Yoga for Emotional Balance

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8 Classes

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 mixtures of the two) aren’t simply genetic or biochemical. They’re patterns in the mind, brain, and body relationship. Drawing from her decades of experience in the traditions of yoga, mindfulness, and psychology, Bo offers us a new look at what causes our suffering, and what we can do to alleviate it.

Yoga for Emotional Balance offers powerful, portable, and easy-to-use tools that change the infrastructure of anxiety and depression and foster emotional well-being. You will experience Bo’s unique toolkit of therapeutic practices, including breathing exercises, postural adjustments, mindful asana practice, and restorative poses that help balance your nervous system, quiet your mind, energize your body, regulate your emotions, and create the building blocks for lasting change.

Participants in this course will learn:

The 8 elements of the Mind-Body Network and how they operate to influence the patterns of anxiety and depression

The basic principles of neuroplasticity, our brain’s ability to change

How the body plays a role in our emotional transformation, and what can be done to support it

An introduction to fascia, the body’s “communication superhighway,” and how it relates to anxiety and depression

Tools for embodied living

Five primary infrastructure interventions that help to heal anxiety and depression

Emerging research in the science and psychology of emotional regulation

How to design a therapeutic yoga practice to balance the nervous system and promote emotional well-being

Continuing Education:

Yoga Teachers: This course is approved by Yoga Alliance as post-certificate continuing education for yoga instructors. Instructors will receive approximately 12 hours of post-certificate continuing education.

Psychotherapists: The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics offers 8 CE credits to psychologists for this program

Each class includes:

A 90-minute video (a unique blend of lecture, discussion, and practice)

Guided readings, experiential exercises, and quizzes

A wide range of supplemental resources including cutting-edge information from the fields of neuroscience, medicine, and psychology, as well as writings by Bo.

Facilitated discussion forums with other learners from our global community to help integrate the material