Listing of all academic courses offered at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Public Programs and Performances WKS 030 1.00
Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? By learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body, and how to integrate the benefits of yogic practice and philosophy into your therapy practice, a new breadth and depth of knowledge and tools become available to us. Therapists and other healing professionals learn skills to deepen their work with clients and their own resilience. Through light physical yoga practice, somatic exercises, and partner and group practice, participants discover 1) Why psychological work is relevant to yoga practice; 2) Somatic psychotherapy techniques that allow you to intelligently process trauma and emotion in the body, and help clients process trauma safely; 3) How to feel your emotions in your body and how to use yoga practice to access your unconscious more deeply; 4) How to do “emotional adjustments” during yoga practice; 5) How to cultivate self-love and self-acceptance for all parts of yourself. Those new to yoga, or with physical challenges, are welcome to attend.