Integrative Yoga Therapeutics with Bo Forbes
Date: Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 12:00-7:00pm each day (with one hour lunch break)
Cost: $115 per day; $330 entire weekend ($299 if registered by 11/9/2012)
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In this weekend intensive, we will study Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine. We will highlight the nine major bodies of the Mind-Body Network, emphasizing the nervous system as the Gateway to Change and weaving in the physical body, mental body, emotional regions of the brain, immune system, enteric nervous system (belly brain), pain modulation pathways, deep visceral body, and fascial web. Using this Mind-Body Network as a backdrop, we will study the basic techniques of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, including physical postures, therapeutic postures designed for fascial expansion and release, Restorative Yoga, breathwork, meditation, relaxation, and compassionate self-observation.
This method forms the backdrop for all other areas of study in our training program, including the art of assisting students, addressing special issues such as spinal anomalies or emotional imbalances, and sequencing a yoga class.
Friday focus: Yoga for the Immune System
Saturday focus: Yoga for the Nervous System/Gut Wisdom
Sunday Focus: Yoga for Emotional Balance
**Bo’s workshops qualify as Continuing Education Units for yoga teachers (through Yoga Alliance). She also has the ability to offer continuing education through the American Psychological Association (for psychologists) and the National Association of Social Workers.
Additional Fee: $25 for American Psychological Association and National Association of Social Workers. Please email Meghan atMeghan@lajollayogacenter.com if you will be attending for continuing education.
Neuroscience and Yoga: Creating Positive Change
Join us for a special two-hour talk with Bo Forbes to kick-off our weekend intensive on Integrative Yoga Therapeutics!
Date: Thursday, November 29th
What makes change so difficult? The mind and body are part of a larger network that includes the nervous system, enteric nervous system, immune system, emotional body, and more. The incredible power of this mind-body network can be used either to reinforce challenging patterns or to transform them. This class will explore yoga’s powerful impact on neuroplasticity, or pattern change. We’ll examine key therapeutic tools that influence the infrastructure of a yoga practice and offer powerful solutions to real-life challenges off the mat. Starting with a “therapeutic blueprint” for vinyasa practice, we’ll create several mini-practices that influence not only our physical body but also the immune system, digestive system, and emotional regions of the brain. We’ll harness the therapeutic power of our mind-body network to create lasting mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Bo Forbes is a yoga teacher, integrative yoga therapist, and clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in mind-body healing. She is the founder of Elemental Yoga, director of the Elemental Yoga Mind-Body Teacher Training Program, and founder and director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeuticsâ„¢, established in 2006, which offers innovative mind-body yoga therapeutics to clients in the Boston area.
Bo has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has trained in Biopsychology, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, and Stress Management, which informs her teaching, private work, and clinical supervision. Bo has conducted training seminars for health care organizations and professionals, and has consulted to corporations, schools, and health care agencies throughout the United States. Bo’s yoga background includes training in ashtanga vinyasa with Tias Little and in Iyengar Yoga with Patricia Walden.
In 2002, Bo developed Integrative Yoga Therapeuticsâ„¢, an innovative approach to issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain disorders, fertility, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and more. Integrative Yoga Therapeutics combines the classical elements of yoga with the latest advances in mind-body medicine. In 2007, this approach earned Elemental Yoga its designation as an approved sponsor for continuing education for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers. Elemental Yoga is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.