Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness Online

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness: How Yoga Heals – Online

June 17 – 20, 2021
Taught by M. Mala Cunningham

Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. In this online workshop, Dr. Cunningham will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing, happiness, and peace; and conversely, you will learn how to reduce negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that tend to take over our lives.

Researchers are now able to understand how Yoga and mindfulness practices can help us to heal, restore vibrancy, and increase resiliency. Over the last twenty years, research has proven that Yoga and mindfulness techniques can increase empathy, compassion, and optimism, and can significantly reduce negative emotions such as chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. We now know that certain Yoga and mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on our neurobiology and our neuropathways.

Explore and discuss:

  • Scientific ways you can rewire the brain, releasing old patterns and introducing new, healing energy into the body, mind, and emotions
  • Powerful hands-on healing methods designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, stress, and other emotional and mental issues
  • Established tools for helping with physical healing

These ideas and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and therapy. Come learn about this fascinating new field and discover what neuroscience, Yoga, and mindfulness have to offer you.

This training is open to:

  • Anyone can take this training for their own learning experience.

C-IAYTs seeking APD continuing education credit are required to complete additional homework and Mala’s Neuroscience, Yoga and Mindfulness self-paced course before the live online program. The self-paced course has a separate tuition fee of $196 not included in the tuition for this live program. If you need additional information on the self-paced part of the program, please contact Dr. Mala Cunningham at


  • $295 – $350 sliding scale: pay what you can afford


June 17 – 20, 2021

Thursday and Friday • 11:00a.m.–1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m.–6:00p.m. EST
Saturday and Sunday • 11:00a.m.–2:00p.m. and 4:00p.m.–6:00p.m. EST

Plus 8 hours of pre-recorded practices with Dr. Mala Cunningham.
Attendance at all live online sessions is required for certification.

Certification and Continuing Education Credits

  • Yoga Alliance: 26 hours for continuing education.
  • 300-Hour Certification: 26 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification
  • IAYT: 45 hours for continuing education with completion of both the self-paced and live sections.

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* This training is being hosted by the Integral Yoga Academy at Yogaville.

Mala CunninghamM. Mala Cunningham, PhD, C-IAYT, is a Counseling Psychologist and Certified Yoga Therapist in Charlottesville, VA. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the founder and director of Hospital Bed Yoga and the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also the co-director of Medical Yoga at the University of Virginia and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients.  Learn more about M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT…




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“All of it was fantastic…Mala was amazing and so is Yogaville.” – Mary C.

“I particularly enjoyed looking at the relationship between thought, behavior, and yogic healing.” – Past Participant

“Mala was absolutely terrific! Great intersection and synthesis of neuroscience with Hinduism science/philosophy!” – Dan S.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds once the program begins.