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Yoga & Psyche Psychological Integration Through Yoga

For teachers and practitioners of yoga, as well as therapists, mental health workers, counselors, and anyone who is interested in the exploration of this intersection of traditions in their lives.

Combine the practices of yoga and psychology to bring about psychological, personal, and vocational thriving, spiritual transformation, and joy in your life or that of your clients. In this time of political, ecological, and global change, it can be revolutionary to have powerful and effective tools at your disposal to immediately foster greater balance, health, and happiness. This program—open to everyone interested in exploring these disciplines more deeply in their personal and professional lives—offers a theoretical and experiential exploration of how blending these two complementary modalities supports deep unwinding of trauma in the body, personal and relational healing, and self-awareness.

Using the foundational principles and practices of somatics, trauma treatment, and neuroscience, seamlessly combined with yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and visualization, Mariana Caplan teaches you to

  • Bring the insights of psychology into your personal and professional yoga practice
  • Receive and offer deeper psycho-somatic benefits in your yoga teaching
  • Explore the emotional level of asana and how to utilize yoga practice to process trauma
  • Use yogic techniques to enhance therapeutic work with clients.

This immersion fosters social engagement, self-care and nourishment, and playful expression. Practitioners of all ages and levels of experience with yoga and psychology are welcome.

Recommended reading Mariana Caplan, Yoga & Psyche: Integrating the Paths of Yoga and Psychology for Healing, Transformation, and Joy; Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program.

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Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of eight books.

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