Yoga Teacher Training: The Therapeutic Interface of BodyMind

This one or two day program yoga teacher training is designed to meet requirements within yoga teacher certification training programs. Most teacher certification programs require familiarity and integration of theory and practice of yoga, with principles of bodymind healing and the psychological side of asana practice. The ‘Therapeutic Interface of BodyMind’ has been taught in teacher training programs in New England and in Brazil. Contact us to have your yoga teacher training program to include this module in your training.

In this kind of program teacher trainees learn how to focus on the discovery and release of emotion, memory, impulse, and healing. This the core of yoga practice, and the aim of the discipline itself *.

While this program does not train yoga teachers to do psychotherapy, yoga teachers should be familiar with this in their own practice, and appreciate commonly occurring effects (such as the welling up of emotion and memory) in their students.

Experiential exercises include the application of the meditative state, body reading, as well as review of core psycho-physiological mechanisms that are engaged in hatha yoga practice.

* Maharaj: ‘. . . Skill in meditation affects deeply our character. We are slaves to what we do not know; of what we know we are masters. Whatever vice or weakeness in ourselves, we discover and understand it’s causes and it’s workings. We overcome it by the very knowing. The unconscious dissolves when brought into the conscious. . .’          - I AM THAT, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Volume I, p.15