Exploring Samkhya Philosophy and Yoga Nidra: A CPD Workshop with a Trauma-Informed Approach.

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Exploring Samkhya Philosophy and Yoga Nidra: A CPD Workshop with a Trauma-Informed Approach. Join us for a comprehensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop that delves into the profound teachings of Samkhya Philosophy and the transformative practice of Yoga Nidra. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of these traditions and enhance your skills, with a special focus on trauma-informed approaches.

Morning Session (2 hours) – Practical Exploration:

  • Guided journey through the 8 stages of Yoga Nidra, integrating trauma-informed elements
  • Exploring Yoga through the lens of Samkhya Philosophy with a sensitivity towards trauma
  • Integration of philosophical teachings into personal and teaching practices with a trauma-informed approach

Afternoon Session (3 hours) – Theoretical and Practical Application:

  • Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy and its relevance to modern yogic practices, specifically in relation to trauma
  • Understanding the 8 stages of Yoga Nidra and its potential in supporting trauma healing, relaxation, and inner awareness
  • Science and spirituality discussions to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom, trauma research, and trauma-informed practices
  • Reflective practices and discussions on integrating trauma-informed approaches into personal and teaching practice
  • Q&A sessions on trauma-informed teaching and scripts, decolonizing practice, and creating safe spaces
  • Reflective exercises to integrate learned concepts, including trauma-informed teaching methodologies

This 5-hour CPD workshop provides a valuable opportunity to integrate the deeper meaning of Yoga, trauma-informed approaches, and decolonizing practices into your work. Led by Jasminder Bahia, a Psychologist, Yoga Nidra and Teacher Trainer, and Sikh Zen practitioner, this workshop offers a genuine exploration of the science, spirituality, and trauma-informed aspects behind Yoga Nidra.

Booking information and dates:

Saturday 20 April, 2024  starts at 10.30am to 4.30pm
£75 for the full CPD day. Includes light refreshments chai and snacks.
Certification provided for full attendance and successful completion of assignments.

A 1-hour non-contact homework assignment will be given to encourage continued exploration and integration of the workshop content into your personal practice or teaching environment, with a trauma-informed lens. Note: This workshop is exclusively open to graduates of the Bahia Yoga Nidra training programme.


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