New York
Hilton New York
Apr 8-11, 2016
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Yoga Conference


Bo Forbes Is a global yogi, innovator, information gatherer, and paradigm bender who integrates the fields of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, and movement studies. Bo's background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She utilizes her unique work in embodiment and mindfulness with professional athletes, conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes frequently for leading magazines, and is on the advisory board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Bo is also the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and Depression and the founder of the online education company Embodied Awareness. Learn more at boforbes.com.

   



Mindful Yoga: Movement-Based Contemplative Practice
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M3FORB

Saturday, April 9 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Weekend
Wisdom and Mindfulness / Mixed Levels

While meditation and movement are both healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, we can enhance their therapeutic impact by integrating them into the same practice. Emerging research in neuroscience shows that contemplative movement practices have the potential to amplify immunity and boost the benefits of mindfulness practice. We'll briefly review this research and move into an extended practice that blends movement, meditation, and embodiment.

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 and maintains responsibility for this program (M2FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department.


**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**


What to bring: A blanket, a bolster or the equivalent, one to two blocks, two yoga therapy or tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, self-bodywork, and lecture.


Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and the Body: Getting to the Heart of Matter
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M5FORB

Sunday, April 10 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Weekend
Wisdom and Mindfulness / Mixed Levels

Transformation is a mind-body endeavor. Yet in the quest for enlightenment, meditation can overlook body-based practices, while yoga can omit the training of the mind and emotions. This class focuses on the body's role in transformation as we examine the significance of the body in mindfulness-based practices such as interoceptive awareness. Drawing from emerging research in neuroscience, we'll explore integral elements of a practice that builds mindfulness, interoception, and emotional health. The wisdom practices of yoga and mindfulness, combined with insights from modern science and psychology, help us get to the heart of matter. Through these practices, we can create the embodied awareness that serves as a touchstone for change.

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 and maintains responsibility for this program (M2FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department.


**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**


What to bring: A blanket, a bolster or the equivalent, one to two blocks, two yoga therapy or tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, self-bodywork, and lecture.


The Connective Tissue Matrix: Our Communications Superhighway to Emotional Health and Mind-Body Integration
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M6FORB

Sunday, April 10 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Weekend
Therapeutic Path / Mixed Levels

The connective tissue matrix is a hologram for interconnectedness: it links every cell in our bodies. Far from being a mere 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. First we'll review the three pillars of healthy connective tissue. Then we'll learn techniques for integrating connective tissue work with special issues such as trauma, empathic dysregulation, anxiety, and depression. We'll also experience a variety of fascial release techniques to incorporate into our personal practice, 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 and maintains responsibility for this program (M2FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department.


What to bring: A blanket, a bolster or the equivalent, one to two blocks, two yoga therapy or tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, self-bodywork, and lecture.


Cultivating Happiness: Simple Practices to Balance Anxiety, Lift Depression, and Build Stress Resilience
Bo Forbes - Course ID: AMFORB

Monday, April 11 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday Full-Day Workshops
Therapeutic Path / Mixed Levels

The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030 depression will be our highest global disease burden. Although yoga can help, research indicates that the practices we do off the mat have stronger impact on our emotional health than the ones we do in our "formal" yoga practice. Learn about emerging research in cognitive and emotional neuroscience to create a powerful and practical toolkit for emotional well-being. Using tools from yoga, mindfulness, and movement traditions, you'll develop a series of emergency and two- to five-minute regulatory practices. Through simple embodiment tools, breathing exercises, postural adjustments, mindful asana practice, restorative postures, and connective tissue release work, you'll learn ways to balance the nervous system, promote resilience, regulate your expression of empathy, and develop greater self-compassion.

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 and maintains responsibility for this program (AMFORB) and its content. This program offers three (3) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department.


What to bring: A blanket, a bolster or the equivalent, one to two blocks, two yoga therapy or tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, self-bodywork, and lecture.