Yoga and wellness CPD

April 5th-8th with Menchu Hernandez
@ YOGAMOVES, Gort, Ireland

This CPD yoga and wellness training is designed to give yoga teachers a better knowledge of the different systems of the body in relation to various conditions. It is taught by yoga therapist Menchu Hernandez.

Please note, the material on this CPD training aims to train teachers to teach yoga programmes to students with illness as a complimentary practice to medical treatment. It does not aim to diagnose, treat or cure. 

Course Schedule
Two 15 minute break, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, are also scheduled.
Finishing time is 17.15pm


Kriya & Pranayama Practice Kriya & Pranayama Practice Chanting Practice Compassion Practice
9.00 Philosophy of Healing: the frameworks.

Prana vayu assessment.

Digestive and endocrine conditions: hypothyroid and hyperthyroid; indigestion, inflammation, blockages; diabetes.

Functional disorders: IBS, obesity, CFS, fibromyalgia, PMS. Discussion

Cardiovascular conditions: high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, heart failure; varicose veins, DVT. Lymph and immunity conditions: allergies; cancer.

Importance of sleep.

Principles of Yoga Nidra.







Yoga Nidra Practice

Yoga Nidra Practice

Yoga Nidra Practice

Yoga Nidra Practice


Neurological conditions: anxiety and depression; headaches and migraines; MS, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer.

Mind over matter discussion.

Respiratory conditions: cold, flu, sinusitis; asthma; bronchitis, COPD, fibrosis.

Kriyas and pranayama.

Urinary conditions: incontinence.

Reproductive conditions: ovulation problems; prolapse uterus; pregnancy; post labour body.

The importance of the free joint series.

Pawanmuktasana Practice.

Philosophy of Healing: integration.


Restorative Practice

Pawanmuktasana Practice

Restorative Practice

Final assignment: devise a 20 minute yoga therapy programme for yourself or someone that you know with one of the conditions covered during the course. Describe the person, their condition, and rational for the designed practice. (Ask them to) practise three times and reflect. Write up in 2 A4 pages.

Pre-course Reading
1. The Concise Human Body Book: an Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders, London, DK, 2009.




10-29 and 36-37

Neurological System

78-111 and 116-123

Respiratory System


Endocrine System


Cardiovascular System


Lymph and Immunity


Digestive System


Urinary System


Reproduction and Life Cycle


A total of 161 pages; 2 hours and 40 minutes of non-contact hours.

2. Dr Nick Read, Sick and Tired: Your Way to Better Health: Healing the Illnesses that Doctors Cannot Cure, Orion, 2005.


About 200 pages, 3 hrs 20 minutes of non-contact hours.

3. Pre-course anatomy questionnair

About 30 minutes of non-contact hours.
Remaining non-contact hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Assignment.