FIRST Sat Sangat Yoga Therapy Training online course

Duration: 72hrs per module
Key Elements: FIRST Sat Sangat Yoga Therapy Training online course with Itta Roussos, C-IAYT!! Enroll now to the second module. (Button at the end of this page)

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Yoga therapy is known as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and is recognised by WHO as an effective treatment method for many chronic mental health conditions. All modules combine lectures, group work, case studies, practicums and ancestor rituals in the treatment of physical and mental illnesses. Students are guided to practically apply their knowledge in appropriate yoga therapy settings. 

The Anxiety and Depression course has three modules. Dates for the modules can be found below. 

In this course you will:

  • Attain a broad understanding of the mind through the intersection of Western and Yogic systems of knowledge.
  • Examine available research using yoga therapy with anxiety and depression.
  • Understand basic approaches to anxiety and depression from a Western perspective, and how these conditions impact on people's lives.
  • Understand how to combine yoga therapy with Western approaches.
  • Gain an understanding of how broader systems impact mental health: the result of alienation from the earth, the impact of religion, the loss of community and extended family on mental health. Learn the use of appropriate rituals to restore balance.
  • Understand how emotions, thoughts and actions are interlinked and their impact with the conditions of anxiety and depression.
  • Learn appropriate language and behaviours as a therapist.
  • Explore how asana, pranayama, visualisation, and the sacred sound impact the conditions of anxiety and depression and which technologies are most useful for these conditions.
  • Work in groups and dyads to deepen your understanding of working with others in a community of practice.
  • Learn accepted scientific practices for conducting research on case studies within a practicum.
  • Understand scope of practice and ethical practices as a person using yoga therapy.


Sat Sangat Starting Cost per online module: R8500 

           Course hours: Total per module =72  

           Live:  36 

           Group work: 8  

           Home practice: 20 

           Home assignments and practicum: 8

Minimum Prerequisites:

Completion of a 200 hour teacher training course. In the case where this does not apply, application for special compensation needs to be made to the course facilitator. Additional training beyond Level 1 teacher training is preferable.

Regular and daily home practice of yoga and meditation.


           Full Attendance for all components of all modules is compulsory.


Dates and Times: (all times are GMT+2)

All three modules will be repeated in 2021 for those who need to pick up a missed module.

First module.

October 31st, November 7th, November 14th, November 21st: 16h00-21h00 

November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, November 26th: 16h00-20h00

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Second module (Registration Open).

February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th: 16h00-21h00

February 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th: 16h00-20h00

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Third module.

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: 16h00-21h00

May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th: 16h00-20h00


Nov 1, 2020

Nov 4, 2020



Jan 31, 2021

Feb 14, 2021