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Yoga Therapy Module 1: The Essentials 60hrs

Improve your inter-personal skills within your field of work, and your life with this BWY approved and certificated 60 hour foundation course in yoga therapy. You will learn essential skills to meet, greet and inspire others on their healing journey. This way of being starts with your own journey - common conditions covered are anxiety & depression, and back pain.

This can be a stand-alone course for those interested in yoga as therapy for personal development, and is a pre-requisite to continue onto the professional training starting in November 2020. 


AUTUMN 2019 MODULE  - 19 & 20 Oct | 9 & 10 Nov | 23 & 24 Nov | 7 & 8 Dec

SPRING 2020 MODULE  - 7 & 8 Mar | 28 & 29 Mar | 18 & 19 Apr | 2 & 3 May

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Module 1 - The Essentials: Tuning into the Body 

BWY approved module with certificate

Through body-centred experiential learning, gain new skills to empower people seeking physical, mental and emotional health.

8 day courses running in advance of next full training starting 17 April 2020

NEW DATES 2019 AUTUMN MODULE -  19 & 20 Oct | 9 &10 Nov | 23 & 24 Nov | 7 & 8 Dec

2020 SPRING MODULE  - 7 & 8 Mar, 28 & 29 Mar, 18 & 19 Apr, 2 & 3 May (TBC)

You will have the opportunity to try out new ways of being within a supported and inclusive environment, and improve inter-personal skills within your field of work, and your life. You will learn new skils with this sensitive and intuitive approach to meet, greet and inspire others on their healing journey.

You may choose to take this course as a stand alone option to create an immediate impact on the therapy services you currently provide, or as the required 1st module to our 550 hour therapy training.

Module 1 The Wise Domain: Tuning into the Body is taught through the guidance of a highly qualified and experienced team of tutors. It is approved by the British Wheel of Yoga as a pilot BWY module.

How This Course Benefits You

  • Learn skills and effective tools to guide others towards their full potential.
  • Engage in greater connection to meeting people with a loving presence
  • Cultivate a sustainable home practice including off the mat mindfulness-based awareness
  • Deepen your personal relationships, improve professional ones, and be unapologetically yourself
  • Gain a BWY certifcate on completion of the course

Topics Covered

Topic 1 – Asana and embodied movement

You will be guided through embodied mindfulness practices with movement, sequencing, stillness, and self-reflection to access a deeper awareness of body and mind processing.

Topic 2 – Structure and function of the respiratory & circulatoray systems

You will explore different breathing techniques and their influence on the function of the respiratory system, focusing the mind, and changing mood.

Topic 3 – Structure and function of the nervous system

Understanding visceral responses to danger, safety, fear and joy. You will be guided through practices that recover homeostasis and wellbeing including restorative postures and Yoga Nidra.

Topic 4 – Upper back, shoulder & neck stiffness

Yoga sequences will address stiffness & pain throughout the spine. You will consider best techniques for individuals -  preparation, physical benefits, contra-indications & energetic elements 

Topic 5 – Meeting common conditions – physical, mental & emotional health

You will have a greater understanding of some common conditions: back pain, anxiety, anger & depression, heart issues -  to assist health seekers in communicating and understanding their own needs. Meeting and greeting special needs and difficulties are included.

Topic 6 –  Prana & energetic connection, and boundaries working 1-2-1

The tutor will guide you through some subtle anatomy  and multiple perspectives through which we can understand health, disease and wholeness.

Topic 7 – Philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the mind

The ancient theories of human nature will be explored alongside suffering and that which stands in the way of discovery, recovery, and coming home.

Topic 8 – Language, deep listening, silence, sound and song

Techniques to nourish the body & mind will be discovered. You will create a space in which to investigate body-centred dialogue and the power of words. Create deep connection and empathy with self and others.

Venue - Islington, London (nearest stations: Highbury/Islington, Angel, Essex Road)

For course dates in Cambridge, contact CAMYOGA directly.

Course Fees If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.
Full price: £846  (£250 Non-refundable Deposit required)

Important: After payment, you will be required to fill in an application form (Emailed to you). Payments will be held until application is accepted.

Payments will be fully refunded if the course is not suitable for the student. 

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • Handouts
  • BWY certificate with 100% attendance (for BWY members only)
  • Completion certificates
  • 54 contact hours with the course director and guest tutors.
  • 6 hours of non-contact study and journaling.

What does my fee exclude?

  • BWY membership
  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation
  • Extra tuition
  • 1-2-1 Yoga therapy sessions

Course Certification

Your success in completing the Yoga Therapy Module 1 Foundation Course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from BWY, and a certicate of completion with Yoga United Education.

Teaching Style

The tutors facilitate students through body-centred experience which creates an unforgettably direct route to learning. Tutors ensure a safe space is created in which to share knowledge, experience profound insight, and practices that support the learning process.

Tutors encourage students to cultivate a deeper understanding of sadhana, dharma, authenticity and joy.

Course Director

Judy Hirsh Sampath – Course Leader

Co-founder of Yoga United, Judy Hirsh Sampath brings a creative mix of yoga-based practices to engage health seekers of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own head space and insightful inner wisdom. Judy is dedicated to sharing the magic of this healing modality to ensure those who study with her become empowered, confident and successful professionals in their field. She has been supporting yoga students and therapy clients in self-healing since 2002 in groups, private practice, mental health, and fertility settings. She is qualified yoga teacher (BWY dip), IYN Elder. She is a certified yoga therapist with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT600), and Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and CNHC UK.

Guest tutors bring extensive knowledge and experience in their fields and you will experience a variety of styles - we are all different and you are encouraged to be yourself too!

This foundation course is NOT a qualification in yoga therapy. It acts as Module 1 of the 550 hour Yoga Therapy Professional Training which is scheduled to continue with further modules in 2019/20. Completion of this module is a pre-requisite for the 550hour course and counts as the first 50 hours.

You will be introduced to our inspirational faculty of tutors who are dedicated to deep learning, playful exploration and empowering education.

This inspiration course is also a powerful stand-alone personal development course.

For more information and application,

Contact  Judy Hirsh Sampath |  T: 07956 375607  E: judy@yogaunited.com 

We will  enquire into the following questions so before you sign up, you may want to reflect on:

  • What does yoga mean to me?
  • How has yoga changed my life?
  • What is my intention for joining the course?
  • Who am I?

Judy Hirsh Sampath is a Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapy

Customer Reviews

An excellent introduction Review by Cathy
As a yoga teacher, I was surprised at every session and blessed with nuggets and gems of information – much food for thought which I am putting into practice and offering to my students. An excellent introduction to my yoga therapy journey. (Posted on 29/01/2018)
Inspired Review by Lorraine
This course has showered me with many blessings. I loved the variety of the teaching to promote knowledge and healing in support of my self as well as others – every day left me feeling alive and inspired (Posted on 29/01/2018)
Powerful Review by Debbie
This course has been so powerful. I have opened up in such a thoughtful way – to myself and my healing (Posted on 29/01/2018)
Nourishing Review by Sandra
From enlightening knowledge to embodied practices, I felt very nourished by the passion, the learning and the discussions (Posted on 29/01/2018)
A new way of seeing Review by Eleanor
By seeing yoga and its philosophy in a new way, this learning has all made tremendous difference to my life already (Posted on 29/01/2018)
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