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Yoga & Psyche Intensive: Psychological Integration Through Yoga

white-fruitYoga & Psyche Intensive: Psychological Integration Through Yoga
January, 2015 (date TBA)
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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Welcome to the Yoga & Psyche Conference

The Yoga & Psyche Conference 2016. Plan ahead!
Spring, 2016 (Dates TBD)
San Francisco CA

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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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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Yoga & Psyche At Esalen!

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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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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

To Sign Up for Pre-Conference Workshop Alone
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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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THE YOGA & PSYCHE CONFERENCE: The Future of Psychology

April 18-20, 2014
The California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
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Pre-conference: Soma & Psyche,
April 12-13, Angela Farmer
Pre-conference: Tantra Yoga & Depth Psychology, April 18, Rod Stryker and Mariana Caplan

The Yoga & Psyche Conference: The Future of Psychology is the first academic conference in the Western world dedicated to the integration of Yoga and Western Psychology. We will engage in a passionate inquiry about what happens when Yoga, as considered from its vast and original context including scripture, study, meditation, breathwork, and physical postures, is integrated with Western psychological theory and clinical practice, including the breakthroughs in somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience. Together we will explore the implications and applications of this new evolutionary possibility, as pioneering practitioners of these traditions gather together in dialogue, deep exchange, and community…

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