Stress is a major part of 21st century living, with the World Health Organization estimating that by 2020, stress-related disorders will be the second leading cause of disabilities in the world. This epidemic is an underlying cause of low energy, anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), loss of sex drive, insomnia, depression, tooth-grinding, high blood pressure, skin problems, infertility, weight gain and heart disease. Yoga and meditation practices offer a very real (and well-researched) method to allow heightened body systems to calm back down and teach individuals tools to self-soothe. The aim of yoga is to ‘still the mind’ through body awareness and connection, intercepting the chattering monkey of the analytical left brain, so dominant in Western cultures.
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‘Burnout’ is a term used to describe the emotional and physical collapse that can occur after long-term or chronic stress. At this point where the mind-body is on ‘constant alert’, teachers need to be able to guide students into a sense of safety and stillness so that they can notice and be with intense sensations without exacerbating reactive tendencies.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS aka ‘ME’) is an exhaustive condition known to have stress and its immune effects as key contributing factors. By understanding its common symptoms and possible ‘rebound’ of creating and using energy, you will learn how to help students safely regain strength and find new ways of coping with these symptoms and living life.
This course will explore how psycho-social stress – the ‘neck-up’, ruminating stress we tend to get stuck in in modern societies – can affect people and how the modern body needs special consideration for the way the average student lives their lives. You will understand how to teach yoga in a way which is effective, gentle and appropriate to the individual with stressed body systems, their particular responses, energetics, mind-sets and postural considerations. Grounding, mindful and somatic work will be explored to help you promote healing, energy and positive change in your teaching.
This is a five-day course laid out as follows:
- Days 1-3: focus on the stress, burnout and adrenal fatigue
- Day 4-5: focus on CFS/ME to draw in the content of days 1-2 and offer extra considerations for exhaustive conditions.
- All content will be relevant for any stress-related condition
To see a fully comprehensive outline of what the course will cover in detail, please download a copy of the course prospectus available on the right hand side of this webpage or clicking the bold text.
The subjects outlined in the prospectus will be covered and in-depth notes provided, so that much time can be spent practicing the applications and felt sense of the yoga teaching work. Many aspects will be covered within practice itself, with time allowed for teaching practice, to makes notes and for reflection.
Please be aware that successful completion of the course is subject to pre-reading and post course work. Details will be sent to students upon registering for the course.
Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.
This course can either be attended as a full 5-day training, or you can opt to attend as follows:
- Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th April as a 3-day training covering Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout. See here for details.
- Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th April as a 2-day training covering Teaching Yoga for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME. See here for details.
You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of completion on attendance of all course hours and on satisfactory completion of all course work.