Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health - Yoga Psychology

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health – A 5 Module Online Course

Strength. Calm. Resilience.

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health will teach you powerful yoga, breathwork and meditation tools to optimize mental & emotional health.

This is where healing begins.

There’s more to yoga than asana.
True yoga is Transformation.

 

Do you want to uplevel your yoga practice? Embody true wisdom to share with your students? Live your yoga – on and off the mat?

This is the beginning, the first step of your journey to deepen your practice, integrate your shadow and ignite your personal and professional development.

“Physical practice can be a gateway for self awareness, but many students crave practical tools for more sustainable change in their lives off the mat.”

— Ashley Turner

Yoga Psychology embraces the connection between the physical and emotional, the scientific and spiritual.

It is the path of wholeness and healing. In Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health, we explore the mental and emotional benefits of a holistic yoga practice — one that emphasizes body, mind and spirit.

 

Yoga Psychology embraces the connection between the physical and emotional, the scientific and spiritual.

It is the path of wholeness and healing. In Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health, we explore the mental and emotional benefits of a holistic yoga practice — one that emphasizes body, mind and spirit.

 

Where Science Meets Soul.

As a student or a teacher, you are intimately familiar with the way yoga makes you feel. But you may not be fully aware of the meaning behind those feelings, or how to process emotional breakthroughs when they arise. Whenever you practice or teach, you invite transformation onto the mat with you. This is the art and science of yoga.

To understand what’s happening, harness that energy, and channel it into positive actions, you need a solid foundation of knowledge, insights and strategies. With these tools, you can catalyze the mental-emotional health benefits of your yoga practice and spark an awakening.

How Yoga Works

When you understand HOW yoga affects the body, brain and psyche, you will be more confident to guide yourself and your students to transformation.

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health helps yoga students and teachers, therapists, clinicians, coaches, and wellness professionals breakthrough on every level – physical, emotional and spiritual.

How Yoga Works

When you understand HOW yoga affects the body, brain and psyche, you will be more confident to guide yourself and your students to transformation.

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health helps yoga students and teachers, therapists, clinicians, coaches, and wellness professionals breakthrough on every level – physical, emotional and spiritual.

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health

is a five-module online self-study course that lays the groundwork for understanding how yoga and psychology intersect and enhance each other.

When you grasp the science of yogic-inspired breakthroughs, you can recreate them… in your classes, clinical practice, or at home.

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To Begin, We Build The Foundation…

First, we boost your confidence.

By giving you the knowledge, insights and scientific evidence you need, you’ll move forward with more certainty and credibility than ever before. As a teacher, you’ll take your students further, and be able to assess and facilitate for them on the spot. As a student, you will elevate your personal awareness, heal emotional wounds and deepen your practice.

Next, we sharpen your skills.

You’ll learn how to integrate real-time mental and emotional benefits into both the asana practice and your daily life. Learn specific exercises, language, rituals and tools that will cultivate transformative moments.

Finally, we solidify personal breakthroughs.

Wherever you are on your journey, Ashley’s signature Emotional Processing and Shadow Work Formula will propel you into the next level of personal development. When you heal old wounds and shed limiting beliefs, there is no limit to what you can achieve. 

If you want to evolve, you need a solid foundation to stand on.

In this five-week foundational course, learn how to …

  • Move through difficult emotional states quickly + gracefully.

  • Establish healthy boundaries in teaching, coaching + therapy.

  • Create a safe container to hold space for optimal healing.

  • Skillfully use psychodynamics to create healing in the yoga room.

  • Clear ancestral karmas, map family dynamics, and resolve childhood traumas.

  • Design basic protocols for Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Confidence + more.

  • Deepen your relationship with your Soul, embrace the Highest Good and allow yourself to be led by your Spirit.

