Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT)

Symbiosis Centre for Yoga, Pune is introducing a new course – Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT). This course is exclusively for medical and alternative medical professionals which is very relevant from yogic perspective. In the field of therapy, positive and motivating results can be seen, if, a medical practitioner or alternative medical practitioners learn and experience yoga in depth and combine the knowledge into their profession.

Recently, I attended the International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and Its Application (INCOFYRA) in S-VYASA, Bengaluru, India. The theme was “Integrative Oncology: The Future of Cancer Care”. In this conference, many dignitaries delivered their lectures and presented their respective research works. Out of those, there were two talks which were very appealing and relevant to the future of therapy:-

The first one was from Dr. H.R.Nagendra who is the Chancellor of S-VYASA. He mentioned that once he visited abroad to one of the best cancer hospitals and was surprised to see the advance technologies in the field of cancer treatment. During the meeting to the head of that hospital, he congratulated for the development and asked if there is any reduction in the cancer patients due to these advanced technologies. The head replied-“No, there is no reduction, rather it is increasing.” Then he asked about the reason of cancer and the head had no idea about the reason of cancer. Dr. Nagendra has conceptualized and described that the root cause of cancer is not in physical body but in the Manomaya Kosha (mental body) under Viparyaya which is called the state of wrong knowledge in which the enemy cells are considered as friendly cells. From his point of view, if we have to treat the cancer then through yogic practices, work on Viparyaya (wrong knowledge) i.e. the Manomaya Kosha is needed.

The second one was a research work done with Meditation on Cancer. The researchers have found that the practices of Meditation and Chanting lowers down the NFkB within few months. NFkB is called the mastermind of inflammation and is inherent in each cancer cell.

So likewise, there are many other important perspectives to yoga which are very relevant in the therapy. The objective of this course is planned in a systematic way to cover the yogic perspective of therapy as well as philosophy, so that, the participants can develop the understanding of Yogic Health Management in depth and lead the wellness movement with yogic prescription for health & healing.


Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher, Consultant & Therapist


About the course:-

  • The course commences on 24th March’2018.
  • Venue:- SIMS, Khadki, Pune
  • Days:- Only Saturdays
  • Time: – 7.00 am – 1.00 pm.
  • Duration:- 1 year
  • For registration please go on
  • For enquiries and admission, contact 9130098707 or

The Concept of Wellness in Jehangir Hospital, Pune

The purpose of Yoga is three-fold: – 1. Curative, 2. Preventive, 3. Promotive. Likewise in Jehangir Hospital, there is one practical approach which is called WELLNESS CENTRE which starts with preventive aspect and ultimately link with curative and promotive aspect of health.

There is a common tendency in many people that they become aware about taking care of their health only when they get sick and unwell. Before that, they don’t even bother to reflect and think that the way their lifestyle is, the way their thinking process is, the way they are running blindly towards success which can make them sick. Many people are not even aware about the preventive aspect of health that how important it is.

The concept of Wellness plays an important role over here. In Jehangir Hospital’s Wellness Centre, there are different need based health check-ups packages with the objective to find out the health issues and deficiencies in the physical body. Once all the tests are done and if any health issue or deficiency is indicated in the report then the purpose of wellness is automatically linked with curative and promotive aspect by consulting the respective doctors which is provided by the Wellness Centre itself and accordingly, right form of treatment is provided. Through this process, not only a person becomes satisfied and confident but it has a positive impact on his professional and family lives as well.

Recently I had suggested one of my friend to go through the wellness program. He understood the importance and went through one of the Wellness test programs. After all the process was complete, I thought of taking his feedback. So I asked few questions and received his answers which I am presenting over here:-

  1. What is your opinion with the concept of wellness?

Answer: – Concept of wellness entails aspects of holistic health and wellness. In modern age loaded with immense stress and life style issues one needs to go through a regular monitoring and check-ups of the body and mind. Any medical intervention should highlight the issues manifesting in the person related to one’s lifestyle and health related problems and suggestions.

  1. How was your experience with the staff of Jehangir Hospital and wellness centre?

Answer: – I got the opportunity to avail platinum package at the wellness centre in Jehangir hospital. My experience with staff of Jehangir hospital and wellness centre was very pleasant and comforting. I found them very compassionate and professional in their approach. I noticed they were catering to the needs of every patient very passionately and with care.

  1. How was your experience with the Doctors of Jehangir Hospital in coordination with Wellness centre?

Answer: – I found there was high level of coordination between Doctors and wellness centre. Doctors were briefed properly prior to patient’s examination which saves a lot of time and repeated queries and examination.

  1. How is your overall impression with Jehangir Hospital and wellness centre?

Answer: – My overall impression with Jehangir Hospital and wellness centre was very nice and pleasant. I want to give one instance that during my Platinum screening I was found positive on stress test. And then subsequently we were advised to meet Cardiologist. Then we got the appointment of Dr. Ajit Mehta. When I met him, he suggested to go through angiography to confirm whether stress test is false positive or true positive. Having seen and heard about corporate doctors and their unethical medical practices in big cities like Delhi and Mumbai, initially I was a bit hesitant to go through the test. But after meeting Dr. Ajit Mehta I was convinced that he is a genuine doctor and I trusted his words. Then next day he conducted angiography on me and mentioned that stress test was false positive. In today’s world this kind of honesty and selfless advice is very rare. This incidence has increased my faith in Jehangir Hospital.


Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher, Therapist & Consultant