Early bird pricing $3300 (Before 9/1/2020)
Payment plan available for an additional fee.
Foundations of Yoga Therapy I, II,
Foundations in Yoga Therapy courses I, II, are designed to introduce you to the field and modalities of yoga therapy, and how to apply to various health conditions. It involves cultivating your own presence, and to hold sacred space and deeply explore what it takes to move from teacher to healer. Learn how to utilize embodiment, as a sacred source to expand emotional experiences, and to link brain and body physiology to expand the window of tolerance. Through embodiment, you will reclaim joy, potential, and contentment in your own life which will then naturally impact others. Learn anatomical considerations of 26 assisted postures, how to conduct intake and establish an authentic relationship, and the scope of practice of the Yoga Educator. This course includes 8 peer exchanges, 6 practice session with instructor feedback, and one live instructor sessions.
Yoga Philosophy & Transformational Philosophy:
Yoga is a methodology meant to harmonize and deepen awareness of the physical, psychological and spiritual elements of our being, from the skin to the deepest marrow of presence. In this inquiry, we will dive into the rich Philosophy of Yoga thru the study of the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras, Jnana Yoga and the importance of Daily Sadhana, with some emphasis on meditation practice thru mantra, sensory awareness, tantra mediation, and silent observation. Tantra invite us to dive fearlessly into the sensorium of our bodies, feelings, and daily activities in order to awaken joy, deepen connection, and invoke an unguarded embrace toward the whole of life. Tantric practices in yoga asana, breathwork, mantra, and mudra.
Therapeutic Trauma-Informed Yoga/Yoga Psychology
In-depth understanding of our Triphasic Model for trauma. Integration of BMBI nine themes to transformation and our own GRACE model.
- Trauma Theory and the physiological/ psychological effects of trauma & PTSD
- How trauma is stored in the body and how to offer somatic, body-based only treatment.
- Polyvagal theory, the significance of the vagus nerve in trauma, and the role and function that yoga can play in stabilization and grounding.
- Interoception and embodiment.
- Yoga and the nervous system.
- The impact of empowerment in treatment.
- Destigmatizing Trauma
Prana – our life force energy, is one of the most potent ways to reclaim and potentially bring a being into balance. Learn the advance practices of Pranayama – the techniques and anatomy which utilize the breath for purification and energy cultivation. Learn about the rhythm, flow and moving with the breath, the 5 Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. Each one controls some aspect of our health and energy and our awareness. Experience the power of silence with the practice of Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) in order to observe subtle shifts within their practice and consciousness. This module will offer students the opportunity to explore allopathic views of the body as they intersect with yogic views of energy and consciousness; to understand the pancamaya kosha model and move through them as layers of form and being, to common obstructions and some yoga and dialogue suggestions for each layer. To understand the chakras, key fascial, marma and nadi pathways and some yoga tools for each area. This model creates a map to guide the therapist in a session.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Ayurveda is how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected to nature and the world around us. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and focuses primarily on lifestyle practices that support health, balance, and self-transformation.
- Design dosha-balancing asana sequences for different seasons, times of day, and specific ages
- Use ayurvedic recipes and food and spice combinations to address imbalances and promote health and vitality
- Create a practical lifestyle plan for yourself and your students based upon specific needs and goals
- Understand how the practices of yoga are supported by ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles