Yoga Psychology 101
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Yoga Psychology 101

Take your yoga teaching to the next level through practical, cutting-edge psychology knowledge.
4.1 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
242 students enrolled
Created by Melissa Scott
Last updated 6/2015
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • identify common psychological issues amongst their yoga students & private clients, and provide safe & effective support.
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Requirements
  • A basic familiarity with yoga.
Description

Yoga Psychology 101 is an in-depth, practical exploration of how common psychological disorders and issues affect the yoga practice. It provides simple tools teachers and students can use to promote overall mental health. Broken down into 26 easy-to-understand videos, this course also provides sample materials yoga teachers can use right away to help deepen work with students and individual clients. Straightforward and engaging lectures help de-mystify common psychological terms for anyone to understand. Yoga teachers will work more effectively with students to promote relaxation, stress relief, and informed support for a variety of student s concerns.

Who is the target audience?
  • Yoga teachers looking to deepen their teaching and reach a broader scope of students.
  • Yoga students interested in how yoga can help support individuals dealing with common psychological issues.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 04:39:56
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Starting the Relationship with Clients & Students
7 Lectures 01:13:04

An introduction & orientation to the course. Students will know what to expect & what knowledge they will gain.

Preview 05:54

Students will gain practical skills to put yoga clients & students at ease right away to begin the supportive relationship.

Preview 12:28

Students will gain practical skills to put yoga clients & students at ease right away to begin the supportive relationship.

Building Rapport with Clients & Students, Part 2
09:36

Students will be able to communicate effectively with yoga clients & students. They will be able to apply the basic principles of communication to all interactions.

Active Listening & Common Communication Mistakes, Part 1
13:12

Students will be able to communicate effectively with yoga clients & students. They will be able to apply the basic principles of communication to all interactions.

Active Listening & Common Communication Mistakes, Part 2
11:55

Students will be able to effectively start the relationship with private clients. They will be able to gather relevant information and communicate with clients how they can assist in addressing mental health concerns.

Intake & Informed Consent, Part 1
09:20

Students will be able to effectively start the relationship with private clients. They will be able to gather relevant information and communicate with clients how they can assist in addressing mental health concerns.

Intake & Informed Consent, Part 2
10:39
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Common Psychological Disorders
9 Lectures 01:35:41

Students will be oriented to the concept of psychological disorders.

Intro to Psychological Disorders
00:54

Students will gain a working knowledge of common mood disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Mood Disorders
12:31

Students will gain a working knowledge of common anxiety disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Anxiety Disorders, Part 1
14:30

Students will gain a working knowledge of common anxiety disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Anxiety Disorders, Part 2
10:12

Students will gain a working knowledge of ADHD and how it affects the yoga practice.

ADHD
07:16

Students will gain a working knowledge of addiction & substance abuse disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Addictions & Substance Abuse
11:35

Students will gain a working knowledge of common eating disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Eating Disorders, Part 1
10:02

Students will gain a working knowledge of common eating disorders and how they affect the yoga practice.

Eating Disorders, Part 2
10:43

Students will gain knowledge of how trauma and abuse can affect the yoga practice and the teacher and student relationship.

Trauma & Abuse Considerations
17:58
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Working with Clients & Students
10 Lectures 01:51:11

Students will gain a working knowledge of the Central Nervous System and be able to apply this knowledge to teaching yoga to help yoga students achieve desired state of relaxation or arousal.

Central Nervous System, Part 1
12:17

Students will gain a working knowledge of the Central Nervous System and be able to apply this knowledge to teaching yoga to help yoga students achieve desired state of relaxation or arousal.

Central Nervous System, Part 2
09:52

Students will have a working knowledge of how specific psychological disorders affect the body and how to manage this through the yoga practice.

Physical Manifestations of Psychological Disorders, Part 1
10:07

Students will have a working knowledge of how specific psychological disorders affect the body and how to manage this through the yoga practice.

Physical Manifestations of Psychological Disorders, Part 2
11:04

Students will be able to apply specific skills to various psychological and physiological states to create greater peace and ease and promote overall well-being for their yoga clients and students.

Addressing Common Mind-Body Issues, Part 1
15:38

Students will be able to apply specific skills to various psychological and physiological states to create greater peace and ease and promote overall well-being for their yoga clients and students.

Addressing Common Mind-Body Issues, Part 2
06:56

Students will be able to effectively respond to and manage common mental health crisis situations that might arise for their clients and yoga students.

Responding to Crisis Situations
16:29

Students will understand the value of silence in the yoga practice as it relates to the Central Nervous System and psychological well-being. They will be able to effectively use silence in classes and private lessons.

Using Silence
11:12

Students will be able to create a usable treatment plan to guide work with private yoga clients.

Treatment Planning
13:13

Closing thoughts and wrap-up.

Wrap-Up & Final Thoughts
04:23
About the Instructor
Melissa Scott
4.1 Average rating
41 Reviews
293 Students
2 Courses
Yoga Teacher, Therapist, and Life Coach

Melissa Scott is on a mission to help you recognize your strength, live into your Truth, and have your most authentic life possible.

She's a yoga teacher, counselor, writer, and life coach who believes everyone can be their best self. Her Core Strength Vinyasa classes develop deep core strength and focus on moving from center, both on and off the mat. She combines her knowledge of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy for classes that are creative, challenging, and deeply centering.

A passionate yoga student for over a decade, with a background in dance and martial arts, Melissa uses her knowledge of the mind-body connection, energy dynamics, and deep core anatomy to move past fears to a deeper, more empowered place. In addition to teaching yoga and working with individual clients, she presents regularly on stress management, mind-body psychology, and sacred activism.