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Return to Neutral: Yoga for Emotional Self-Regulation - Part 1 with Sara Moran

Sunday, November 3, 1–3PM

2-hour Workshop
Open Levels

Part 1: An Introduction

The ability to self-regulate. It is the process of not reacting to the stimuli of our environment, but rather taking a pause and allowing space to respond in a socially acceptable manner. This enables us to connect. This empowers us to be heard.
When we talk about utilizing yoga in a therapeutic manner, we are speaking to self-regulation and the nervous system. The inability to self-regulate is a component in symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and relationship issues.
In this workshop you will learn the specifics of why yoga is being increasingly integrated into healthcare settings and get an overview of how neuroscience is supporting the therapeutic benefits of a yoga practice. You will learn how to integrate self-regulation techniques and skills into your yoga practice.
Topics to include: introduction to the nervous system and the Vagus nerve, holding space and creating safety in your practice, introductory overview of emotional self-regulation, integration of yoga based philosophy and basic psychological theory
Limited to 15 participants 
Cost: $40 ($70 for Part 1 +2)

Sara E. Moran, ATR-BC, LADC-I, RYT 500 is an art therapist, psychotherapist, and yoga teacher. Sara has been working in mental health for 15 years. Sara’s experience working in crisis environments and with highly traumatized individuals has taught her the necessity of self-regulation (both personally and as a provider). Sara is the founder of Cape Cod Art Therapy, a specialty therapy practice which integrates the creative arts and yoga, with traditional psychotherapy. Sara is a seeker and believes that knowledge is the highest form of empowerment. She is on a continual quest to advance her study in a range of topics always asking ‘why?’ and never settling on a single answer.