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Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course

Yoga Therapy for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Next Course starts October 2020 – TBC, MoreYoga Tower Bridge

Yoga Therapy for the Mind is designed to help you reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing. It brings together mindfulness meditation, breathing, and yogic movement in a therapeutic way to help you learn simple techniques that harness both mind and body to bring about emotional ease.

£250 for 8 Week Course

Who is it for?

This Yoga Therapy for the Mind inspired 8 week course is for those of us who would like to weave into daily life a practise that enables us to:

• Better manage stress, anxiety and/or depression
• Enhance concentration and focus
• Expand psychological tolerance of uncomfortable feelings
• Improve wellbeing
• Develop resilience

You will come away from the course with a deeper understanding of the physiological and psychological dimensions of stress, anxiety and depression, and a toolkit to help you manage wellbeing better in both the short and long term.

What will you learn?

The course covers different themes each week, enabling students to become more aware of any unhelpful mental patterns, perceptions and habits, and develop tools to manage them better. Each 2hr class broadly follows the same structure with each week building cumulatively on the learning from previous weeks. Students are given homework at the end of each class to practice daily along with reading material to support your learning.

Weeks 1-2

In the first two weeks of the course students are taught how to regulate and understand mood through breath and movement. Some breath practices are energising, others are more helpful for quietening the nervous system. Students are guided on the appropriate times to engage in these different practices.

Weeks 3-5

We focus on how to understand and influence emotional health through body awareness and movement.

Weeks 6-8

We conclude the course by building on the strength and resilience that we’ve developed over the previous weeks. This is the point at which we begin to work with the mind, engaging in mindfulness and “loving-kindness” meditation practices that enable students to view and adapt their mental patterns in new and helpful ways.

About Veena

I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health with 7 years’ experience of treating depression and anxiety disorders within the NHS and privately.

I combine the insights of yoga therapy, mindfulness, psychotherapy and neuroscience in the management of symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I continue to lecture and assess yoga therapists in training with the Minded Institute. With academic experience in psychology and neuroscience, including formal study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, I continue to remain current within both fields.

My academic interest in stress and its effects on health, combined with my experience and knowledge of yoga therapy, equips me with a versatile approach to address a diverse range of groups and individual needs.