Yoga Therapy for Stress, Anxiety & Depression
The Buddha was asked, “what have you gained from meditation?” He replied “nothing!” However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death…
The yoga therapy for the mind 8-week course is a comprehensive and evidence-based program for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety and/or depression.
The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques
- Enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve well-being
- Improves self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness
- Promotes the support of others by eliminating habitual patterns of thought and behaviour.
Both mindfulness and therapeutic yoga are well known to help improve stress, anxiety and depression, this 8 week yoga therapy course will help you access these profound healing properties
All sessions are taught in a compassionate and safe setting.
Yoga Therapy For Stress, Anxiety & Depression: Course Structure
We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion.
During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind.
To support your practice you are given a comprehensive manual and a CD set with eight tracks, which coincide with each week of the course.
No yoga experience is required.
How is the Course Different from Other Courses for Emotional Healing?
Usually courses will focus on just the mind and/or just the body as a way to enhance mental well-being. At Minded we understand that the most effective way to encourage long-term transformation is by focusing on the entire person. Methods that focus just on the mind forget that mental habits are deeply connected with how the brain functions.
Without movement or breath work a person will struggle to use the power of mind to change deeply entrenched patterns of thinking and reacting. Likewise if we only focus on the body we may overlook the reasons why we are so tied to particular ways of reacting to the environment.
Research reveals that faster and more long-term healing occurs through the intelligent integration of mind and body techniques.