A Five-Week Online Training

Five comprehensive modules based on the five layers of Self (or Koshas)

The Core
Curriculum

module 1

Physical Body

  • The map of the five Koshas as the foundation of Yoga for Mental Health.
  • Yoga, Breathwork and the Autonomic Nervous System – best practices for self-regulation
  • Embodiment versus Transcendence – specific embodiment practices for healing.
  • Why yoga is a psychology and how you can work with the mind, body, emotions and soul as a beautifully integrated system.
  • How to use the complete integration of yoga and depth psychology as a path to healing.

module 2

Energetic Body

  • Practices to unlock tension, energy and unconscious material in the body.
  • How the three gunas reveal our mental and spiritual state and can help us determine our propensity for energetic and psychological imbalance. 
  • How to use our unique assessment tool to design customized protocols for clients and students. 
  • Specific breathwork exercises to release pent up emotions and blocked energy.
  • Basics of Trauma Resolution.

module 3

Mental-Emotional Body

  • How and where different emotions are held in the body, and how to release them.  
  • How to create a safe space for the psyche and unconscious to reveal itself. 
  • How to use psychodynamics to facilitate a corrective experience. 
  • Best practices for Boundary Work.
  • Antarkarana: The four functions of the mind.
  • Scope of Practice and what you need to know about ethics and yoga. 

module 4

Wisdom Body

  • How to assess balance and imbalance in the mind and body. 
  • Ways to design specific asana-based prescriptions to treat imbalance for yourself and your students. 
  • How to explore emotional and physical conflicts that arise in practice.
  • Best practices for Inner Child Work.
  • An Ayurvedic Constitution Questionnaire.
  • How to ignite the Light of the Inner Teacher. 

module 5

Spiritual Body

  • What is Shadow Work and how does it reveal what you need to know? 
  • How to activate psychic self defense.
  • How to cultivate protection and compassion. 
  • Resonance and why it’s your most powerful facilitation tool.  
  • How to invoke resonance through ceremony, prayer and ritual.  
  • Spiritual tools to relieve anxiety and depression.

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to the entire five-module Core Curriculum for a special introductory price of $697

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When you enroll in Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health, you’ll also receive…

80+ page Downloadable, full-color, printable PDF manual

Chant, Poem and Prayer Book

Lifetime access to the 38 course lessons on a private online portal and mobile app

Five exclusive sadhana practices (30 minutes each) AND five exclusive asana practices (90+ minutes each)

My Best Bonus Yet!

Yoga Teacher Conference

New Skills for a New Day.
Today’s yoga world is evolving, and as a teacher and leader, you need to evolve along with it. No matter where you are on your yoga teaching journey, true success is all about being prepared and curious, energized and joyful, and constantly seeking new growth.
In our comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Conference, legendary mentors and trusted leaders join innovative new voices and industry disruptors to explore the FIVE PILLARS OF SUCCESS. This is world-class inspiration to help you build a successful, inclusive and soulful yoga brand in today’s world. Exclusive teachings from Rolf Gates, Sianna Sherman, Jacoby Ballard, Reggie Hubbard, Brett Larkin, Kevin Courtney, Govindas, Annie Carpenter & many more!

Elevate your teaching, deepen your practice and build your business with 24 exclusive training presentations from legendary teachers and pioneering new voices shaping yoga today.

  • Pillar 1 – Body: Anatomy, Alignment, Smart Sequencing, Myofascial Release
  • Pillar 2 – Culture: Essential Skills for Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice & Accessibility in the Yoga Room
  • Pillar 3 – Psychology: Tools to Support Mental Health & Emotional Mastery
  • Pillar 4 – Philosophy: Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga & Spiritual Practice for Awakening
  • Pillar 5 – Leadership & Business: The Path to Soulful Success & Inspired Leadership

Plus:

You receive LIVE recordings of our exclusive trainings:

  • Opening and Closing Mudra Sequence for Meditation
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop
  • Yoga for Depression
  • Yoga for Anxiety
  • Anger Work Demo

Plus:

2 Month Access to “The Haven” Monthly Membership

A $194 VALUE

The Haven is the Center for Yoga Psychology’s online studio and community – a virtual sanctuary designed as an academy for continual education and a hub for professional and personal development. We deliver inspiration and support for serious students as well as yoga, mental health, wellness professionals.

What You Get

  • 3 live-streaming classes per week with Ashley to deepen into the weekly theme.
    • Dharma Talk + Meditation (30 min)
    • Asana (60 min)
    • Core Work + Integration Challenge (20 min)
  • Monthly New Moon Restorative Yoga
  • Monthly Full Moon Inner Circle Support Call & Emotional Processing
  • 8 Wheel of the Year Rituals on the Sabbats of the Year (Equinoxes, Solstices, Cross-Quarter Festivals)
  • On-demand replays of all live streamed classes available in your ever evolving learning library.
  • Surprise Guest Teacher Masterclasses & more!
Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health

is perfect for anyone who wants to explore THE MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA…

Dedicated Yoga Students

who want to deepen their practice, and go on a liberating journey of self-discovery, shadow work, and healing. This course will help you emerge a more empowered, whole version of yourself.

Yoga Teachers

who want to strengthen their teaching, expand their toolkit and sharpen their skills. With a Yoga Psychology approach to transformation, you will be a more effective, embodied and empathetic teacher and guide.

Therapists, Coaches + Wellness Professionals

who want tangible tools to incorporate yoga, meditation, spirituality and breathwork into their clinical practice. Our evidence-based teaching helps you understand and apply the science behind why yoga works.

Foundations of Yoga for Mental Health

can help you get what you want if…

  • You want to add psychological depth and spiritual awareness into your yoga practice.
  • You are willing to take risks and challenge yourself to build a yoga practice based on compassion, curiosity and generosity. 
  • You want to up-level your skills, build your confidence, and boost your credibility as a teacher, therapist, coach, or wellness professional.
  • You are a dedicated “student of life” ready for a profound inner quest to your next level of personal development.
  • You want to develop the skills to help your students integrate mental-emotional transformation into the asana practice.
  • Yoga, philosophy and psychology LIGHT YOU UP, and you approach life with a curious mind, generous heart, and curious mind.

Here's what our students are saying...

"This program

has been a game-changer in so many aspects of my life – especially my marriage!

“I am here hosting my first ever destination retreat in Nicaragua! It has always been a dream of mine to host a yoga retreat abroad and now I am doing it! I want to thank Ashley Turner and her program for giving me the confidence and courage to make this happen.
This program has been a game-changer in so many aspects of my life – including my relationship with my husband and children. I am so grateful to you Ashley for helping me grow and tap into my power.”

Jacqueline Long | Toronto, ON

"This course was EXACTLY what I was looking for –

a marriage of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy

with embodied practices and tangible tools that helped me transform my life from the inside out. The format is user friendly and the potent and interesting material is applicable for both personal growth and career development. I am so grateful for this program and for the opportunity to learn from such an incredible and relatable instructor!"

Marina Rachinski | Revelstoke, BC, Canada

"The course manual

is something I will revisit again and again.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to go deeper into their own practice, the koshas, and learn about the many different models available for your life. Though many of the subjects in this course were familiar to me as a long time teacher, I was able to see them all in an entirely new way due to Ashley's teaching and the course formatting. I was able to stay on track and finish the online course easily. I plan to revisit the course again myself! I have already incorporated material learned in this course with my own clients and have received great feedback!"

Sawrah Amini | Massachusetts

I’m a yoga teacher, licensed psychotherapist, healer, entrepreneur, mother, and life-long student on my own soul journey.

My work is founded on the truth that what we see in life is only the surface layer — external expressions, behaviors and habits that reflect who we are, what we think and how we feel. The more potent layer lies beneath the surface. That’s where the real work begins – integrating the unconscious.

It’s my mission and passion to spread the healing awareness of what a psychologically centered yoga practice can be. I believe that yoga, meditation and breathwork practices strengthen and fortify us beyond all measure. 

I’m a yoga teacher, licensed psychotherapist, healer, entrepreneur, mother, and life-long student on my own soul journey.

My work is founded on the truth that what we see in life is only the surface layer — external expressions, behaviors and habits that reflect who we are, what we think and how we feel. The more potent layer lies beneath the surface. That’s where the real work begins – integrating the unconscious.

