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Yoga Teachers Forum

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

"I really enjoyed this course. the presentations were very informative. The content was delivered with ease and in very understandable manner. There was a good mixture of practical, theory and practice. Topics were explained in a personal way, which made concepts easier to follow and understand." R.P. Attendee Yoga Therapy for CFS, Burn Out & Long Covid 4 Week Recorded Online Course

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.

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 Cakras and Fatigue

  • 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 

The Nervous System 

  • 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

Long Covid Focus

  • 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

In each week you will have the opportunity to take part in yoga practice and there will be space for questions.

It will be extremely useful for both this course and your teaching if you can read my book Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If you order it from the publisher Singing Dragon I’ve arranged a 20 per cent discount until the end of May for everyone in this course  with the code: BURNOUT20

"This is an excellent course that delivers a perfect mix of talk and practice in a very knowledgable and compassionate way. Fiona and Sarah have so much experience and knowledge to share that is so valuable when recovering from, or working with people experiencing any kind of fatigue." Lynda Butler-Staples, Attendee, Yoga Therapy for CFS, Burn Out & Long Covid 4 Week Recorded Online Course

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