All our courses are held in UK Time, which is GMT or BST depending on the time of year. Upon booking an online course, you will receive a booking confirmation with the link to access the live training & any required handouts.

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...

More info

Chair Yoga Teacher Training Intensive: The Lakshmi Voelker Method

  • Date

    18th July 2020 - 19th July 2020

  • Time:

    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.)? Traditionally these people have been unable to reap the exceptional benefits of yoga. Chair yoga makes it possible! With the advent of social prescribing, yoga teachers with fully accessible chair yoga skills will be in great demand, and this course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to meet whatever standards will be...

More info

Yoga Therapy Skills for Psychologists and Therapists

  • Date

    4th September 2020 - 26th September 2020

  • Time:

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dates: 4th - 6th September and 25th - 26th September 2020 Approved 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...

More info

Therapeutic Yoga in Cancer Treatment - Professional CPD

  • Date

    7th October 2020 - 11th October 2020

  • Time:

    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...

More info

Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

  • Date

    22nd October 2020 - 26th October 2020

  • Time:

    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...

More info

Yoga Therapy for PTSD: Professional CPD

  • Date

    7th November 2020 - 11th November 2020

  • Time:

    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...

More info