200-hours Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Teacher Training - [ 02nd September 2013 ~ 23rd November 2013]

Student Feedback

Hear what our past and present students have to say about our Teacher Training Programmes.

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i find it very useful and interesting….. all masters are so helpful and knowledgeable
Student ID : 2014001408
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Wow, can I just say, what a challenging course! I think it was indeed very advanced, but Im glad I took it. I never would have attempted these kinds of poses or postures on my own; but with Master Yogananths guidance and preparation I was surprised what my body was able to do, and the intensity of the postures revealed many weak or underdeveloped areas in my body and in my life. After the first weekend of intense twisting, I experienced a very strong emotional reaction to the postures. One minute I felt like crying, then the next I felt a sense of relief. What a surprise to observe how such intense poses could affect my mind and emotions so strongly. But soon I worked through that and I discovered some fascinating things about my body. I saw that I was open in places I thought I wasnt and tight or closed in places I expected to be more open. All in all it was a great, if not daunting, process of discovery. I feel, though, like I would need to take this course two or three more times, before I fully understood, or was able to do all the various postures taught in this course. But at least I have the manual, so I can continue to practice on my own or at Andiappan. Master Yogananth is an excellent teacher, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and charismatic. He certainly has a gift. What an honor and a joy to learn and practice under his guidance. My main criticism of the course is that the class was too large for the venue, but just by three of four students. Not everyone could get to access to the wall when needed, so everyone couldnt experiment with every posture each time. There was also maybe too material to cover in a short amount of time. On the other hand, the length of the classes was exhausting for someone who was not in very good or excellent condition. That said, I realize the class was designed as a practical class. However, I really enjoyed the bits and pieces of history and philosophy that were occasionally discussed. Personally, I would have liked to have had discussed more philosophy and theory, including discussions on meditation, pranayama, charkas, and bandhas. All in all in was a life-changing experience.
Student ID : 2014001173
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


The teacher training program has been a wonderful learning experience, both from the theory and practical aspects. Part 1: Ayurveda: Good notes with good practical experiments. However, the teacher could be more engaging by using more case studies or examples instead of reading out the notes provided to us. Part 2: Yoga therapy: I really enjoyed this part of the course. A good coverage of anatomy overview and yoga practices. All yoga therapy classes were very engaging. I would like to be able to practise conducting a yoga classes (through mock classes with fellow course mates). Overall, its was a great course and I would recommend it to my friends.
Student ID : 2014002116
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Teachers were very helpful and gave me a better understand on Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Personally, I gained improvement on my health after joined the course especially my nose allergy. Since I understand my doshes and cause of the problem, therefore I pay more attention on my daily diet, exercise and practicing pranayama. So far, I donot have blocked nose at the evening for the last 3 months but still have a running nose at the morning occasionally. Below are some points I would like to raise, hope can enrich the course a bit more. Thanks for the works from all of you. Ayurveda Too intensive, need more times to understand the topic; Instead of group discussion, may apply to one partner from the beginning to identify the doshes, diagnosis the symptoms, treatment, daily diet to lifestyle with the guidance of the Master; Yoga Therapy Video of a real case that helps to understand the whole therapy process and progress.
Student ID : 2014001598
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


It is excellent programme for me to learn Ayurveda yoga in a systematic way. And Yoga therepy section has lots of practice hours which are very good.  Trainers are always very helpful and willing to answer any questions. Both of the sections make me understand Yoga much better and deeper than before, help me lead a healthier and better life. The only thing is that in the Ayurveda section most of which is taught in the form of lectures, long hours sitting on the floor to listen the lecture is bit tough.
Student ID : 2014002436
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


After what appeared to be a somewhat slow start, I began to really enjoy the classes and workshops over the weekends. The Snehana and Syedhana workshops were interactive and fun and it was interesting to be able to apply what was being taught in the classes and practice on our classmates. This enabled us to not only engage in practical interaction with our peers but also get to know them on a more personal level and I have made some great friends from the experience. I must admit that the initial classes were somewhat monotonous as Dr. Sweta had a tendency to read directly off from a power?point presentation and I did find that to be a little bit time consuming and found it difficult to concentrate. She did however constantly promote class participation and encourage us to debate and discuss in our own groups. I found the Yoga Therapy workshops the most interesting, particularly the classes with Master Yogananth , Master Yogesh and Master Kumaran. I really enjoyed the practical elements and the opportunity to put the theory we had learnt into practice. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I would definitely recommend it to my friends who are interested in learning the foundations of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and are seeking for an opportunity to broaden their horizons. The fact that the classes fit so well into my working schedule was definitely a plus as I am not sure there is anything quite like it out on the Market at present!
Student ID : 2014002443
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


The course is amazing! It helped me to gain understanding about myself and improved my health in general. The Ayurveda part is amazing, especially the knowledge on tri-dosha. It has transformed my view on lifestyle and actually living itself! I am so grateful to learn about this amazing ancient wisdom and be able to apply that in my life. The uniqueness of this course is that it combines Ayurveda and Yoga therapy together. It has certainly changed my view on yoga itself. Thank you team Anahata for brining this unique and amazing course to HK! So much about my personal experience, I would like to give some constructive feedback. It is also great to learn how to massage but much of the ingredients are difficult to find in HK. Hence, I think it is better to shorten this part especially some treatment like Shirodhara, as it is not possible to be done at home. For yoga therapy, i wouldd like to the lessons on human anatomy to be longer, as it is not easy to grasp in a few lessons. It d be great to have a model or bigger screen so to understand every muscles and bones in details. Since a lot of the natural therapy treatments cannot be done at home or in HK, i wouldd like to shorten the part. Of course, it is very good to learn about their existence but I am not sure of going into details. Having said that, I would like to learn more about the PRICE treatment. Itd be great to have a practical session on that. Again, thank you team Anahata! 🙂
Student ID : 2014001521
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Enjoyed the learning experience Suggestions: 1. The content from the Ayurveda component, as was taught, could have been completed in shorter hours than was allocated. Also, perhaps, too much time was allocated for group discussions. To make the best of the time, either increase the content or reduce it so that more time could be allocated for yoga therapy, whichever is more appropriate. 2. The third part of the course, going through the asanas, would have benefitted from group discussions or time to discuss the asanas and their therapeutic effects. This would greatly help in consolidating the vast amount of knowledge.
Student ID : 2014001297
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


I really enjoyed the Ayruveda/Yoga Therapy program and I learned a lot. My only criticism would be on the teaching methodology of the Ayurveda portion. The instructor primarily read DIRECTLY from the notes (which were projected onto a screen). I feel this is not a good teaching method, especially since we could, and did read the material on our own anyhow. It might be more beneficial to open the class up to more explanation, discussion and examples. Also, the Powerpoint presentation was a bit distracting, as every screen has too much color and different styles and fonts. A more simple, uniform, clear presentation would have been easier to follow. Otherwise I enjoyed the teaching style of Vishnu. Yogesh is a surprisingly knowledgeable, and amazing teacher too. Yogananth is completely captivating and incredibly in tune with the subject matter and the students. I am very grateful to have been included in this teacher training program. Foster Barnes
Student ID : 2014001173
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


When I moved to Hong Kong one year ago, I was looking for a yoga studio offering Teacher Trainings. I found the Anahata Yoga studio and read with interest that a Teacher Training combined with Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy was offered. I have been always interested in Ayurveda and how Yoga therapy is working and so it was not a difficult decision joining this course and I did not regret it at all. It was very interesting learning about the connection between lifestyle, diet, yoga and how yoga therapy can be a form of treatment for many ailments. Thank you so much Master Yoganath and Master Yogesh for showing us how to do Yoga therapy and how to treat a patient safely. Thanks to Master Yogesh, I know now that there is always a creative way how to treat a person! The only thing I missed was how to create and teach a yoga class. The longer I did the course I also recognized that I began changing my eating habits (less meat, sweets and alcohol) and I could see the affect on body and mind by myself. Thank you so much to all the teachers answering all our questions and of course thank you to the whole Anahata Yoga studio team!
Student ID : 2014002243
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Through studying The Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Teacher training program, in fact I studied much over I expected. I am very pound of become one of the student. All master are very professional and I can learn more knowledge through their teaching. The topic is very large and like the sea, I understood I just learned the basic knowledge then need to study hard. I have looking forward to having the chance to attend the advanced program about Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in the coming future. Thankful for all Master in Anahata Yoga. Namaste, OM.
Student ID : 2014002148
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Before taking this subject, the yoga therapy is unknown to me.  But after studying this subject, I learnt that it is not easy to be a yoga therapy instructor.  There are many considerations before designing a training programme to the clients, such as the ability, the background and the goal of the clients.  The training programme must fit to these considerations and design the appropriate milestone to the clients.  Each stage will be reviewed with the result if it hits the target of the training.  If the result is not as targeted, it has to analysis the reason and need to adjust the training.  If it is targeted, then it will go to another stage of the milestone. After studying this subject, there is a basic concept of yoga therapy and it is much help to my job of fitness and yoga instructor, and there is positive feedback from my clients.  So, I hope to get more knowledge about it with further studying.
Student ID : 2014001931
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


I truly enjoyed this course and I’m very grateful for all the vast knowledge and personal experiences that Master Yogananth, Master Vishnu, Master Yogesh and Dr. Shveta shared with us. My personal objective for this course was to deepen my practice and to gain a basic understanding about the principles as well as practical applications of yoga therapy and Ayurveda. I believe that through this course I now have all basic tools to apply them in my daily life and it is also the foundation for further study. What I liked most about this course was the hands-on approach in the Ayurveda part where we not only analyzed our group members and gave specific lifestyle recommendations, but also practiced Ayurveda massage on each other. Since I’m more of a practical person, this is how I memorized the knowledge best. The same applies to the practical part in Yoga Therapy, where we learned postures for different ailments and analyzed the benefits at the same time. Maybe we could do more case studies as part of the final assignment in one of the next courses, i.e. team-up two or three students for a period of time for a Yoga Therapy practice and Ayurveda consultation. Students need then write a thorough report and perform the practice/ Ayurvedic treatment in front of the instructors. Thank you again for this well organized and comprehensive course and I look forward to the Advanced Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda course!
Student ID : 2014002445
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


I truly enjoyed this course and I’m very grateful for all the vast knowledge and personal experiences that Master Yogananth, Master Vishnu, Master Yogesh and Dr. Shveta shared with us My personal objective for this course was to deepen my practice and to gain a basic understanding about the principles as well as practical applications of yoga therapy and Ayurveda. I believe that through this course I now have all basic tools to apply them in my daily life and it is also the foundation for further study. What I liked most about this course was the hands­on approach in the Ayurveda part where we not only analyzed our group members and gave specific lifestyle recommendations, but also practiced Ayurveda massage on each other. Since I’m more of a practical person, this is how I memorized the knowledge best. The same applies to the practical part in Yoga Therapy, where we learned postures for different ailments and analyzed the benefits at the same time. Thank you again for this well organized and comprehensive course and I look forward to the Advanced Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda course!
Student ID : 2014002445
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1


Before taking this subject, the yoga therapy is unknown to me. But after studying this subject, I learnt that it is not easy to be a yoga therapy instructor. There are many considerations before designing a training programme to the clients, such as the ability, the background and the goal of the clients. The training programme must fit to these considerations and design the appropriate milestone to the clients. Each stage will be reviewed with the result if it hits the target of the training. If the result is not as targeted, it has to analysis the reason and need to adjust the training. If it is targeted, then it will go to another stage of the milestone. After studying this subject, there is a basic concept of yoga therapy and it is much help to my job of fitness and yoga instructor, and there are positive feedbacks from my clients. So, I hope to get more knowledge about it with further studying.
Student ID : 2014001931
Batch Code : 2013/09/200/PT/YTATT/HK/1



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