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Yoga Therapy weekend with Anneke Sips

13 / 16 | € 160,00
20 juli 2019 12:00 - 19:00 UUR
Yoga Therapy weekend wi...
13 / 16 | € 160,00
20 juli 2019 12:00 - 19:00 UUR
Anneke ...
les wordt gegeven doorAnneke Sips
20 juli 2019 12:00 - 19:00 UUR
13 / 16 | € 160,00

This workshop is a two days workshop about Yoga Therapy.

Day 1 (20 juli 2019): Svastha Yoga Therapy for Mental Health: an exploration

Type training: 7h workshop (For yoga teachers)

Core message: What is a state of Svastha (balanced health) and how can I bring yoga therapy into my own life and teaching when struggling with mental health issues?

Description: Research shows that yoga can play an important role in prevention and the recovery of various diseases related to mental health, like trauma, stress, depression and addiction. In the long term, yoga supports changes in the neuroplasticity of the brain. In the short term, yoga can help relieve all kinds of symptoms related to the diseases.

Yoga is about finding our own life philosophy that leads to a state of Svastha, or optimal health and balance. It’s about moving toward mental and physical wellness and a mindful presence over time and it offers us the tools for practice. Where a general, public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints - in general, a yoga therapy session takes it a bit further, because it is tailored to the individual needs or wishes of a person.

Yoga as a therapy

Yoga as a form of therapy is booming: all the more reason to carefully examine the basic principles and ethics with regard to mental health. In this training day, Anneke investigates the concept of Svastha and Yoga Therapy with you. You’ll get insight in the difference between yoga therapy and specialized therapeutic classes (for certain complaints). This training day does not make you a yoga therapist, but gives you the opportunity to have a taste of yoga therapy to decide if you wish to dive deeper into it.

What you’ll learn

In this experimental training we are going to explore what is yoga therapy and the most common yoga research findings on trauma, mood issues and stress and why it’s useful for yoga teachers to stay updated on the new findings.

You will have a clearer understanding of the role of yoga therapy for mental health and you will also learn how you can recognise (mild) psychological problems in your lessons and how you can support people with such complaints in the group creating and holding a safe space. You might notice a shift in your personal approach and attitude towards psychological problems in your yoga class and life in general.

Day 2 (21 juli 2019): Compassion Based Yoga Therapy for burnout

Type training: 7h workshop (For yoga teachers)

Core message: What is Compassion Based Yoga Therapy and why compassion is important and how can you bring some of the practices into your own life and your teaching, dealing with burnout.

Description: In our fast-paced lives, where routines and long hours are numbing our brains and bodies and reduce our leisure time, our stress response gets overused. Stress tends to lead to more stress. The most common yoga research findings are enhanced mood, reduced stress, enhanced quality of life, and reduced perceived stress. Anneke believes that well-being is more than just absence of disease, but an all encompassing state of physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Although traditionally the system of yoga was not developed as a mode by which to improve mental health issues, like stress and burn-out, its design offers an advanced approach and toolset to cultivate a state of Svastha, or optimal balance in health. And, yoga does supports self-compassion: for you as a teacher and your students. There is an important role for self-compassion in prevention and recovery of stress-related issues and burn-out. Working with burnout is not only for mental health professionals, yoga teachers and therapists can play an important role. Without loosing sight of our own (mental) health and be aware of compassion fatigue, which is not uncommon in people who work with people.

What you’ll learn

In this workshop we are going to explore what is yoga therapy and the role of self compassion. You will learn about the difference between burn-out and compassion fatigue and we will discuss and practice some yogic and self-compassion tools that are easy to implement in daily life to support your own and your students self-care routines. This may help to reduces stress, prevent burnout and compassion fatigue in a sustainable way, for a healthier living.

It's also possible to follow these workshops separately:

- Svastha Yoga Therapy for Mental Health: an exploration > CLICK HERE
- Compassion Based Yoga Therapy for burnout > CLICK HERE

Date: Saturday July 20th & Sunday July 21th 2019
Time: 12.00 - 19.00 hr

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