Therapeutic Yoga for a Healthy Body
May 2017
Marlysa Sullivan

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Therapeutic Yoga for a Healthy Body

Practices for Chronic Pain & Joint Health

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May 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Marlysa Sullivan
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Chronic pain affects you on many levels, including the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and social. The rich tradition of yoga addresses all these levels of health, making it an especially effective approach to working with pain.

Guided by physical therapist Marlysa Sullivan, this weekend you are introduced to the philosophy and practices of yoga that create a bridge between modern biomedical thought and yoga for chronic pain. As you examine the effects of chronic pain on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and learn current concepts in neuroplasticity, polyvagal theory, and the brain in pain, you:

  • Explore the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health
  • Practice asana, pranayama, and meditation to help manage chronic pain
  • Understand the current science behind yoga and how it impacts each layer of health
  • Discover how to regulate the nervous system through your yoga practice
  • Develop new ways to relate to the thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that are part of the pain experience

Open to anyone interested in increased well-being and vitality, even if you’re dealing with chronic pain. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, E-RYT 500, is a physical therapist and yoga therapist who combines her scientific knowledge with a deep spiritual practice to make yoga an accessible, healing experience on all levels. She helped the International Association of Yoga Therapists create the current standards for yoga therapy, and she directs workshops and teacher trainings at the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies.