Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness – 5-Day Retreat: How Yoga Heals
with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
July 24 - 28, 2020
Yoga and mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on our neurobiology and our neural pathways. This retreat will focus on strategies for healing the body and mind through Yoga and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Mala will introduce you to powerful concepts and practices that she uses with her clients in her private practice.
Neuroscience shows that you can actually change your brain patterns—and therefore change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which can promote healing in your system.
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.
In this mindfulness retreat, you’ll explore:
- Scientific ways you can rewire the brain, releasing old patterns and introducing new, healing energy
- Powerful hands-on healing methods designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression,
- ddictions, anger, stress, and other emotional and mental issues
- Established tools for helping with physical healing issues
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.
If you’re limited on time, consider joining for the weekend workshop. Register here.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 20 contact hours
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 20 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected]
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT 20 continuing education credits.
I was looking for the next steps in my journey of managing anxiety and being more mindful. It was exactly what I was looking for—almost like a group therapy continuation of my own personal cognitive-behavioral therapy journey. — Past Participant
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 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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