Mind-Body-Energy: The Brain, Chakras and Beyond - Empowered U
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The human brain has evolved from a time where our ancestors had to be hyper-vigilant about the dangers they faced on a daily basis. Consequently we are hardwired for struggle, stress, negativity and FEAR. Stress manifests in the body in many ways, some positive and some negative, and quite often we store the resulting negative and repressed emotions as “issues in our tissues”
By understanding the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system and how it effects the endocrine system we can learn how to re-program the brain and how we manage stress using tools like focus, breath, meditation, and movement. Because the brain is highly plastic we can ultimately change our brain by changing the way we take in the information that comes through our consciousness.

In this module we will discuss the Chakra system, discovering how we “embody emotions” in an attempt to extract the most poignant and applicable information so that we may better empower our students to take control of their health and happiness, using Yoga as therapy.

We will also look at how to create FLOW in our life by changing the way we experience the ordinary moments, turning the ordinary into extraordinary, improving our ability to manage stress, increasing focus, undoing the patterns in the body through intelligent movement, and ultimately transforming our lives.

Finally we will learn different approaches used to enhance mind-body consciousness and how to deepen the therapeutic experience and transformative power of Yoga by increasing awareness.

Learning Outcomes
Students will gain familiarity with the pancamaya kosha model with specific emphasis on pranamaya and manamaya kosha and its application and relevance to yoga therapy
Students will gain familiarity with yoga perspectives on perception, behaviour, emotions and suffering.
Students will gain familiarity with the major psychological theories on emotions, embodied emotions, body armour, coping patterns, negativity bias and the evolution of the brain.
Students will gain knowledge of the 3 communication systems in the body: central nervous system, endocrine system and fascial system and how they are effected through stress.
Students will gain knowledge of the Prana Vayu, its disturbances and how to create balance using asana, pranayama and meditation.
Students will gain familiarity with the Chakra system, its relationship to the 3 communication systems in the body and how pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation may be used to balance each Chakra


Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at info@empoweredyoga.ca

  • Mind-Body-Energy:The Brain and Beyond
    February 19, 2016 - February 21, 2016
    5:35 pm - 6:00 pm


2003 91 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada