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Welcome to Yoga Teachers Forum, We invite you to join us as you continue your yoga teaching journey. This yoga community welcomes you wherever you have trained. Yoga teachers from across the yoga community provide CPD and professional training with us. All of our teachers have chosen to teach yoga because we have a passion to share practices that have offered us and our communities the support we have needed in challenging times. It is our intention to create a yoga family so that all teachers feel nurtured as we continue on our yoga journey to support others.

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About this course

Yoga Therapy for Burnout, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long-Covid – An Introduction

With Fiona Agombar and Sarah Ryan

In this CPD training you will discover unique ways to harness energy for fatigue conditions such as exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Burnout & Long Covid with the help of yoga therapy.  You will be guided through yoga practices Fiona has developed over a career supporting people with CFS.

 The videos are released weekly in this interactive course.  

Session One 

Prana and its relationship to yoga and our energy.

  • The five prānas  
  • The importance of working with apāna in fatigue states  
  • Granthis (restrictions) that can cause health problems. (obstacles that can stop prāna flowing)  
  •  Examples of personal granthis
  • A brief overview of the panca maya (kosha) 
  • Breath work and pranayama examples for helping fatigue and softening granthis 
  • Using a bhavana in relation to prāna 
  • Practice 

Session Two 

  • The çakras and fatigue 
  • Fatigue and the çakras – mooladhara çakra
  •  The importance of creating a safe space 
  • Teaching somatically 
  • Practice with Fiona including nyāsa 

Session Three 

  • How society views fatigue – the problems of the patriarchy
  • Definitions of fatigue including burnout and ME/CFS.  Are there differences with Long-Covid?
  • Symptoms and how these are relevant to yoga. 
  • The various models of stress 
  • The rational v emotional brain 
  • Polyvagal theory 
  • The mitochondria  
  • Avoiding the push-crash pattern and dealing with relapse. 
  • How fatigue affects a yoga practice 
  • The importance of micro breaks and pacing
  • The role of trauma in chronic fatigue and how this affects teaching 
  • Finding a resource 
  • Practice with Sarah

Session Four

  • Samskara and our shadow side
  • Facing our emotions and not disassociating – self-inquiry 
  • Self-compassion, people pleasing and boundaries. 
  • The major tools of yoga therapy including nyāsa, pranayama , deep relaxation and mantra
  • Welcoming fatigue and symptoms with acceptance as an opportunity for self-inquiry and spiritual investigation. 
  • Practice with Fiona

You will have the opportunity to have your specific questions addressed each week by Fiona & Sarah.