Neuroscience and Yoga Workshop
with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
July 14 - 17, 2022
For the general public
Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. In this certification training, Dr. Cunningham will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing, happiness, and peace; and conversely, you will learn how to reduce negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that tend to take over our lives.
Researchers are now able to understand how Yoga and mindfulness practices can help us to heal, restore vibrancy, and increase resiliency. Over the last twenty years, research has proven that Yoga and mindfulness techniques can increase empathy, compassion, and optimism, and can significantly reduce negative emotions such as chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. We now know that certain Yoga and mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on our neurobiology and our neuropathways.
Explore and discuss:
- Scientific ways you can rewire the brain, releasing old patterns and introducing new, healing energy into the body, mind, and emotions
- Powerful hands-on healing methods designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, stress, and other emotional and mental issues
- Established tools for helping with physical healing
These ideas and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and therapy. Come learn about this fascinating new field and discover what neuroscience, Yoga, and mindfulness have to offer you.
This workshop, July 14–17, is part of the Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
The Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification is made up of 3 parts:
|Part 1||Part 2 (this workshop)||Part 3|
|19 hours||18 hours||8 hours|
|Online self-paced||This in-person workshop, July 14–17||In-person, July 17–18|
|Open to the general public||Open to the general public||For training certification and/or IAYT-APD credits|
Part 1 provides a foundational understanding of Neuroscience and Yoga. Part 1 is recommended but not required for the general public.
Online Self-Paced Part 1 costs $196 (not included in the tuition at Yogaville).
Sign-up here for Online Self-Paced Part 1: Neuroscience, Yoga and Mindfulness.
This in-person workshop is Part 2. It provides an in-depth understanding of how and why Yoga works and how the intersection of Yoga and neuroscience provides a more complete framework for healing physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Part 3 is only offered for those who have signed up for the Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
Sign-up here for Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training (Parts 2 & 3), July 14–18, 2022.
Anyone can take this workshop for their own learning experience.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 18 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 18 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT continuing education credits. Those taking this program for APD hours/credits will need to complete additional homework, Dr. Mala’s Online Self-Paced Part 1, and Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training (Parts 2 & 3) in order to receive a 45-hour certificate of completion for this course. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)
Dr. Mala is an expert in her field and she knows how to present dry, scientific material in a way that makes it fun, engaging, and easy to learn. I was fascinated by the scientific evidence that explains why doing yoga makes us feel like we do and how it creates lasting changes in our brain and physiology. — Premadas Boles, B.S. in Medical Technology
This class was well worth the time and cost. It would be hard to find a more qualified or passionate teacher. — Elissa Levin
Mala Cunningham is a Counseling Psychologist and Certified Yoga Therapist in Charlottesville, VA. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the founder and director of Hospital Bed Yoga and the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also the co-director of Medical Yoga at the University of Virginia and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients. She…
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