Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness – WEEKEND: How Yoga Heals
with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
July 24 - 26, 2020
Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. Dr. Mala 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
If you’re interested in the opportunity to go deeper into a relaxed and healing space, consider joining Dr. Mala for the longer, five-day retreat option. Register here.
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.
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]
All of it was fantastic…Mala was amazing and so is Yogaville. — Mary Carson
I particularly enjoyed looking at the relationship between thought, behavior, and yogic healing. — 2018 Program Participant
Mala was absolutely terrific! Great intersection and synthesis of neuroscience with Hinduism science/philosophy! — Dan Saint
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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