Therapeutic Mindful Yoga
Bodhin has recently re-trained as a Therapeutic Mindful Yoga Teacher, a continued professional development training course focusing on optimizing health and well-being at every level of the Body, Mind and Spirit by blending the ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga with Mindfulness and modern mind-body techniques.
We are passionate about the benefits of Therapeutic Mindful Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation and our courses will give you the tools you need to support and encourage individuals to become an active participant in their own well-being and bring balance into their lives. You can also expect it to have a profound effect on your own well-being to!
It has been estimated that between 75% and 90% of all Doctors visits are for a stress related illness, and there is an urgent need for specialised Yoga Teachers to support this growing population. Bodhin will be able to offer general Yoga classes and Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) yoga classes, special focus Yoga classes and Health and Wellness programmes to groups and individuals.
What is Therapeutic Mindful Yoga?
It is true to say that all yoga can be therapeutic - but it very much depends on how it is taught and practiced. Unfortunately in some places, yoga has become more of a sport with an end goal than the reflective and liberating practice that it started out as many centuries ago. Rather than allowing their practice to unfold, students strive to be the best in the class and push themselves into the "perfect" pose shown in the latest glossy magazines. Listening to the wisdom of their body, mind and spirit seems to have gone out of the window!
Based on a mix of the ancient wisdom of Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness meditation, with a healthy dose of the latest research in mind-body science and therapies, Therapeutic Mindful Yoga invites you to slow down, tune into your body and be kind to yourself!
With a foundation of Ahimsa (do no harm) to yourself or your students, and at its heart the 7 attitudinal foundations of mindfulness (non judging, patience, beginners mind, trust, non striving, acceptance and letting go) Therapeutic Mindful yoga is a path, a journey, not to get somewhere else, but to be where we are, as we are in this very moment, with this very breath, whether the experience is nice, unpleasant or neutral.
It taps into the innate potential for healing that we all have. It mobilizes our ability to cultivate embodied wisdom and self-compassion, and by so doing it teaches us to live our life and face whatever arises with integrity, clarity and an open-hearted presence.
This is why we call it a Therapeutic Mindful Yoga practice, even so, from time to time, we may need to remind ourselves to just be and let the yoga do (and undo) us, rather than think we are doing the yoga.