Course curriculum

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    Welcome to Yoga For The Mind!

    • A Welcome Message from Betsy...

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin please take this short survey so we know more about you....

    • Setting Sacred Space & Course Ground Rules

    • A Word about Confidentiality - PLEASE READ

    • Yoga For The Mind Schedule + All Links for Duration of the Course

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    Links for Webinars & Yoga Classes

    • Links for Webinars & Yoga Classes

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    Yoga For The Mind Resources

    • Recommended Reading List

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    How is the curriculum organized?

    • Program Covers

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    Module 1: Introduction To Kosha Model & Annamaya Kosha (THE BODY)

    • Week 1 Lecture Video: Human-Higher Self Continuum, Kosha Model - 2/1/21

    • Week 1 Handouts

    • Week 1 Lecture Slides - 2/1/21

    • Week 1 Q & A Phone Call - 2/4/21 (Resistance/Persistence, Shadow & Pain Body, Ego Formation)

    • Week 1 Q & A Handout (Tools for Law of Least Effort) - 2/4/21

    • Week 2 Lecture: Anamaya Kosha & The Mind Body Connection - 2/8/21

    • Week 2 Handouts - 2/8/21

    • Week 2 Lecture Slides - 2/8/21

    • Week 2 Q & A - 2/11/21 (Collective Depression in COVID, Talking to Patients about Mind-body in Medical Practice, & More!)

    • Week 2 Q & A Handout (Finding a Balance: Masculine & Feminine Principles) - 2/11/21

    • A Different Perspective on Masculine/Feminine Energy: Yin/Yang Awareness

    • Week 3 Lecture: Awakening the Inner Healer, Doshas, 6 Pillars of Health - 2/15/21

    • Week 3: Awakening Your Inner Healer Meditation - 2/15/21

    • Week 3 Handouts - 2/15/21

    • Week 3 Lecture Slides - 2/15/21

    • Week 3 BONUS: Vata Yoga Practice

    • Week 3 BONUS: Pitta Yoga Practice

    • Week 3 BONUS: Kapha Yoga Practice

    • Week 3 Q & A - 2/18/21

    • Week 3 Q & A Handout - Ushas Mudra & 5 Element Meditation Script

    • Week 4 - Discussion with Dr. Matt Taylor on Pain - 2/22/21

    • Week 4 - Handouts

    • Week 4 Q & A - 2/25/21

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    Module 2: Pranamaya Kosha (THE ENERGY BODY)

    • Week 5 Lecture: Your Energy Body, The Nadis, Emotion, The Energy of Places & People, The Empath - 3/2/21

    • Week 5 Handout & Additional Recordings (61 Points) - 3/1/21

    • Slides Week 5 - 3/1/21

    • Week 5 Q & A: Feeling Feelings, Empaths, Cutting Cords - 3/4/21

    • Cord Cutting Meditation - 3/4/21

    • Week 6 Lecture: Trauma and Its Effects on The Body, Nervous System, Brain, Relationships & Posture, Trauma Sensitive Yoga - 3/8/21

    • Week 6 Handouts + Slides - 3/8/21

    • The 36 Questions by Arthur Aron

    • Week 6 Q & A: Tolerating the Consequences of Being Yourself, Working with Trauma in the Body, Longhaul COVID & Breath work, Breath Practice

    • Guided Meditation on Listening to Constrictions in the Body

    • Week 7 Lecture: Chakras - 3/22/21

    • Week 7 Handouts + Slides: 3/22/21

    • Week 7 Q & A: Chakra Measurements, Fat around Chakras, Energy module vs Physical Module

    • Distance Healing: How/Why Does it Work?

    • Week 8 Lecture: Pranayama & Breath - 3/29/21

    • Week 8 Handouts + Slides: 3/29/21

    • Week 8 Q & A: Nirvana vs Resistance in the Practice, Challenges with Breath Practices, Chakras & Injuries, Chakra Clearing Meditation with Mudras & Chanting

    • Week 8 Practice: Chakra Clearing Meditation with Mudras & Chanting (the last 20 minutes of class)

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    Module 3: Manomaya Kosha (THE MENTAL BODY)

    • Week 9 Lecture: The Golden Buddha, Interview with Amy Weintraub, Intro to Manomaya Kosha - 4/5/21

    • Week 9 Handouts - 4/5/21

    • Week 9 Q & A - Self Sabotage, Inner Narrators, The 6 Impediments on the Yogic Path, The Surrender Experience, Stair Step Breath - 4/8/21

    • Week 10 Lecture: Which Wolf do you feed? Your story. Default Mode Network. Samskara. The Malas. Neuroplasticity. - 4/12/21

    • Week 10 Handouts - 4/12/21

    • Week 10 Q & A - Can you believe your beliefs? Loving kindness Meditation - 4/15/21

    • Week 11 Lecture: Meditation - 4/19/21

    • Week 11 Handouts - 4/19/21

    • Week 11 Q & A: Why meditate? Resistance to Meditation, Prayer vs Meditation, Practice: Mountain Meditation - 4/22/21

    • Week 11 Mountain Meditation Script by Jon Kabat Zinn

    • Week 12 Lecture: Review of Manomaya Kosha, The Science of Happiness & Positivity

    • Week 12 Handouts - 4/26/21

    • Week 12 Q & A - 4/29/21 - Breaking out of Listener Role, Allowing more Vulnerability, Wrapping Hard Stuff with a Mantra, Dance & Horse Therapy, Art Therapy with Strength Finder

