Body Scans and Body Maps
YOGA TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES:
BODY SCANS & BODY MAPS
LIVE ON ZOOM
September 25th, 8 am to 3:30 pm EST
Yogic body scans are guided meditation exercises that encourage present-moment awareness during which sensations of the body are used as an anchor for the practice. The benefits of body scanning include pain management, stress and anxiety reduction, and improved sleep.
Yogic body maps are diagrams used after a body scan to process the experience, first personally and then with a guide or teacher. These maps can contain words, symbols, colors and/or images. No art or literary background is necessary.
This workshop explores using body scan meditation in group and one on one yoga classes as a tool for inquiry, pain management, stress reduction, self-care, and transformation. During the workshop participants will practice guiding body scans, explore using body mapping in an individual or group yoga class, and how to develop a yoga class based on information received in a client’s body scan and map.
The class is registered with Yoga Alliance for 7 CEUs. It counts as 7 hours toward Art of Yoga 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher training. The workshop is open to everyone interested in yoga, meditation, and healing. A certification of completion will be given to everyone who attends the course.