Teachers & Collaborators
Montserrat G. Mukherjee C-IAYT
This course offers a special opportunity for students to learn from Montserrat G. Mukherjee’s years of experience and a passionate approach to health and Yoga Therapy.
Montserrat, certified IAYT Yoga Therapist, graduated at the Yoga Biomedical Trust & Yoga Campus, 17 years ago, in a pioneer certification which integrated medical studies with Yoga, founded by Dr Robin Monro.
Montserrat G. Mukherjee founded The Yoga Therapy Institute in February 2017. The first program started with 5 students from The Netherlands and in 4 years it grew into an international school with a team of certified and experienced teachers and hundreds of students from all over the world, offering the first Yoga Therapy 850-hour Diploma in Europe accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). As pioneers in their field, The Yoga Therapy Institute started its online courses from the beginning of January 2020, at the very start of the Covid Pandemic.
“We were keeping an eye on the development of the events in China and we immediately decided to prepare highly competitive online courses. We worked from morning to dawn 7 days a week until we were satisfied with the level of online education we wanted to offer, which we continue to update and perfect to this day”.
“I don’t think of The Yoga Therapy Institute as my school, but as a school that belongs to the whole team behind it and all the people that make it possible every day. We are a family where we work together as a team, with no managers and no hierarchy. I am allergic to internal politics and everyone knows that I am happy to be told what to do, and like everyone I have to learn new skills. In fact, I need supervision from my colleagues! On many occasions, we laugh because they veto me from editing or making changes to the systems that the team have worked so hard on to implement.
This family includes the amazing students that join our courses, to whom we aim to offer a safe place for learning and self-development, whether online or in person. We know all our students and the stories behind them, what inspires them and what troubles them, as we believe that this is important for their development as professional yoga therapists. Some of our senior students have already started to work at the school as supervisors and teachers of the curriculum, supporting the newer students in their trajectory, so The Yoga Therapy Institute family keeps on growing!
Based in Amsterdam, Montserrat has worked with hundreds of clients from around the world suffering from a wide range of physical health issues. She applies Yoga Therapy as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine for some of the following:
- Heart disease
- Degenerative disease
- Cancer, with a special focus on women with breast cancer
- Herniated discs and lower back pain *trained in the CALBA method with Dr Robin Monro
- Auto-immune disease
- Muscular-skeletal injures
- Emotional mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
- Women’s wellness issues
The effect of her work speaks for itself, as do her clients and students. They praise her friendly and down-to-earth professionalism, as well as her in-depth medical and human knowledge.
Montserrat dedicates her life to Yoga Therapy and the care for others. No one is excluded from her well-known ginger teas with honey and home-made snacks. She loves cooking and her place always smells of something delicious, which she loves to share!
Even when she is on holiday or on a teaching trip, her clients can contact her directly. “Health work is not exclusive to the 90 mins at my studio. Of course, everyone feels at some point that they need help or guidance outside of ‘working hours’ and so I like my students and clients to feel that there is a door open whenever they need it.”
“Just like everyone else, I was not born with a life manual under my arm, so I learn on the way and I do the best I can every day.”
I am lucky to have grown up within a large, humble Spanish family, and to have learned directly from the wisdom and warmth of the older members of our family. This heritage added to having travelled all over the world and having experienced many difficulties and challenges in the long journey from poverty to wealth and recognition in the international corporate world have undoubtedly helped me in the understanding of the human condition.
MONTSERRAT & THE YOGA THERAPY INSTITUTE
Montserrat founded The Yoga Therapy Institute in February 2017, in Amsterdam.
“I love what I do, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I was blessed to study in a pioneer Yoga Therapy diploma course in London with a strong medical base. This gave me the foundation I needed to feel confident to work with clients even in the most difficult health conditions.
At The Yoga Therapy Institute, we follow the lines of study from all classic and modern traditions. We nurture respect for others, daily practice, compassion and a sense of humour. Becoming a Yoga Therapist involves dedication and a life commitment, and I really believe that safety and respect is the core of this wonderful work.
At The Yoga Therapy Institute, we aim to offer one of the highest standards of Yoga Therapy Diploma Courses in the world.
My own personal mission? To educate and train professional and compassionate Yoga therapists who can make a real difference in people’s lives and their health.”