Upcoming Online Courses
15th July 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of mind body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, meditation/mindfulness and life meaning and purpose.In easy-to-understand language, this presentation will review some of the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices and describe some of the cutting edge biomedical research studies with relevance to yoga, including research on psychology, physiology, molecular biology and brain imaging. Models of psychophysiological mechanisms of action and future areas of research will be presented.We will also overview the significant research on the benefits of yoga as a therapeutic and preventive intervention for maintaining health, wellness, well-being, and quality of life.About the Teacher:Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Research Affiliate at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.He has conducted research on yoga and yoga therapy since 2001 and has been a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1971. His research has evaluated yoga for insomnia, chronic stress, and anxiety-related disorders, and in the workplace and public schools. He works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists promoting yoga research as scientific director for the annual Symposium on Yoga Research and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He is medical editor of the Harvard Medical School Special Report Introduction to Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.More info
18th July 2020 - 19th July 2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This course will be held online via Zoom.Do you know people who would benefit from yoga but:
- Cannot get down (or up) from the floor due to age, disability, inflexibility, or injury?
- Want to practice yoga where getting on the floor is impractical (at work, travelling, etc.)?
- How to adapt poses on the chair safely and effectively.
- Adapted poses on the chair for Single, Double, Pair, Weighted, and Wheelchair Yoga.
- Precautions for chair poses.
- Breathing techniques.
- Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics.
- Class sequencing and teaching techniques.
- Extra modalities, including Acupressure, Reflexology, and Do-In Chinese Self Massage.
- Practical tips for teaching chair yoga in healthcare, care homes, and other settings.
4th September 2020 - 26th September 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dates: 4th - 6th September and 25th - 26th September 2020Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)In this 5-day CPD (spread over 2 weekends) led by Dr. Samantha Bottrill (senior clinical psychologist and yoga therapist) and Heather Mason (founder of The Minded Institute, one of the world’s premier yoga therapy training organisations) psychologists and therapists can learn basic yoga practices that can easily be incorporated into their therapeutic work.During the training you will learn:
- The common neural correlates that span most mental health conditions
- Research that expresses yoga’s potential role in mental health and the neurological mechanisms that underline its curative effects
- Basic yoga practices that can be used in therapeutic work to promote greater emotion regulation and improved patient self-efficacy
- How to best talk to patients about including yogic practices in therapeutic work
- Which types of yoga classes will best benefit your patients based on their current presentation
- Yogic and mindfulness techniques to help you maintain or restore your own wellbeing.
7th October 2020 - 11th October 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Therapeutic yoga is increasingly recognised for its value for individuals with cancer whether they are undergoing treatment or in remission. Research and a multitude of clinical reports find that therapeutic yoga reduces fatigue, improves mood, reduces pain, improves quality of life, and provides necessary skills for improving well-being for those who are in remission. As a gentle, adaptable practice that provides group support and enhances the mind-body connection yoga is now offered in various hospitals that specialise in cancer care, most notably, the world-renowned MD Anderson.In the UK alone over 2.5 million people in the UK are living with cancer with figures predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Yoga teachers and yoga therapists with proper training can play an important role in integrative care for cancer patients.Join Julie Robinson, an experienced teacher in the field of therapeutic yoga for cancer for highly compassionate, evidence-based, and holistic approach to employing yoga for those with cancer.What will you learn:
- An overview of cancer including: how it is defined, causes, risk factors, prevalence, and common treatments.
- How cancer influences the whole person and how yoga therapy can in turn offer a whole person approach to healing.
- Side effects of cancer and cancer treatments; and how yoga may offer value in mitigating these.
