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  • Post-Trauma Growth: MindBody Work for Transitioning through Trauma

    Perhaps because Western culture is so identified with cognition, it seems surprising to learn that trauma therapy need not be led by the recall of past traumas or the body sensations associated with that recall. The focus on regulation and the “window of tolerance” has begun a different focus — b...

  • Building Community with Sound Medicine

    MindBody Studies Managing Editor, LeTonia Jones, interviews neurologist and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary about the Ayurvedic practice of sound medicine. During this interview, Dr. Chaudhary discusses the paradox that occurs when mind and body are defined as separate entities. She ...

  • Episode 8: Mantra - Prayer to Ganesha

    Mantra:
    vināyakā vināyakā
    vishvā dhāra vināyaka
    siddhi vināyaka bhava bhāya nāśā
    suramuṇi vandīta śrī gaṇeśa

    In this episode, Nina shares about the elephant-headed god and remover of obstacles within ourselves, Ganesha. She also shares a story of learning this bhajan as a young girl fr...

  • Polyvagal Theory in Yoga Therapy

    This seminar will review polyvagal theory and its convergence with yoga therapy both in reference to a therapeutic framework and specific application. The seminar will be both didactic and experiential followed by time for a Q and A. The discussion will focus on the relationship of the neural pla...

  • Episode 1: Demystifying Asana

    Explore yoga postures as a basis for mind training, and notice ways in which the neural symmetry of hatha yoga provides a springboard for the non-dual experience known as samadhi. The heightened interoceptive awareness of the postures initiates introversion or “pratyahara,” automatically compell...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Decoding an Ancient Masterwork

    A spiritual masterpiece of unparalleled profundity, The Tibetan Book of the Dead is as applicable today as it was a thousand years ago. While it was written as a guidebook for death, it is equally The Tibetan Book of Life. Studying The Book ironically brings you more fully into life, and gives bi...

  • In Praise of Lalitā Devī: An Introduction to the Lalitā Sahasranāma

    In this seminar, we will learn about the origins of the Lalitā Sahasranāma, its place in the Śrīvidyā tradition, and a broad understanding of its philosophy. In addition, we will learn selected verses from the hymn along with a meditative verse that describes the iconography of Lalitā Devī. We wi...

  • Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy & Embodied Communication

    Babies arrive in this world eager and expectant to form relationships, expressing their eagerness through their gaze, facial expressions, voice, and movements. In adult life, this eagerness remains implicitly alive in our bodies. Considering that the greater portion of early communication is nonv...