Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a psychology lecturer at Stanford University and a senior meditation teacher for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is a leading expert in the mind-body relationship and is passionate about how yoga can be a tool for transformation. Her approach to yoga integrates wisdom from the broad lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, Buddhist philosophy, and Western medicine and psychology. She is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council, the former editor in chief of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and the author of The Willpower Instinct, The Neuroscience of Change, and Yoga for Pain Relief. Learn more at kellymcgonigal.com.
The Science of Willpower
- Course ID: AMMCGO
Monday, January 21 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Intensives
Learn how to create and commit to a yoga practice that strengthens the courage, focus, self-compassion, and mindfulness we all need to overcome challenges and make difficult changes. Explore the biggest myths about willpower and the latest research on how mind-body practices can support everything from weight loss to recovering from addiction, anxiety, and other patterns that can keep you from living your best, most authentic life. Leave with new ideas and practices to support your path of personal transformation, or to share with others.
Active and gentle asana practice, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, self-reflection, lecture, and discussion.