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Conceptualizing Yoga for Mental Health Applications
This 15-hour workshop dives into intra- and interpersonal contexts for a biopsychosociocultural understanding of how humans develop and cultivate resilience and mental wellbeing. This integrated and holistic model is then applied to a variety of emotional and mental manifestations present in yoga students and their teachers. It explores:
• a deeper understanding of the koshas as levels of human development
• human ways of being in the world (the gunas as polyvagal manifestations of expecting safety, danger, or threat)
• emotional predilections (the kleshas of attachment, aversion, ego, fear, confusion)
• mental preoccupations (the vrittis of misperception, remembrance, planning, relationships, circumstances) and mind states

Finally, participants learn how to use the biopsychosociocultural model to build holistic and integrated yoga prevention, wellness, and healing plans.

1. Become versed in biopsychosociocultural perspectives and methods of assessing yoga students’, clients’, and teachers’ emotional, mental, and relational wellbeing
2. Learn how to develop a deep etiological understanding of students’/clients’ developmental trajectory and presenting concerns
3. Become skillful in tailoring yoga healing, wellness, and intervention plans to the individual developmental and interpersonal needs of students, clients, and teachers

Online synchronous instruction via three 5-hour Saturday sessions
February 27, March 13, & March 27, 2021 – 12:30-5:45p
Practical applications are included – come prepared to engage in asana and other practices.

Instructor: Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP, ERYT500, C-IAYT

Participation implies that you have read and agree to the Stanford Assumptions of Risk, Release of Claims, and Hold Harmless Agreement at

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