Yoga Therapy for Depression Management

A Unique Healing Program that Combines Yoga and Counseling

Do you feel mentally disturbed?
Do your anxieties and stress constantly worry you?
Do you know that you may be depressed?
Do you know anyone who needs emotional support?

We are living in a fast-paced, competitive, and ambitious world. Challenges and failures often lead to frustration, frenzy, and disappointment. Our hectic lifestyles allow very little time to focus on fitness. We forget that emotional wellbeing is as important as physical strength, because our mental health affects us every day.

Depression is caused by loss of mood and is clinically very difficult to recognize. It has serious implications such as extreme suicidal tendencies or complete social isolation. Medical treatments for depression are largely symptomatic.

Yoga therapy combines yogic counselling with yogic practice to effectively address growing mental health issues. Yoga promotes cleansing and restoring physical and emotional wellbeing. It naturally boosts positive endorphins to help cope with depression.

Yoga techniques include asanas (body poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation to remove toxins and activate the nervous system for relieving depression. Regulated breathing and focused movements provide deep relaxation to build a soothing, positive mind-body connection.

The unique Yoga Therapy for Depression Management program by Kaivalyadhama, one of the oldest and pioneering Yoga Institutes in the world, aims to bring awareness of Yoga Therapy in effectively identifying and dealing with depressive stress and anxieties.

Combined with yogic psychotherapy, this program also addresses issues such as difficulty in concentrating or loss of energy.

Through this Yoga Therapy Program one will be able to Holistically Manage:

About the Facilitator

Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is the Principal I/C at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. He has authored two books: Pranayama-mudra and Meditation and Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga.

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

Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar

Dates: 25th and 26th September 2021



16.30 to 17.30 (IST)

Theory lecture:
Introduction to the Yoga Therapy and Management of disease

17.30 to 17.45


17.45 to 18.45

Practical session, followed by Q & A

Instructions for Attending the Workshop:

  • Please be seated in a well-ventilated place during the workshop, especially for comfort during the practice sessions.
  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Instructions for Meals before/after the Practice:

  • In case you have consumed a heavy meal, kindly practice after a gap of at least 1 hours.
  • After snacking moderate foods (solids/liquids), practice after a gap of at least 30 minutes
  • A meal can be taken after 30 minutes of practice.


  • Recordings will be available for 7 days post workshop.
  • Please be mindful that recording/s are being shared in good faith to support you in your practices or study.
  • Kindly honor its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forwarding it to any other person.

Certificate of Participation:

  • A certification of participation will be provided after completion of the series.
  • Please register for the workshop with the exact name you would like to receive on your certificate.
  • Kindly note that requests for change of name will not be entertained after the certificate has been issued.



Zoom app downloaded on your tab, smartphone or PC / Laptop with internet connection.


Basic Fees
Rs. 2500/-

Support Fees
Rs. 3500/-

Date and Timings

Dates: 25th and 26th September 2021

Time: 16:30 to 18:45 IST

You may register by paying either Basic/Support Fees

Basic Fees

Support Fees

Your kind gesture will help us support poor patients, education for needy, gaushala, organic farming, herb plantation and yoga research at Kaivalyadhama.

No refund policy

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

Participant Testimonials

Thank you! The workshop has taught to understand the very early signs of psychosomatic disorders and what to prescribe and practice in these cases. It has made clear the power of very simple techniques - if these are understood and applied properly. It was densely packed with knowledge and very practical.

Ama Ramona Loeschcke (July 2020) Vienna, Austria

It was amazing to participate at this workshop. I hope you will continue to do online workshops also when the world gets back to normal and people start travel again. Dr Bhalekar explained everything very well, also his use of sanskrit words, and that was good.

Kathrine Brekke (July 2020) Skjetten, Norway

It was a very good informative session. simple yet very practical approaches.

Aarthi Padmanabhan (July 2020)

The workshop was brilliant. Really looking forward for more.

Akhil Gopi (July 2020) London

Excellent sessions by Dr. Sharad C. Bhalekar. Looking for more deeper sessions focusing on the philosophy of yoga and spirituality. Longer courses should be offered in future.

Raziuddin (July 2020) Hyderabad, India

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