Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training
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In this module, spread over more than one year, students will continue learning about Anatomy and Physiology, plus Ayurveda: daily routine, how to adapt to seasons, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic therapies. There will be in-depth teaching on the psychological causes of addiction, offering holistic strategies on how to manage addictions and self-destructive behaviors. There will be discussions on Ayurveda practical therapies in relation to the disease of addiction, as well as understanding of the human condition through Yoga and the 12 Steps. Students will be familiarized with different types of addictions, their medical classification and terminology. During the final distance learning sessions, students will learn the basic principles of the therapeutic relationship, and revisit the ethical principles of a YHE, as well as the legal and the business of Yoga Health Education.


Monthly 2-hour sessions • May 2018-April 2019
Anatomy and Physiology
Taught by Swami Jnaneswariananda

Monthly 2-hour sessions • May 2018–February 2019
Taught by Mary Thompson

Monthly 2-hour sessions • May–December 2018
Health and Disease: Addiction
Taught by Durga Leela

Monthly 2-hour sessions • March–July 2019
Therapist/Client Relations
Taught by Mary Thompson

Four 2.5-hour sessions • August 2019
Business of Yoga Therapy: Legalities and Networking
Taught by Suprabha Jain, MD and Swami Sivasankariananda

Four 2-to-2.5-hour sessions • September 2019
Ethical Principles and Continuing Education
Taught by Swami Sitaramananda

Online sessions will be recorded and, with advance permission, may be available in lieu of real-time participation.

Note that instructors are subject to change without notice.