Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience & the Body

17 Classes

Course Description

We know that our yoga practice helps us feel better, but how long do those benefits usually last? What are the tools that transform our practice from one which makes us feel good for a short while to one that is unequivocally life-changing? In this innovative course, Bo offers a new alternative to the modern medical paradigms of problem-based, protocol-focused healing. She offers a step-by-step method for well-being in the mind, brain, and body.

This integrative course isn’t limited to the yoga tradition, but also draws from mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, the body, movement studies, and contemplative practice – fields previously thought to be different which we learn are interrelated and interdependent.  We’ll also address some of the “hard questions” of transformation: for example, what does it mean to apply the principles of contemplative practice and the new science of change to real-life situations? What does embodied awareness look like in the difficult, yet pivotal moments of our lives?

Each of the 16 classes in the course offers a seamless blend of theory, process, and practice.  This course is self-paced, giving you the time and support to embody and integrate the knowledge and tools.

Class 1: Curriculum for Human Growth – An Introduction to Mind-Body Well-Being

Class 2: Neuroplasticity – The Science of How Change Happens

Class 3: What Mindfulness Looks Like in Yoga

Class 4: Translating Mindfulness + Neuroscience into Embodied Practice

Class 5: Risk Takers and Change-Makers – The Autonomic Nervous System as the Gateway to Healing

Class 6: Stealth Healing – Mindfulness in the Body, or Interoception

Class 7: Forget about Self-Esteem – What Self-Compassion Is, Why It Works, and How We Can Develop It

Class 8: Food for the Nervous System – Embodied Inquiry, Mindful Movement, and Tissue Restoration

Class 9: The Connective Tissue Matrix – Our Communication Superhighway

Class 10: It’s Not What Your Mother Told You – Posture as a System

Class 11: Prana in the Belly – The Incredible Intelligence of our Enteric Nervous System

Class 12: Embodiment in Asana – A Grounding Practice for the Lower Body

Class 13: What Gets In Must Get Out – An Empath’s Guide to Finding Balance

Class 14: Mind Games – Changing the Default Settings that Bite Us in the Butt

Class 15: Re-thinking Suffering – The Surprising New Science of Chronic Pain

Class 16: Restorative Yoga – Our Magical Mystery Tour