original Naga Lineage, founders of Hatha Yoga and Laya/Kundalini Yoga.
Lucas A, Class of 2019
The psychology course was a fascinating opportunity to explore the connection between the prana
body and the mind. I enjoyed studying how prana flows - or does not flow - through chakra petals
and how this manifests as specific psychological traits and emotions. Blockages of prana can be
removed with art and movement therapies and it was a blessing to explore and experiment with
some of these techniques. It was also useful to revisit the core theory of the Yoga Sutras in the
context of both therapy and self-willed evolution.
Ashray Sood, Class of 2019
Though resistant at first, the Psychology Training Course became my favorite, because I realized what it means when people say that most ailments are a result of mental and emotional patterns, and how they come to manifest in the body. The truth behind that statement became very evident to me and my own mental and emotional patterns became very clear. I’m beginning to be able to see them in others now
too. The Yogic psychology is perhaps the highlight and USP of this entire TTC. I would love to explore this Yogic psychology in much greater detail because the
world is desperate need of it. Western psychology has failed to help many, and I sincerely believe that yogic psychology is the way forward and a beacon of hope
in the fast, hyper-competitive, high-tech and stressed out world we live in today.
The 1-Month Yoga Psychology Teacher Training Course is a full-time residential course. Accommodation would be provided at the spiritually charged AryaMarga Ashram Institute. The pristine Himalayan setting when combined with the powerful Yogic Kriyas allows for the rapid ascension onto the wondrous levels of Yoga.
Students get to choose between 3-Bed Deluxe Dorm Accommodation, Private Bamboo Cottage Accommodation and Shared Rose Cottage Accommodation.
During the 1-Month Yoga Psychology Teacher Training, we prefer following the Yogic Diet which, contrary to what many people believe, is not Vegan.
Students get home-cooked vegetarian meals during their stay at the Ashram Institute. Some of the vegetables are directly sourced from our kitchen-garden.
We ensure that the daily nutritional requirements of the students are met through a wholesome dietary plan.
Registration & Fees
The 1-Month Somatic Therapy Teacher Training Course opens with a 1 day orientation session, which introduces the teachings and the lineage to the students. A student will be accepted for the course only if the aptitude of the provisional student meets with the criterion of the course during the 1 day period. The entire course fee (excluding registration fee) will be refunded in case a student decides to discontinue the course during the first 3 days. No refunds will be entertained post the orientation period.
We advise our students to please keep their travel programs for India flexible in case they do not meet the criterion for the course.
Registration Fees (Non-refundable)*
SAARC Country Citizen – INR 20,000
Non-SAARC Country Citizen – $250
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