An Introduction to Yoga and Therapy: Fully Booked – Next Date 10th March 2018
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An Introduction to Yoga and Therapy: Fully Booked – Next Date 10th March 2018

A workshop for counsellors and therapists with an interest in the body and working somatically.


A workshop for counsellors and therapists with an interest in the body and working somatically.

Therapists will gain an understanding of the clinical benefits of yoga, the impact of yoga on the autonomic nervous system and the benefits of yoga for mental health.

Today yoga, mindfulness and meditation are rapidly growing in popularity and this trend will continue. Scientificresearch is now able to measure the benefits of these practices and mainstream medical providers are adopting them as treatment for many psychological and physical health issues.    As therapists, it is important we understand the science behind these decisions and the benefits of yoga for our clients and ourselves.

During the workshop we will explore:

  • The history of the body in therapy
  • What is yoga? Understanding yoga as more than a physical practice
  • The Autonomic Nervous System, stress and yoga
  • The Yogic and Eastern perspective on mind-body connections
  • Trauma related bodywork and yoga
  • Neuroscience and yoga
  • Our embodied relationship with our clients

“Breath is the king of mind.”
B.K.S. Iyengar

 The therapeutic encounter is an inherently embodied relationship.”
Robert Shaw

 “The price for ignoring or distorting the body’s messages is being unable to detect what is truly dangerous or harmful to you and, just as bad, what is safe and nourishing.”
Bessel van der Kolk

Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for their clinical practice:

  • An understanding of the science behind yoga and its benefits for positive mental health
  • Yoga breathing techniques for depression and anxiety
  • Yoga postures for depression and anxiety
  • Accessible yoga resources for clients and therapists – reading list, audio and online practices


On the day of the workshop do please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket and warm socks.

Spare yoga mats will be available on the day for you to use if you don’t have one.

No yoga experience is required to attend this workshop, just an interest in yoga and the body.

This workshop is facilitated by Lorna Evans and provides 6 hours of CPD.


This workshop is not designed to qualify participants anyone to be a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, mindfulness instructor, or trauma therapist. Instead, the workshop seeks to provide knowledge and skills to enhance the existing skills of therapists, mindfulness teachers or yoga teachers within their existing scope of practice. Further training and support via supervision or personal therapy is always recommended when integrating new approaches into one’s existing work.


Please note, our training room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs.     If you have any special requirements, or if you need to advise us of anything before booking or attending the training, then please contact us.


Jesmond Therapy Centre, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
7 Holly Avenue West, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 2AR United Kingdom
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0191 281 2167

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