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    Module 4: Vijnanamaya Kosha (THE WISDOM BODY)

    • Week 13 Lecture 5/3/21: Intro to Vijnanamaya Kosha - the Wise Mind

    • Week 13 Handouts - 5/3/21

    • Week 13 Q & A - 4/6/21; Mudras, How to Share Path of Awakening with others, Interconnectivity in an Airport, Dream Analysis

    • Week 14 Handouts - 5/10/21

    • Week 14 - Dharma & Hypnosis - 5/10/21

    • Week 14 Hypnosis Audio Recording

    • Week 14 Q & A: Dharma, You are not your thoughts, RUMI Guest House, Moving from "I'm a Failure" to "I'm a Force"

    • Week 15 Yoga Nidra with guest Fannie Hungerford - 5/17/21

    • Week 15 Handouts - 5/20/21

    • Week 15 Q & A - Yoga Nidra Experiences, Savsana vs Nidra, Showing Our Wild Side - 5/20/21

    • Week 16 Handouts - 5/24/21

    • Week 16 Lecture - Myths, Archetypes, Goddesses - 5/24/21

    • Week 16 Q & A - Archetypes, The Lady in White, The Good Girl, The Queen - 5/27/21

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    Module 5: Anandamaya Kosha (THE BLISS BODY)

    • Week 17 - Intro to Anandamaya Kosha + Bliss Practice - 5/31/21

    • Week 17 Handouts - 5/31/21

    • Week 17 Q & A - Why do we resist bliss? Mind-Body Symbolism of Shoulders & Neck, Body Dysmorphia, Why Worry is the Worst Thing You can Do for a Person

    • Week 18 - Review of Module 1 & 2, Identity Evolution, The Science of Behavior Change

    • Week 18 Handouts - 6/7/21

    • Week 18 - Meditation on Who You Want to Become

    • Week 18 Q & A -6/10/21

    • Week 19 Guest Dr Candida Maurer - The Bliss Body - 6/16/21

    • Week 19 Handouts - 6/16/21

    • Week 19 - Q & A- Boundaries for the Empath, Metaphor of Tango, Feeling your Feelings (esp Anger), Numerology - 6/19/21

    • Week 20 Lecture - Review of Module 3, 4 & 5, Case studies of Integrating Psychology + Yoga, The Power of Mind Body Connection

    • Week 20 Handouts & Slides

    • Week 20 Q & A - A Conversation on Dharma, Chakras, Patriarchy, Empaths, Non-Dualism, Judgment vs Discernment, Trauma - 6/24/21

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    BONUS Module 6 - Practice Integration, Practice Models, Treatment Plans, Informed Consent

    • BONUS Call on Integrating Yoga + Psychotherapy - 9/13/21

    • Handouts & Slides on Integrating Yoga into Psychotherapy

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    Yoga Classes

    • Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? - 2/2/21

    • Law of Least Effort - 2/4/21

    • You Are A Singing Bowl - 2/6/21

    • Your Body As A Laboratory - 2/9/21

    • Masculine & Feminine Principles- 2/11

    • Body Prayer- Body Meditation 2/13

    • Stimulation in the Kapha Season-2/16

    • Bright body reset with Twists- 2/18

    • Clearing Body- 2/20

    • Paradox; working with the Opposites-2/23

    • Ahimsa- Mind Body Discipline; heart opening-2/25

    • Re-Incorporation: The Final Leg of the Hero's Journey- 2/26

    • Unleashing more Prana- 3/2

    • Spring Cleaning/ Purifying- 3/4

    • Prana- the internal energy 3/9

    • Psoas - 3/11

    • Tolerance and truth - 3/13

    • HOPE 3/20

    • Moving through the Chakras- 3/23

    • Connect to the BODY - 3/25

    • Opening pelvis, heart, and throat- 3/27

    • Clear and Lighten- Shift with Breath 3/30

    • Connecting to the Breath- 4/1

    • Finding your Center -4/3

    • tapas, self study & surrender- 4/6

    • Connect to Self- 4/8

    • Lighten Up- 4/10

    • Working through the Malas 4/13

    • Connect to Life- 4/15

    • Gratitude & Contentment -4/17

    • Crossing the Abyss as a Community- 4/20

    • Connect to the Planet- 4/22

    • Chakra Flow through Whole Body- 4/24

    • Grounding in Receptivity- 4/27

    • Connect to Others- 4/29

    • Beltane: Enhance Joy with 2nd 3rd Chakras -5/1

    • Wisdom Body through Discernment- 5/4

    • Connect to our Heart- 5/6

    • True Namaste by acknowledging pain & Looking for the Good -5/8

    • Remembering who we are through Discernment- 5/11

    • Connect to Beauty- 5/13

    • You are the Sky; Vast- 5/15

    • Do Less, Accomplish More- 5/18

    • Connect to our Wildness- 5/20

    • Patience & Landing with our Otherness- 5/22

    • Downward Force with a Full Moon- 5/25

    • Connect to Social Activism- 5/27

    • Realign the body and mind- 5/29

    • Ahimsa -6/1

    • Satya- 6/8

    • Asteya-6/15

    • The Witness- 6/19

    • Brahmacharya- 6/22

    • Aparigraha -6/29

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    Final Certification Exam

    • Final Test