Structural Yoga Therapy™ Certification Program
The scope of the SYT training is to enable trainees to give personalized effective guidance to yoga clients to overcome their physical challenges and alleviate pain so that the deeper practices can bear fruit. This training is for certified yoga teachers and/or licensed health professionals with a grounding in yoga practice (sadhana) as their regular practice with a minimum of 2 years of regular practice. Structural Yoga Therapy™ relies on a deep respect for the body's innate capacity for safe, healthy movement and healing. This translates to a way of therapy that invites the body to find its own optimal way of healing, moving and building strength with careful development of the muscle structures that are needed to develop a full yoga practice.
The training program is practical yet deep and is based upon the books Structural Yoga Therapy and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written by Mukunda Stiles, the founder of Structural Yoga Therapy™.
His work is founded in two principal yoga lineages: his physical approach is based on his studies with teachers in the lineage of Krishnamacharya – Paul Copeland, MD; Indra Devi; Rama Jyoti Vernon; and BKS Iyengar.
Mukunda’s spiritual approach is based on the teachings of his beloved mentor Swami Muktananda, and Muktananda’s student, Swami Prakashananda. These are the teachings that are passed along – with great respect and love – from teacher to student.
Chinnamasta Stiles is Mukunda's beloved and a Senior Structural & Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, Therapist and Healer. She has been initiated (received Shaktipat) into the lineage of Bhagavan Nityandanda & Swami Muktananda and has offered the several yoga teacher training programs for the last 5 years in the US and Europe. She is now for the first time offering yoga teachers in California to attend the first 5 days of these deep teachings.
Scope of the week program:
Joint Free Series Anatomical movements Range of Motion Variations for postural changes SYT poses Darshan through the eyes of Patanjali Pranayama for Pain Meditation Body reading These teachings will not only transform yourself, but will touch and heal all those you serve with the deeper experiences and practices of therapeutic yoga.
At the end of the week a letter of attendance is given for 40 hrs of in person teaching.
For questions about the program and/or certification, contact Chinnamasta at firstname.lastname@example.org YOGATHERAPYCENTER.ORG SHIVASHAKTILOKA.COM $1080 until Oct. 1 $1250 thereafter Note: Cancellations received after October 25, 2013 will not be eligible for a refund.