Embodied Ethics for Yoga Professionals
Mar
7
12:30 PM12:30

Embodied Ethics for Yoga Professionals



*CEU's available through Yoga Alliance and IAYT

Yoga professionals are expected to practice in a way that upholds the standards established by Yoga Alliance which includes boundaries, respect for all students, while adhering to the wisdom tradition of yoga. However yoga professionals also find themselves in situations where they are expected to navigate the terrain of complex ethical situations that may arise within the context of teaching and private sessions with expertise and ease.

Although topics such as ethics, boundaries, and professional relationships are often included in most yoga teacher training programs, many yoga teachers graduate from their programs feeling unequipped to protect themselves from ethical violations and legal courses of action.

In addition, yoga professionals often struggle with relational dynamics such as projection, transference, and countertransference, that can impact how we are holding space for people.

The Yamas and Niyamas provide a beautiful framework for understanding and implementing practical ethics for our day to day interactions, however they can leave us feeling vulnerable when a situation warrants legal responsibility and professional accountability in a society which is growing more and more litigious.

Through yoga practice, experiential movement, lecture, and discussion, this program explores the manner by which both ethical and spiritual issues affect the everyday practice of yoga professionals while illuminating our own somatic wisdom as a viable way of differentiating between right and wrong.

GOALS FOR LEARNING

*Be able to differentiate between values, codes of conduct, and ethics
*Be able to articulate why the Yamas and Niyamas struggle to provide enough scaffolding to maintain safe spaces for all students and ensure professional responsibilities in teaching settings, to colleagues, to the yoga profession, and to the broader society.
*Compare and contrast several codes of ethics to identify the universality and plurality of ethical principles across margins and disciplines
*Become confident and comfortable in identifying your own embodied values that inform both professional conduct and influence ethical decision making processes, in addition to understanding the 4 primary values that underpin ethical leadership across a broader spectrum
*Understand the 4 questions that one must ask when making an ethical decision and how that process is informed by both spiritual and ethical principles
*Be able to discern the difference between spiritual bypassing and spiritual embodiment
*Know the legal ethics that apply to professional yoga teaching
*Explore how our bodies can guide us in the navigation of relational dynamics, including boundaries with both students and clients.
Staying in your own lane: Knowing your scope of practice and when to refer
*Understand your own samskaras (habitual patterns of functioning) and how arise and inform our behavior in professional relationships
*Explore a number of other topics relative to the business of yoga including best business practices, informed consent, use of photography, social media, liability, and documentations guidelines when warranted.

Investment: $150
Early Bird: Register by February 1st and save $25!



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Mental Health, Yoga, and the Mind
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mental Health, Yoga, and the Mind

Living with mental health challenges can cause mild to severe impairments in day to day functioning. A mental health challenge can include depression, anxiety, psychosis, addiction, trauma, among others. In the United States alone, 1 in 5 adults experience the detrimental effects of mental illness. Only 41% of those with a mental illness will seek treatment due to stigma and lack of accessibility to services.

We currently have an overwhelming amount of research and evidence that supports the efficacy of yoga as a tool to alleviate the symptoms of mental illness, as well as supporting healthier lifestyles, leading to an optimal quality of life.

This clinic is designed to provide yoga professionals and holistic healthcare providers with the foundational knowledge and awareness to support students and clients living with mental health challenges. This course is not intended to be a substitute for a formal therapy training program, however it will provide you with basic tools and information to enhance the services you are already providing.

The clinic will include an overview of the following:
Mental Illness Through the lens of Western Psychology:
Depression
Anxiety
Trauma
Addiction
Psychosis
Yoga Psychology
The Gunas
Koshas
The Koshas
Samskaras
Non-dualism
Yogic Skills and Practices
Evidence Based Research
Assessment versus Diagnosis
Asana
Pranayama
Meditation
Contraindications
Basic Mental Health First Aid

This course is open to yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and allied healthcare providers.
4 Yoga Alliance CEUs are available
4 IAYT CEUS are pending

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Full Moon Women's Circle: Support, Spirituality, and Wellness
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Women's Circle: Support, Spirituality, and Wellness

For centuries, the moon has been a symbol of the renewal of life, while mirroring our potential for transformation, growth, stillness, and rebirth. Historically women have gathered under the light and darkness of the moon to create community, deepen the connection to nature and her cycles, plant new visions, and to harmonize with Mother Earth.

The full moon is a time of radiance, abundance, and full expression, as well as a time for releasing and clearing away what no longer serves us.

Join us for a potent circle of support, healing, and wellness, as we nurture our capacity for spiritual inquiry, reflection, and connection through meditation, guided visualization, sacred releasing rituals, song, and energetic breathing practices, and supportive discussion. Such rituals assist us in the activation of our inner alchemy to open up to receiving self-love, while making space for the gift of introspection.

This circle is open up to anyone of any spiritual or religious path. All who identify as women are welcome to join. No meditation or breath work experience is needed. Please dress comfortably and bring your journal and any sacred objects for our community altar.

Suggested donation is $20.00-$30.00

10% of the proceeds will be donated to Wellspring, a community non-profit supporting victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

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Autumn Equinox Women's Circle
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Autumn Equinox Women's Circle

The autumn equinox is a powerful time of year to honor not only the harvests taking place in nature, but a time to honor our own intentions and efforts set forth throughout the past year.

Please join us for a powerful circle of support, healing, wisdom, and wellness as we set foot on the path of the unknown and prepare for the slumber of winter through gratitude meditation practice, sacred song, guided visualization practices, intention setting for our highest visions to emerge, and supportive discussion.

This circle is open up to anyone of any spiritual or religious path. All who identify as women are welcome to join. No meditation or breath work experience is needed. Please dress comfortably and bring your journal and any sacred objects for our community altar.

Suggested donation is $20.00-$30.00

10% of the proceeds will be donated to Wellspring, a community non-profit supporting victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking

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New Moon Circle: Elul and Virgo
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Circle: Elul and Virgo

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Clarity, Compassion, and Trusting the Oneness

The new moon in Virgo invites us to answer the call inward, as we begin the slow and gradual descent into the darkest time of year. Following the abundance of summer and the emotional roller coaster of Leo, this moon reminds us to nurture our capacity for introspection and reflection, so that we may activate our inner alchemy to repair what is fractured inside so we may recalibrate our hearts and bodies, opening up to receive what our soul is craving. This month symbolizes a bridge to invoke clarity and compassion as we heal from chaos and destruction, while embodying the oneness and the light.

The wisdom of Virgo, and Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar calls us to meet ourselves with compassion and forgiveness as we prepare to acknowledge and accept the times in which we felt disconnected and from our inner Divinity, while empowering ourselves with choice to live from a place of spiritual consciousness.Please join us as we surrender to the liminality of the new moon and collectively recognize and name our true potential through intention setting, meditation, visualization, and sacred ritual.

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