Kundalini Medicine Yoga Therapy Training
Directed by Guru Dharam and an exceptional team of teacher/healers, the course is delivered as intensive, stand alone modules comprised of fascinating yogic science, philosophy, information and direct experience of holistic healing. Here the sacred science of Kundalini Yoga is demystified and presented for you to apply therapeutically one to one as Medicine for the 21st century. This course brings the metaphysical methodology of the Rishis and Shamans to current energetic healing practice.
You will learn to choose the right kriyas and meditations for different disharmonies, and discuss the topics addressed in each module in relation to pathology and case histories, deepening your knowledge of the sacred path of healing in mind, body of soul.
The entire program is an 800-hour course, which currently has two levels of certification:
500 hours, which is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals
800 hours, which is accredited by Kundalini Medicine and designed to meet the standards of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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I-SKY Kundalini Medicine 500-Hour Intermediate Certificate in Yoga Therapy
Knowledge of Yoga Therapy Tools 300 hours - Leaning about yoga therapy tools and methods, yoga philosophy, frameworks for wellness and disease and anatomy & physiology.
Practice of Yoga Therapy Tools 100 hours - Practicing yoga therapeutic tools such as kriyas, asana and meditations.
Application of Yoga Therapy Tools 100 hours - Practicing applying and teaching yoga and meditation therapeutically.
Focus of Course This is a course on yoga therapy primarily focusing on applying Kundalini Yoga in the one-to-one and small-group arena. It also weaves together perspectives from the Hatha, Tibetan, TCM and Ayurvedic traditions.
Overall Aim of Course The objective of this program is to provide yoga teachers with an intermediate level knowledge base in yoga therapy.
What will the graduate be able to do at end of the course?The program provides a foundation in the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic worldviews, a grounding in anatomy and physiology, and a deeper understanding of how Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini energy works. Students will be able to teach Kundalini Yoga therapeutically in the one- to-one and small group arena, incorporating the above elements.
Assessment The course is assessed with trainer feedback, exams, practice logs and assignments, including presentations and mentored case studies.
The objective of this program is to provide yoga teachers with an intermediate level knowledge base in yoga therapy.
The program provides a foundation in the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic worldviews, a grounding in anatomy and physiology, a deeper understanding of how Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini energy works, and the ability to teach Kundalini Yoga therapeutically in the one- to-one and small group arena.
Over the course of the modules, we examine the different bio-systems of the human body from a holistic paradigm, presenting them both in health and harmony and in disease and disharmony. The student receives a series of clear, user friendly, energetic models and techniques to view, assess, and treat the 8 chakras, the 10 bodies, and the 14 meridians. You learn how to take a case history, how the 5 colors refract through the body-mind, and how numerology affects a patient’s interactions with key life cycles. Kundalini Yoga practice and home study are an integral part of the training.
The extensive course curriculum also covers the subtle anatomy and physiology of the energy maps from the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels. It includes study of the energetic physiology and pathology of, and specific interventions for many conditions including stress, burnout, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, addiction, insomnia, life transitions, and other common ailments. Other topics covered include:
• Yoga postures and sets called “kriyas” specifically selected to accelerate the healing process.
• Meditations to cleanse the subconscious of mental debris and self-limiting patterns.
• Acupressure points to balance and stimulate the chakras and the meridians.
• How to add or remove heat, cold, dryness, dampness and wind from the body.
• Spiritual symbols and affirmations to create healing and mental rejuvenation.
• Pranayama to purify and synchronize the levels of consciousness and express transformation.
• Visualization to develop the faculty of projection and self-healing.
• Yogic dietary principles and household herbs that add organic matter to enrich the body and target specific bio-systems.
• Understanding the subtle mechanics and therapeutic application of Kundalini Yoga in a dynamic and innovative presentation.
