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Donna Martin

Online Master Series

Embodied Wisdom: Foundations of Psoma Yoga Therapy™

2024/5/25-26 Online workshop via Zoom

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Embark on a of self-discovery and healing journey with Donna Martin, the founder of Psoma Yoga Therapy™. This course offers a unique blend of personal practice and therapeutic techniques to deepen your understanding of the mind-body connection. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to yoga, this course provides a comprehensive framework to enhance your well-being and enrich your yoga practice. Join Donna to unlock the transformative power of Psoma Yoga.

What is Psoma Yoga Therapy™

Psoma Yoga Therapy™ offers an integration of several modalities - especially Hakomi and Yoga. Soma comes from the Greek for body. Ps (psyche) comes from the Greek for mind/spirit. So “Psoma” yoga is Donna’s way of naming this integrated body/mind/spirit approach.

There are three main applications of Psoma yoga: first as a personal practice for self-awareness and stress management, second as a way of offering a group an embodied learning experience and third, as a way to work with someone else to support their healing journey.

Foundation Training Key Content:

  • Personal Practice: Establishing a calm, compassionate, appreciative reflective presence and connection with yourself and others.
  • Mindfulness and Reflective Presence: Becoming aware of how you organize your embodied experience and identifying unnecessary stressors.
  • Embodied Awareness: Discovering how your body expresses unconscious attitudes, beliefs, and habitual reactions.
  • Nourishing Alternatives: Using mindfulness to identify habitual patterns and explore nourishing alternatives.
  • Psoma Integration: Completing the practice with physically and spiritually nourishing experiences to integrate learnings.

We will also introduce Psoma Yoga Therapy™ as a method to assist your classes or other people, and you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the following steps. Donna will share some core concepts and practices of Psoma Yoga Therapy™ for practical application in your practice or teaching.

  • Begin with a reflective and loving presence.
  • Witness and follow what's happening with curiosity.
  • Offer the practice as experiments for self-study and support students with whatever emerges.
  • Integrate the embodied experience to facilitate your body/mind connection and deeper healing.

Suitable for

Open for all yoga level practitioners and anyone who wonders about how to facilitate a more embodied healing experience or wants to learn a simple yet powerful way to support your own or another's personal transformation.

Time

2024.5.25th-26th (Sat. & Sun.)
9:00am-12pm (GMT+8)

Donna Martin, from BC, Canada, has taught yoga and yoga therapy for more than 50 years and was a founding member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been an international Hakomi therapist and trainer for more than 30 years. Donna worked closely with Ron Kurtz (the creator of the Hakomi Method) for the last 20 years of his life until his death in 2011. She was named in his will as one of seven "legacy holders" of his work. She co-authored with Ron Kurtz the Practice of Loving Presence: a Mindful Guide to Open-Hearted Relating, which has been translated into French, Spanish, and Russian. Her book Embodied Mindfulness: the Hakomi Way, is available in English and Spanish.

Donna has led yoga retreats and Hakomi trainings throughout Canada and the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan, The UK and Europe, Indonesia, Israel, Russia, and South America. Donna’s original mind body spirit approach to therapy called Psoma (and Psoma Yoga Therapy™) integrates the self-awareness practices of yoga and Hakomi as a way to support healing as remembering wholeness. Her book Psoma Yoga Therapy was published in 2022 and a new book, called Psoma: the Heart and Soul of Therapy will be published in 2024.

Psoma is founded on a deep trust in our natural intrinsic wholeness and the wisdom of the body. Using attention to embodied experience as a way of revealing old patterns and discovering new possibilities, healing unfolds spontaneously and naturally within the context of a collaborative and honouring therapeutic relationship. The following quote from David Crow’s In Search of the Medicine Buddha, describes the spirit of the Psoma approach:

Wisdom without words,
born of inner silence,
carried within the heart,
dispensed with loving kindness:
this is true medicine.

Online Master Series
Donna Martin - Embodied Wisdom: Foundations of Psoma Yoga Therapy™
2024/5/25-5/26

Identity Early Bird Price Register till 4/24 Pre-training Price Register between 4/25-5/10 Regular Price
SPACE members/ Non-SPACE members NT$ 4,350 NT$ 4,590 NT$ 5,100

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Note

  • This is an online class via Zoom, link will be received one day prior to the class.
  • If the student is unable to attend the course, recordings will be available for 10 days.
  • Minimum of registration to hold the course: 25 students.
  • SPACE may arrange video record and photograph the training for our records and promotion purposes.
  • If you have any questions regarding the course, please email spaceacademy_tw@withinspace.com

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