• Holistic approach of Svastha
  • Review of skills map and approach to key domains
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes, metabolic disorders
  • Obesity, healthful weight management
  • Cultivating safe challenge in yoga practice and avoiding injuries
  • End of life, major life transitions
  • Sacredness, spirituality as therapeutic tools
  • Rituals and structure 
  • Overview of Samkhya-Yoga philosophy in therapy
  • Chronic pain (pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, and others)
  • Sleep physiology, insomnia, skills for better sleep
  • Traditional guidelines on yoga for women (menstruation, pregnancy, menopause)
  • Effective therapeutic relationship in a yoga setting, boundaries, safety
  • Working with asana variations
  • Case study discussions: number depending on group input and complexity/time



Program will take place on weekends (Saturday, Sunday) over 6 days:

30, 31 January

13, 14 February

13, 14 March


Central European Time (Berlin): 2 pm-8 pm

Eastern Daylight Time (Washington D.C.): 8 am-2 pm 

Please note that dates/times may undergo some modifications if needed.


Dr. Ganesh Mohan son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related traditional studies. He is a doctor, having trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. He directs the Svastha Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs as well as other trainings internationally.

Dr. Günter Niessen is a specialist in orthopedic and trauma surgery with a practice in Berlin. His previous training includes physical therapy, chiropractic, sports medicine, manual medicine, neural therapy, and acupuncture. He is a yoga teacher registered with the BDY/EYU. He has worked with thousands of patients suffering from various musculoskeletal issues, considering their problems from a holistic perspective.

There may also be presentations from guest faculty.


Recordings of sessions with the faculty (but not the breakout rooms) will be uploaded to this course and will be available for viewing until 30 September 2021.


Participants are required to submit a written assessment detailing how they used the skills they learned in the module. Case studies may also be submitted (and are encouraged). Full guidelines will be detailed in the module.

Certificate will be issued after satisfactory evaluation of assessments by appointed faculty.


28 January 2021

How to Access the Live Sessions

You will be accessing the live component of this course via video conferencing software (Zoom).

Please check the time in your time zone using a time converter such as

What should I do to attend the live sessions?

  • Create an account with Zoom.
  • Login to the course on the day of the session to see the link to the meeting. You should also receive this by email.
  • You can attend the meeting from the browser itself or you can click on the link to open the meeting in the Zoom app.


What should I have ready? 

  • A laptop, tablet, or mobile phone with Zoom installed.
  • Speakers on your device or earphones to ensure you hear your teachers clearly.


  • Login to the daily meeting 10 minutes early if possible.
  • Mute your audio unless requested by the teacher to unmute.
  • Your video is optional except in the breakout rooms when you will need to interact with the community of students in the course.