Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Essentials:
Yoga Therapy As A Catalyst For Empowering Life Change
In this introductory intensive, you will gain greater insight into the mind-body connection and learn to skillfully apply the tools of yoga in an individualized direct experience using the fundamental principles and techniques of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.
Michael Lee, with PRYT Faculty:
Peg McPhedran, Jennifer Mitchell, Ari Shinefield
This is a 4 day Event
Sep 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sep 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sep 16, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Sep 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy catalyzes powerful change by bridging the gap between yoga and mind-body psychology. This form of mind-body therapy uses yoga postures, hands-on assists, and therapeutic dialogue to facilitate growth and healing. Clients are gently guided through a meditation that brings them to a state of self-awareness and inner presence, from which profound wisdom can arise. The result is clear insight and a practical, action-based approach to lasting life change. Course Objective Gain deep understanding of the Phoenix Rising Method™ and its paradigm of life change based on the intersection of Yoga, Buddhism, Psychology, and Neuroscience. Who can benefit from this program: Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, and others who want to empower students and clients to create more powerful, meaningful, and fulfilling lives in both classroom and practice environments. What to expect: • Learn the distinction between present-centered awareness (direct experience) and narrative referencing, and why this distinction is essential from a neuroscientific perspective. • Learn skills to engage others in direct experience through the body so that they can immerse themselves into a profound state of awareness. • Acquire tools to engage others in integrated mind-body practices. • Gain understanding of the process of change. Explore the interaction of the body, breath, mind intellect, and emotions. • Acquire tools for body-mind integration that leads to life changing action and an understanding of how to apply this approach in your own classes or private practice.
Hours: 16 hours total
Prerequisites: Some yoga experience
Recommended Reading: Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Bridge from Body to Soul by Michael Lee
Michael Lee, MA, Dip.Soc.Sci, Dip.T., C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Founder and Dean of Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy, grew up in Australia, where he worked as a teacher and behavioral scientist in the field of personal and organizational change before leaving for the USA in 1984. He wanted to learn about the effectiveness of yoga and Eastern practices for changing lives and so immersed himself at the Kripalu Center (then an ashram) in Massachusetts for two years. This began a career in yoga and yoga therapy with a focus on mental and emotional health now spanning 36 years. Michael founded Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 1986 based on his learning and integration of yoga and elements of contemporary psychology which is now supported by neuroscience. Michael is the author of two books, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy—Bridge from Body to Soul and Turn Stress Into Bliss. He is also a contributing author to the American Psychological Association published book Beyond Talk Therapy: Using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice. Michael was a keynote speaker at SYTAR for the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2016 and the opening keynote speaker at Yoga Australia Conference in 2018, as well as a regular presenter at other major conferences. Peg McPhedran, BSc(Kin), MEd, RYT500, C-IAYT has been teaching, coaching, mentoring, counselling and facilitating growth and change in others for her entire adult life. For the past 20 years Peg has been a student of yoga and has experienced over this time the realization that yoga is so more than just a physical practice. Understanding this mind-body-spirit connection led her to yoga therapy, and today Peg is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Group Facilitator, Life Mentor, and Yoga Teacher, and serves on the faculty. Peg is also a holistic nutritionist offering integrated Lifestyle and Wellness programs, classes, workshops and session work in meditation, yoga, nutrition and lifestyle.
Add'l Presenter Bio
Jennifer Mitchell, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is a believer in alternative therapeutic treatments and a deep-seated connection of mind/body, Jennifer approaches yoga from a holistic perspective—from the inside out. Dedicated to healing of all kinds, she brings her background in mental health to her teaching. As a member of the International Yoga Therapists Association and a Certified Yoga Therapist through Phoenix Rising, Jennifer continues to expand her knowledge and experience through the mindset of a student. Jennifer is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Group Facilitator, and Yoga Teacher, and serves on the faculty. Jennifer is the founder of Soul Yoga Studio in MD and Soul Yoga + Wellness in SC. Ari Shinefield, C-IAYT, CYT200, began his journey with Phoenix Rising in 1986 and was the first graduate of the PRYT certification program. His first job with PRYT was apprenticing with Michael, and then he was the first point of contact for people exploring PRYT programs. Ari offered YT sessions to all interested, co-facilitated workshops and training programs with Michael, and did outreach. In the mid-’90’s, Ari stepped away from PRYT to heal from an accident and disability. He returned around 2010 and became the Admissions Advisor in 2014. Ari deeply believes that all human beings have within them a personal blueprint for full self-expression, purpose and happiness. His passion and joy is to facilitate people in connecting to their inner architect and bringing their unique plan to life.
Registration closes 2 days prior to start date.
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16 credits for Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, and Nurses may be available. Please request information when you register.