Yoga and Creativity
YOGA & CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS
Discover how yoga not only helps the creative process, it also serves as a framework for understanding that process. In this playful, experiential workshop we will use tools from yoga and expressive arts to learn to access our inner place of stillness, identify “creative blocks,” transform blocks into inspiration, and practice methods that nourish the creative process in each of its phases. In a portion of the workshop we will also discuss research on the vital role yoga can play in supporting mental health, particularly in individuals with depressive and anxiety disorders. Participants will leave the course with a kit of simple and effective tools to help them and those they work with build emotional resiliency, access inner resources, and thrive with creativity and well-being.
YOGA & CREATIVITY TECHNIQUES THAT HELP ALLEVIATE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
An ever-expanding body of research is showing the vital role of yoga in supporting mental well-being for individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. This introductory course provides an overview of the theoretical rationale and research evidence supporting the use of methods and approaches from yoga for clients with these disorders. Through lecture, case studies, and experiential exercises, learn simple, effective yoga-based tools to help clients manage negative thinking, build emotional resiliency and access inner resources and strengths.