Yoga therapy includes practices and techniques that are beneficial for everyone. Yoga can help prevent osteoporosis, incontinence, high blood pressure, heart issues, balance hormonal changes, and address many other common conditions. This weekend intensive is led by yoga therapists and physicians, Dr. Miriam Shipp and Dr. Baxter Bell. The discussion will cover specific conditions related to the human life cycle from puberty through later adulthood.
Miriam will focus on how hormones and the nervous system are intimately connected, covering yoga's therapeutic benefits for PMS, menstruation, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. She will explore how yoga can balance the hormonal and nervous systems to improve mood, sleep, and mental clarity. She will also discuss pelvic floor strengthening and urinary tract health, weight-bearing exercise and osteoporosis, and yoga's effect on joint mobility.
Baxter will focus on the physiological and emotional effects of changing levels of testosterone over a lifetime. Exploring heart disease, stress-related illness, prostate function, prostate and testicular cancer, and osteoporosis. He will discuss yoga practices that can help decrease stress, increase flexibility, stamina, balance, agility and strength, while also improving concentration and offering benefits for relationships, sexuality, and overall well-being.
The full weekend intensive is designed for yoga teachers or students with a serious yoga practice and background. In an Open Sunday Workshop with the public, we will apply what we have learned and explore some of the essential elements of the weekend material.
Niroga weekend intensives are part the Niroga Yoga Therapist Training. The weekend trainings are offered as advanced training modules for experienced yoga teachers, health care professionals, and serious yoga students who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in specific areas. You do not have to be enrolled in the Yoga Therapy Program to take any of the weekend intensives offered throughout the year.