SOMATICS YOGA TRAINING 2017:
One-year Training - Professional Training Program in Somatics Yoga
Eleanor Criswell Hanna, Ed.D.
Sponsored bySomatic Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mind-body integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga). It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The two modules (Psyche and Soma) may be taken in any order. We are pleased to announce the Somatic Yoga Professional Training Program offered by the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. The Somatic Yoga training program is a one-year specialty program designed to complement the participant's approach to yoga or yoga therapy. It is comprised of two 6-day (40 hour) modules, totaling 80 hours. Modules may be taken in any order ("Soma" Module and "Psyche" Module). The course is open to people who have completed their 200-hour yoga teacher's training or its equivalent, yoga therapists, and other allied professionals.
Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training
Coming up in 2017 Soma Module: Sept. 11-16, 2017
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: August 14, 2017 and by arrangement
Pdf Application for Somatic Yoga Professional Training Program
Training dates for 2017-2018:
Soma Module: Sept. 11-16, 2017.
Application deadline is August 14, 2017.
Soma Module: May 14-19, 2018.
Application deadline is April 12, 2018.
Psyche Module: Sept. 10-15, 2018.
Application deadline is August 10, 2018.
Tuition for each module is $900. Total tuition for the program is $1,800 Tuition for each module is $900. Total tuition for the program is $1,800. A $200 deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. An application and telephone interview are part of the admissions process. For further information call (415) 897-0336. Applications available here.
Somatic Yoga, developed by Eleanor Criswell, is a unique approach to yoga that blends somatics (mindbody integration), Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga (Patanjali's yoga). It is based on the principles of somatics, yoga, neuroscience (especially the somatic nervous system), applied psychophysiology, and psychology. The emphasis is on doing yoga from a first-person perspective with knowledge and awareness. Somatic Yoga is concerned with the evolution of the person-mind, body, and spirit. It leans heavily on sensing your somatic self and your life's work. The somatics approach to yoga can be used with a wide variety of yoga styles. It can also be used with individuals and groups and in your own personal practice.
The Soma module includes principles of Somatic Yoga, principles of somatics relevant to yoga, somatic assessment, basic neurophysiology, and a somatic approach to the eight limbs of Raja yoga (yamas and niyamas, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, concentration, meditation, and unification), how to teach the somatic exercises, how to teach a somatic yoga class, and other topics. The Psyche module focuses on clinical applications of Somatic Yoga: Deeper understanding of the neurophysiology of yoga, the neural basis of motor control, Somatic Yoga case presentations, and more complicated applications of Somatic Yoga. Students who demonstrate proficiency-knowledge and skill-in Somatic Yoga teaching will be certified in Somatic Yoga.
ELEANOR CRISWELL, Ed.D., is emeritus professor of psychology and former chair of the psychology department, Sonoma State University. Founding director of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook University, San Francisco), she is currently a Distinguished Consulting Faculty member for Saybrook University. Editor of Somatics Magazine, the magazine-journal of the mind-body arts and sciences, and director of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training, her books include Biofeedback and Somatics: Towards Personal Evolution and How Yoga Works: An Introduction to Somatic Yoga, and she is editor of Cram's Introduction to Surface Electromyography. She is past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Somatics Society, and past president of Division 32-Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and the Biofeedback Society of California. She is on the board of the Association for Hanna Somatic Education. She is the originator of Somatic Yoga and Equine Hanna Somatics.
Somatics Educational Resources produces and distributes somatics books, audiotapes, and videotapes.
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