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Neuroscience, Yoga & Mindfulness for Mental Health

  • Hersha Yoga @ AUM Yoga Academy 38 Ferry Street Jordan, Kowloon Hong Kong (map)

Powerful Tools for Healing

This five and a half-day training will focus on strategies for healing the body and mind through Yoga and mindfulness techniques. Mental Yoga and Mindfulness practices are powerful tools for assisting in emotional healing, self- regulation and resiliency.

This course will provide participants with powerful concepts and practices for emotional healing and resilience. The course introduces how yoga and mindfulness can impact on and heal issues related to emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, an overactive brain, and negative wiring.


The course includes theory, research, and hands-on practice in the following:

  1. Scientific ways to rewire the brain, release old patterns and introduce new healing energy.

  2. Powerful hands-on healing methods that are designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, stress and other emotional or mental issues.

  3. Established tools for helping and assisting with physical healing issues.

  4. Understanding an Integrative Model of Yoga and psychology

  5. A basic overview of theories of human development, personality, and various cultural & societal influences on development

  6. Opportunities for clinical practice and application inclusive of understanding referral and ethical guidelines for the yoga therapist peer counsellor

This course is open to anyone who works in mental health or yoga. No background experience is needed or previous teacher training. 

About the Trainer

M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Counseling Psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, VA. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing where she teaches the courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the co-director of Medical Yoga at UVA and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives at UVA, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients and CME and CEU courses in Medical Yoga offered through the Professional Development office. Dr. Mala specializes in Neuroscience, Yoga Psychology, Cardiac and Medical Yoga, and mindfulness. She is an Integral Yoga Minister and a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 35 years and has been featured in numerous radio, print, and TV interviews. Dr. Cunningham is also the author of Medical Yoga: A Gentle and Modified Practice of Yoga for Assistance in Healing andCardiac Yoga; and the CDs entitled: Healing Journey and Before and After Surgery: Guided Imagery & Relaxation for Surgery Patients.


I was looking for the next steps in my journey of managing anxiety and being more mindful. It was exactly what I was looking for — almost like a group therapy continuation of my own personal cognitive behavioural therapy journey.
— Past participant
Not only was this course extremely beneficial in understanding my own self-limiting beliefs, I feel empowered to share with with my yoga students so that they too can find tools to become more mindful and balanced in their lives too.
— Past participant