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Svastha Yoga Therapy Module 2 Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb, Functional Anatomy of Breath

Module 2: Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb, Functional Anatomy of Breath

12 - 16 November  2018 Copenhagen

Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya.   YOGA THERAPY TRAINING in COPENHAGEN with Dr Ganesh Mohan & Dr Günter Niessen - Integrating Yoga and mainstream Health Care for Self Care & healing.  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)

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

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


  • Man. 12th November:  10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue. Wed. Thurs.  13th - 15th November: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri. 16th November: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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THE TAKE HOME FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Dr Günter Niessen will share his knowledge drawing on his extensive experience from the worlds of Yoga & Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda & Western Medicine.  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, & recordings. 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.

 Dr Günter Niessen

Dr Günter Niessen

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, insightful and educational, so everyone can follow. Read more  about Dr Günter Niessen here.

OUTINE Locomotor System / Body 2: Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb

  •  Anatomy and function of the thoracic and cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand. 
  • Observation and palpation of pertinent structures.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Function-oriented approach and guidelines for these conditions using the tools of yoga (particularly movement and breathing).
  • What a yoga teacher needs to know about the modern medical treatments available and the role of surgery.
  • Classical yoga methods of Krishnamacharya combined with modern medical concepts (pain-free mobility, stability, endurance, strength, range of motion, flexibility).