Yoga for Emotional Wellbeing
By Patricia Cronin
Saturday 29th June 2019
Datchet St Mary’s Academy, SL3
10am – 5pm
Refreshments will be provided
Cost for FRYOG members: £20 (subsidised day)
Cost for non-FRYOG members: £40 (includes one-year FRYOG membership)
Teachers are welcome to share this invitation
Please bring: your yoga mat, blocks, cushions and blankets for your comfort, writing materials and lunch
To book: phone 078 3434 0981 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Course
I see emotional wellbeing as being able to navigate the ups and downs of our lives without getting stuck in anxiety or depression. To be able to experience the difficult emotions that come with burn out, loss, or sadness and to still be able to find our way back to happiness.
In this workshop, we will learn how the yoga models of consciousness; particularly the koshas, gunas and kleshas, can help us to understand emotional balance from an energetic perspective. We will also learn how we can use the tools of yoga such as asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, sankalpa and meditation to help our clients.
In the morning, I will lead you through a practical kosha exercise to exploring your own emotional wellbeing and showing you how to plan yoga practices that will help you work towards balance and to greater happiness and health.
In the afternoon, in a practical session we will look at how this knowledge and the latest scientific research into yoga for emotional health, can help you to adapt your yoga classes to work with people who are living with these problems.
Patricia Cronin has been practising yoga and meditation for 40 years and it is her own experience of the transformative power of regular practice that inspired her to leave a successful career in change management to become a full-time yoga therapist in 2009. She has built a thriving yoga therapy practice working in NHS hospitals, private clinics and schools for both specialist groups and one-to-one clients. She is the Course Director at ‘Real Yoga’ where she trains experienced yoga teachers to become yoga therapists. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and attends conferences in both the US and here in the UK in order to continually develop her knowledge through scientific research and further training. She has a particular interest in the healing power of yoga for stress & mental health, eating disorders, grief, the challenges of ageing and is currently training as an end of life Doula. She is a registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council.