Restorative yoga is accessible to all students and has incredible healing effects because of the restful nature of the practice. In this module, you will learn a syllabus of restorative yoga postures, learn what poses to use and why, and how best to prop and support your yoga therapy clients with varying mobility issues and injuries.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide instruction on the art of meditation, what constitutes a meditation practice and what happens when the mind becomes quiet. This course will examine relevant teachings, philosophy, neuroscience about meditation in yoga therapy. During our time together we will be exploring these teachings and tools and will learn how to integrate them into our yoga therapy practice.
Yoga, Psychology and the Mind Immersion This course gives you an in -depth knowledge of western and yogic perspectives on mental health including common psychological conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar, psychosis, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. We also explore the connection between chronic pain and the mind. You learn western psychological treatments for mental health including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Group Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Somatic Therapy. Yogic Theories of the five Kleshas, Dukha (suffering), and Daurmanasya (negative thinking) are applied through the tools of yoga therapy. Students apply their knowledge in practice teaching and presentation of case studies. Tuition $1000
In this module, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga therapy practice. Learn the philosophical principles of chakra theory and how to integrate it in your yoga therapy practice. Participants will be grounded in the body and breath in a journey through the chakras with: 1. Movement. 2. Mantra. 3. Meditation. 4. Partner & group work. 5. Journaling.
This course will offer an exploration into the Inner Vayu practice and how to use the vayus to deepen your awareness of alignment of posture on and off the mat. The inner alignment of the vayus can to release holdings for yoga therapy clients. Students will learn how to use the vayus in pranayama to create emotional wellbeing for the body, mind and spirit. We will apply the theory of the vayus to individual and group yoga therapy sessions.