Eight Week Yoga Therapy For The Mind Course

The internationally renowned Minded Institute 8-week course for stress, anxiety and depression.

The next course will start in the autumn 2020 (dates and venue to be arranged).

Small group of 8 students per course.

As well as providing yoga suitable for all levels each session include:

  • Breath Practice
  • Mindfulness Activity 
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Reflection 
  • Discussion 

The Minded Institute 8-week course is an evidence-based program developed by Heather Mason as a therapeutic treatment for anxiety, depression, and stress. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind, drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), one of the fastest growing new therapies for recurrent depression.

Yoga therapy provides a different kind of space where you can work at your own comfort level and experience the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and breathwork.

Yoga therapy provides the opportunity to shift towards calm, clarity, resilience and empowerment.

The 8-week course is organised in such a way to allow students to deeply understand how these practices can work for them in the short term to provide immediate relief and in the long term to create and maintain positive mental health.

The yoga practice is specifically designed to rebalance the nervous system and to teach you how to regulate mood and emotions. You will be taught which postures are useful for energising and those that bring calm to your system. By learning how to be with the variety of sensations in the body, you simultaneously develop the ability to be with challenging emotions in a more grounded and gentle way. The course will visit new themes each week enabling you to explore your yoga practice through different perspectives, encouraging the exploration of mental patterns, perceptions, and habits that sometimes keep us stuck in unfulfilling experiences of life.

Session Structure

Each 2-hour class broadly follows the same structure every week:

  • Yoga practice with awareness
  • Breathwork
  • Group Activity - this serves to highlight the teaching related to that week - The activities come from either a mindfulness or yoga tradition.
  • Group Discussion - During the discussion students can ask questions related to yoga and mindfulness, share insights, listen to others or choose to be silent.
  • Explanation of daily home yoga therapy and mindfulness practice.


Home Practice

Whilst it’s helpful to be part of a group in a class, building community and learning together, building a regular home practice is also vital to your healing. You will be given a home practice at the end of each class to practice daily, along with reading material to support your learning. Home practice is an important way of integrating yoga and mindfulness into your daily life.

Course Materials and Equipment
The yoga course also includes:

• A comprehensive manual
• Yoga journal
• All equipment provided

Previous Yoga and Mindfulness Experience
No previous yoga and mindfulness experience required.

What you will need
Wear comfortable clothing.
Bring a drink, note pad and pen.

Cost £250

For further details contact Chris
07594 491243

Contact: chris.stookes@yogalifetherapies.co.uk               07594 491243