Approximate time spent on each area of the course:
300 hour (60%) - Leaning about yoga therapy tools and methods, yoga philosophy, frameworks for wellness and disease and anatomy & physiology
100 hour (20%) - Practicing yoga therapeutic tools such as kriyas, asanas and meditations
100 hour (20%) - Practicing applying and teaching yoga and meditation therapeutically.
The course is assessed with trainer feedback, exams, practice logs and assignments, including presentations and mentored case studies.
Module 1: Dragonlines:
• Overview of the connection between the 3 primary theoretical bases of Ayurveda, Oriental Energetics and Kundalini Yoga
• The Law of Polarity
• Energetic Anatomy and Physiology
• The Law of Projection and Receptivity.
• Energy Maps
• Emotions and the Psychology of Organs
• Acupressure/ Marma points
• Energy healing
• The Subtle Mechanics of Kundalini Yoga
• Steps in yoga therapy intake and assessment.
Module 2: Spheres of Light and Subtle Bodies
• Principles of Ayurveda, the elements and the doshas
• Psychological and physical profiles of the doshas
• Chakras, their physiological, emotional and psychological correlates.
• Asanas and their effect on the chakras.
• Kundalini kriya analysis
• Numerology and the 10 bodies divination and assessment
• The 10 body model: How they function in health and disharmony.
• Koshas and vayus
• Energy healing. Developing your relationship with Shunia, the sacred space of healing
Module 3: The Twisted Hair
In this module, we learn to address the following conditions with yoga therapy tools:
• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Amma/ Dampness/Phlegm
• High and Low Blood Pressure
We also cover:
• The development and evolution of disease
• Setting priorities in treatment plans
Module 4: The Sacred Geometry of Kundalini Yoga
• How to adjust the energetic triangles.
• The Navel Point in Harmony and disharmony.
• The 3 Gates at the First, Fourth and Sixth Chakras.
• The 6 Climatic Factors: heat, cold, dryness, dampness, wind and summer heat.
• How to recognize the symptoms that these climatic factors create in the body and treat them with acupressure, yoga, pranayama, diet, energy healing and meditation.
• Choosing the right kriyas and meditations for different disharmonies.
• Discuss all of the above in relation to pathology and case histories.
Module 5: The Sky of Mind
• The Yogic model of the mind; core mind healing
• The 10 sections of your brain: their correspondences, function, and interconnectivity.
• Brain Food for mental health. Breath and nutrition for optimizing your cognitive faculties.
• The Twilight Zone of the psyche
• The Ojas and the cerebrospinal fluid.
• Understanding the human body as a fully integrated multidimensional cognitive biosystem.
• Yogic psychology in harmony and disharmony:
• Cold Depression
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• All of the above are examined in relation to pathology and to case histories.
Module 6: Red Thread, Black Hat & White Lotus
• How to achieve a metabolic shift in 24 hours
• Imprinting a thought form into the body
• Retrieving and imprinting a positive sensation or state of mind or a pattern of health into the present
• How to apply spiritual symbols through mental visualization, projection, and imprinting into the physical form
• How to heal and transform using the elements of Fire, Water, Ether and Metal
• How to use affirmations effectively
• The moon cycle: Symptomology and treatment through the cycle
• Fertility and menopause: symptoms and treatment with Marma/acupressure points, nutrition, female specific yoga and meditations
• The male cycle: 'Flame over and flame under’
• Diet, household herbs, male specific yoga and meditations
Module 7: Anatomy and Physiology
• Human anatomy and physiology, including all major systems of the body and their interrelationships
• Biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga and the work of a yoga therapist.
• Contraindications for postures and practices
• Common pathologies and disorders of all the major systems
Module 8: Professional Practice and Personal Development
• Ethics of yoga therapy
• The scope of practice of yoga therapy
• Self-care as a practitioner
• Building a network for referrals
• How to develop and maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with peers and other professionals in allied fields
A 200+ hour yoga teaching certificate
At least one year of yoga practice
At least one year of yoga teaching experience
Students must be present for 85% of the course to pass. Any time missed is required to be made up by reviewing course recordings and completing additional assignments.