Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? Learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body is a necessary skill to optimize your psychological and spiritual/yogic transformation. This workshop utilizes a combination of depth somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience insights, light yoga asana, meditative techniques, and partner exercises to show participants:
· Why psychological work is relevant to yoga practice
· How to feel your feelings in your body
· Somatic psychotherapy techniques that allow you to intelligently process trauma and emotion in the body
· How to do “emotional adjustments” during yoga practice
· How to cultivate self-love and self-acceptance for all parts of yourself
Psychotherapists can learn to bring yogic insights into their practices, yoga teachers can learn to expand their practice and teaching to include a psychological dimension and skill set, and those not familiar with either discipline can gain new tools from both traditions. No yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat.
CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs;