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Foundations of Tantra and Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing with Gary Kraftsow

September 15 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 23, 2020

Teacher Intensive: Foundations of Tantra with Gary Kraftsow
Learn the philosophical foundations of tantric yoga, as well as the methods and purposes of the various practices that have emerged from the tradition. Explore the integrated use of breath-centric asana, pranayama, and mudra to bring awareness into the central channel (sushumna) and the journey along the path to liberation. You’ll learn to activate mantra in the chakras through central channel breathing and use the power of meditation to affect deep inner transformation.
Note: this workshop will occur in real-time online.

After the intensive, Gary leads two subsequent sessions: Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing. Please note that these events require separate registrations.

Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing
In this workshop, Gary Kraftsow will present the Yoga Therapy perspective and methods for working with anxiety and depression. We’ll focus on psychological aspects of the human system, explore models of the integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings, and discover the science of meditation that the ancients developed for reducing suffering and cultivating our higher human potential.

Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of OVERALL health. The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood (feeling uneasy or overwhelmed), our cognitive processes (worry or obsession), our behavior (addiction or compulsion), and our physiological responses (sleeplessness or digestive distress). As a result, they developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones.

We’ll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of anxiety and depression. Recognizing the direct influence of thought and emotion on biochemistry and knowing that positive states have a deeply restorative impact on the entire system, we are able to develop certain practices to transform negative qualities of mind, promote general well-being, and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Gary will present Yoga Therapy methods for working with negative emotions, including leading an integrated practice that provides an example of how to transform states of anxiety and depression and promote a deeply restorative impact on the entire system.

Note: this series will be held in real-time online.

Date, Time and Location
Tuesday, September 8, 5:30-8:30p: Foundations of Tantra
Tuesday, September 15, 5:30-8:30p: Yoga Therapy: Managing Anxiety
Tuesday, September 22, 5:30-8:30p: Yoga Therapy: Managing Depression

all sessions are held online


September 15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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