It’s my mission and passion to spread the healing awareness of what a psychologically centered yoga practice can be. I believe that yoga, meditation and breathwork practices strengthen and fortify us beyond all measure. 

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To be comfortable in the inherent groundlessness of life, we must learn to build self-trust. Then, we know on a soul-level that, regardless of external circumstances and forces beyond our control, we will be okay. This is true empowerment!

Confidence in yourself can feel like a lofty and elusive goal. You know that you need confidence in your abilities, in your intellect and in your instincts, but how do you get there?

In my years of study and practice, I have found that self-regulation is one of the most powerful tools. With it, you can end your cycle of trauma, imposter syndrome and limiting beliefs that hold you back. You can look deeply into your relationships and realize that they are each a mirror of the relationship you have with yourself. You can strive to understand the WHY of any situation you find yourself in, and this will help you return to your center and uproot the underlying causes of insecurity and fear. You can begin the journey of learning how to love unconditionally, and along the way, you become more fully conscious.

Above all else, I want you to remember that healing is non-linear. And that your ultimate goal is liberation, for yourself and for the sacred work of helping others to be free.  

I believe we are here to shine a light on our Shadows

and that by accepting and integrating them, we fuel our own transformation. The ultimate success for each of us is freedom from the beliefs and behaviors that are holding us back. It is my soul’s purpose and my own healing journey to help you on your path.

with love, Ashley

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

Will this course work for me?

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering WHY and HOW yoga works, and what’s actually going on in the brain, body, and psyche during yoga and meditation, Foundations gives you the answers.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering WHY and HOW yoga works, and what’s actually going on in the brain, body, and psyche during yoga and meditation, Foundations gives you the answers.     

Whether you’re a student, teacher, coach, or therapist, Foundations helps you master your mind and build emotional resilience so you can embrace true health and happiness on every level.

I’m already so busy, how do I make time for this course?

We hear you, and that’s why this course is specifically designed for busy people. The complete five-module course is entirely online, so you can access it anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. PLUS, download our app to make your studies super convenient and mobile. 

One new module will be released each week for five weeks. However, you may also choose to slow it down and take the program at your own pace. With Lifetime Access to the course (for as long as we are in business), there’s zero time pressure…and we’re pretty sure you’ll want to revisit the material again and again.

I feel drawn to the work, but I’m still hesitating. Is that a bad sign?

Not at all. In fact, if you’re asking questions, it’s a wonderful sign. You’re much more likely to make a conscious decision by asking questions. And whether you join or not, that’s a good thing.  

The core of Foundations is leading by example and using your life as your curriculum. We want you to practice and teach from felt, authentic, embodied experience.  

The true hesitation holding potential students back is often unconscious resistance to doing deeper inner work (shadow work). Personal and professional transformation doesn’t happen in the absence of fear. It happens in spite of fear – by moving through the fear. If this is what’s holding you back, you’re not alone. And we encourage you to trust your intuition, over your fear.

The core of Foundations is about leading by example and using your life as your curriculum. We want you to practice and teach from an embodied, authentic experience.

How is Foundations different from YPS-300?

Foundations lays the groundwork for a deep, holistic understanding of Yoga Psychology. This is a stand-alone course with a five-module core curriculum specifically designed as your introduction to our signature YPS-300 philosophy and approach. 

Foundations is the perfect first step into our unique, evidence-based approach, which integrates yoga with soul, mysticism and depth psychology. 

Do you have payment plans?

Yes, of course! It’s important that we make this work as accessible as possible. You can choose to pay in full or we also offer a convenient three-month payment plan.

Can I write off the cost of this training?

Yes! Smart thinking. You can absolutely write off the entire cost of this program as professional continuing education. We highly suggest this. As always, please check with your accountant for details.

Do you have a refund policy?

Immediately after your payment is processed, you will receive access to this training’s online portal and materials. For this reason, refund requests for online trainings are not accepted.

We appreciate your understanding.

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