September 14-16, 2018
Friday 2:30-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5pm
The second module in the Emotional Wellbeing Series, this intensive is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners to deepen their capacity to support students and themselves for emotional health and wellbeing. Together we will explore yoga philosophy as it applies to mental health, and practical ways to support yourself and others through emotional difficulty. Topics that will be explored include shame, vulnerability, resiliency, compassion and boundaries. This experiential weekend will leave you equipped with more confidence in holding space for students and yourself when going through emotional difficulty. During this intensive you will:
Gain a deeper understanding of the interconnection between psychology, neuroscience and yoga philosophy and practices for emotional wellbeing
Gain in-depth knowledge of specific yoga asanas, pranayama and meditations that regulate and balance emotions
Learn how to set and support your boundaries in relationship with students or people in your life
Explore key yoga concepts for mental health, such as samskaras (conditioned patterns), dukkha (suffering) and the kleshas (forms of suffering) from the Yoga Sutras
Explore the concepts of vulnerability, shame and ways to dissolve the barriers to self-acceptance
Discover ways to cultivate self compassion, loving kindness and forgiveness
Explore spiritual concepts from the Upanishads and Tantric texts that guide to expansive states of being
There are no prerequisites for this course.
We recommend reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown prior to the course, but it is not required.