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Yoga & Psyche Thanksgiving Gratitude Retreat: Psychological Integration Through Yoga

esalen-blue-smNovember 29 – December 4, 2015
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Families Welcome!
Esalen’s Gazebo School
will be open during retreat.

More Information and Registration
To inquire and register for Gazebo School

We become free to experience the gratitude, openness, and joy that is our natural state when we are relieved of the weight of our self-hatred, shame, trauma, low self-esteem, and all the psychological challenges that most of us face intermittently throughout our lives. This retreat combines years of research in somatic psychology, trauma theory, and neuroscience with deep physical yoga practice, philosophy, and psychology. Join us to learn how to use your yoga practice to process psychological material and, if you are a healing professional, to bring the benefits of yoga into your therapeutic practice. This course was created for yoga teachers, psychotherapists, and other healing professionals, but welcomes everyone, regardless of experience in these fields and practices.

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imgres-1April 1st – 3rd, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Pre-Pre Conference on
Somatic Experiencing & Yoga
with Peter Levine and Mariana Caplan
February 9-10, 2016
More information and registration coming soon

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2014-2015 Highlights (below)

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Yoga & Psyche: Psychological Integration Through Yoga

ciis-grad-orangeMarch 28-29, 2015, 

California Institute of Integral Studies,
San Francisco, CA

Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? By learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body, and how to integrate the benefits of yogic practice and philosophy into your therapy practice, a new breadth and depth of knowledge and tools become available to us…

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Yoga & Psyche Daylong Introduction: Psychological Integration Through Yoga

yoga-treeYoga & Psyche Intensive: Psychological Integration Through Yoga
January 25, 2015
Yoga Tree, San Francisco, CA
By learning to use our yoga practice to work psychologically within ourselves, and being able to offer a deeper and safer “psychological space” to students, we begin to understand and quickly benefit from the new possibilities…

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Psychology Immersion For Yoga Teachers And Practitioners

immersionPsychology Immersion For Yoga Teachers And Practitioners
30 Hour Yoga & Somatic Immersion
5 Saturdays: May 2, June 28, August 2, September 13, October 11
Namaste, Berkeley
Have you noticed that no matter how many times we chant Om, or how often we return to the breath relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, parenting, and self-esteem issues persist? That is because they are essentially psychological issues that can be effectively addressed by integrating the methods of Western psychology – particularly the developments in neuroscience, somatics, and trauma methods – into our yoga practice.

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Welcome to the Yoga & Psyche Conference

The next Yoga & Psyche International Conference will be April 1-3, 2016
in San Francisco, CA. Details coming soon.

I can honestly say that The Yoga & Psyche Conference was one of the highlights of my life so far. Whereas I was certain that the leaders and the speakers would be great, I could not have predicted the field of grace that blessed the event and held so many of us in a profoundly transformational space. Since the event, I have been hearing about the ripening of the connections made at the conference.

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TANTRA YOGA AND THE DEEP PSYCHE: Stretching the Limits of Yoga and Psychology

(Pre-conference event for The Yoga & Psyche Conference.
Can be taken alone or at a discount if attending the conference)

with Rod Stryker and Mariana Caplan, PhD
April 18-20, 2014, 10:00-4:00
San Francisco, CA
The California Institute
of Integral Studies

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To Sign Up for The Yoga & Psyche Conference
To Receive More Information about the Conference

Yoga expands psychology, while developments in trauma research, neuroscience, and somatic psychology deepen yoga. The methodology of the ancient tradition of Tantra expands the reach of yoga through its sublime perspective of the human condition: a limitless spiritual capacity within the body, and also a way to “divinize” the world and experience sacredness in life. Tantra teaches that to live our fullest potential, we must embrace, understand, and accept both the light of our souls as well as the darkness of our unconscious. New developments in Western psychology give us tools and approaches that complement, and add to yoga, in terms of how to explore, heal, and integrate our deep psyche. In this 5-hour workshop, leading up to the conference and including a combination of Tantric yoga philosophy, asana, and depth psychology, we will…

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Yoga & Psyche At Esalen!

Grounds, People and Property of Esalen Institute

Yoga & Psyche At Esalen!
October 3-5, 2014
Big Sur, CA, Esalen Institute

Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? Learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body is a necessary skill to optimize your psychological and spiritual/yogic transformation. This workshop utilizes a combination of depth somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience insights, light yoga asana, meditative techniques, and partner exercises to show participants:
· Why psychological work is relevant to yoga practice
· How to feel your feelings in your body
· Somatic psychotherapy techniques that allow you to
  intelligently process trauma and emotion in the body
· How to do “emotional adjustments” during yoga practice
· How to cultivate self-love and self-acceptance for all parts of yourself

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