Mindfulness for the Yoga Practitioner

By Steven Libowitz   |   February 27, 2020

Barbara Rose Sherman is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 who is also a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices Affiliated Teacher. Now she’s bringing her experience in drawing from the two spiritual practices to a teacher training weekend available to all in Santa Barbara.

The course, which is a component of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center’s advanced studies and teacher training programs but open to anyone, will impart principles of mindfulness to make for better teachers and students of life by providing tools and skills to become more resilient to stress. Participants will gain immediate access to your own powerful inner resources for insight and healing, learn to enjoy the present moment, and experience more peace, calm, and happiness. Saturday of the two-day training explores “Why Mindfulness?”, how to develop Presence and Attunement, how to use breath as a meditation anchor, how to uncover and understand common issues affecting teachers and students, and develop compassion and self-compassion practices. Day 2 is conducted as a mindfulness retreat mostly in silence while participants learn how to teach various mindfulness meditations and practices, including opportunities to practice leading a mindfulness meditation and/or teaching the seated and lying down body scan.

Mindfulness for the Yoga Practitioner, which costs $295, takes place 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 29, and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, March 1, at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center.


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