Svastha Yoga Therapy: Module 7

Svastha Yoga Therapy: Module 7


Wednesday, April 22 - Sunday, April 2, 9 am - 5 pm

In these five days, we will integrate skills and information on complex and chronic conditions, using the holistic lens of yoga therapy.

Conditions we will examine will include:

- Cancer: pathology, diagnostic pathways, treatment modalities, yoga approach. 

- Chronic pain: strategies to work with chronic pain as a yoga teacher/therapist. 

- Meaning in life and end of life: cultivating fulfillment in life and the process, beliefs, and narratives surrounding major transitions. 

- Metabolic diseases such as diabetes. 

- Adapting/modifying yoga practices to populations with physical limitations. 

- Review of selected skills from other modules of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program. 

- Case studies, where possible, and Q&A.

Sharon Byrnes, M.Ed, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YA-CEP

Sharon enjoys making yoga fun, safe and accessible for people who think they can’t do yoga because they’ve lost flexibility, gained weight, are depressed, or suffer from short term or chronic pain. As a yoga therapist, her classes focus on the needs, desires and abilities of every student at any age or degree of wellness.

Sharon was drawn to yoga after a hip injury resulted in chronic back pain. As her suffering diminished, she sought to share yoga’s benefits with others. The Svastha yoga therapy program promoted what she had found to be the best plan…”Total Wellbeing through Self Care.”

Sharon has taught over 30 years. She is currently teaching at UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Cancer Support Community, Living Arrangements for Developmentally Disabled, and at her studio, The Yoga Groove in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shailla Vaidya, MD MPH CCFP(EM) C-IAYT

Shailla is a Physician/Yoga Therapist practicing Mind-Body Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She studied Medicine at Dalhousie University, did her residency in Family and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and completed a Master’s in Public Health (Management and Policy) at Harvard University. She has also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Vaidya grew up in a cultural tradition of Yoga and Ayurveda and has been bridging Eastern Wisdom with Western Medicine throughout her 20 years of medical practice. In 2013, she completed her yoga teacher training with the Mohans, began her therapy training, and also started consulting on the Svastha Yoga Therapy Curriculum. She is the creator of the Yoga of Stress Resilience Burnout Recovery Program, which combines the path of yoga with the science of human function, and stress recovery. Dr. Vaidya frequently gives workshops for Licensed Health Care Professionals and Yoga Therapists on how yoga can be used as adjuvant therapy for many health issues. to her fellow physicians, allied health professionals and others experiencing job stress and caregiver fatigue. As a “Compassion-it” Change Agent, she is effecting change within the health care system by healing our healers and by bringing a more holistic approach to the management of stress-related illnesses.

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  • Wednesday 4/22/2020 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)