Svastha Yoga Therapy: Module 6 – Positive psychology, embodiment, stress & trauma – English 12/9-16/9/20


We are ready to start with Module 6 of the program of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training.

If you need to contact us email

Module 6 will start on Saturday the 12thof May and finish on Wednesday the 16rdof September 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.

The module will be held in English with Italian translation.

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:KarmachakraVia 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 6 + 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.    Embodiment / Body-Mind connection and its importance for well-being.

a.    Neuroscience of embodiment and its impact on well-being.

b.   Yogic insights into the body-mind connection. 

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

3.    Physiology and neurobiology of the stress response.

a.    Autonomic nervous system function and response

b.   Eustress vs when stress becomes damaging, and effects of chronic stress.

4.    Fight, flight, freeze—somatic, cognitive, emotional, behavioral responses.

a.    How to recognize and unwind these responses in yoga practices.

5.    Yoga skills to deal with the rajasic states (stress and anxiety)

a.    Body skills: mindful and safe embodiment, slow movement etc.

b.   Breathing skills: slow breathing, exhale focus etc.

c.    Cognitive frameworks

6.    Mantra meditation

a.    Yogasutra perspective

b.   Practical and modern barriers to mantra meditation

c.    Keys to effective mantra meditation: skills and questions

7.    Trauma and PTSD

a.    Overview of modern clinical perspective

b.   Principles of management and evidence base

c.    Language and class setup for trauma safety

8.    Positive emotion practices

a.    Acceptance

b.   Compassion

c.    Gratitude

9.    Role of meaning/connection and isvara-pranidhanain psychological transformation. Introduction to devotion related practices.

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

11. Perspective of ayurveda and useful ayurvedic herbs as relevant.

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