Mar 21, 2020: Yoga Physiology & Vital Systems for Health

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy

Course Dates

Intensive Block:
Saturday 21st March to Saturday 28th March, 2020

Live Online Webinars:
Dates: 7th, 30th April, 5th May (6:30 – 9:00pm) & 9th May (10:00- 12:30pm)

Module Content

This Module will include a focus on the following:

Physiology & Internal Health Systems 

  • Understanding the major systems of the body and the relationship between these systems, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, and reproductive systems
  • Exploring optimal health and wellbeing in the systems of the body, and how Yoga Therapy can assist in enhancing the health of these systems
  • Knowledge about common western medical terminology, approach to treatment, including familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures
  • Understanding of internal health related disorders relevant to a Yoga Therapist –to include asthma, digestive disorders, heart disease, chronic pain, fatigue syndromes, thyroid conditions, neurological conditions, Parkinson’s, stroke, menstrual disorders and cancer
  • Management of common health concerns related to aging and the elderly

Therapeutic Applications of Yoga

  • In depth knowledge of yoga practices and the appropriate application to personalize healing. Practices covered include breath-centered asana, breathing techniques (pranayama), use of sound (chanting), visualization, mental imagery and more
  • Appropriate application of Yoga techniques and tools that realistically support individualised health goals and facilitate optimal living
  • Relevant research and the efficacy of Yoga interventions as a complimentary healing modality
  • Ayurveda and understanding Individual Constitution: Theory, application, and usefulness in Yoga therapy

Module Components

Please Note: This 100hr module is part of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is open to yoga teachers who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy (or equivalent) or have graduated from The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program. It is not available as a standalone unit.

Ready to Enrol?

Step 1: Deposit 

Pay today to secure your place = $550

Step 2: Balance Payment

Standard Balance = $1,400

Module pricing includes:

  • 8 x face-face days at The Yoga Institute (Cammeray, Sydney)
  • 4 x structured follow-up interactive online class sessions
  • 2 x individual mentoring sessions to support practicum and module completion


Lisa GrauaugLisa Grauaug has been practicing and teaching yoga since the mid-90s. Lisa values individuality and working with students and clients to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya. Read more.

Margery Hellman is a Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner with over 25 years experience in health care . Margery has experience in a range of specialities including Neurological  Rehabiliation , Paediatrics,  Injury Management, Pain Management  and Workplace Health and Safety. Read more.

Dr. Shaun Matthews is a general practitioner, Ayurveda and Yoga therapist based in Sydney. He studied Ayurvedic medicine at Gujarat Ayurveda University and is a Fellow of the College of Indian Medicine (Pune). He also studied Yoga teacher training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Read more.

Michael de Manincor, The Yoga Institute. Yoga Teacher Trainer. Yoga Therapist. Yoga Therapy Trainer

Michael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. He has undertaken extensive studies with renowned teacher TKV Desikachar, in the authentic tradition of T Krishnamacharya. Read more.


Judy Lovas (PhD) – Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Michela Caselli (Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist)- Therapeutic application of Mantra and chanting

Donna Nolan- (Yoga Therapist & Esoteric Therapist) The application of Yoga when working with cancer patients


This is a competency-based unit, so students will be assessed to demonstrate competency. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.

Assessment of this module includes:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • Successful completion of two Case Studies relevant to this Module
  • One other written assessment task related to the Module content

* Where any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.

Training Components & Prerequisites

This Module is part of the Yoga Therapy Training Course and involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the registered Yoga Therapy Training Course

The requirements in order to register for this unit are:

More Information:

To find out more about this module please contact Lisa Grauaug at or on 0477 021 219.

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