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Yoga Therapy for the Mind

The Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 week course is an evidence based program developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute.

The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) one of the fastest growing new therapies for stress reduction.

This course combines yoga postures, breath work and mindfulness meditation which will allow you to experience and understand how these practices can work for you both in the short term and in the long term.

Through a deeper insight into physiological and psychological aspects of stress, the 8 week course will give you a tool kit that you can use to obtain and maintain positive mental well-being.

The yoga practice is specifically designed to re-balance the nervous system and to teach you how to regulate mood and emotions. You’ll be taught which postures are useful for energising and which are useful for bringing calm to your system. Additionally through the poses you will learn how to coexist equally with both comfortable and uncomfortable physical sensations through relaxation and working with the breath. By learning how to be with the variety of sensations in the body you simultaneously develop the ability to be with challenging emotions in a more grounded and gentle way. The course will visit new themes each week enabling you to explore your yoga practice through different perspectives, encouraging the exploration of mental patterns, perceptions, and habits that may keep you stuck in unfulfilling experiences of life

In the first two weeks of the course you will be taught how to regulate and understand your mood through breath. Just as is the case with yoga posture, there are breath practices (pranayama) that are useful for energising whilst others are more helpful for quieting your nervous system and you will be taught when are the appropriate times to engage in these different practises.

Next, in week three we start to move into the body – weeks three to five focus on how to understand emotional health through your body. Finally in week six, through the strength and resilience that has developed during the course, we are ready to begin to work with the mind, engaging in practices that enable you to view and adapt your mental patterns in new and helpful ways.

Each segment of the course offers cumulative skills with each week’s theme building upon and developing the previous week’s learning. At the close of each session there is a discussion period for you to talk about your experiences during class and how to use what you learn when facing the challenges of daily living.

  • Asana practise with awareness 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Pranayama 15-20 minutes
  • Group Activity 15 minutes. The group activity serves to highlight the teaching related to that week. Activities come from either the mindfulness or yoga tradition
  • Group Discussion 15 minutes. During the discussion students can ask questions related to yoga and mindfulness, share insights, listen to others or choose to be silent. Everyone gets an opportunity to speak in an organised fashion.
  • Explanation of daily home yoga therapy and mindfulness practice.

All levels of yoga and meditation are welcome – you need not worry if you haven’t practised either before.

Whilst it’s helpful to be part of a group in a class, building community and learning together, homework practise is vital to your healing – this really is when the shifts start to take place.

You’ll be given homework at the end of each class to practise daily along with reading material to support your learning.

Homework practise is an important way of integrating yoga and mindfulness practice into your daily life.

  • A comprehensive manual
  • A Yoga therapy and Mindfulness CD to support daily practice

Evolve Wellness Centre
10 Kendrick Mews,
London SW7 3HG

Yoga Therapy Vitality Program

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels.

Still similar to the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program.

Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from past trauma and I used different techniques to release deep tensions, using body and breath, and also sound and meditation. Many of my clients started to feel better, increased energy levels, mentally stronger and more focussed. Also, I developed an interest in immune system disorders as some of my own family members and myself were affected to a certain extent.

In 2014 I travelled to Poland to meet Dutch teacher and daredevil, Wim Hof, aka The Iceman and I trained in his techniques that are scientifically proven and backed by research studies at the renowned Dutch Academic Radboud Hospital, to strengthen the immune system. People who have been using the method reported increased function of the immune system, often blood tests showing reduced inflammation marks, and the method also greatly helps with coping with the chronic pain associated with for example arthritis, reducing pain levels. When I was in Poland, Wim asked me to help him share his teachings and I then decided to create the Vitality Program, combining the breathing and cold training with other techniques that I felt were important and helpful.

Working with breath and movement, areas of tension and blockage can be released and the core of inner support and strength experienced. As habitual patterns in the body change or become more flexible, the mind also changes, allowing for greater openness, choice and spontaneity of being.

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program can help you to:

  • release tensions and relax mind and body
  • develop internal strength, coordination and graceful movement
  • beneficial for managing auto-immune disorders
  • helps cope with pain management (Chronic pain)
  • prevent injuries
  • facilitate healing after accidents or surgery
  • expand your movement range and promote better alignment
  • low self-esteem and lack of confidence
    anxiety and depression
  • stress-related disorders
  • chronic low energy or hyperactivity

Beyond purely physical benefits, feeling at ease in your body and developing better habits of posture and movement can also benefit your general health and emotional well-being. Mind and body are integrally connected, and a change in the way you use your body can have far-reaching effects on how you feel.

Feeling more balanced in your body can be a support to finding greater mental and emotional stability.

In the first two weeks of the course you will be taught how to regulate and understand your mood through breath. Just as is the case with yoga posture, there are breath practices (pranayama) that are useful for energising whilst others are more helpful for quieting your nervous system and you will be taught when are the appropriate times to engage in these different practises.

Next, in week three we start to move into the body – weeks three to six focus on how to understand emotional health through your body, through the strength and resilience that has developed during the course, we are ready to begin to work with the mind, engaging in practices that enable you to view and adapt your mental patterns in new and helpful ways.

Each segment of the course offers cumulative skills with each week’s theme building upon and developing the previous week’s learning.

Next, in week three we start to move into the body – weeks three to five focus on how to understand emotional health through your body. Finally in week six, through the strength and resilience that has developed during the course, we are ready to begin to work with the mind, engaging in practices that enable you to view and adapt your mental patterns in new and helpful ways.

Each segment of the course offers cumulative skills with each week’s theme building upon and developing the previous week’s learning. At the close of each session there is a discussion period for you to talk about your experiences during class and how to use what you learn when facing the challenges of daily living.

  • Exercise practise with awareness 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Breathing 15-20 minutes
  • Group Discussion during the exercises, students can ask questions related to yoga and mindfulness, share insights, listen to others or choose to be silent.
  • Explanation of daily home yoga therapy and mindfulness practice

All levels of yoga and meditation are welcome – you need not worry if you haven’t practised either before.

Whilst it’s helpful to be part of a group in a class, building community and learning together, homework practise is vital to your healing – this really is when the shifts start to take place.

You’ll be given homework at the end of each class to practise daily along with reading material to support your learning.

Homework practise is an important way of integrating yoga and mindfulness practice into your daily life.

Evolve Wellness Centre
10 Kendrick Mews,
London SW7 3HG

  • A comprehensive manual
  • A Yoga therapy and Mindfulness CD to support daily practice

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January 2017

7 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program incl TRE and Iceman Breathing – NOW FULL

January 17, 2017 @ 19:15 - 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£170

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Still similar to the 8 Week Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from past trauma and I used…

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Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course – Last spaces, buy one get one half price, to benefit for this offer contact me to book

January 25, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews
London , SW7 3HG United Kingdom
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£250

This evidence based course has been developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute. I feel grateful to have delivered the course for the last 4 years with great success. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) one of the fastest growing new therapies for stress reduction. This course combines yoga postures, breath work and…

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April 2017

8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program starting April 23rd with three breaks May Bank Holidays and 11th of June, so last Sunday is July 2nd -LAST MINUTE buy one get one half price

April 23, 2017 @ 19:15 - July 2, 2017 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£190 – £285 10 tickets left

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Still similar to the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course, 8 weeks with two breaks on the May bank holiday Mondays – Early Bird use coupon code POSITIVE for £25 discount

April 24, 2017 @ 18:30 - June 26, 2017 @ 20:30
Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews
London , SW7 3HG United Kingdom
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£250

This evidence based course has been developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute. I feel grateful to have delivered the course for the last 4 years with great success. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) one of the fastest growing new therapies for stress reduction. This course combines yoga postures, breath work and…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program starting April 25th – Now full contact me for waitinglist

April 25, 2017 @ 19:15 - July 4, 2017 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£190

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Still similar to the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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April 2018

8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program starting 15th of April – buy one, get one half price, £270 for two

April 15, 2018 @ 19:15 - 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£270

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program starting in Notting Hill Sunday 15th of April, few breaks in May due to May Bank holidays.

