Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness: Exploring Self-Care and Resiliency
with Shirley Telles and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
January 25 - 27, 2019
Self-care and resiliency are important concepts for successfully navigating our lives. Therapeutic Yoga and mindfulness offer powerful tools for managing stress, trauma, relationships, work, and personal life. Using an integrative approach, this workshop will provide you with practical tools for increasing self-confidence, dealing with disappointments, managing challenges, and successfully navigating into higher levels of self-care and resiliency.
Course objectives include:
- Understanding how the mind works and how a lack of self-care impacts on our neurobiology
- A review of stress, neuroscience, and the mind
- Powerful tools and formulas for increasing self-care and resiliency
- An overview of research supporting the powerful benefits of therapeutic Yoga and mindfulness
- Experiential activities that support lecture
Be prepared to leave with a deeper integration and understanding of the top ten traits that define emotionally resilient and successful individuals along with powerful take-home tools for improving the quality of your life. Dr. Telles is a world-renowned researcher in the area of Yoga and brings years of research-backed information into her lectures. Dr. Cunningham brings over 35 years of clinical application and academic acumen into her work with therapeutic Yoga and mindfulness. Together these two individuals will inspire you to move through stress and rewire negative patterns. Attend this informative, innovative session and break free from what is holding you back.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected]
Shirley has a degree in conventional medicine (MBBS) and a MPhil and PhD in Neurophysiology. Both MPhil and PhD theses were on the effects of yoga practice. Dr. Telles received a Fulbright fellowship in 1998 and in 2007 she received an Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research to study meditation’s effects through autonomic variables, evoked and event related potentials, polysomnography and fMRI. Dr Telles has been the director of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India; www.patanjaliresearchfoundation.com since 2007. Dr. Telles has over 160 research papers cited in major databases. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga.
Learn more about Shirley Telles
Dr. Cunningham is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Counseling Psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, VA. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing where she teaches the 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 the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program. Dr. Cunningham is the co-director of Medical Yoga at UVA and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives at UVA, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus…
Learn more about M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT