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Psychological aspects of Yoga Therapy Modules
Modules for psychological aspects of Yoga Therapy
Part of our Yoga Therapy Diplomas 500 & 800 hours, students can choose two of the modules we offer on the subject of Psychological aspects of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Therapy for the Mind.
- Yoga Therapy for the Mind and Mood disorders with Kristin Vikjord Patternote
- Yoga Therapy for Anxiety & Depression Workshop with Lisa Kaley-Isley
- Safe Tension Release & Embodiment Through a Physical Approach with Suze Retera
- Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Workshop with Esther van der Sande
At the Yoga Therapy Institute we recognize the importance of our scope of practice as yoga therapists and yoga teachers.
We need to take special care and attention when working with clients and students suffering from mind issues such as anxiety and depression, and other serious conditions like PTSD and complex trauma.
The practice of Yoga in these cases might be contraindicated for some individuals, and we need to take professional responsibility to be able to refer them to the relevant medical specialists.
Our Yoga Therapy modules for the Psychological Aspects of Yoga Therapy are each led by highly experienced psychologists who have been applying the tools of Yoga and Yoga Therapy for many years in this field.
Their safe and compassionate methods includes being able to identify when our clients need referral to a medical professional, and when we can work as yoga therapists, following certain rules of safety and respect for the individual.
This is an exciting part of our work and one that we need to keep in mind.
” It is important to remember that when we teach Yoga Therapy tools, for instance to a heart patient, we are working with someone with trauma. When we share simple movements and breathing with a client suffering from chronic disease, we are dealing with trauma. Losing a parent, love heart break or having been involved in an accident, no matter how small, might cause trauma in the individual. Almost everyone we will come across will have some form of psychological affliction which is part of the human condition.
We need to know how to work in the enviornment of these human conditions in a gentle way, aware of our clients’ needs and their vulnerabilty: This is responsible Yoga Therapy”
Montserrat G. Mukherjee C-IAYT
For more information about this modules please contact us at [email protected]