Svastha Yoga Therapy Module 5
— Depression & Addiction —
With Anneke Sips (RN, C-IAYT)
November 16 -20, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
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Svastha Yoga Therapy

This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga (based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya) and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine. Designed especially for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners, the program should also be of interest to people from related fields.

Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga. The goal is to enable participants to integrate newly acquired knowledge immediately in their teaching, particularly in private sessions.

The program is delivered in 7 intensive modules (5 days for each module) with a flexible structure. Each module may be attended independently and certificates will be issued for each module.

It's possible to start your Yoga Therapy journey in this module with Anneke Sips.

Price: € 610 + 21% tax per module

Expect to deepen your knowledge about:
  1. Classical yoga concepts and texts relevant to mental health
    a. Concept and importance of vrtti-samskara cycle
    b. Role of focus and stillness of the mind
  2. Yogic mindfulness (smrti-sadhana)
    a. Theory and applications
    b. Mindfulness in asana
    c. Mindfulness with the breath
    d. Mindfulness in daily life
  3. Cognitive reframing (pratipaksha bhavana and jnana vrttis)
    a. Examination of cognitive thoughts from yoga perspective
    b. Combating cognitive distortions
  4. Depression and addictions
    a. Overview of modern psychology perspective
    b. Scope and role of yoga in the therapy
    c. Principles of management
  5. Setting priorities and devising a session plan for
    depression and related mental health issues.
  6. Developing holistic yoga practices including asanas to support the above practices, combining body, breath, and mind.
  7. Safety considerations for the yoga teacher. Managing the teacher-student, therapist-client relationship.
  8. Perspective of ayurveda and useful ayurvedic herbs as relevant.

Overview of all Svastha Modules

Body | Locomotor System

Module 1: Low Back, Pelvis & Lower Limb

Module 2: Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb

Breath I Internal Medicine & Breath

Module 3: Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing of the Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders

Module 4: Pranayama, Ayurveda, Neurological/Digestive/ Hormonal/Immune systems

Mind I Yoga Psychology & Psychiatry

Module 5: Depression, Addictions (with Anneke)

Module 6: Stress, Anxiety (with Anneke)

Integration and Completion

Module 7: Holistic case studies, Assorted topics (with Ganesh)

Empowerment, resilience and self leadership

“When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.'  Elizabeth Gilbert

Pranayama is also referred to as the “yoga of inner touch” in ancient texts. That is, pranayama is not just about doing something with your breath. It is also about connecting to the inner “bhava” — an existential shift in the way you feel, from within. There is no discipline superior to the practice of pranayama for removal of mental impurities, according to ancient texts. Learn about pranayama, asana, mantra and much more when diving into the subject of depression and addiction from different perspectives for 5 days together in Amsterdam.

Anneke is bringing authentic knowledge and extended experiences together! Learn how to integrate yoga therapy in psychiatry from an expert in this field.
November 16 - 20, 2020

09.30 - 13.00 Morning Sessions

13.00 - 14.15 Break

14.15 - 16.30 Afternoon Sessions


Every student of Anneke, is invited to 'The Bridge' membership. So, you as student of the Svastha Yoga Therapy modules too. The Bridge is an online space where we meet for weekly practice sessions and monthly meet-ups. Expect a multidisciplinary group of healthcare and yoga professionals who think out of the box and who like to connect with you!

Only if you book both M5 and M6 at the same time, you become member of The Bridge from the start of M5 until the end of M6 for free! (reg. price € 20,-/ month). 

Sounds good? Click the button below to book both modules now.


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Duinlustweg 16

2051 AA Overveen, The Netherlands

Covid-19 protocol

Q: What do we do in case of a lockdown? What will happen if we cannot meet in person?

A: First of all, we hope that we are able to meet in person because we know that human connection is very important for our health! In case the module cannot take place in person due to local law Covid-19 restrictions, the module will take place online, on the same dates. In that case the price of the training will be reduced to 500 EUR (incl. TAX). The once who already paid the full amount, will then get a refund till 500 EUR.

Anneke Sips
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Anneke Sips is a Svastha Yoga Teacher (YACEP) and Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) who has been working in the field of psychiatry since 1998 as registered nurse. Now, she works in psychiatry as a yoga therapist.

With her holistic and compassionate approach, she supports many clients in private sessions and group therapy. She is passionate about supporting clients and students integrating yoga in their life and work She enjoys studying with the Mohan family and teaching the Svastha programs.

About Svastha Yoga

Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda was started by A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, in the tradition of the legendary yogi Krishnamacharya. He was a master of yoga, scholar of all Indian philosophies and a healer of repute.

Krishnamacharya is widely considered the 'father' of modern yoga, having taught the world's most influential teachers and shaping yoga as we know it today.

Svastha has an international presence with programs around the world, and is an authoritative and accessible source of authentic yoga and Ayurveda. They offer training on yoga, yoga therapy. mindfulness, mind and body well-being, and related areas, combining the best of ancient wisdom and modern science.

Svastha combines the best of traditional yoga with modern science, refined over decades of practical teaching and extensive studies.
PRICE: € 738,10,- (INCL TAX)
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***In case the module cannot take place in person due to new local law Covid-19 restrictions, the module will take place online, on the same dates. In that case the price of the training will be reduced to 500 EUR (incl. TAX). You will have 5 days from the announcement to let us know whether you wish to attend the online module or choose to be refunded.

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