Understanding Yoga Therapy


Understanding Yoga Therapy

Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-Being

With Marlysa Sullivan

Virtual Learning - online Zoom session

Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31

$60 per day or $100 for full Weekend

We are honored to welcome Marlysa to Beloved Yoga! Marlysa Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Yoga Therapy and Integrative Health Sciences at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is also adjunct faculty at Emory University in the doctor of physical therapy where she teaches an elective on integrating yoga into physical therapy care. Her research interests have focused on developing an explanatory model of yoga therapy based on philosophical and neurophysiological principles. She is the co-editor of the book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She is also the author of the upcoming book Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-being. Additionally, she has authored several papers including a manuscript with Stephen Porges on yoga therapy and Polyvagal Theory. She has been a physiotherapist and yoga therapist for over 15 years specializing in orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic pain populations.

Saturday, May 30th:

10-11:30 am Philosophical Foundations of Yoga Therapy

Yoga teaches a path towards the recognition of underlying equanimity, connection, and joy amidst all stimuli of the body, mind, and life circumstance. Concepts such as dharma help us to understand what it means to align with our values for both inner and outer harmony and to help us find the right action in any moment for greater well-being. Yoga offers both a rich philosophical foundation and practices to help inquire into this nature of our very self, the workings of our mind and the layers of our experience.

Through lecture, discussion, and reflection, we will focus on core philosophies and practices, including awareness, dharma, gunas, yogic view of the mind, and koshas.

2-3:30 pm Practice for Cultivating Body-Mind Regulation 

We will focus on yoga philosophy as described in the morning session.

Sunday, May 31st:

10-11:30 am: The Science of Well-Being

Aristotle taught the concept of eudaimonia as a well-lived, flourishing life, where we achieve our ultimate expression as a human. Eudaimonic happiness was defined as a form of steadfast contentment that came from reaching this fulfillment. Current research looks at eudaimonic well-being through measures of purpose, meaning, self-actualization, authenticity, and living in alignment with one's values. The health effects of eudaimonic well-being span both physical and psychological outcomes such as all-cause mortality, inflammation, immunity and pain. Potential mediators to this effect include the autonomic nervous system and body-mind regulation and resilience.

The Polyvagal Theory offers a unique perspective to help us bridge this connection between physiology, psychology, and behavior. Yoga practices such as meditation, breath techniques, ethical inquiry, and movement can help to promote autonomic and body-mind regulation and resilience to help facilitate eudaimonic well-being and promote improved physical and mental health.

Through lecture, discussion, and reflection we will look at both eudaimonic well-being and body-mind regulation and resilience through topics of: polyvagal theory, autonomic nervous system regulation and resilience, top-down and bottom-up regulation through yoga practices

2-3:30 pm Practice for Body-Mind Resilience 

We will focus on cultivating eudaimonic well-being, autonomic regulation, and resilience as described in the morning session.

Marlysa Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Yoga Therapy and Integrative Health Sciences at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is also adjunct faculty at Emory University in the doctor of physical therapy where she teaches an elective on integrating yoga into physical therapy care. Her research interests have focused on developing an explanatory model of yoga therapy based on philosophical and neurophysiological principles. She is the co-editor of the book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She is also the author of the upcoming book Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-being. Additionally, she has authored several papers including a manuscript with Stephen Porges on yoga therapy and Polyvagal Theory. She has been a physiotherapist and yoga therapist for over 15 years specializing in orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic pain populations.

Purchase Options

Understanding Yoga Therapy - full weekend

This workshop is only refundable up to 10 days before the event date. It is transferable.

BUY NOW $100

 

Understanding Yoga Therapy - Saturday only

This workshop is only refundable up to 10 days before the event date. It is transferable.

BUY NOW $60

 

Understanding Yoga Therapy - Sunday only

This workshop is only refundable up to 10 days before the event date. It is transferable.

BUY NOW $60

 


Schedule

  • Saturday 5/30/2020 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
    w/Marlysa Sullivan
  • Sunday 5/31/2020 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
    w/Marlysa Sullivan

Pricing