The Yoga Way: Toward Psychological Health + Emotional Wellbeing with Holle Black, ERYT500 + YAECP

Nurturing the Mind

Benefits of Holle Black’s approach:

  • This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives.
  • We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas.
  • We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas of mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction.
  • Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.

From the experiences of our lives, we make stories about who we are. These manifest in how we hold our body, breathe, think, feel, and move in relationship to other and the environment. These stories have energy and create energy patterns, both healthy and unhealthy. If we can recognize our stories, our patterns, our underlying energies, we can change them. When these change, our lives change. This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas. We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas of mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction. Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.

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About Holle Black, RYT500 + YAECP

Holle Black, RYT500Holle Black is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500. She has a certification in Yoga Therapy in which she has studied extensively with Yoganand Michael Carroll, Marlysa Sullivan and Stacie Smith. She holds additional certifications in Prenatal yoga and Kids yoga and has also studied with Matthew Sanford, Tias Little and Mark Lilly. She has a strong interest and passion for teaching yoga therapeutically and in underserved populations, especially in the trauma population. This has led her to being involved in a research group between Emory University and the Atlanta VA. She is part of an ongoing study and has led 2 pilot groups and 2 research groups studying the medical benefits of yoga on women with PTSD from sexual trauma while in the military. As part of this project she has received individual training with David Emerson at the trauma center as well as ongoing mentoring with him.
Her love of teaching yoga and seeing the benefit of yoga for both underserved and the trauma population has also led her to co-develop and co-direct Centering Youth. A nonprofit organization whose mission it is to bring Yoga and Mindfulness to people in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system, those who have been sexually exploited, abused or are homeless and others who have not had the opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness. You can learn more about this organization at www.centeringyouth.com.

As part of this organization, Holle creates the class guidelines and protocols for integrating yoga into juvenile court and detention centers in Atlanta as well as overseeing and mentoring the teachers for these programs. She has received 2 awards of recognition for her work from these organizations. They are currently running programs through 2 juvenile detention centers and 2 juvenile courts.

Teaching yoga teachers and therapists in how to teach trauma informed yoga has brought her the opportunity to teach at Emory University in the physical therapy department, she had created a module on trauma for a 500 hour yoga therapy training which is being taught across the country. She is currently developing a certificate in trauma informed yoga for Centering Youth. As part of the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies she teaches a trauma module as well as the Yoga Way: Towards Psychological Health and Well-being which explores the yogic and western views of the mind and how yoga can be used for mental health and transformation.

Her other current and past classes have included teaching in a battered women’s shelter, homeless youth, women who have been sexually exploited and schizophrenia.

Date & Time

Friday, Feb 21
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, Feb 22
8:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday, Feb 23
8:30am – 5:30pm

Cost

$400
Register by January 21st + SAVE $50!

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.

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  • 20 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 300YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module in the Service Leadership Track towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available for account credit only. 10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.*

*Different 300hr Teacher Training Track policies apply, see your 300hr Workbook + Training Enrollment forms for more information*

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