Mental Health Basics for Yoga Teachers

Yoga students consistently reveal that seeking relief from stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and the experience of trauma are the reasons they try yoga classes. However, most yoga teacher training courses provide only minimal information about mental health conditions and how to adapt yoga practices and language to these conditions.

Website

Where

Yogacampus Finsbury Park8129577
7 Thane Works,, London GB
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

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When

Oct 20 to
Oct 21
2018
09:30 amto17:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 - 17:30 with a one-hour lunch break and 15 minute morning and afternoon tea breaks each day.

Price

£190

Full Description

This introductory 2-day training provides:

Information about the key diagnostic features of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma

The physiological mechanisms that are the mind-body basis for anxiety and trauma symptoms

Yoga concepts and practices that can help and hinder recovery from an eating disorder

Keys to creating a trauma sensitive class

Practices that can positively shift physiological states to facilitate calming, positive coping, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation

Increased awareness to bring to student interactions and class management to create a safe, supportive environment

Day one: Saturday
About mental health conditions: Anxiety and Depression. Differentiated and shared features. Continuum of severity – everyday human experience to disruptive and severe. What a yoga teachers needs to know to understand and respond constructively to students.
The mind-body interaction: Autonomic nervous system, SNS, PNS. Physical symptoms. Mental/emotional symptoms. How it works and how it changes.
Practice: Experience individual and integrated asana, pranayama, guided relaxation and meditation practices that can directly effect change in the body-mind.

Day two: Sunday
About mental health conditions: Eating Disorders and Trauma. Differentiated and shared features. Continuum of severity – everyday human experience to disruptive and severe. What a yoga teachers needs to know to understand and respond constructively to students.
Things to be aware of in class: Reactions to touch/adjustements, breathing, savasana, lights, language cuing, philosophical concepts, emotional release in class (crying). Holding safe space with clarity and boundaries. Balancing taking care of your self, having compassion, showing interest and not being intrusive.
Knowing your scope of expertise and competence: Knowing your scope, how to expand it, when and how to refer appropriately.
Practice: Experience individual and integrated asana, pranayama, guided relaxation and meditation practices that can directly effect change in the body-mind.