Yoga for the Emotions


Deepen your emotional health and awareness by exploring yogic approaches! This 20 hour training is devoted to self explorations of emotional health and balance cultivated through our yoga practice. Cultivating a kind and observant relationship with our emotions as well as fostering emotional balance with our practice will be explored. Learn from experience how physical yoga practice can impact our emotions – either balancing or amplifying them.

The influences of Ayurveda and other mind-body philosophies will interweave with personal exploration and practice. Experiencing the residue of our practice to understand if we are cultivating states of emotional ease or excess will be a key part of this adventure.

Come prepared to have fun, deepen your practice and awareness in a safe and respectful environment. This is not group therapy but a classroom setting with key outlines and objectives.

Course Curriculum

Letting Be:  Cultivating a relationship of tolerance and acceptance with your mind and heart.

Yoga practices to build Confidence and Courage

Yoga practices to soothe Emotional Intensity

Yoga practices to Unravel deep suffering

Yoga practices to build connection, fun and community

Yoga practices to nourish patience and kindness

Yoga practices to get grounded

Setting Boundaries:  exploring the relationship between setting healthy boundaries in our physical practice and how this translates off the mat.

“Consistency over discipline” Judith Hanson Lasater.  Exploring non violent ways to approach a regular practice.

Project

Students will do a self practice and journal project over a one month period that explores the relationship of their yoga practice to their emotions.  Teachers will also focus on being present as a first point of contact with students in class and in life.  A series of practices will be made available for this end.  A month of consistent but simple pracitces devoted to emotional balance, connection and presence.

This training is not to be used as a substitute for therapy.