Yoga Therapy

The Anubhava Yoga 360° Somatic Therapy Course

The 1 month Yoga Preventive Therapy/Chikitsa Yoga  is an introduction to the physiological branch of Yogic therapy, seen through the perspective of contemporary medical knowledge. Yogic therapy, as such, is an integrated system of homoeostasis promotion for the psychological and physiological structures of the body. Within the overall system of Yogic therapy, Chikitsa Yoga concentrates on promoting structural harmony and disease prevention/ healing, through the manipulation of the physiological structure-the human body.

The basis of physical and mental homoeostasis is the hormonal or endocrinal system of the body. Asanas or Yogic physical postures, by forcing the body into certain positions, create conditions within the body that activate the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus region of the brain. Being activated in specific ways, these controlling sectors of the endocrinal system then secrete or inhibit hormones in  combination with the other endocrinal glands, causing  desired metabolic and other organic changes within the body.

From the skeletal-muscular framework to the hormonal and systemic regulation of the internal organs, Yoga asanas act in a transformative manner, not just in the healing process and disease prevention, but of equal import, the asana practice extends life-expectancy by preventing ageing factors such as stenosis.

An understanding of the complex, networked human physiology and its relation to the Life-force/ Prana matrix comprise the essence of the 1 month Yoga Therapy programme. The application of this knowledge to address a range of 20 diseases, across 5 body systems, using asanas and pranayamas as the tools of therapy, is the practical section of the 1 month Chikitsa Yoga programme.

1-month/200-hour Chikitsa Yoga Course – 7th May to 5th June 2020

The 1 month Yoga Preventive Therapy/Chikitsa Yoga programme is an intense, full-time residential course. There will be 200 hours of training and teaching, with a mandatory attendance requirement of 95%, in order to appear for the final examination.

Students having successfully completed the course will be awarded the Chikitsa Yoga Kriyakar or Yoga Therapy Novice certification, enabling them to suggest and teach, with the advice of Aryamarga Yoga or registered medical practitioners, methods of disease prevention, disease elimination and physio-therapy.

Mandatory pre-requirements for course application are:

  1. Ability to perform correctly a minimum of 27 asanas out of the 105 asanas covered in the course.
  2. Minimum one year experience in teaching Yoga, and/or physiotherapy/ sports medicine.
  3. Required foundation level knowledge regarding human anatomy/ physiology, and/or Hatha Yoga principles.

1-month/200-hour Chikitsa Yoga Course – 7th May to 5th June 2020

The 1 month Yoga Preventive Therapy/Chikitsa Yoga programme is an intense, full-time residential course. There will be 200 hours of training and teaching, with a mandatory attendance requirement of 95%, in order to appear for the final examination.

One time Registration & Trek Charges of USD $500 (Non-SAARC Country Citizen/ INR 20,000 (SAARC Country Citizen) are in addition to the overall course fees for the selected course & are not to be considered as included or deducted from the notified course fee.

Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
Indian & SAARC Country Citizen – Rs 20,000
Non-SAARC Country Citizen – $500

My time at Arya Marga Yoga Institute has been so surreal.  It has been really comforting and exciting to know that we are learning true yoga from the source – the Naga lineage, which is where yoga came from in the first place.  The Institute’s focus on Raja Yoga and Kundalini yoga has been important for me since I am more spiritually inclined.

It has been so interesting to learn about the system of the 5 Elements and I have learnt so much about myself and others that way. You will not find this kind of approach in any other TTC and it is very important as each person has a different combination of elements and so we can offer them a tailored package of asanas, pranayama, mudras, and meditations accordingly.

My favorite parts are Yoga Psychology (including personality types, Dream Yoga and many meditations) and the meditation retreat in Spiti where we put our new knowledge into more intensive practice.  You will go through so many changes as is the case of true healing and spiritual evolution, and you will learn how to help others achieve changes as well, so it is definitely worth it.

The Aryamarga team members are so helpful, caring and accommodating, so I can assure you that you are in good hands if you join this 5 months program.

Nada Hamdan , Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2017

I was looking for a yoga course that does not end in a month but instead continue for a longer duration giving me a chance to immerse in it completely. I found Aryamarga 5 month TTC course to be the best fit. Coming here, It took only a few days before we were completely mesmerised with how the course is arranged. PTAK sequence felt like the right balance of asanas with psychological and physiological changes showing up within few weeks of practice. Raja yoga classes gave a whole new level of understanding yoga in its complete essence and laid way for future growth. Overall the course has been a holistic approach of understanding the yogic sciences in theory and practice.

Pragna YeraballiPragna Yeraballi , Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018

I amusingly call myself a perpetual escapist. Driven by my whims, I left my 13th job (in 8 years), looking for yet another escape. That’s when I discovered the 5-months TTC course offered by Aryamarga. Coming here, I knew exactly what I’d been escaping from, all my life and how to finally confront it.

Call it serendipity, I found myself being a part of this close-knit circle of brilliant Yoga teachers and like-minded aspirants from around the globe. Because of the limited number of students, everyone gets enough room for self improvisation, getting a grip on the fine nuances of yogic practices, be it asanas, pranayama or kriyas.

What really got me hooked though were Roshan Ji’s philosophical elaboration on original Yogic texts – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Vijnanabhairava Tantra and Mandukya Upanishad – it’s rich, unconventional and unexpectedly humorous! His teachings inculcate you with wisdom and reverence without compromising on playfulness.

Full of adventure and surprises, the fortnightly trips to the uncharted territories of Himalayas are something to look forward to.

Half-way through the course, I am realizing this is not a yoga TTC course per se. It’s more like an off-the-mat guidance to knowing yourself, and others, more intimately, making more meaningful connections, and hence be able to navigate through life most skillfully — turning your very whims into your greatest strengths. Coming from the very fountainhead of the original Natha lineage, the teachings help you explore the deserted nooks and corners of your own psyche — the way psychedelics never can.

Mohit GautamMohit Gautam, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018

Beautifully located in the Himalayan foothills – bestowing energy, focus and clarity upon this place – the AryaMarga TTC offers a unique opportunity to experience an integrative approach of traditional and authentic teachings of yoga, embedded in the context of modern life.

The caring warmth of the teachers, their dedication and compassion carried me through an as intense as insightful experience, gaining deeper knowledge and understanding of yoga – in personal practice and in theory – and the processes of life itself, while establishing a more balanced and harmonious state of being.

A definite recommendation for all practitioners and teachers, who want to dive deeper,  strive for insight and are willing to spark their inner fire.

Manuel HoglManuel Hoegl, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2018

Overall, I found the 5 Month TTC to be a unique and enlightening experience. I arrived with a relatively basic knowledge of Yoga and was greatly impressed with the comprehensive course schedule. The breakdown of the program into four modules is well structured and enables students to focus on various aspects of Yoga independently and/or consecutively. With its range of classes, this program was exactly what I hoping for to expand my understanding of Yoga and set me on a path to deepen my personal practice and share with others. I found the level and quality of teaching to be exceptional, with multiple instructors from varying backgrounds greatly adding to the depth of the material. I am also especially appreciative for the opportunity to pursue part of the course in Tabo, Spiti Valley which served to heightened our practices. I am genuinely impressed with the initiatives being pursued by AryaMarga Society. It is an honour to have had this opportunity and I feel privileged to have been a part of this program. of yoga, embedded in the context of modern life.

Sabra Surkis, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2019

Personally I would highly recommend the five month course because it gives you a rare chance to study and focus intensely. I noticed that I was able to rapidly build on the foundations of the 45 day course and then develop and refine my understanding of key ideas in further modules. Every student who completed the five month course, including myself, underwent visible physical and psychological transformations.

Lucas A, Anubhava Yoga TTC, Class of 2019

The number of students per batch of the 5 Month TTC programme is usually 8-12, with our upper limit for student admissions set at 15,and their average age range is 25-35. The gender ratio is 70:30, Female: Male on an average. The students tend to come from all over the world, with usually 50% of the students from Europe, 30% from India and the rest from assorted countries.

