The Therapeutic Alliance + the Inflammatory Effects of Projective Identification

Projective Identification is a psychological defense mechanism in which sensations and emotions so intense as to unravel someone- think rage, shame, despair, envy, or self-hatred- are forced into someone else (a therapist, teacher, healer, or loved one) without warning or awareness. Unprocessed, it can leave us metabolizing other people’s most difficult feelings and sensations- often […]

Yoga Therapeutics + the Productivity Paradox

This Masterclass focuses on the pressure to produce, to do more, faster, better. It examines the social context of this pressure and several ways in which the drive to produce impacts knowledge and healing practices like yoga, psychotherapy, and the wellness space. The class explores implications for our work as teachers, healers, parents, and people. […]

Inflammation, Emotional Balance, and Embodiment

Neuroscience has increasingly demonstrated the inextricable link between inflammation, physical health, and emotional well-being. This Masterclass explores what inflammation is and where it occurs in the mind, brain, and body. It examines: the role inflammation plays in anxiety, depression, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, heart disease, and more the gut microbiome’s influence on mood and immunity […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Emerging Research and Treatment

Novel and integrative approaches to depression, inflammation, and light-dark cycles reveal an interactive effect with startling implications for health, well-being, and longevity. We have biological clocks in our brains and bodies. Knowing how these clocks function and how they impact our health points us to powerful methods for healing. This class examines: chronobiology, the science […]

Yoga for Emotional Balance

Course Description Do you have a mental grasp of your problems, yet find it difficult to change? A Grand Canyon-sized gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it, between mental insight and the real-life experience of change. What causes this gap, and what can we do to narrow it? Anxiety and depression (and […]