200-hour Hañsa Therapy Training

February, May, July, October 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand

Deepen your practice and be a Certified Hañsa Yoga Therapist. 

Hañsa Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program is an accredited training for both personal and professional development that encourages the students to explore the many dimensional layers that make up the vast topic of Yoga.

The training is a guided approach that leads us to inquire further in the challenges of maintaining normal functional and dealing with the many aspects of the human condition. We will investigate current ideas and opinions that we all operate under as both teachers and students to further understand the role of a yoga therapist

What is Hañsa therapy?

Hañsa therapy is a complementary, holistic health system that supports vitality and optimises functional living. The system integrates international research and evidence with yogic philosophy to provide a range of techniques, protocols and approaches to support clients’ movement and wellbeing:

  • Assess procedures determine the origin of the issues presented
  • Bodywork techniques encourage energy release, balance and improved body function
  • Rehabilitation exercises are used to restore strength and stability for crucial body support
  • Hañsa flow practices are taught to bring balance and grace throughout body movement and everyday activities

Hañsa therapy is an approach that can treat, support and prevent injury, restriction and limitations created by dysfunctional movement and behavioural characteristics. As such, a Hañsa therapist is required to impart specific knowledge and information that provides the client with the tools to support their movement and wellbeing beyond the yoga room. Empowering clients with the knowledge to manage and take ownership of their conditions is essential to healing.

In a modular format, the  200-hour Hañsa Therapy Training is divided into 4 different modules:

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy

Pelvic Puzzle

21 – 25 February 2020

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy:

Thoracic Rhythm

8 – 12 May 2020

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy:

Shoulder Complex

24 – 28 July 2020

Hañsa Yoga Therapy in practice:

Integration & Assessment

1 – 7 October 2020

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy – the Pelvic Puzzle (50 hrs)

This module provides the opportunity to better understand the biomechanics of functional, dynamic movement in the context of; the hips, pelvis, pelvic diaphragm, and sacro-lumbar spinal support. The pelvis is often described as our true centre: where we can hold energetic, emotional and functional prana, or life-force. Connection to this central structure, the interface between upper and lower body, is a crucial component of easeful movement and flow. This module uses Hañsa flow sequencing, deconstruction of basic yoga postures and subtle bodywork to illuminate, acknowledge and explore functional movement patterns that create greater ease and integration in asana, movement practices…and daily life. Students will learn how to identify and experience common patterns of dysfunction or disconnection in the pelvis, and related structures. These patterns create a platform for experiential learning, movement repatterning, therapeutic asana and easeful movement.

Suitable for yoga practitioners, students or teachers whom have completed the principles of Hañsa flow prerequisite module.  This module will deepen the exploration of self-practice and provide a foundation for therapeutic teaching of others.

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy – Thoracic Rhythm (50 hrs)

This module provides the opportunity to better understand the biomechanics of functional, dynamic movement in the context of; breath, diaphragmatic, and spinal support. The thorax, or chest, harbours the unique human relationship between breath, movement and energetic flow that can both hinder, and enable every aspect of flow. Each Hañsa yoga therapy module uses Hañsa flow sequencing and subtle bodywork to illuminate, acknowledge and explore functional movement patterns that create greater ease and integration in yoga, movement practices…and daily life. Students will learn how to identify and experience common patterns of dysfunction or disconnection in the thorax, and related structures. This module also includes traditional pranayama techniques. These patterns create a platform for experiential learning and easeful movement.

Suitable for yoga practitioners, students or teachers whom have completed the principles of Hañsa flow prerequisite module.  This module will deepen the exploration of self-practice and provide a foundation for therapeutic teaching of others.

Introduction to Hañsa Yoga Therapy – the Shoulder Complex (50 hrs)

This module provides the opportunity to better understand the biomechanics of functional, dynamic movement in the region of the head, cervical spine and shoulder. Awareness of where, and how our head moves in space is often unclear as a consequence of habitual patterns of movement and posture that are so ingrained, they appear, and feel ‘normal’. The positioning of the head, and its relationship to the cervical spine, upper ribs and shoulders significantly influences movement patterning throughout the body. Fundamental ‘seed’ practices underpin Hañsa flow sequencing to illuminate students’ experience of functional movement patterns and the impact of dysfunctional habitual behaviours that impair ease and integrated movement. Students will learn how to identify common patterns of dysfunction or disconnection within the upper body – particularly head, neck and shoulder girdle. These patterns create a platform for experiential learning and easeful movement.

Suitable for yoga practitioners, students or teachers whom have completed the principles of Hañsa flow prerequisite module.  This module will deepen the exploration of self-practice and provide a foundation for therapeutic teaching of others.

Hañsa yoga therapy in practice – Integration & Assessment (70 hrs)

This intensive creates an environment of critical, integrated inquiry within the three physiological and energetic systems explored in the introductory Hañsa therapy modules. Integrated movement is explored using Hañsa seed and flow practices in order to experience and create easeful flow within each of the pancha kosha layers, or sheaths. Students will learn to layer experiential and observational assessment in dynamic movement to identify dysfunctional movement and breath patterns in ‘self’ and others. This inquiry forms the basis for teaching development and appropriate use of functional movement principles and rehabilitation practices for distinct situations e.g. lower back, shoulder or hip pain.

This intensive will prepare and assess students for certification as a level 1 Hañsa therapeutic yoga teacher. As such, students must complete the three introduction to Hañsa yoga therapy modules be eligible for enrolment.

Intensive Details

Delivery Schedule: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm daily, with 1.5 hour lunch break

with homework approx. 2 hrs/day

Pm of last day = assessment / learning circle

 

Cost

Cost for each 5-day Intro to Yoga Therapy Modules: $950

Cost for 7-day Integration Module: $1299

Special Bundle for all 4 modules: $4000

Registration Details

For more information and to register for any of the modules, please email info@hansa.yoga .

 

To learn more about the Hañsa Yoga pathways (including Hañsa Flow, Hañsa Therapy, and Hañsa Fundamentals), click here.

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