Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing

In this workshop, Gary Kraftsow will present the Yoga therapy perspective and methods for working with anxiety and depression. We'll focus on psychological aspects of the human system, explore models of the integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings and discover the science of meditation that the ancients developed for

Teachers

Gary Kraftsow
Founder & Director

Start

August 14, 2020

End

August 16, 2020

Address

Willow Street Yoga
Silver Spring, MD   View map

In this workshop, Gary Kraftsow will present the Yoga therapy perspective and methods for working with anxiety and depression. We’ll focus on psychological aspects of the human system, explore models of the integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings and discover the science of meditation that the ancients developed for reducing suffering and cultivating our higher human potential.

Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of OVERALL health. The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood (feeling uneasy or overwhelmed), our cognitive processes (worry or obsession), our behavior (addiction or compulsion) and our physiological responses (sleeplessness or digestive distress). As a result, they developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones.

We’ll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of anxiety and depression. Recognizing the direct influence of thought and emotion on biochemistry and knowing that positive states have a deeply restorative impact on the entire system, we are able to develop certain practices to transform negative qualities of mind, promote general well-being and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Gary will present Yoga Therapy methods for working with negative emotions, including leading an integrated practice that provides an example of how to transform states of anxiety and depression and promote a deeply restorative impact on the entire system.

Friday, 8/14/20:
Upaya: Adaptation and Application of Viniyoga Methodology
6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, 8/15/20:
Yoga Therapy: Managing Anxiety
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, 8/16/20:
Yoga Therapy: Managing Depression
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Teacher Intensive
Foundations of Tantra
August 14, 2020
10:00am – 1:00pm

Learn the philosophical foundations of tantric yoga, as well as the methods and purposes of the various practices that have emerged from the tradition. Explore the integrated use of breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, and mudra to bring awareness into the central channel (suṣumnā) and the journey along the path to liberation. You’ll learn to activate mantra in the chakras through central channel breathing and use the power of meditation to affect deep inner transformation.

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