How Yoga Works – The Scientific Perspective

With Cordula Interthal (Chandrika), gynaecologist and Sivananda Yoga teacher, Munich

Certificate of participation for 35 teaching units of 45 minutes each

 

Scientific evidence shows that yoga is a complete system for physical and mental health.

 

Lectures

  • Physiological effects of yoga (asanas, pranayama, meditation, relaxation and yogic diet)
  • The effects of yoga on health and disease (heart disease, diabetes, stress, chronic pain, back pain, mental health, cancer, effects on the brain, longevity, and much more)
  • Combining yogic understanding with western scientific methods

 

Practice

  • Using this knowledge for your personal yoga practice and as a yoga teacher

 

Recommended reading

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall, Bantam Dell

Yoga Asanas by Swami Sivananda, Divine Life Society

 

Language

In German with simultaneous translation into English

 

Chandrika

Chandrika

Short biography

Chandrika teaches anatomy and physiology in the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Courses in Europe and has a keen interest in scientific research on yoga.

aktuelle Termine / Upcoming events

18.08.2017 / 16:00 – 21.08.2017 / 14:00register

Course rates

Training costs: €180
 
Special rates for students & the unemployed: €165

Online registration and payment.
The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.

 

Accommodation and meals:

Room

3 nights
Dormitory: €111
Shared room: €129
Double room: €174
Single room: €210

 

All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Friday, 18.8 (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting

 

Saturday and Sunday, 19/20.8

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:30 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 3 pm Course lecture (with break)
  • 4 pm Course-related separate yoga class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

 

Departure day, Friday, 21.8

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:30 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Course lecture and leave-taking
  • Departure from 2 pm

 

Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Room and board

Room and board are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.
All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony. more

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. 

 

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

 

Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

 

For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.