Yoga, Neuroplasticity and the Brain

This workshop explores how yoga practice including asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditative states impact the vast neuronal assemblies in the brain.

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In yoga the deepest pulse of life in the body is known as the kundalini, a current of neurological force that flows through the central channel of the spine. The language of yoga describing the force (shakti) of the central nervous system bears close resemblance to contemporary research on the brain, brain stem and spinal cord. This course explores how yoga practice including asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditative states impact the vast neuronal assemblies in the brain. Through practice and study, we will see how light, image, vibration, loving awareness and finely articulated movement help rewire and heal the brain. We practice the SATYA movements (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) in order to generate more expansive and finely tuned brain maps. We will compare and contrast descriptions of the cranial chakras with lower (reptilian), middle (mammalian) and upper (neo-cortex) brains.

This 1-day training forms part of the 45 hour SATYA Level 1 training; the first course of its kind being offered outside of the U.S. To become certified you will be required to complete the 30-hour Intensive running 22nd to 26th April 2018 – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement. In addition, there will be some self study to make up the full 45 hours. There will be no charge for the self study element.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

What our students say

This was a beautiful and healing practice Janeth Forare on Opening the Pathway of the Nadis, February 2017

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