- Practical cancer appropriate yoga sessions developed by Julie for the 4 most common cancers in the uk, breast, lung, prostate and colo-rectal
- Risks and precautions associated when teaching yoga asana and pranayama for cancer at all stages of the disease
- Appropriate practices during treatment for maintaining wellbeing
- Appropriate practices for rebuilding strength after cancer
- Using Yoga Nidra, restorative practices and relaxation tools to support during cancer
- Ethics and challenges for teachers and therapists working with cancer
- Self-care for yoga teachers and yoga therapists working with cancer. importance of self-care and supervision for the teacher/ therapist
- Useful resources and research references to support further knowledge More info
22nd October 2020 - 26th October 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chronic pain is rife in society. According to the British Journal of Medicine two-fifths of the UK population (around 28 million people) suffer from prolonged chronic pain conditions. Accordingly, chronic pain is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the nation and, with an ageing population, numbers are likely to rise. Although there are many treatment options, a large percentage of those who seek help still experience significant symptoms. The use of mindfulness and yoga therapy in the treatment and management of chronic pain is gaining international popularity, as evidenced by high levels of efficacy in both clinical work and in research trials. In this grounding breathing training, delivered by Raquel Chincetru, you will learn both innovative and time-tested techniques for helping others to more effectively manage their chronic pain. Raquel Chinchetru is pioneering the use of yoga therapy for chronic pain in the UK, and has spent the last three years working in the NHS using yoga therapy and mindfulness with thousands of patients with a wide range of chronic pain conditions.This course is open to yoga professionals, physiotherapists, cccupational therapists, health and clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, medical professionals, nursing staff, and alternative therapists (or relate disciplines).In this ground-breaking training you will learn:
- What chronic pain is, and a wide range of chronic pain conditions
- The most recent theories on the neuropsychophysiological mechanisms that underpin the experience of chronic pain
- Research regarding the efficacy of yoga therapy and mindfulness in the treatment of chronic pain
- Breathing interventions that can be applied across a wide range of chronic pain conditions
- How to incorporate innovative mindfulness techniques (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), in conjunction with breathing interventions and other aspects of yoga therapy
- How to assess physical needs and appropriate movements and yoga postures in management of chronic pain conditions, as appropriate to the unique individuals
- Sensitivities and necessary precautions when using yoga and mindfulness to work with chronic pain
- The relationship between chronic pain and trauma, and how to engage in integrative treatment plans
- How to support the client’s greater self-reliance and management of chronic pain
- How to liaise with the healthcare community, and be part of a multi-disciplinary team for the management of chronic pain
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HEPayment by instalment is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. More info
7th November 2020 - 11th November 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This course is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. This course is run by Heather Mason, founder of The Minded Institute and renowned yoga therapist for the use of yoga in trauma.Approximately 8 percent of the population suffers from post-traumatic-stress-disorder. Although many new treatments are emerging a large percentage of those who seek help still experience significant symptoms. The use of yoga therapy in the treatment of post-traumatic-stress-disorder is gaining international popularity and some research trials have often found it preferable to conventional therapy. This is because yoga offers valuable skills that are vital in healing. Insights from neuroscientific research inform us that people who have PTSD require physical practices to help process traumatic experience and enhance the resiliency of the nervous system. As yoga offers gentle and safe movement, with practices that integrate controlled breathing, and self-awareness it is an ideal complementary treatment. Yoga helps individuals reconnect with their bodies and cultivate peace by balancing the autonomic nervous system. It also supports improved capacity ability to be with difficult feelings in a compassionate way, a fundamental part of reclaiming well-being.In this training you will learn how to use yoga to work with trauma in an evidence based, compassionate, and innovative way.
What the training will cover:
- An overview of PTSD from a psychological, medical and neuroscientific perspective
- Research on yoga for PTSD
- Why yoga is an important intervention in PTSD from a psychological, medical and neuroscientific perspective
- How yoga is able to able to alter psychological and neurological functioning in individuals with PTSD
- Unique ways that yoga can be tailored to help those with PTSD in graduated and gentle fashion
- Sensitivities and necessary precautions when using yoga to work with PTSD
- Logistics of offering therapeutic yoga to those with PTSD