Hormone Yoga Therapy Training Course – Seda Shambhavi
Hormone Yoga is a combination of Hatha, Kundalini Yoga and Tibetan meditation techniques which comprise special pranayamas, bandhas, mudras, asanas, prana directing techniques, stress reducing and managing practices to support and heal the hormone system within the body. Both men and women suffer from increasing imbalances in the endocrine/hormone system due to the high demands of everyday life. They are treated almost exclusively with hormone replacement therapy by western medicine, which can have numerous side effects especially immune system, as well as depriving the hormone system of the capability to get back to its own balance.
Nowadays almost every woman has PMS-problems and the natural cylces in a woman’s life have no recognition as something wonderful and natural, that we should live in tune with for its harmonious function. Women started to experience early menopause and there is a growing number of men at the age of 35-45 years who are suffering from typical symptoms of testosterone deficiency, such as fatigue, sleep disorder, erectile dysfunction or depressive moods, often due to chronic stress.
Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) uses the body’s own self-healing and regulatory power to balance physical, mental, spiritual and energetic imbalances connected with the endocrine system. Also for men hormone yoga is well suited to bring vigor and vitality to the whole system, especially the hormonal glands. In young women HYT is suitable to alleviate PMS symptoms or increase the chances for pregnancy by eliminating secondary infertility causes.
HYT as it increases estradiol level, also helps in the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Menopause is a controversial subject. For many people it is considered as a phase of intellectual decline, loss of femininity and “the beginning of growing old.” It is very important to understand that it is actually the phase of wisdom in women’s lives mentally and spiritually. Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) brings a holistic approach to decrease of reproduction hormones in the body with a series of exercises to prepare your body for menopause. If you want to go through menopause in good health and without symptoms, start practicing HYT. The symptoms may appear years before and can go on some years after menopause if there is a decline of hormones for any reason. Statistically, when women reach 35, their estrogen level begins to decrease and symptoms may appear, such as: hot flushes, dry mucosa, tiredness, anguish, depression, hair loss, dry skin, insomnia, migraine, joint pain and decreased libido.
So HYT is your choice for aging gracefully young.
Seda Shambhavi as well as teaching how to practice the classical hormone yoga therapy sequence as developed by the Brasilian yogini and doctor of psychology Dinah Rodriguez, she also introduces her own designed two specific sequences for reproduction hormones and for thyroid and metabolic hormones to address the problems directly. She also gives a great deal of knowledge from her Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine background especially for nutrition and life style adjustments. Her theory lessons comprise a thorough look at the hormones like dopamine, serotonine, endorphine which affect our daily life tremendously and micro-nutrition, which is also a very important element in our modern lives.
All yoga teachers who would like to specialize in HYT and who suffer severe hormonal problems can join the course. Teachers will receive a 60hrs YACEP TTC certificate whereas non-teachers will receive a participation certificate.
PS.You should not take this course, if you suffer from breast cancer, severe endometriosis, large fibroids, or in case you are pregnant.
Objectives of the course
General look at the whole endcrine system in the body, understanding of reproduction hormones and metabolic hormones in the body, how the hormones change at different phases of life and due to some diseases or conditions like menopause, hashimoto, graves, infertility etc. what kind of diet or nutrition is good during pre-menopause , menopause, hashimoto thyroiditis, rhomatoid arthritis and othe auto-immune diseases which affect the glands.
Learn the thyroid and metabolic organs series and reproduction hormones series as well as the combination of these two series.
Learn how to teach the thyroid and metabolic organs series and reproduction hormones series as well as the combination of these two series confidently. Opportunity will be given to each participant for teaching practice in small groups, proper instruction of each exercise, sequence of exercises, course design and structure for hormone yoga classes and workshops – considering the variations in case of limitations or special needs of the students
Arrival Day: 17th January, 2020 Arrival and get settled by 15:00
16:00 Opening circle and introductions
17:00 Introduction to HYT system and learning the components of HYT.
19:00 Dinner and free time for resting and settling
Day 2-3-4-5-6 (18th-19th-20th-21st-22nd January, 2020)
06:30 Pranayam, meditation, chanting or silent walk (60 mins)
07:30 Tea Time
08:00 – 9:30 Hormone Yoga Class (90 Minutes)
10:00: Breakfast /brunch
11:00 – 13:00 Main Lecture on Hormone Yoga Therapy
13:15 14:30 Lunch and rest time
14:30 – 15:30 Seva time – selfless service (60 mins)
15:30 – 16:30 Self-practice
16:30 – 18:00 HYT practice or teaching groups
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Satsang / Sharing / Chanting /Self-study /Completion Ceremony
22:00 Lights out
Day 7 (23rd January, 2020)
6:30 Pawanmuktasana yoga and HYT combination session (Self-Practice) (105min)
9:00 Breakfast and farewell to everyone
• Attendance at all activities is mandatory for 60hrs YACEP certification.
Assessment is based on:
1. Regular attendance of all classes
2. Attitude and behaviour while attending the course
3. Performance and attitude in the practical class
4. Hormone Yoga Therapy teaching skills
What to bring
Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, Warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings and clothes for warm days, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug / tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen…etc
Course Location: Brother’s Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats, Patnem – Goa
Course Fee: $650 (single hut) Early Bird: $590 (full payment by 10th December 2019)
$750 (shared wooden bungalow) Early Bird: $690 (Full payment by 10th December 2019) including course manual
Deposit: $150 (Not refundable) Balance can be paid on arrival
Accomodation: Single hut or shared wooden bungalow