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)