yoga psychology workshop


Introduction to Yoga Psychology

9.45am - 5.15pm Friday 9 August 2019

ONLINE or in person (Northern Beaches, NSW)


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How is Yogic Psychology different to Western Psychology?

How can Yoga Psychology help you and your students live a healthy, happy life?


This fascinating workshop is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in training and experienced students who want to learn the foundations of Yoga Psychology. You can attend this workshop in-person at our Northern Beaches studio in Davidson, or join us live online via Zoom (it's easy - no special software needed!) 


In this one day workshop, you will discover the yogic view of the mind and explore the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western approaches to psychology. We'll be taking the classical yoga texts as our guide, diving deep into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita to learn about the fundamental principles of yoga psychology.


This is no dry, theory-only workshop. We'll be keeping it real as we explore how to apply the key principles of yoga therapy to meet the needs of modern yogis. How can we translate the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita in our everyday lives? This workshop has the potential to revolutionise your yoga practice and, in turn, change the way you live and teach yoga.


You will be learning from Adore Yoga founder, Nikola Ellis. Nikola has studied yoga psychology in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya and holds a Master's degree in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy. She has been integrating Eastern and Western psychology into her private practice as an accredited yoga therapist and as a yoga teacher trainer for over 10 years. In this introductory workshop you will learn:


  • How to use yoga psychology to break the cycle of destructive thoughts and behaviours
  • How to apply the principles of yoga psychology to create positive change in your life
  • Understand the important differences between Eastern and Western psychology
  • How to integrate the principles of yoga psychology in your yoga classes
  • The role of mindfulness from the perspective of yoga psychology
  • Safe practice - keeping your yoga classes psychologically safe and supportive


At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:


  • Introduce the principles of yoga psychology into your yoga classes 
  • Confidently integrate yoga psychology into your personal practice
  • Manage your own health and well being with yoga psychology



Who's going?

This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in training and experienced yoga students who would like an introduction to the principles and practices of yoga psychology.  


Attendance Modes


1. Online Attendance

When you book this workshop, you will receive an enrolment questionnaire that gives you the option to attend online or in person. If you choose to attend online, you will be sent a Zoom link to activate at 9.40am on Friday 9 August. This is a live workshop and you will be participating in real time with other students, both online and in person. You will also receive a recommended reading list and full notes for the workshop.


2. In Person Attendance

You can choose to attend this workshop in person at our Northern Beaches studio in Davidson. When you book to attend in person, you will receive venue details and transport information, a recommended reading list and full notes for the workshop.


Continuing Professional Development:

This workshop attracts  6 CPD points for certified yoga teachers.


 About the Teacher


Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.  Nikola holds a Master's degree in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Public Health at the University of Sydney. 



How To Book

Workshop fee: $65. Places are limited, so booking is essential. 


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Booking Terms and Conditions

Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.