Yoga for Mental and Emotional Wellness
Learn how to use the yogic lens of the Koshas as a holistic diagnostic, treatment, and self-care model. No yoga experience needed!
This weekend training will utilize the yogic lens of the Koshas as a holistic diagnostic, treatment, and self-care model.
The koshas are 5 layers of being and can be conceptualized as nesting dolls. The layers, or sheaths of the body, are the Physical Kosha, Breath/Energetic Kosha, Mind/Emotions Kosha, Wisdom & Intellect Kosha, and Bliss, Spirit, & Higher Self Kosha. Each layer lies within the next and what happens within one layer impacts all 5. This is true for stress, but also for healing. This model can be used to supplement traditional therapy and to prevent burn-out in providers.
Yoga offers many practices to nurture the breath, mind, body, intellect and spirit of a caregiver. By attending this training, participants will be able to easily determine each individual’s needs for healing and growth on every level of being, learn tools within each of the 5 Koshas that can be implemented immediately in session, and understand how to pick and choose exercises that benefit one or more of the Kosha/s directly, knowing that it will positively impact the entire system. This experiential full weekend training includes evidence-based mind-body practices such as meditation, yoga, and therapeutic art for stress reduction, emotional regulation, and burnout prevention. We will also be examining a variety of case studies through group work and facilitated discussion to better illustrate the concept of the Koshas in action.
While this training is geared towards mental health practitioners (therapists, case managers, yoga teachers/therapists, coaches, caregivers, etc.) interested in bringing yoga practices into session, ANYONE who wants to learn how to use yoga to balance and regulate their emotions is welcome!
No formal yoga training necessary! But, an understanding of common mental health diagnoses is expected (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma). We recommend you dress to move and bring a journal or notebook to write in.
Clinical Goals: By attending and participating in the entire training participants will be able to:
1. Name the 5 Koshas and at least 1 practice within each Kosha
2. Match which yoga practices learned over the course of the training are the most appropriate for commonly seen mental health diagnoses (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.)
3. Reiterate the ethics of using yoga in session
4. Utilize tools from yoga as therapeutic interventions for emotional regulation with their clients in sessions
5. Practice yoga asana, meditation, breathing, journaling, and therapeutic art for their own emotional regulation, stress reduction, and burnout preventative care
6. Explain the importance of self-care as an ethical obligation to clients
7. Create a personalized self-care regimen based on their unique strengths and needs
CEUs: 18 CEUs for Social Workers, MFTs, and LPCs in PA. 18 CEUs for Social Workers in NJ
*Friday 6pm - 9pm
**Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm
**Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm
*Friday night we meet at The Brightening Center in Exton.
**Saturday and Sunday we meet at Zia Yoga & Wellness in Exton.