Understand the traditional approach of yoga and ayurveda to wellbeing. Learn how to work with habit and change.

This course lays the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge of the traditional approach of yoga and ayurveda toward wellbeing and yoga therapy. Building on that, we will explore practical ways to create sustainable positive transformation. The contents of this course are at the heart of all work as a yoga student, yoga facilitator and teacher of wellbeing, and as a yoga therapist.

This course is a core component of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program. Click here for details of the full program.

Course Description

In this course you will:

  • Appreciate the holistic view of yoga and ayurveda.
  • Explore wellbeing as the balance of functions in all levels of yourself.
  • Use the full-spectrum Svastha map of wellbeing to look at the skills of wellbeing.
  • Receive an introduction to assessing imbalance.
  • Understand the key traditional concepts such as bhava, prana, citta, guna-s, doshas, buddhi-dharma-s.
  • Work with the ways to create, support, and sustain positive change.
  • Understand conscious vs. unconscious in the yoga view: patterns and shifts.
  • Appreciate the importance of the principle of adaptation—use it or lose it.
  • Explore willpower, energy, resistance, effort as parameters that influence change.
  • Differentiate stress vs. challenge. Cultivate safety, resilience. Understand coping and allostasis.
  • Use curiosity, exploration, play, and the new vs familiar.
  • Cognize the role of environment in change: supports for new patterns, triggers for old patterns.
  • Choose steps in the journey of change: small steps and large steps.
  • Adjust degree of challenge: less vs more in time and complexity.
  • Manage lapses, trying again vs trying differently.
  • Work with motivation: values, conviction, insight, changing vs. growing.
  • Explore the personal meaning of change, value system, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, changing vs. growing.
  • Cultivating acceptance, balancing engagement and letting go.

Course Format

  • 10 hours hours of in-depth recorded sessions immediately on signup

  • Comprehensive and accessible

  • Recordings available for 1 year to revisit and deepen at your own pace

Teachers

Dr. Ganesh Mohan learned yoga from childhood in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya through his parents, A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan. He trained in ancient studies including Sanskrit, Vedic chanting, and Ayurveda and then went on to become a modern medical doctor. He integrates a full spectrum of holistic well-being methods in his work: movement, breathing, meditation and mindfulness, lifestyle, diet, relationships, life guidance and more. He has had extensive experience with thousands of students and patients across the world. He also directs the Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda trainings, including the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program across the globe. He is the co-author of numerous books published internationally, such as Yoga TherapyKrishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. With his father, he is the translator of the important Sanskrit yoga texts, Yoga Yajnavalkya and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.


A. G. Mohan is one of the foremost yoga masters in this era. He began his yoga journey in 1971, spending nearly two decades as a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya. Then he immersed himself in further wide-ranging studies of ayurveda, samkhya, tantra, ancient India dramatics, jyotisha, and more over decades. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Yoga Therapy, and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.


Indra Mohan  began her yoga studies along with her husband, A.G. Mohan, in 1971. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is appreciated by students not only for her extensive knowledge and clear teachings, but also for her wisdom and calm presence. She has guided many thousands of students over five decades to increase their wellbeing, manage their health problems, and find personal and spiritual transformation.


Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained in yoga from a young age. She also holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Vedic chanting, having conducted numerous seminars and given concerts internationally. A skilled and experienced teacher, she has been running the Svastha training programs in Singapore for two decades.


Certificate

The last lesson of the course includes assessment through a multiple choice quiz. Once you complete the assessment, you will receive your certificate of completion for the course (10 hours of training).

Course FAQ's

  • Can I access the materials in the course immediately on signing up?

    Yes! This course contains over 8 hours of recorded video content plus notes for reference. You can view these materials immediately and continue to access them for the duration of your enrollment.

  • How long can I access the course?

    You have access to the course for one year from the date of your enrollment.

  • Is the course lecture or practice?

    The course contains both. It has in-depth lectures offering knowledge and insight. It also contains practices with mantra, bhava, and examples of using them in asana.

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What our members are saying

Working towards inner peace!

Getting insights from long term teachers and practitioners as the Mohan family is invaluable. There is a lot of clarity and simplicity in the explanations of how our mind works and the role of desire. I loved all the practices they taught in this course to move towards inner peace, soooo useful! I really appreciate all the teachings received.

JULIA  M


Beyond Desire 

Very fulfilling in content and structure of knowledge provided as well as the deep experiences made accessible in the practice parts. Thank you so much!!!

MELANIE T


Very indepth

Deepening your knowledge with the Mohans gives you a clear and profound insight of what yoga is about. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

NANDA  VAN P


Embodiment, ancient and modern approaches

HEIKE M


Very eye-opening on patterns you thought is clear anyway

Loved the practices together with the sources in the texts, very Spot on. Very clear and simple!  Thank you 

MIRA R


Well presented

It was very well explained. Excellent.. great charts to make it more easy to retain the concepts.

HARSHA G


Excellent!

I am very grateful for the online courses; this is a great opportunity! The course was excellent, as it balanced between theory and practice.

ANNA K


Thank you so much

I learned so much out of this course, thanks to you!

TRUSS K


Perfect pace, perfect presentation

Can not be better. Learned a lot even though I already knew the basics: the Imbalance of one person is his own balance, we should not focused only on production of Agni but balance it! Immediately understood why my practice of Pranayama was not fully effective, and when I added to to it Sitali paranayama, I started to feel better. Now I will look also at the diet.

DILLARO S


A generous and very informative course

Thank you for a very rich course. I want to highlight in particular the precisions and nuances introduced by Dr. Ganesh Mohan, as well as the deep of knowledge shared by AG Mohan. It seems to me much more than a 5.5 hours program... much to reflect on :)

NICO F