The 5 month Anubhava/ Experiential Yoga course is a Teachers programme, and a highly advanced one at that. The Asana teaching capacities that will be grown in the student during the course will through the  knowledge of the techniques, the Elemental structure of the Asanas, the ability to pass on to others the method of bridging of the body and the mind through the breath and Mantra. Assists also play an essential part in the teaching of Asanas to others and the Vinyasas regarding the cautions at each step of each asana are ingrained in the students by the end of the training, where they will test out their knowledge gained through experience during the 5 months, on each other, and then on non-course students. Finally the students will individually demonstrate their intuitive and integrative grasp of the science of Asanas in examinations conducted by the Founding Teachers.  Proficiency will also be gained by the students to begin first stage psycho-diagnosis, psychotherapy and somatic therapy of more than 20 common diseases/ ailments, based on the training received by them during the 5 month course.

Shri. Roshan Mohandas Palat, who was a lawyer before training under his Guru, Shri. Ganapati Giri, in the mountain forests of Uttarakhand,  is an initiate in the Traditions and Lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism and
the Naga Lineage of monks.
Shrimati. Thanida Rakkaew, is from Thailand, where after teaching in Asana studios for 5 years, she undertook advanced Asana and Yoga training in various centers and under various Gurus in India for a period of 5 years, after which she helped to co-found AryaMarga Yoga and has been the Director of the Asana Programme since such time.
Shri Akshat Madan left his investment banking job in 2015, after being initiated by Shri. Roshan Mohandas Palat and has been studying , conducting research and teaching with AryaMarga Yoga since then, specialising in somatic disease research and alternative body based therapies.
Shrimati Maria Angel, from Colombia has been studying, and conducting research in Yogic psychology with AMY now for the past 4 years after having been intitiated by Shri. Roshan Mohandas Palat. Prior to that I was an Asana teacher, teaching in studios in Australia.
The guest teachers for the 5 Month TTC are mainly in the Somatic Therapy module, as the other 3 modules have been developed, integrated and are taught purely by our main in-house teachers.

We are in no way affiliated with Yoga Alliance or any organization as such. We are a Lineage based Institute and a stand alone in Applied Yogic Research. Our courses offer a highly intensive immersive experience of traditional Yogic teachings and hence it is counterproductive for us to compromise our standards and our 6,000 year-old tradition of ancient teachings by associating with yoga teacher directories such as Yoga Alliance.

You may apply for a 6-month tourist visa which the Indian government allows or we have the 2-week break in the middle of our course for those who only have a 3-month visa. During this time they can go back to their home countries to re-apply or go to Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Thailand or any other neighboring country that allows to apply quickly for another 3-month visa. If you need an invitation letter for any of these, we would be happy to provide you with an official invitation letter from the Institute to help you with the process.

You can pay the whole course at once or you can just pay our Registration Fee of USD $500, and pay the rest of the fee anytime before the start of the course. The Registration fee is necessary to book your spot, reserve your accommodation of choice and allow us to print the necessary course material for you. We accept all major International Debit & Credit cards. The payment can be made by going to the following link

Bir-billing, Himachal Pradesh has extremely changing weather and during the 5-months we will be fluctuation from very cold to hot to very wet. Layers and fast drying clothes are highly recommended. When the student registers with us, we send them a Welcome Kit with information that will help them prepare and pack for the necessary time spent. You may also write to us with any specific questions you may have and are welcome to send or order things to the Institute if you feel you need anything extra that you did´t pack with you.

The number of students per batch of the 5 Month TTC programme is usually 8-12, with our upper limit for student admissions set at 15,and their average age range is 25-35. The gender ratio is 70:30, Female: Male on an average. The students tend to come from all over the world, with usually 50% of the students from Europe, 30% from India and the rest from assorted countries.

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Roshan Palat
Roshan PalatFounder
Having pursued legal studies, Roshan Palat worked in the field of finance post completion of his degree.
Thanida Palat(Cookie)
Thanida Palat(Cookie)Co-founder
Thanida, a citizen of Thailand, has been teaching various forms of traditional Hatha Yoga across Thailand and India.
Maria Angel
Maria AngelAssistant Teacher
Maria is from Colombia, where she attended her first asana classes and started developing a passion for the practice.
Akshat Madan
Akshat MadanAssistant Teacher
Akshat, after having quit his job as a financial advisor, set out to travel the mystical land of Yogis and Sages.

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