8-Week Yoga Therapy Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Developed by 'The Minded Institute', this 8-week yoga therapy course, is a comprehensive and evidence-based program for anyone looking to better manage stress, anxiety and/or depression, on a day-to-day basis.
Both mindfulness and therapeutic yoga are well known for their mental health benefits, reducing anxiety, depression and
negative affect, this course will help you access these profound healing properties. Combining specific yoga therapy
techniques, with research from the fields of psychotherapy and neuroscience, it will provide you with a tool box of
self-regulation techniques that you can use on a daily basis to better manage and help to improve your mental health
both on a short-term and life long basis.
We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. Each week has a theme which is explained and explored
through practice. This includes a 1 hour and 10 minute yoga practice, breath work, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation self-inquiry and discussion. During the first two weeks of the course, we focus on regulating breath as a
mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease.
From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on
As with most things the best results come with practice. Each week you will be given a home practice which you will be supported and encouraged to do, encouraging the positive change that you wish to see.
To support your practice the course also provides:
* A comprehensive course manual with detailed explanations of mind body connection, research and practice descriptions
* Audio recordings of practices taught
* Email support throughout the 8 weeks concerning any course related questions or queries
How is this course different from other courses for emotional healing?
Usually courses will focus on just the mind and/or just the body as a way to enhance mental well-being.
The 8-week yoga therapy course works on the understanding that the most effective way to encourage
long-term transformation is by focusing on the entire person, body and mind.
Is this course for me?
This course is open to anyone who wishes to take a positive step towards better managing their experience of anxiety, stress
or depression, with a long-term view of making life-long change.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary, just a commitment to show up and do the home practice to fully benefit
from its offering.
This course is unsuitable for people currently experiencing psychosis, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,
eating disorders, those suffering from suicidal thoughts or chronic fatigue (ME).
Course dates 2021
When: September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st, November 7th - Sunday evenings from 7pm - 9pm
Where: The ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham, Twickenham, TW1 2AR in the Attenborough Hall
Investment: £250 (£15 per hour), payable in advance or in two installments
Concessions: I want to make this course as accessible as possible to all people regardless of income and circumstances.
If you would like to take part in the course but would like to be considered for a concession, please get in touch.
Please note: To make sure that the course is right for you a short telephone conversation is required prior to booking. Please email to express your interest and book a time slot for the call.