An introduction to the diagnosis, management and prevention of disease according to the ancient science of yoga!
The objective of this 10-week basic course is to provide the fundamental principles of Yoga Therapy. The participant will be introduced to a methodology of ancient yogic diagnosis and treatment for modern lifestyle disorders, as well as positive health promotion with the reduction of stress and lifestyle modification. This series will also explore the manifestation of prana or life force as related to disease in the five sheaths of the body, the relevance of yogic wisdom in a clinical setting, and modern research findings in yoga being done in Canada and abroad. Participants will be supplied with written material on the systematized therapeutic yoga in addition to the basics of yoga therapy certificate of participation.
Note: No classes Feb 17 and Feb 24 due to reading week and midterm exams respectively.
Babu Rao Gunthati M.Sc., M.A., P.G.D.Y.S., PhD (Cand)
Babu Rao is the founder of KASYAPA and the Canadian Centre for Yoga Therapy and Research. He is one of the founding members of the Advanced Yoga Therapy Centre at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India, where he specialized in Neuro-cognitive assessments, Cognitive Retraining and Yoga Therapy. He is a former faculty member in Yoga therapy for SVYASA and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mangalore Universities, India. Babu Rao currently works in collaboration with the CAMH (Center for Addictions and Mental health) in the area of applied Yoga Therapy and mental health. In addition, he has recently concluded promising preliminary research in the area of Yoga Therapy and Diabetes mellitus type II and has initiated a project for Yoga Therapy in the integrative management of Huntington’s disease. He has treated thousands patients worldwide applying ?yurveda, Siddha Medicine, and Yoga Therapy. He is a supporting member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), USA and Yoga Alliance, USA.
Monday, January 20, 2014 - Mondays 12-2pm