This intensive training will be an explorative process for participants to experience and learn the multi-faceted approach of Kundalini Yoga Therapy. We will look at why we use movement, from the subtle to the manifest and embodied, and how we apply this to various health conditions. There will be space created for self reflection and group work to cultivate presence, through Svadhyaya, so that we can skillfully share yoga therapeutically in a safe and inclusive manner.
This course will focus on many vital concepts of meditation and kriya. We will start with focusing on techniques of relaxation and improving interoception. Interoception is our ability to sense our body’s internal state, and our capability to do so is highly correlated with both physical and psychological health (Quadt et al., 2018). The importance of pranayama or breathing will also be emphasised, which depending on the style can increase cognitive performance, auditory working memory, vagus nerve dominance in the autonomic nervous system (Noorjahan Begum et al., 2018; Sharma et al., 2014). Additionally, Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory will be explored, theorising the connection between our autonomic nervous system activity and social behaviours (Porges, 2007).
We are incredibly excited to explore these concepts and more with Siri Bhagvati who is normally based in Melbourne, Australia, and hope you join us for this rewarding experience and these informative teachings.