April 15, 2018 @ 19:15 - 21:15
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£180

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy for The Mind Course starting Monday 16th of April some breaks in May due to Bank Holidays

April 16, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews
London , SW7 3HG United Kingdom
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£250

This evidence based course has been developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute. I feel grateful to have delivered the course for the last 4 years and have seen many people's lives change for the better through the work they have done with the guidance of this program. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course starting Tuesday 17th of April

April 17, 2018 @ 19:00 - June 12, 2018 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£250

This evidence based course has been developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute. I feel grateful to have delivered the course for the last 4 years and have seen many people's lives change for the better through the work they have done with the guidance of this program. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction…

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November 2018

5 Week Yoga Therapy Program including Qigong, Mindfulness, TRE and Yoga Nidra

November 11, 2018 @ 19:15 - 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£125

This course combines Qigong, Mindfulness, TRE, Transformational Breathing and Yoga Nidra. It's a unique blend of different practices that I personally think are perfectly to combine and all of them on it's own are techniques that promote Vagal Tone. Vagal tone is an internal biological process that represents the activity of the vagus nerve. Increasing your vagal tone activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and having higher vagal tone means that your body can relax faster after stress. This course again can be very beneficial for those that…

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February 2019

6 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program, including Qigong, TRE, Transformational Breathing and Yoga Nidra

February 17, 2019 @ 19:15 - 21:00
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An event every week that begins at 19:15 on Sunday, repeating until February 17, 2019

The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£150

This course combines Qigong, Mindfulness, TRE, Transformational Breathing and Yoga Nidra. It's a unique blend of different practices that I personally think are perfectly to combine and all of them on it's own are techniques that promote Vagal Tone. Vagal tone is an internal biological process that represents the activity of the vagus nerve. Increasing your vagal tone activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and having higher vagal tone means that your body can relax faster after stress. This course again can be very beneficial for those that…

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6 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program

February 18, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
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An event every week that begins at 18:30 on Monday, repeating until February 18, 2019

Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews
London , SW7 3HG United Kingdom
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£180

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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6 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program

February 19, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00
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An event every week that begins at 19:00 on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£180

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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May 2019

6 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program including Qigong, TRE, Transformtional breathing and Yoga Nidra – one week break May 26th

May 12, 2019 @ 19:15 - June 16, 2019 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£150

This course combines Qigong, Mindfulness, TRE, Transformational Breathing and Yoga Nidra. It’s a unique blend of different practices that I personally think are perfectly to combine and all of them on it’s own are techniques that promote Vagal Tone. Vagal tone is an internal biological process that represents the activity of the vagus nerve. Increasing your vagal tone activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and having higher vagal tone means that your body can relax faster after stress. This course again can be very beneficial for those that are looking…

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October 2019

8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program including Qigong

October 20, 2019 @ 19:15 - December 8, 2019 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£200

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course

October 21, 2019 @ 18:30 - December 9, 2019 @ 20:30
Evolve Wellness Centre, 10 Kendrick Mews
London , SW7 3HG United Kingdom
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£250

This evidence based course has been developed by Heather Mason of the Minded Institute. I feel grateful to have delivered the course for the last 4 years and have seen many people's lives change for the better through the work they have done with the guidance of this program. The course is a thorough investigation and journey into the body and the mind drawing on ancient yoga principles and mindfulness meditation techniques that are the foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction…

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8 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program

October 22, 2019 @ 19:00 - December 10, 2019 @ 21:00
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£225

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Week Program is highly effective in reducing stress levels. Just as the 8 Week Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course, this course will also be highly effective in reducing stress levels. It will also include Mindfulness but the physical practice and breathing will be different in this course, we go deeply into the nervous system with this program. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from…

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February 2020

4 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program including Qigong

February 9 @ 19:15 - 21:00
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An event every week that begins at 19:15 on Sunday, repeating until February 9, 2020

The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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£100

This 4 Week Program is similar to the basic one but it also includes a Qigong Sequence. You can take the whole 4 Week Program or, if you like you can come to these sessions also on a drop in basis.

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June 2020

6 Week Yoga Therapy Vitality Program

June 9 @ 18:30 - July 14 @ 20:00
£99

This Program combines Yoga Therapy, Qigong, TRE, Wim Hof Method and Yoga Nidra. Through my work as a Yoga Therapist I have worked with people who were looking for healing from past trauma and I used different techniques to release deep tensions, using body and breath, and also sound and meditation. Many of my clients started to feel better, increased energy levels, mentally stronger and more focused. Also, I developed an interest in immune system disorders as some of my…

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