800 HOUR YOGA THERAPY EDUCATION

STARTING OCT 2019-2021- APPLICATION OPENS JAN 2019

This is a unique and intensely transformative Yoga Therapy Training combining yogic pracices and meditation based therapy. Delivered in modules at Urban OM over 24 months and integrated with two residential retreats held at Baravara, Center for Personal Growth in Dalarna, Sweden. This education is highly experiential where most learning is by practice and by doing. Our faculty are selected and assembled because of their unique skills and expertise. 

 

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VISION
We envision a world where people are 'being human again'. Where deep healing happens from meeting others with compassion. We believe yoga teachers can lead this transformation of 're-humanization' when given the right yoga therapy training and tools.

URBAN OVERLOAD
More than ever we are suffering from 'urban overload' - being constantly bombarded by stimuli, toxins and demands on our attention and energy. This can fuel stress, even leading to the feelings of isolation and disconnection. We are fed with ideas of impossible perfection, that we should look, behave and be a certain way. We have an opportunity - one could say and obligation - to question and see through the illusion of all the shoulds and have-to’s, to move past the impossible ideas of perfection.

EMBODIMENT
We experience life through our body - our emotions, memories, traumas, and thoughts are all felt and held in the body. So it is quite logical that when you start connecting to the body, which happens naturally through the practice of yoga, you also begin accessing and addressing some of these experiences again.

Yoga then becomes a natural starting point for deeper healing. Urban OM’s Yoga Therapy Training embraces this natural opening and continues further by safely allowing emotional release and welcoming deep personal insight.

Urban OMs Yoga Therapy Education is based on three fundamental keys:

BEING IN THE BODY
The foundation is Being in the Body, which means to start befriending all the different aspects of being human. We believe that there is no real transformation unless you access both body and feeling. Being in the Body is an antidote to cure the modern phenomena of 'disembodiment' caused by urban overload. In our Yoga Therapy Training we emphasize cultivating sensitivity of both the physical as well as the subtle body by training stress reduction and interoceptive awareness. We’ll utilise evidence-based yogic practices which apply the therapeutic qualities of postures, breathing and relaxation, thus allowing the body-mind to strengthen and heal. These practices are inspired mainly from the Krishnamacharya yoga lineage with elements of Tantric and Kundalini Yoga and the bioenergtic methods of Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich. 

BEING REAL
Being Real then enables development of a sense of self nourishing the connection to truth that can cut through the illusion, dream and deception from the mind. Self-inquiry, or honest introspection, is an ancient practice found in every spiritual tradition. We'll train our yoga therapists in aspects of humanistic and transpersonal psychology in order to offer trauma-informed counseling sessions and group structures.

BEING TOGETHER
Being Together is the final key. Our focus here is how to create safe spaces which merge body and mind, and to explore the magic of letting go into 'something more’. Active and contemplative meditative practices inspired by the contemporary and ancient esoteric wisdom of Vedanta, Mantra and Osho will help participants transcend the fixation with individual self, ultimately cultivating a deeper sense of inner-connectedness.

Highlights

  • Gain new skills in counseling and how to deepen your way of working with students
  • Develop skills to lead transformational workshops
  • Undergo deep personal and professional development and experience group therapy at Baravara
  • Gain insight into the deeper aspects of yoga through somatic understanding
  • Learn how to support clients with emotional release in a trauma informed way
  • Support clients in reaching deep personal insights
  • Learn best-practice methods on how to create a relational field and set healthy boundaries with individuals and in groups
  • Understand and assess how to look at body types through the lense of bio-energtics, ayurveda and anatomy
  • Become attuned to your own authentic voice and learn how to trust your intuition when working with clients
  • Learn how to develop and deliver integrative yoga therapy programs for clients

Certification

Upon completion of the education you will be trained at the highest recognizable level of yoga education. You will also recieve a certificate which states that you are a qualified 800 h Yoga Therapist and you will be eligible to register as a 500 h Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. 

Assessment is on-going throughout the training, which means that you are being observed how you take on board the teachings that have been shared and how your new embodied understanding is reflected in your practice, your life and your teaching.

All students are required to participate in all aspects and classes of the course and complete all assigned pre-course reading and assignments as well as all homework given during the course.

Pre-requisite:
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
Baravara Door Opener 1 (www.baravara.se

Price

120.000 SEK (including VAT)

Payment instalments: 
10.000 SEK on booking (place not secure until registration deposit is paid)

5000 SEK/month (for 22 months)

IF PAID IN FULL YOU PAY 115.000 SEK

Included in price:
Urban OM FULL ON MEMBERSHIP valid from the date you pay the registration fee until the end of your course (value 22.000 SEK over two years).

Not included in the price but required part of the education:
Baravara Door Opener 2 (www.baravara.se) 11.700 SEK
Baravara Door Opener 3 (www.baravara.se) 13.900 SEK
Find the dates and price for the groups following the links above. 

 

Faculty

AGNI

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GISELLE MARI

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ROBIN GUETH

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ISKAAN

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MARCUS MARKANDEYA BERG & ALEJANDRA ORTIZ

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SATYADEV BARMAN

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VOLKER MEHL

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ANANDRA GEORGE

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PRAFUL

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MICHAEL JAMES WONG

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