Sun 26th, 10am–1pm
M. Mala CunninghamPh.D., C-IAYT
M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT, is a counseling psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She is on the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches courses in lifestyle management and medical yoga to health professionals. She is also the Co-Director of Medical Yoga at UVa. Dr. Mala is the president of Positive Health Solutions and founder and director of several innovative teacher training programs such as the: Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program, the Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the program on Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga.
Saturday, March 25, 1–5 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Exciting news! With the advent of new technologies, researchers can now see directly into our brain and body and can observe how yoga and mindfulness practices shape our neurobiology and impact on the nervous system. Understanding the yoga practices through the lens of neuroscience enables teachers and students alike to have more agency over their healing and the regulation of their nervous system.
In this workshop, we will explore how and why yoga works through an understanding of the intersection of neuroscience, yoga, and psychology. Participants will learn how to improve their ability to self-regulate, manage stress, improve resiliency, and will learn how to activate calm and happy hormones.
Participants will have an opportunity to experience various yoga practices and learn how the practices are positively impacting their neurobiology. Join us to discover what the cutting-edge research on neuroscience and the effects of yoga on the brain have to offer you.
What you’ll learn…
- What research has to say about yoga’s effect on the brain and neuropathways
- How yoga helps to regulate emotions and stress levels
- Why practicing yoga can decrease anxiety, depression, and chronic stress
- How yoga affects both brain chemistry and brain connectivity
All are welcome.
This is a hybrid program, with the option to attend in-person or via Zoom.