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Soulful Yoga Therapy Training & Workshops

Training & Professional Development Program
Yoga for Emotional Health
100 hour program

FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Yoga as therapy is the process of empowering the individual through yoga with a deep awareness and integrated understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Yoga techniques and practices are adapted to the client’s specific needs in order to restore balance and promote optimal health and wellness.  

This program is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the core therapeutic yoga principals. Students will develop and refine the unique qualities and skills necessary to use yoga as therapy with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to experience therapeutic yoga practices and apply their knowledge through teaching, assignments and small group work.
Who is this program is for:
- Yoga teachers eager to understand how yoga can be applied therapeutically to promote emotional health and to refine the unique skills needed to become a yoga therapist.  
- Clinicians and health professionals wanting to learn an integrated approach to promote optimal emotional health and how to tailor therapeutic yoga practices for clients suffering with depression, anxiety and trauma.

Yoga for Emotional Health with Kate Graham
YogaWorks Boston
September-December 2016

Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
September 10th & 11th from 8.30am-6pm

Module II: Yoga for Trauma
September 17th & 18th from 8.30am-6pm

Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga 
October 8th & 9th from 8.30am-6pm

Therapeutic Yoga Mentorship Program
Saturdays 10am-6pm on Nov 6th, 20th & Dec 11th. 

Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression​

Learning Objectives
- Introduction to yoga therapy.
- Learn the basic principles for yoga as therapy.
- Understand how anxiety and depression influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.
- Review fundamental yoga as therapy perspectives and models for understanding and managing emotion.
- Discover the interaction between the body, breath, mind, and emotions in health and well-being.
- Learn evidence-based yoga practices to meet and manage anxiety and depression with asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.
- Understand what is necessary to establish a safe and therapeutic relationship with your clients.
- Take away specific evidence-based yoga techniques to manage mood in a clinical or private setting.
- Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic yoga class.

Module II: Yoga for Trauma

Learning Objectives
- Learn the basic principles of trauma informed yoga therapy.
- Understand how trauma influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.
- Review fundamental yoga as therapy perspectives and models for managing dysregulation and trauma in the body.
- Discover the interaction between the body, breath, mind, intellect, and emotions in health and well-being.
- Learn trauma informed evidence-based yoga practices including specific asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra techniques.
- Learn modified practices such as chair yoga to accommodate diverse settings and support clients with a wide range of abilities.
- Understand the elements necessary to create a safe space for trauma survivors 
- Learn how to help your clients create a safe space for themselves within their practice. 
- Take away specific trauma informed yoga techniques for the clinical, group or private setting.
- Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic trauma informed yoga class.

Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Yoga for Emotional Health 

Learning Objectives
- Understanding the teacher/client relationship: how to build a therapeutic relationship. 
- The importance of communication skills and therapeutic language.
- Refine observational skills and learn how to assess postural patterning.
- How to adapt offerings to accommodate all styles of learning.
- Review ethical principals in a therapeutic yoga practice.
- The importance of self care as a Yoga Therapist.

 Mentorship Program

Learning Objectives
- Refine the application of your therapeutic yoga teaching skills through case studies and on-going supervision.
- Understand and implement intake and assessment/evaluation tools necessary to develop appropriate session strategies and practices.
- Develop specific therapeutic yoga sequences based on client individual needs.
- Recognize and manage the subtle dynamic inherent client/therapist relationship.
- Understand professional issues and requirements such as documentation, ethics, business practices and legal aspects of practice.
- Define your path as a yoga therapist.
- Deepen your commitment to your personal practice and see how your personal practice supports your clients.

Program Format 
Each module is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of yoga as therapy in each area of study. Modules include lectures, yoga practice focused on the clinical application, practical application of the material through teaching, assignments and small group work, group discussions, readings and homework assignments. The Mentorship program will allow students to continue to develop and refine their personal practice and integrate their professional therapeutic yoga skills through case studies, session recordings, assignments and practical application of knowledge.

