Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Yoga practices were created to gain the capacity to regulate the mind and emotions so we can reduce suffering and restore our natural state of ease and well-being. Our aim will be to guide you along that path with practices you can continue to use and share.

Course Information

Dates

Friday 7th to Tuesday 11th February 2020

10am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

  • Cost £600
  • Booking Full Details

    Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    This 5-day training is intended for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists at all levels except absolute beginners.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 28

    Number of hours: 30

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This training intensive will integrate practical application of yoga philosophy and experience of yoga practices to simultaneously relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression and promote mental wellness. We will review the yogic models describing the interaction of the mind and body in order to better understand how stress and distress can lead to imbalances in functioning that show up as symptoms of anxiety and depression. We will experience the effects of sequencing movement coordinated with breath, breathing practices, and meditation foci that have the intention of holistically shifting us into a more sattvic/Autonomic Nervous System balanced state of being. We will spend time in lecture and discussion understanding the logic behind selecting practice elements and sequencing in this manner so that you can reproduce the effects in your own practice and classes.

Topics will be covered over the course of 5 days:

•Conceptual models to understand how the mind and body interact and influence each other to give rise to the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and how yoga practice facilitates mental health.

•The vital role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in how we react, respond, and cope with internal and external stressors. We’ll focus on how to shift between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation and to stimulate the vagus nerve.

•Guidance to select and sequence yoga practices to positively influence the direction of change in the body-mind for self-practice and teaching.

•Key principles for teaching students experiencing anxiety and depression, and best practices to create a safe space in general yoga classes.

By attending this training, you can expect to gain:

•Personal experience of integrated yoga practices designed to create greater clarity, peace, and capacity in every part of yourself

•In pairs experience teaching a sattva enhancing approach to yoga practice

•Increased understanding of anxiety and depression as aspects of the human condition, and expanded confidence to use yoga practice and philosophy to relieve symptoms of these conditions

•Enhanced self-awareness and self-compassion

•An opportunity to ask questions relevant to adapting yoga practices to improve mental health

Suggested outline for the day

10:00 Daily welcoming check in and practice
11:30 Time for yourself to use as you need and like
11:45 Morning lecture and practice
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Guided relaxation to digest
14:30 Afternoon lecture
15:30 Time for yourself to use as you need and like
15:45 Afternoon practice
17:00 Q & A, catch up, review
17:30 Close for the day

Day 1 Organising framework for the course, Kosha’s, Kosha’s experienced in integrated practice
Day 2 Autonomic nervous system, Dosha’s, Prana Vayus, Regulation of prana in practice
Day 3 Gunas, Diagnostic symptoms of Anxiety, practice to calm stress and anxiety
Day 4 Vital essences, Diagnostic symptoms of Depression, practice to lift mood and energy
Day 5 Scope of practice, teaching principles, practice teaching, integration of the 5 days

Recommended reading:

Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain, by B Grace Bullock, Handspring Publishing, UK, 2016.

What our students say

Thank-you Lisa! I feel that I have gained so much from this workshop to help me and others in my life. I loved the delivery of bite sized chunks and repetition. I often find courses overwhelm me, but this one nurtured me. Yogacampus Student on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, October 2016

Course Information

Dates

Friday 7th to Tuesday 11th February 2020

10am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

  • Cost £600
  • Booking Full Details

    Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    This 5-day training is intended for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists at all levels except absolute beginners.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 28

    Number of hours: 30

Book Now