For the first time in New Zealand
Mental Health Aware Yoga
Professional Mental Health Training
For Yoga Teachers
with Dr Lauren Tober
Anytime now 🙂 Self-paced, includes online lectures, self directed practicum and multiple choice questions.
Face To Face Component
28-29th November 2020
St Heliers, Auckland
(see further details below)
Due to Covid restrictions it is not possible for Dr Lauren Tober to come to the face to face component this year. However, assuming that we will be able to gather in person at the St Heliers venue, Lauren will be in attendance via live-stream and will be assisted by experienced psychologist, Yoga teacher and trainer, Sandra Palmer, along with Neal Ghoshal.
$1397 (or $300 deposit + $1097)
This training is for Yoga Teachers or Yoga Teachers in Training. Places are limited.
Register by 31st October 2020
For further info please contact Neal Ghoshal on 021 180 7867, or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org
Support your students experiencing mental health challenges with compassion, confidence and skill.
Mental Health Aware Yoga is a cutting edge, professional development training program for Yoga Teachers developed by Clinical Psychologist and Senior Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober.
In this training program you’ll develop your skills to deeply support your yoga students experiencing mental health challenges.
This training will change the way you teach.
Mental Health Aware Yoga is a 50 hour professional development training program for Yoga Teachers and Teachers-In-Training.
The training is a hybrid model that includes:
- 30 hours online lectures, reading and self directed practicum
- 20 hours face-to-face training over 3 days
You’ll also receive:
- Detailed printed training manual
- Teacher’s pack of Consent Tokens custom made by Dr Lauren Tober
- Certificate of Completion *
- Listing on the Mental Health Aware Yoga website *
- Use of the Mental Health Aware Yoga logo on your website *
- Priority for post-training mentoring with Dr Lauren Tober
- Be part of an ongoing community of like-minded teachers
* Upon completing the full requirements for the training.
Is This Training Right For Me?
This training may be for you if:
- You want to learn how to best support your yoga students experiencing mental health challenges in your general yoga classes
- You have an interest in mental health and yoga psychology
- You are a Yoga Teacher and a Mental Health Professional and would like to learn how to integrate these two fields
- You are interested in traditional AND evidence based practice
- You are committed to ongoing professional and personal development
- You want to meet like-minded colleagues
- You are big-hearted, compassionate and have an open mind
This training is not:
- For therapists wanting to learn yoga skills for the therapy room (please start by completing a Yoga Teacher Training course)
- To learn to become a therapist (it takes many years to do this)
- For Yoga Teachers who want prescriptive postures, practices and sequences for mental health (it’s not that simple)
- For Yoga Teachers who are currently experiencing their own mental health crisis (please seek support from a therapist and connect back in with us when you’re ready)
Dr Lauren Tober is a Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach and Senior Yoga Teacher based in Mullumbimby, Australia.
With a passion for health, healing, happiness and awakening Lauren integrates the best of western psychology with ancient yogic wisdom, both on and off the mat.
Lauren is the founder of the Centre for Mind Body Wellness and Capturing Gratitude (a global photographic happiness project) and is the creator of several acclaimed online courses, including Meditation Pure + Simple, Living Your Heartfelt Desires and A Daily Dose of Bliss.
Her work is soulful without being new-agey. It’s evidence based, without being clinical. It’s authentic, heartfelt and life changing.
Lauren has been featured in The Huffington Post, Australian Yoga Journal, ABC Radio, Well Being Magazine, Australian Yoga Life Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Peppermint Magazine, Collective Hub and more.
A long time yoga practitioner, Lauren has worked as a Psychologist and Yoga Teacher since 2003 and a Yoga Teacher Trainer since 2009.
The Six Pillars Of Mental Health Aware Yoga
This professional development training program for Yoga Teachers explores the Six Pillars of Mental Health Aware Yoga. You’ll develop skills to support your yoga students experiencing mental health challenges, so they (and you) can thrive and flourish.
- Western Psychology
- Yoga Psychology
- Safe Container
- Therapeutic Skills
- Yogic Practices
- Mental Health Crisis
- Depressive Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Trauma Disorders
- Patañjali’s model of yoga psychology
- Depression, anxiety and the gunas
- Yoga as cultivating sattva
In the third pillar you’ll learn how to Create a Safe Container, including:
- The sacred role of the teacher
- Professional boundaries and ethics
- Creating a safe and nourishing environment for your students
- Touch and hands-on assists
- Helping (not rescuing)
- Scope of practice and when to refer
- The vinyasa of welcoming and farewelling your students
- Partner work
- Mentoring and Supervision
- Social media and promotion
- Self practice, self care and self enquiry
- What to do when ethical dilemmas arise
In the fourth pillar you’ll learn Therapeutic Skills for Yoga Teachers, including:
- Meeting your students where they are
- Creating an individualised practice
- Moving together
- Skillful language
- Effective listening
- Unconditional positive regard
In the fifth pillar we’ll explore traditional and evidence-based Yogic Practices for mental health, including:
- Yoga and mental health research
- Assessing (not diagnosing) your students
- Contraindications (what not to do)
- Compassionate non-judgemental witnessing presence
- Sankalpa Bhâvâna
- Teaching themes
In the sixth pillar of Mental Health Aware Yoga, we’ll discuss what to do in a Mental Health Crisis, including:
- How to respond when students cry
- What to do if a student has a panic attack or trauma reaction
- What to do if a student discloses suicide ideation or self harm
Details of the online component will be sent to you after registration at mentalhealthawareyoga.com
Self-paced, includes online lectures, self directed practicum and multiple choice questions. To be completed before the face-to-face component.
Face To Face Component
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers, Auckland (map)
Saturday 28th + Sunday 29th November
Please arrive at least 20 minutes early so that we begin on time. The venue has simple kitchen facilities and we will provide teas and hot drinks for breaks. There will be a one-hour lunch break.
Please park on the surrounding streets rather than at the centre itself.
If you have any questions please do email email@example.com or phone Neal on 021 180 7867.