Yoga Conference


Bo Forbes is a clinical psychologist, a yoga teacher, and an integrative yoga therapist whose background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, a system that specializes in the therapeutic application of yoga for anxiety, insomnia, depression, immune disorders, chronic pain, physical injuries, and athletic performance. Bo conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes frequently for Yoga Journal, Body + Soul, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and other leading magazines, and is on the advisory board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and Depression. Learn more at boforbes.com.



Restorative Yoga Therapeutics for Mind-Body Healing
Bo Forbes - Course ID: EVFORB

Friday, April 25 — 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Friday Evening Classes
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Restorative Yoga Therapeutics involves carefully sequenced, artfully propped restorative yoga postures designed to balance the nervous system and promote emotional well-being. These therapeutic postures deepen the relaxation response, reduce anxiety and stress, alleviate depression, improve digestion, and enhance immunity. This class offers a brief outline of the science behind restorative yoga, followed by a restorative practice. You'll also experience basic breathwork techniques and guided meditation to help you awaken the innate wisdom and healing capacity of your mind-body network.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M1FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for one and a half (1.5) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A bolster, a blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow.
Restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M2FORB

Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

Empaths--extremely empathic people--make wonderful teachers, healers, and therapists. Being an empath, however, can be hazardous to our health: empaths absorb others' emotions, get sick more easily, and are more vulnerable to emotional contagion than people who are not empaths. We'll touch on the five main signs of being an empath and explore both the positive and the challenging aspects of high empathy. Then we'll engage in several short "empath practices" that solidify boundaries, regulate our nervous system, and promote physical, mental, and emotional health.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M1FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


The Fascial Web: Accessing the Sentient Wisdom of Our Connective Tissue Matrix
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M3FORB

Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3
Therapeutic / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

The fascial web is a system of connective tissue that links every cell in our bodies. Far from merely a physical entity, this web is sentient and intelligent. It plays a key role in the health of our nervous system, emotional brain, and pain pathways. We'll learn why neurofascial integration is such an important element of mind-body health and explore the three main interventions that promote neurofascial reintegration. Then we'll experience a variety of fascial release techniques to incorporate into our group classes and private yoga sessions.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M1FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: Bring a blanket, one to two blocks, two tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Gut Wisdom: Awakening the Wisdom of Our Enteric Nervous System
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M5FORB

Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Did you know that your gut has a mind of its own? The core body not only holds us upright, but it is also our central intelligence agency. We'll explore the anatomy, functions, and extraordinary power of the enteric nervous system, our belly brain. We'll also delve into its influence on our nervous system, our immune system, and our capacity for emotional regulation. We'll experience practices that release physical and emotional tension and stagnation in the abdominal area, increase "prana in the belly," and promote physical and emotional digestion. .

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M1FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow
Asana, restorative yoga, pranayama, and lecture.


Yoga, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience: How Transformation Really Happens
Bo Forbes - Course ID: AMFORB

Monday, April 28 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Intensives
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Emerging research in neuroscience sheds important light on how the yoga and mindfulness traditions can change our lives. We'll review the most important research findings in yoga, mindfulness, and the science of emotions and discuss the implications of this research for our practice. Then we'll map out several cutting-edge, evidence-based practices and embodied experiences that create a learning laboratory that can shift the patterns of anxiety, depression, and chronic stress, and forge a direct path to optimal functioning.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (AMFORB) and its content. This program offers three (3) CE hours for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for six (6) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: One to two blocks, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana and lecture.