Module Two: Yoga Therapy for Emotional Health

  • Overview of Emotional Health from the Yoga Tradition
  • The 7 Emotional Primes and the Vagus Nerve
  • Orienting the tools of yoga for emotional balance including: asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, bhavana, prayer and ritual
  • Kriya Yoga for Emotional Health
  • Pancha Maya Kosha, Vayus, Human Energy System and Chakras
  • Anatomy of the Brain
  • Cognitive and Ego development
  • Integration of yoga with western psychology and neuroscience
  • Role play and skill building for working with clients
  • How to deal with “difficult” clients
  • When to refer
  • Memory and Learning Styles
  • Ayurveda and the Mind
  • Nutrition, digestion and detoxification for the mind
  • Psychological personalities and the doshas
  • Spirituality, Faith and Religion in the Context of Yoga Therapy