Interoception-Informed Yoga: Theory and Interactive Class
Registration Fee: $59
This live course includes:
- 2-hours live instruction with Kelly + Molly (approximately 60 minutes of content + 30 minutes of an Interoception-Informed Yoga Class + 30 minutes of Q&A)
- 2-weeks unlimited access to the recorded version
- Access to 3 exclusive downloadable resources
- Personalized certificate of completion
- For anyone registered with Yoga Alliance: 2 Non-Contact CE Hours through Yoga Alliance
- August 18, 2021 @ 10:00-12:00 EDT
- Can’t make it? No problem! 2-weeks of unlimited access to the course recording is available to all that register
What you’ll learn:
- A brief overview of interoception and why it is important to provide supports that nurture the development of this important sense
- The difference between the implicit and explicit interoception connections made during a yoga practice
- How to use yoga to explicitly nurture interoception growth in a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles
- A brief summary of research that supports yoga as an explicit interoception support
- Why it is important to use a trauma-informed approach when using any interoception based supports, including yoga
- Interactive Interoception-Informed Yoga Class: Part of this course will include an invitation to participate in a 30-minute interoception-informed yoga session. So, have your mat nearby if you wish to participate.
Interoception is the inner sense that allows us to experience a wide variety of sensations such as a growling stomach, tense muscles or racing heart. Many factors can influence a person’s relationship with these interoceptive bodily sensations-whether it a history of trauma, a certain diagnosis or simply living a busy lifestyle that fails to allow time to attend to the body. Interoception-Informed Yoga can be an excellent method for exploring and discovering more about the inner experience. Learn how to turn a traditional yoga practice into an explicit interoceptive journey that inspires inner curiosity in a supportive and safe way.
In this live online course, we explore the difference between the implicit and explicit interoception connections made during a yoga practice and provide strategies on how to use yoga to explicitly nurture interoception growth in a trauma-informed manner. Strategies will apply to a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles.
Interactive Interoception-Informed Yoga Class: Part of this course will include an invitation to participate in a 30-minute interoception-informed yoga session. So, have your mat nearby if you wish to participate. If you are ready to enhance your ability to better support the needs of the learners you serve, register today. We look forward to seeing you in the course!
Who this course is for:
- You want to learn how to turn a traditional yoga practice into an explicit interoceptive journey that inspires inner curiosity in a supportive and safe way.
- You are serving learners that have an unclear interoceptive experience.
- You are a Yoga Instructor, Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Educator, Mental Health Provider, Speech and Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, or Caregiver who wants to help learners be better supported. Self-helpers are also invited and welcome.
- You want to remain on the cutting edge of practice and follow what the research states as the best evidence-based approach for supporting interoceptive growth.
- You want to feel empowered with information you can use to create buy-in for a different approach to supporting areas such as regulation, mental health, emotional well-being and so-called ‘challenging behaviors’.
Melissa T.I use yoga with the students in my classroom on a daily basis. This course taught me how to make simple modifications in order to turn our yoga time into a fun and explicit interoception strategy. Through this daily practice my students have significantly improved their ability to notice and understand how their bodies feel. They use a lot more language to describe what they are feeling and are more connected to activities that help their bodies feel comfortable. It has been exciting to watch them feel empowered with this new level of self-awareness and understanding. Thank you, Molly and Kelly!
So, who are we?:
We are Molly Diodato and Kelly Mahler and have been friends since our kids started swimming together many years ago. Sitting through numerous long swim meets gave us plenty of time to ponder the ways of the world. In addition to sharing a love of long swim meets, neuroscience, travel and vegetarian recipes, Molly and Kelly are in a very dedicated book club where reading is optional, but the good food, good drinks and good friends are always present. Molly, in all of her wisdom, inspired Kelly to become a yogi and the rest is history.
More about Kelly: Kelly earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA and has been an occupational therapist for 18 years, serving school-aged children and adults. She is winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. Kelly is an international speaker and enjoy presenting on topics related to the 12 resources she’s authored including:
- The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation-used in over 30 countries world wide