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Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga—Online

August 12 @ 11:00 am - August 18 @ 6:00 pm

Mental Health

Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga—Online

with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

AUGUST 12 – 18, 2020

During this online workshop, learn about integrating Yoga and mental health through research, theory, and practice sessions. Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga practices have the ability to positively impact mental and emotional health. Yoga, neuroscience, and mindfulness powerfully influence resiliency, emotional health, and healing related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood states.

Explore concepts of well-being and health through the lens of brain science, neuropsychology, and Yoga practices. Learn how chronic stress and trauma influence behavior and mood states as well as the influence of the vagus nerve and vagal toning on healing.

The workshop will include:

  • A review of polyvagal theory, stress, and Yoga
  • How yogic practices influence our neurobiology, brain, and hormones
  • Research on Yoga practices and healing
  • The importance of the vagus nerve and vagal toning.
  • Neuro-therapies for healing by both practitioners and for self-healing
  • Practices that rewire the brain and positively impact mood states
  • Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and how trauma affects mental health and physical health outcomes

This program welcomes the general public, mental health professionals, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, and healthcare workers.

Live sessions at 11 am–1 pm and 4–6 pm each weekday, and Saturday and Sunday at 11 am–2 pm and 4–6 pm (EDT).

You will also have access to recorded Hatha Yoga classes and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

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Approximate Cost: $320 – $395


Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville
108 Yogaville
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States
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