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Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Yoga Therapy course for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

No yoga experience is required

The yoga therapy for the mind 8 week course is a comprehensive and evidence-based program for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques with research from the fields of psychotherapy and neuroscience to:


         Enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve wellbeing


         Improve self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness


         Promote the support of others by eliminating habitual patterns of thought and behaviour


         Both mindfulness and therapeutic yoga are well known to help improve stress, anxiety and depression          this 8 week course will help you access these profound healing properties
   

         All sessions are taught in a compassionate and safe setting

Course Structure & Price

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session, we inform you pf how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion.
During the first two weeks of the course, we will focus on regulating the breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind.

To support your practice you are given a comprehensive manual and a CD set (download is available from itunes) with eight tracks/guided practices, which coincide with each week of the course.

Eight 2-hour yoga therapy sessions & supportive materials
Start date: Friday 10th January 12.30-14.30
Venue: Yoga Tree Studios
Course price: £250 (early bird £200 if paid in full by 31st December 2019).

How is this course different from other course for emotional healing?

Usually courses will focus on just the mind or just the body as a way to enhance mental wellbeing. We understand that the most effective way to encourage long-term transformation is by focussing on the entire person. Methods that focus just on the mind forget that mental habits are deeply connected with how the brain functions.

Without movement or breath work, a person will struggle to use the power of the mind to change deeply entrenched patterns of thinking and reacting. Likewise, if we only focus on the body we may overlook the reasons why we are so tied to particular ways of reacting to the environment.
Research reveals that faster and more long-term healing occurs through the intelligent integration of mind and body techniques.