Introduction to Yoga Therapy Jan 2020 

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

9.30am - 5.30pm Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 March 2020 (4 days)

Frenchs Forest Campus (Davidson), NSW


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Do you love yoga philosophy and psychology?

Are you passionate about healing with yoga?


This fascinating 4-day program will introduce you to the foundational concepts of yoga therapy including:


  • How yoga therapy heals body, mind and emotions
  • The tools and techniques of yoga therapy
  • Understanding yoga philosophy and psychology as tools for healing
  • Ayurveda for Yoga Therapy
  • Live case studies - find out how yoga therapy really works!


Through a balanced blend of theory and practical work, you will gain real-world skills that you can start using right away to support your students. At the end of this engaging course you will be able to:

  • Take a basic case history using the principles of yoga therapy
  • Help students manage their health using basic yoga therapy techniques
  • Understand how yoga philosophy informs the practice and techniques of yoga therapy
  • Learn how yoga therapy uses the mind to heal with yoga psychology

Is this the right course for you?

This course is for yoga teachers and yoga teachers in training who want to learn the foundational principles and practices of yoga therapy. It’s the right course for you if:


  • You are a qualified yoga teacher, or studying to be a yoga teacher
  • You are passionate about helping your students heal with yoga
  • You have a keen interest in yoga philosophy 


Continued Professional Development

Use this foundational course as a stand-alone training and gain CPD points, or as a springboard into accreditation as a Yoga Therapist. Participation in this course earns 26 CPD points with Yoga Australia and 26hrs credit towards the Adore Yoga Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy.



Course Curriculum  

9.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 March 2020


The Philosophy of Yoga Therapy

We start by exploring the question 'What is Yoga Therapy?' You’ll learn how yoga philosophy forms the foundations for Yoga Therapy and how to use ancient principles and practices to help students heal from physical, emotional and mental dis-ease.


Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda is an important component of Yoga Therapy. Learn how to use the fundamental principles of Ayurveda to support students to manage their health and wellbeing. Starting with a refresher of the Tridosha system, you'll learn how to integrate the key techniques of Ayurveda into a healing yoga practice.


The Psychology of Yoga Therapy

Understanding yoga psychology is vital for anybody interested in Yoga Therapy. In this inspiring workshop, you'll learn to view illness through the lens of yoga psychology, gaining insights into the psychological foundations of dis-ease and healing. Taking our lead from the ancient yoga texts, we'll discover how the wisdom of the ancient yogis is the key to physical and mental wellbeing in the 21st century.


Introduction to Therapeutic Teaching Methodologies

This introduction to therapeutic teaching methodologies will radically change the way you view your students' health issues. You will learn foundational techniques for assessing the needs of individual students and working hands-on with them to meet those needs.



Who's Going?

Certified yoga teachers and teachers in training who love learning and want to explore the foundational principles of yoga therapy.



Course Faculty 

You will be learning from Australia's leading yoga therapists, with over 50 yrs experience between them.



Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.  Nikola holds a Master's degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy and is currently studying for a Master's degree in public health. She is a certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia and the IAYT.

sunita patil

Sunita Patil

Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia.  Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone. 



How To Book


Four Day Introduction to Yoga Therapy Program



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Booking Terms and Conditions
*Payment plan available Call 1300 844 693 for details* Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the amount paid after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.