Hormone Yoga Teacher Training Course

Hormone Yoga is a combination of Hatha, Kundalini Yoga and Tibetan meditation techniques which comprise special pranayamas, bandhas, mudras, asanas, prana directing techniques, stress reducing and managing practices to support and heal the hormone system within the body. Both men and women suffer from increasing imbalances in the endocrine/hormone system due to the high demands of everyday life.

They are treated almost exclusively with hormone replacement therapy by western medicine, which can have numerous side effects especially immune system, as well as depriving the hormone system of the capability to get back to its own balance.

Nowadays almost every woman has PMS-problems and the natural cylces in a woman’s life have no recognition as something wonderful and natural, that we should live in tune with for its harmonious function. Women started to experience early menopause and there is a growing number of men at the age of 35-45 years who are suffering from typical symptoms of testosterone deficiency, such as fatigue, sleep disorder, erectile dysfunction or depressive moods, often due to chronic stress.

Hormone Yoga Teacher Training uses the body’s own self-healing and regulatory power to balance physical, mental, spiritual and energetic imbalances connected with the endocrine system. Also for men hormone yoga is well suited to bring vigor and vitality to the whole system, especially the hormonal glands. In young women HYT is suitable to alleviate PMS symptoms or increase the chances for pregnancy by eliminating secondary infertility causes.

HYT as it increases estradiol level, also helps in the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Menopause is a controversial subject. For many people it is considered as a phase of intellectual decline, loss of femininity and “the beginning of growing old.” It is very important to understand that it is actually the phase of wisdom in women’s lives mentally and spiritually. Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) brings a holistic approach to decrease of reproduction hormones in the body with a series of exercises to prepare your body for menopause. If you want to go through menopause in good health and without symptoms, start practicing HYT. The symptoms may appear years before and can go on some years after menopause if there is a decline of hormones for any reason. Statistically, when women reach 35, their estrogen level begins to decrease and symptoms may appear, such as: hot flushes, dry mucosa, tiredness, anguish, depression, hair loss, dry skin, insomnia, migraine, joint pain and decreased libido.

So HYT is your choice for aging gracefully young.

Seda Shambhavi as well as teaching how to practice the classical hormone yoga therapy sequence as developed by the Brasilian yogini and doctor of psychology Dinah Rodriguez, she also introduces her own designed two specific sequences for reproduction hormones and for thyroid and metabolic hormones to address the problems directly. She also gives a great deal of knowledge from her Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine background especially for nutrition and life style adjustments. Her theory lessons comprise a thorough look at the hormones like dopamine, serotonine, endorphine which affect our daily life tremendously and micro-nutrition, which is also a very important element in our modern lives.

All yoga teachers who would like to specialize in HYT and who suffer severe hormonal problems can join the course. Teachers will receive a 60hrs YACEP TTC certificate whereas non-teachers will receive a participation certificate.

PS.You should not take this course, if you suffer from breast cancer, severe endometriosis, large fibroids, or in case you are pregnant.

Objectives of the course

General look at the whole endcrine system in the body, understanding of reproduction hormones and metabolic hormones in the body, how the hormones change at different phases of life and due to some diseases or conditions like menopause, hashimoto, graves, infertility etc. what kind of diet or nutrition is good during pre-menopause , menopause, hashimoto thyroiditis, rhomatoid arthritis and othe auto-immune diseases which affect the glands.

Learn the thyroid and metabolic organs series and reproduction hormones series as well as the combination of these two series.

Learn how to teach the thyroid and metabolic organs series and reproduction hormones series as well as the combination of these two series confidently. Opportunity will be given to each participant for teaching practice in small groups, proper instruction of each exercise, sequence of exercises, course design and structure for hormone yoga classes and workshops –

considering the variations in case of limitations or special needs of the students

Daily Schedule

Arrival Day: 17th December , 2019 Arrival and get settled by 15:00

16:00: Opening circle and introductions

17:00 : Introduction to HYT system and learning the components of HYT.

19:00 Dinner and free time for resting and settling

Day 2-3-4-5-6 (18th-19th-20th-21st-22nd December 2019)

06:30 Pranayam, meditation, chanting or silent walk (60 mins)

07:30 Tea Time

08:00 – 9:30 Hormone Yoga Class (90 Minutes)

10:00 Breakfast /brunch

11:00 – 13:00 Main Lecture on Hormone Yoga Therapy

13:15 14:30 Lunch and rest time

14:30 – 15:30 Seva time – selfless service (60 mins)

15:30 – 16:30 Self-practice

16:30 – 18:00 HYT practice or teaching groups

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

20:00 – 21:00 Satsang / Sharing / Chanting /Self-study /Completion Ceremony

22:00 Lights out

Day 7 23rd December, 2019

6:30 Pawanmuktasana yoga and HYT combination session (105min)

9:00 Breakfast and farewell to everyone

• Attendance at all activities is mandatory for 60hrs YACEP certification.

Assessment is based on:

1. Regular attendance of all classes

2. Attitude and behaviour while attending the course

3. Performance and attitude in the practical class

4. Hormone Yoga Therapy teaching skills

Course Lecturer /Instructor : Seda Shambhavi, ERYT200, ERYT500, YACEP

Seda Shambhavi started yoga in Istanbul at Ananda Marga Yoga centre in 1985 during her University years. Since then yoga has always been in her life with its different limbs at different density and even though she tried different disciplines like Tai Chi or T.M. afterwards she settled down with yoga as a life style since 1998 and decided to live her life around yoga.

She practised Iyengar tradition of Hatha Yoga at East London Iyengar Yoga centre and was introduced to Donna Holeman’s principles of yoga by Sharon Matarazzo and Angelika Grohmann at Bodywise in London. She practised Integral yoga with Shri Aurobindo influenced Sama Fabien who is the founder of Aurolab. She did one year intensive TTC run by Aurolab. She studied Therevada Buddhism and Vipassana at Suan Mokhe in Thailand and Tibetan Buddhism with the renowned Lamas including H.H. Dalai Lama the 14th in Mc Leod Ganj, Dharamasala, India.

She has completed her yoga teacher training which comprises a holistic approach inclusive of Ayurvedic knowledge at Sivananda Yoga Academy in Madurai Ashram in India.

During her long stay in Mc Leod Ganj she self-studied ayurveda and received ayurvedic treatments which lead her afterwards to obtain her certificate in Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapy from Dr.M. Sathyanandan – S.M. Ayurveda, Panchakarma and Yoga Therapy Centre, Varkala and a Certificate in Kalari Massage from Dr.Shaji -E.P.V. Kalari Centre, Palai in India.

Seda did Ayurvedic Healing Course with Dr. David Frawley who is the founder of Vedic Institute in the States. She participated to some seminars and workshops run by Dr. David Frawley at the Vedic Institute in Holland.

On one of her long Indian trips, she met the right person, Dudiji for her Reiki initiation level I and years later she received the second level from Fadime Emir in 2009.

She also did the Yoga and Anatomy and Yin Yoga intensive workshop with the revolutionary Yoga anatomy teacher Paul Grilley at Triyoga in London. She’s been studying Tantra since 2002 and did a Tantra workshop for Couples and got initiated for Cobra Breath with Hanna & Martin, Transcendence; Authentic Tantra just before she founded and opened Surya Yoga retreat centre in Datça, Turkey in 2005.

Seda completed first three levels of Transformational Breathing Technique Course developed by Dr. Judith Kravitz and lead by Nevşah Fidan in 2006.

Seda got trained to be an Osho Active Meditation Teacher at Osho Meditation Centre in Pune, India and received a title for Surya as Osho Meditation Activity Centre in January 2008. During her stay at Osho Meditation Centre, she also had the opportunity to do the AcuEnergetics Workshop run by Kevin Farrow. She shares her knowledge and experience of Tantra, AcuEnergetics and Osho Active Meditations with her students in and out of her lessons during her intensive workshops/retreats.

In 2010 she organised a Yoga Therapy course for yoga teachers in co-operation with Paramanand Institute in Indore, India. The director and the teacher of yoga therapy, Omji delivered the course facilitated by Seda at Surya Yoga. Seda has found the opportunity to complement her knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga with this particular course and started practising yoga therapy a means of healing her students and seekers.

She worked with an active birth leader gynocolist in Turkey and completed a prenatal yoga and active birthing course run by Janet Balaskas.

In 2015, Seda completed her 500hrs Teacher Training with Swami Govindananda and Hormone Yoga Therapy with Shakti at Sivananda Yoga Peetham, Kerala.

Seda worked with various renowned yoga and meditation teachers like Claire Missingham, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Jeff Oliver, Rod Stryker, Swami Govindananda, Svarup and Premartha, Günther Niessen, Janet Balaskas, Ganesh Mohan (Ayurveda Specialist), Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen, Gurmukh and many more.

She completed Kriya Yoga Course at Parmath Niketan, Rishikesh and got the permission to teach Kriya yoga.

As she believes in on-going self-development and professional training, she keeps taking workshops on yoga, breath, healing and ayurveda. Recently she’s started a two year Homeopathy diploma course run by Homeopathy Association in İstanbul in co-operation with Greek Homeopathy School and Ass., which she believes is the right asset for her healing and curing profession complementery to her yoga therapy and ayurvedic healing knowledge and experience.

Seda has been doing a long Svastha Yoga Therapy course ( An approach of using yoga with a perspective of physiotherapy and ayurveda developed by Mohans inspired by Krishnamacharya) to train as a yoga therapist since 2016. She will have finished the 350hrs of training in July 2019.

She has completed the Yoga Psychology Course lead by Yoga therapist and Psychologist Ashley Turner and awarded with a certificate in May 2019.

She’s been teaching yoga and ayurveda since 2005. Since the lack of reference books on Ayurveda in Turkish, she translated the book called The Ayurvedic Diet by Dr. Dennis Thompson and recommended it to her students as a reference book to study. She is a leading Ayurveda teacher in Turkey who started teaching at Bilkent University in Ankara last December (2017)

She has got ongoing Svastha Yoga Therapy classes, one to one prenatal sessions, Ayuryoga workshops and Ayurveda in Depth and Specialist Training Courses in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Datça.

Seda Shambhavi became a member of teachers team of an International Yoga School in India called Parimukti Yoga School teaching Ayuryoga (Yoga for body-type) at Advanced Level Teacher Training Courses starting December, 2018.

She graduated her first batch of yoga teachers training them in the style she herself developed as Holistic Yoga in 200hrs in 2016 and currently is training the second group in 2019. She graduated her first batch of Hormon Yoga Teachers in 2017. She will be graduating the second and the third batches of HYT in May 2019 in two different towns.

Seda Shambhavi 200ERYT, 500ERYT, YACEP, Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Health Consultant and Massage Therapist, Osho Active Meditation Instructor, Mindfulness Instructor, Holistic Yoga founder and teacher, Hormone Yoga Teacher Trainer (The system developed by Dinah Rodriguez)



What to bring

Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, Warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings and clothes for warm days, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug / tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen…etc

Course Location : Parimukti Beachside Arambol (at love temple goa)

Course Fee: $850 (single hut) Early Bird :$700  (shared wooden bungalow) including course manual

Deposit: $350

Accomodation: Single hut or shared wooden bungalow (single accommodation extra)

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