YOGA THERAPY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Approved by The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY)
Under accreditation with The British Council of Yoga Therapy (BCYT)
Stage ONE: 50hr STAGE ONE FOUNDATION NQF level 3 MODULAR COURSE
(upon successful application process and providing places are available at time of application)
Stage TWO: 500hr STAGE TWO NQF level 4 COURSE LEADING TO RECOGNISED QUALIFICAT/ION AS A YOGA THERAPIST
(10% discount if book both courses together)
“I would suggest that anyone considering training as a Yoga Therapist, should take this foundation course. It provides an immense amount of valuable information, which makes you a better Yoga Teacher, even if you do not wish to continue the Yoga Therapy Journey” (2020 student)
Nikki and the trainers on this course have a combined wealth of experience in yoga therapy, working within The NHS and other health services. They believe in keeping yoga therapy authentic with emphasis on returning ‘back to our roots’ to allow the mind and body to unravel and find their own way home to natural health, happiness and wellbeing.
‘We whole heartedly believe in the healing power of Nature and in the natural life process” (Yoga Focus therapy trainers)
Stage ONE – The foundations
(compulsory first stage of full training)
An experiential course that encourages creative thinking in learning how to use Yoga Therapy Models and adapt practises for the needs of the client who is suffering from a physical or mental health condition. We advocate a ‘no one cure fits all’ and a ‘person centred’ approach throughout the course.
This course is designed for:
- Yoga teachers to develop therapeutic skills in providing safe and effective Yoga Therapy practices for chronic physical and mental health conditions. A minimum of 200 hours yoga training and 2 years post training teaching experience is requested
- Health professionals from therapeutic backgrounds both from NHS and private sector, seeking to improve their knowledge and skill in the mind and body relationship
The course places emphasis on our connections with the healing powers of Nature. Each day will consist of exploring Yoga Therapy conditions, through case studies, in areas of health such as :
- The Elderly
- Mental Health
- Spinal and Musculoskeletal
Mindful compassionate based practise will be at the heart of the training encouraging the trainee to explore their own health imbalances to further understand the health imbalances of others.
Foundation Course 2018
This is the full Yoga Therapy course that will be accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy and will lead to a qualification as a Professional Yoga Therapist.
Once you have successfully completed Stage One, the foundation course, you can apply for Stage Two by writing a 2,500 essay on ”The value of Yoga Therapy in the world today”.
The course will teach you skills to become a therapist and provide the knowledge, skill and confidence to assess clients thoroughly, implement therapy and evaluate outcomes. The course will consist of the following retreats:
Seven day retreat at The Mandala Ashram – South Wales
Five day retreat at The Mandala Ashram – South Wales
Four day retreat at Sibford Quaker School – North/west Oxfordshire
Day workshops at Sibford Quaker School – North/west Oxfordshire
21 term time on line seminars Wednesdays 6-8pm
You will be required to shadow a Yoga Therapist which can be local to your area. You will receive regular one to one supervision.
‘’’I feel lucky to have benefited from Nikki’s deep and wide knowledge and loved her style of teaching and compassionate approach’’
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