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Svastha Yoga Therapy Module Module 2: Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb, Functional Anatomy of Breath COPENHAGEN


Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya.

SVASTHA YOGA THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM in COPENHAGEN with Dr Ganesh Mohan & Dr Günter Niessen - Integrating Yoga and mainstream Health Care for Self Care & healing.

This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga and ayurveda combined with modern medicine.

We take a skill-based approach, empowering you to work on yoga as prevention and as therapy. This program will provide you a solid foundation to grow from in your work as a yoga teacher and therapist, and is also useful to serious students who wish to deepen their understanding and practice.

Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will also be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga.

The International Svastha Yoga Therapy Program brings you the most effective aspects of yoga and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine.

TEACHER Dr Günter Niessen (The teaching is in clear & easy to understand English)

RELEVANT for yoga teachers, students & health professionals with a solid yoga practice who are interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga.

VENUE Bispebjerg Bakke 6, 2400 København NV (Copenhagen North West) Map

PRICE for 5 days of intensive learning & professional development 4,600 DK / 615 EURO


Monday 1st April: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday 2nd - 4th April 9:00 am - 5:30pm

·Friday 5th April 9:00 am - 2:30pm

You will experience and learn therapeutic frameworks, tools & practices for you to use straight away with your clients & students. You will receive a certificate, the module manual, notes, & more . You will also be given exclusive access to the Svastha Yoga Therapy International community support group on FB. This is closed for professional support group open to people who have participated in a Svastha Yoga Therapy Program (SYTP) Module.

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Dr. Günter Niessen, is a doctor PhD, orthopaedic surgeon, Ayurvedic doctor, yoga therapist and student of A.G Mohan. The teaching in English is clear, systematic and educational, so everyone can follow. Readers about Dr Günter Niessen here.


  1. Anatomy and function of the thoracic and cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand.

  2. Observation and palpation of pertinent structures.

  3. Systematic presentation of important disorders of the thoracic spine, cervical spine and upper limb, specially as relevant to yoga teachers:
    a. Most common disorders that a yoga teacher is likely to see in students
    b. Cause of disorders and their development
    c. Typical presentation of the important problems

  4. The following disorders and more will be discussed:
    – Osteoporosis
    – Scoliosis
    – Neck pain due to muscular imbalances and posture
    – Cervical disc problems
    – Instability, facet joint problems
    – Rotator cuff tears and impingment syndrome of the shoulder
    – Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow)
    – Carpal tunnel syndrome

  5. Function-oriented approach and guidelines for these conditions using the tools of yoga (particularly movement and breathing).

  6. What a yoga teacher needs to know about the modern medical treatments available and the role of surgery.

  7. Classical yoga methods of Krishnamacharya combined with modern medical concepts (pain-free mobility, stability, endurance, strength, range of motion, flexibility).