Program Hours
This is a 100 hour yoga as therapy program which includes 80 contact and 20 non-contact hours.

Course Material List
If you have registered for the training, please contact soulfulyogatherapy@gmail.com for a copy of the course materials and pre-training assignments.

Prerequisites
Students must be enrolled in or have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program or be a master’s level mental (or higher) clinician with a regular yoga practice for at least two years.

Continuing Education Credits
Yoga Alliance, Social Work and Mental Health Continuing Education available for this program.

Program Pricing
Program Cost - $1,695 with deposit $500 to secure place in the course and remaining balance due before the first day of the program.
Payment plans available upon request.

Registration
Space is limited! Register Now

Application
Upon registration, please complete the program application form and email to soulfulyogatherapy@gmail.com
Chair Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma 
Bring the power of yoga to your clinical practice

9am-5pm on April 16th, 2016
The International Institute of Practical Spirit
6 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, MA

This program will provide clinicians, yoga teachers, and health care professionals with an introduction to chair based yoga practices, specifically selected to assist individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. 

Learning Objectives:
- Understand how depression, anxiety and trauma influence the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body
- learn the basic principals for yoga as therapy
- discover the relationship between the body, breath, mind and emotions to promote health and well-being. 
- learn chair based yoga practices for anxiety, depression and trauma, including postures, breath work and meditation. 

"In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them." - Bessel van der Kolk

Who is this program for:
- Clinicians and health care professionals wanting to learn an integrated approach to promote emotional health that can be applied in a clinical or office setting.
- Yoga teachers eager to understand how yoga can be applied therapeutically to promote emotional health and healing. 

​MaMHCA/MMCEP and NASW continuing education credits available.

Cost: $125
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Yoga for Emotional Health & Healing:
Yoga for Trauma 

11am-4pm on April 23rd, 2016
Greener Postures Yoga
65 Gray Rd, West Falmouth, ME 04105

This workshop will assist clinicians and yoga teachers in gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between the physical and emotional body as it relations to trauma. Clinicians and yoga teachers will learn evidence based yoga and mindfulness techniques that they can implement in a health care setting to help clients manage trauma on a daily basis.

This program is for:
 

Clinicians and health professionals wanting to learn an integrated approach to promote optimal emotional health and how to tailor therapeutic yoga practices for clients suffering with complex trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.

Yoga teachers eager to understand how yoga can be applied therapeutically to promote emotional health and healing and become more informed about how to offer trauma sensitive classes or privates

This workshop has been approved for 4.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work. This workshop has been approved for 5 Licenced Mental Health Continuing Education credits (Cat 1) from Mass Mental Health Counseling Association.

Cost: $125
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Calming and Grounding 
Release stress and anxiety by getting grounded & finding calm.  

Sunday, April 24th, 2pm-4pm
Back Bay Yoga 

Harnessing movement to cultivate our connection to the present moment, refining our receptivity and connection to the earth with slow flow and deliberate placement of the body, then soothing the nervous system with restorative postures, pranayama and yoga nidra. Join Kate Graham for this Grounding and Calming workshop to feel a renewed sense of quiet throughout your entire body. 

Cost: $40
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Nourish Your Goodness: A Fall Women's Retreat 
September 23rd - 25th, 2016

Join Kate and Wendy Cook in beautiful Vermont for a weekend of deeply nourishing practice. We'll tend to ourselves as people who are givers - giving our time and energy in service to our families, our work life, our communities and in the world. Through gentle and invigorating asana, meditation, quiet reflection, and time outside in the crisp air of the Autumnal Equinox we'll hold space for reaffirming our compassionate intentions. We will spend our days hiking, relaxing and enjoying delicious farm to table meals.

Cost: $375 includes accommodation, yoga and all meals.

Pre-registration now open. Please email wendykateyoga@gmail.com to reserve your spot.