Feb
2
Apr 13

ONLINE: Dirty Little Secrets

This Years Theme: body image and images of embodiment

We often begin yoga as a way to turn towards the Light, the Goodness and the deeper understanding of who we are. Whether we begin in hopes of healing an injury of body, or a broken heart, or unsettled soul, we set out on this journey as a way to remember our wholeness, lighten our beings and feel Good in life and body.

And then…

Somewhere along the path of practice we discover its not all rainbow and unicorns “out there” or “in here”. We see the limitations of a yoga practice. We get injured. We get hurt. We get a broken heart. We become jaded. We get angry. We loose faith.  We act out. We ignore. We pretend. We come up with great strategies of non-resolution. We become part of a yoga culture for better and for worse. 

So what do we do with all THAT?

To learn more about this pivotal course click here

Oct
22
Oct 23

Atlanta, GA: Embodied Psychology for Yogis at Yoga Collective

This is NOT the lame-o Psych 101 from college.

Register here.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Saturday 12 – 2:30pm
Body Mapping and Inner Trailblazing: Somatic Resourcing, Embodiment Practices and Asana
Intermediate Group Practice

This intermediate group practice is for those with asana knowledge looking for a refined and nuanced approach to deepen and advance their practice of awareness in asana as well as the asanas themselves. We will explore fundamental postures through new lenses of somatic resourcing and embodiment and use these tools and related concepts to make more challenging poses accessible. Expect a solid and full practice, lots of laughter, inner exploration, depth of contemplation and more sense of self.

Bring: An open mind, your body, water, journal, your heart.

Saturday 4 – 6:30pm
Embodied Psychology for Yogis: A Walk through the Psyche

Just as there are phenomena occurring in nature all around us, there are natural phenomena occurring within our minds as we develop through life, form relationships and interface with our world. Yoga is a vehicle for contacting those ways and changing our patterns. But what are those phenomena anyway? This is a walk through the psyche.

We will explore through lecture, dialogue, and experiential play the following concepts of psychological phenomena and how they emerge, reflect and change on the path of Yoga: The Ego, The Witness, Projection, Transference, Spiritual Bypass, Fusion, Enmeshment, Individuation, Differentiation.

Bring:
An open mind, whatever you need to be comfy like a mat, water, snacks, journal.

Sunday 9 – 11:30am (Held at Gina’s house in Dunwoody)

Embodied Psychology For Yogis: The Ways We Connect (for Teachers and Teachers-in-Training Only Master Session)

How do we create connection to our core selves, to the spirit world, and in our relationships? How can yoga be a practice that connects us, anchors us, and helps us find meaningful relationships internally and interpersonally? How do we connect more deeply with our students even when we feel tired or worn out?

Yoga drives to the edge and back over and over again. Helping us create connection where perhaps there was numbness. Helping see light where there was once utter darkness. Let us explore and build answers to the questions above, deepening our inner capacity to be with and connect to our teaching and to our students.

We will explore through lecture, dialogue, and experiential play the following concepts that nurture and enhance our ability to connect to ourselves, our families, our friends, our students and coworkers: Mirror Neurons, Empathy, Compassion, Unconditional Positive Regard, Witnessing, Non Violent Communication Skills, Boundaries, Scope of Practice and more.

Sunday 1 – 3:30pm
Embodied Psychology For Yogis: The Seeds of Our Being

If everything went according to the perfect plan of our lives, we may have never found yoga. Natural human development is not an isolated event but is dependent on the relationships from our earliest presence in these bodies and the bonds formed. Come explore and begin to understand how our earliest experiences repeat themselves and can be healed through the practice of yoga.

We will explore through lecture, dialogue, and experiential play the following concepts critical to understanding the important early seeds and stages of human development. Holding Environment, Contact, External Psychobiological Regulator, Attachment.

Bring:
An open mind, whatever you need to be comfy like a mat, water, snacks, journal.

Register here.

Cost: $60 session, $220/weekend; $55 session/ $200 full weekend early bird (ends Sept 30th)

God, Sex, & Yoga Online Conference
Jul
18
Jul 22

God, Sex, & Yoga Online Conference

This July it’s a full moon in “Oh, Yes!” Join me July 18­22 for an incredible opportunity to attend a virtual experience like no other. 30+ of today’s female spiritual luminaries from across the globe will remove the veil from topics every woman wants to get deeper about. Nothing is off limits. Sexuality and how to bring more consciousness to your consciousness to your relationships and experiences; the Divine Feminine and the role it plays in your awakening; how to support and feel supported by other women ­ and much more. 

Get 20% off using code LIVIA20 at checkout. 

Learn more here.

Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Where Is My Guru: The Emotional Body in Yoga

Join the conversation with other yoga teachers and students from around the world to learn, share and grow with scholar/practitioner Livia Cohen Shapiro. This course introduces you to the key building blocks from Applied Psychology for Yogis into your own life for practice and teaching.

Bridging the Gap: Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis meets once per month for a two-hour interactive class guided by Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm EST.

 The entire course is available as a bundle (all six lectures). We recommend students sign up for the complete program to gain the most benefit from the content and discussions. All of the live lectures are available to watch at anytime after the date of the class. Classes are also available for individual purchase as well. Purchase and register for the course here.

Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Where Is My Guru: Ethics in Yoga - Spiritual Bypass, Teacher Boundaries, Dual Relationships

Join the conversation with other yoga teachers and students from around the world to learn, share and grow with scholar/practitioner Livia Cohen Shapiro. This course introduces you to the key building blocks from Applied Psychology for Yogis into your own life for practice and teaching.

Bridging the Gap: Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis meets once per month for a two-hour interactive class guided by Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm EST.

 The entire course is available as a bundle (all six lectures). We recommend students sign up for the complete program to gain the most benefit from the content and discussions. All of the live lectures are available to watch at anytime after the date of the class. Classes are also available for individual purchase as well. Purchase and register for the course here.

Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

Where Is My Guru: Meditation and Wellness Consciousness

Join the conversation with other yoga teachers and students from around the world to learn, share and grow with scholar/practitioner Livia Cohen Shapiro. This course introduces you to the key building blocks from Applied Psychology for Yogis into your own life for practice and teaching.

Bridging the Gap: Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis meets once per month for a two-hour interactive class guided by Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm EST.

 The entire course is available as a bundle (all six lectures). We recommend students sign up for the complete program to gain the most benefit from the content and discussions. All of the live lectures are available to watch at anytime after the date of the class. Classes are also available for individual purchase as well. Purchase and register for the course here.

Dec
4
Dec 7

BOULDER, CO: Applied Psychology for Yogis Advanced Studies

A four-day training for any and all alums of previous Applied Psychology for Yogis Programs.  This training will explore a variety of nuanced psychotherapeutic techniques applied to teaching yoga. We will spend time deepening and nourishing our relationship to our own Inner World as well as developing the critical skills of Somatic Counter Transference and working with the Emotional Body in yoga. 

An alum is anyone who has taken an online program or attended a workshop in full previously. If you have been in a teacher training module, a partial workshop or have other training in similar work please contact livia at lgsyoga@gmail.com to request permission.  

Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Where Is My Guru: Dirty Little Secrets, Yoga and the Shadow

Join the conversation with other yoga teachers and students from around the world to learn, share and grow with scholar/practitioner Livia Cohen Shapiro. This course introduces you to the key building blocks from Applied Psychology for Yogis into your own life for practice and teaching.

Bridging the Gap: Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis meets once per month for a two-hour interactive class guided by Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm EST.

 The entire course is available as a bundle (all six lectures). We recommend students sign up for the complete program to gain the most benefit from the content and discussions. All of the live lectures are available to watch at anytime after the date of the class. Classes are also available for individual purchase as well. Purchase and register for the course here.

Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

Where Is My Guru: Deepen Your Practice with Somatic Skills

Join the conversation with other yoga teachers and students from around the world to learn, share and grow with scholar/practitioner Livia Cohen Shapiro. This course introduces you to the key building blocks from Applied Psychology for Yogis into your own life for practice and teaching.

Bridging the Gap: Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis meets once per month for a two-hour interactive class guided by Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm EST.

 The entire course is available as a bundle (all six lectures). We recommend students sign up for the complete program to gain the most benefit from the content and discussions. All of the live lectures are available to watch at anytime after the date of the class. Classes are also available for individual purchase as well. Purchase and register for the course here.

 

 

Sep
18
Sep 20

SEATTLE, WA. Applied Psychology for Yogis Weekend

  • Seattle Yoga Arts

A weekend of the Psychologically Sound Yoga Classroom. Refine your skills through a nuanced understanding of what is happening implicitly in yoga and in yoga teaching and how to apply Somatic Psychology techniques to facilitate growth, learning and healing.

www.seattleyogarts.com

Sep
15
Dec 22

ONLINE: Psycho-Social-Emotional Literacy for Yogis

Psycho-Social- emotional Literacy for Yogis

The Jedi training for all yoga teachers looking for more in themselves, out of their practices, and to put into their teaching.  

For more information and registration click here!

Sep
8
5:00 pm17:00

ONLINE: Bridging the Gap w/ Where is My Guru

Conversations and learning’s to deepen your understanding of the western psyche and Eastern teachings.

 

This is part of an ongoing series hosted by Where is My Guru. You can take each 2 hour monthly class individually or you can sign up for the whole series. For more information on each months topics and to register please visit Where is My Guru.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
23
Jul 26

STEAMBOAT, CO - Steamboat Movement Fest

Catch livia at the Steamboat Movement Fest. Summer time in Colorado is spectacular. Summer time in Steamboat is off the charts! http://www.steamboatmovementfest.com/

Jul
17
Jul 19

Denver, CO. Applied Psychology for Yogis Weekend

  • Kindness Yoga, Hilltop

A full weekend training for teachers and teachers in training. A not to be missed time of healing and learning for ourselves as teachers and teachings to infuse our expanding teaching. www.kindnesscollective.com

Apr
11
1:30 pm13:30

BOULDER, CO - Yoga Teacher Training Module with Gina Caputo

  • BOULDER, CO

In this 4 hour module you will learn about key functions of the psyche that affect the student-teacher relationship. You will also learn how to deepen your own personal embodiment process and self awareness so that you can show up clearer and more authentically as a teacher. You will explore your own boundaries and needs as an ever evolving teacher. And learn a few key nerdy neuroscience basics that will make your teaching deep and rich as well as enriching your practice