Sophia Reinders

Sophia Reinders


The Yoga and Psyche Conference

Sophia Reinders, PhD, MFT, REAT, is faculty at the California institute of Integral Studies, CIIS, and the founding director of the WisdomBody Institute for Creative Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts. She is a body-oriented Jungian psychotherapist in private practice and a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

The Embodied Psyche and the Soul of the Earth: All Our Relations

This presentation traces converging streams of the praxis of yoga and emerging Western practices of embodied awareness to foster transformation and healing. The paper suggests two important shifts in the practice of psychology: A vision of health and healing that places greater emphasis on the body as the physical, mental-emotional lived-vessel and expression of the experiencing psyche, and a shift from psychology's traditional anthropo-centric view of human health and well-being, to embrace an eco-centric view of the human-earth intertwinement, encouraging an embodied knowing of the shared sentience of our human community and the wild earth. An experiential and creative practice will round-out the presentation.

CE credit (MFT, LCSW, RN) offered for the session