Minded's Very Own Eight-Week Yoga Therapy Course Studied!

Our very own Minded Yoga Therapy for the Mind Eight Week Course has just been studied - and the findings, released ahead of press, published on Pubmed!

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Wow! We have truly exciting news to share with you today :) Our very own Minded Yoga Therapy for the Mind Eight Week Course has just been studied - and the findings, released ahead of press, published on Pubmed!

The Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8-week course is a comprehensive and evidence-based program for anyone looking to reduce stress or is suffering from anxiety and/or depression. The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques which aim to enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve well-being, to improve self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness, and promote the support of others by eliminating habitual patterns of thought and behaviour.

This exciting and brand new study explores participant experiences of the Yoga Therapy for the Mind Eight-Week Course (YTFTM), our very own international, manualised yoga and mindfulness-based intervention for depression and anxiety. Eight female participants took part in semi-structured interviews, and transcripts were analysed, with four master themes emerging: "Personal Journey of Change," "Ambivalence," "Mind/Body Connection," and "Group Experience." The findings highlight potential challenges of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions and the importance of providing adequate support in overcoming these. Findings also reveal that participants experience psychological benefits from the practice of yoga asana in addition to mindfulness, such as a more holistic understanding of psychological distress, adaptive coping strategies, and enhanced well-being.

We are very proud of our Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8-week course: we train yoga practitioners in this course as part of our 500-Hour Professional Training in Yoga Therapy and also offer it discretely to those looking to reduce and manage stress, depression and/or anxiety. To find out more, please visit the following links to our website!



Namaste. We look forward to sharing the full paper with you when it becomes available :)

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS