SVASTHA YOGA THERAPY – MODULE 5: Depression & addictions – ENGLISH 9/5-13/5/20


We are ready to start with Module 5.

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Module 5 will start on Saturday the 9thof May and finish on Wednesday the 13rdof May 2020.

Course is running the first day from 10am to 5pm and the other days from 9am to 5 pm with a break of 90 minutes. 

On the last day, we will stop at 3 pm with a shorter break of one hour.

For the module, Svastha will issue a certificate, and after 7 modules, the overall certificate will be issued.

The cost for the module is 690 Euro.


About the location: Gallarate is a very nice place, not a big city, 55,000 inhabitants, very close to Malpensa, the international airport of Milano. Low cost company as Easy Jet fly from Malpensa (10 minutes by car from Gallarate, 15minutes by train). The city is close to Lake Maggiore and to the mountains.

There are a lot of hotels and B&B, so is very easy to find a place to stay. ( see the list in a different article in the blog)

In center of town, where the course will be held, there are a lot of restaurants, pizzerias, supermarkets and shops.


The yoga shala is in center and 5 minutes walk from the train station that leads to Milano and to the airport.

The address of the Yoga School where the module will be held is: Karmachakra Via Verdi, 4 – Gallarate (VA) you can find it in google.


If you want to book your place we are ready.

It will be very nice to have you onboard on this great adventure in knowledge.

Please see the payment details for the direct bank transfer below.

The place is held on the reception of the payment.

The fee includes an handbook that contains the slides of the module

>> amount: 690 EUR (no early birds)

>> recipient: ASD Karmachakra, Via Verdi, 4 – 2013 Gallarate Italy

>> account: IBAN number:IT15L0503450240000000005897

>> stating: Module 5 + YOUR NAME


Up to 6 weeks before the starting date of the workshop the all fee will be refund except 35 Euro for bank expenses, processing and administration.

For cancellation upto 2 weeks before the start of the event, 50% of the fee will be deducted.

From 2 weeks before the event, the full fee will be deducted.

You can name a substitute participant at any time before the start of the course.


1.Structure and importance of vrtti-samskaracycle (conscious -behavior-consequence-unconscious).

2.Foundation of the three gunas(sattva, rajas, tamas) as determinants of mood and behavioral states.

3.Flow states (samadhi) of awareness and their role in psychological well-being.

a.Importance of sattvic flow state.

b.Keys to cultivating flow states in asana, meditation, daily life.

4.Concepts of yogic mindfulness (smrti-sadhana)

a.Guidelines and skills for practicing yogic mindfulness effectively and sustainably.

b.Mindfulness of the body.

c.Mindfulness with the breath.

d.Mindfulness with the senses.

e.Mindfulness of thoughts and feelings.

f.Mindfulness in daily life.

5.Guided self-reflection (svadhyaya) and perspective reframing from the yogasutra.

6.Cognitive distortions and thoughts vs. reality

a.Practice of of pratipaksha bhavana

b.Framework of jnana vrttis

c.Strategies for working with cognitive distortions from the yoga perspective

7.Depression and addictions

a.Overview of modern clinical perspective

b.Principles of management and evidence base

8.Yogic practices for working with tamasic(depressive and addictive) tendencies

a.Body practices for elevating energy and mood

b.Breathing practices

c.Emotional practices

d.Cognitive practices

9. Managing the teacher-student, therapist-client relationship. Scope of practice for the yoga teacher/therapist. Networking and support requirements for safety and effectiveness 

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