Introduction to Yoga Therapy

Facilitator: Dr. Sharad Bhalekar

Medium of Communication: English with French Translation

Translation: In the French Language

Duration of Program: 2 days, 2.15 hours session each day (with 15 mint of pause after the first hour)

Dates: 30th and 31st Jan 2021

Time: Indian Time:  14:00 to 16:15 (+5:30 hrs GMT)   
            France Time: 09:30 to 11:45

Medium: Online Class (Zoom meeting)

About the Workshop:

Nowadays, Yoga therapy has been becoming a part of medical therapy, also about chronic diseases. because all these are related to stress.

Swami Kuvalayananda explained the theme of Patanjali in the book of Yoga Therapy as “Reconditioning of Psychophysical mechanism”. The workshop is aimed to understand this basic theme of Yoga Therapy explained in traditional texts and scientifically interpreted by Swami Kuvalayananda.

Yoga helps to recondition the brain-body mechanism thus helps to control the diseases. Patanjali explained the phenomenon under the title- Chitta -Vikshepa and its signs. (Vyadhi etc.) He also mentioned some sutras which resemble some specific practices to control the condition of Chitta -Vikshepa. Patanjali also explained the root cause of disease as klesha and suggested to weaken the kleshas skillfully.

Stress also leads to Chronic disturbance in metabolic and digestive activities which further reflects in the form of various physical diseases. Commonly those become chronic diseases like-Migraine, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, skin allergies, PCOD etc. Modern medical science tries to manage those diseases with the help of medicines which produce symptomatic relief. But those are not able to recondition the brain mechanism through which the mechanism of psychosomatic diseases originates.


  1. What is Yoga Therapy?
  2. To provide the understanding of the klesha, its types, levels as per their strength.
  3. To provide the understanding of the term Chitta – vikshepa and its 9 signs and 4 complications.
  4. To provide the scientific understanding of the theme of yoga therapy as described by Swami Kuvalayananda.
  5. To provide an understanding of the mechanism of some common psychosomatic disorders.
  6. To provide an understanding of suitable yogic practices that can be utilized in psychosomatic disorders.

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy). He has been working as a Principal I/C at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”,

Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.

Dr. Sharad Bhalekar

30th January 2021

14.00 to 14.30 (IST)

Theory lecture Introduction to the Yoga Therapy and  Management of diseases

14.3o to 14.45 (IST)


14.45 to 16.15 (IST)

Practical session, followed by question and answer

31st  January 2021

14.00 to 14.30 (IST)

Theory lecture – Management of chronic metabolic disorders

14.3o to 14.45 (IST)


14.45 to 16.15 (IST)

Practical session (Practice of asana, pranayama and meditation), followed by question and answer

Recordings: Post-workshop recordings will be provided for a duration of 7 days. You will get it via email. By any chance you cannot attend the online workshop then you are welcome to hear the recording within the 7 days as many times you would like.

Please be mindful that we are sharing the recording/s in a good faith to support you in your practices or study. Please honour its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forward it to any other person.

Participation Certificate: At the end of the workshop you will get a certification of participation. Please register with the name you would like to receive certificate with.



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Following are 3 options; you can choose any one of them to participate in this Workshop

Date and Timings

Dates: 30th and 31st Jan 2021

Indian Time:  14:00 to 16: 15 (+5:30 hrs GMT)  

France Time: 09:30 to 11:45

For Indians


Rs. 2,100/- 


Rs. 3,100/- 


Rs. 4,100/- 

Other Payment Option

Petit budget

25 €

Grande contribution

45 €

Please pay and book your spot through the link above. We will send you email instructions with credentials post registration.

Query for this workshop? Please email us – onlineworkshops@kdham.com