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Yoga Therapy for the Mind

The Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression


Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Sept 12 - Oct 31 

Happy, calm, centered and filled with vital energy flowing throughout your body!  This could be YOU!

A great night's sleep.  The day starts with positive thoughts, a few minutes of deep belly breathing, perhaps a few yoga stretches or a walk in your neighborhood.  This could be YOU!

Off to work, school or play thinking clearly, focused and motivated to make a difference in the family, workplace, community, the world!  Think big!  This could be YOU!

Take charge of your mental and physical well-being in a natural way.  Surface your creative potential to design a life that has meaning for YOU! BE THE CHANGE you dream about!

How you ask?  Allow me, Nancy, a yoga therapist, to inspire you to find your hidden treasure within.  I will provide some tools and a map for you to discover your intrinsic power to heal body and mind.

Consider this 8 week course as an investment in improving your overall health and finding the peace of mind you are seeking - YOU DESERVE IT!

No yoga experience necessary.

Course starts Monday, Sept 12, 7:30-9:30 pm and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays.  

Cost is $25 per hour.  The course is 2 hours per week for 8 weeks.  The total cost is $395 and includes a comprehensive manual and CD for your home practice. YOU ARE WORTH IT!  You will benefit as well as all the people around you.

For more information or to sign up:

Contact:  Nancy Sinton, E-RYT, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Educator, Yoga Teacher for the 8 Week Course

Call: 407-967-1074 or Email:

See course details below:


The Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression is an evidence based program developed by Heather Mason, founder of the Minded Institute, as a therapeutic treatment for stress, anxiety and depression. The course combines asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breath-work), and restorative properties of mindfulness. The 8 week course is designed to teach you practices that will help you to manage and regulate your physical and mental well-being. New scientific research continues to affirm that depression, anxiety, and stress are best treated with methods that address both body and mind. 

The yoga practice is specifically designed to bring balance back to your nervous system and to teach you how to regulate mood and emotions. Yoga postures will include those that are useful for energizing and those which are useful for bringing calm to your system.  By learning how to be with the variety of sensations in the body you simultaneously develop the ability to be with challenging emotions in a more grounded and gentle way. The course will visit new themes each week enabling you to explore your yoga practice through different perspectives, encouraging the exploration of mental patterns, perceptions, and habits that may be keeping you "stuck".

Weekly Themes

Weeks 1 - 2:  In the first two weeks of the course you will be taught how to regulate and understand your mood through breath and movement.  Some breath practices (pranayama) are energizing while others are more helpful for quietening your nervous system.

Weeks 3 - 5:  In weeks three, four and five, the focus is on how to understand and influence emotional health through body awareness and movement.

Weeks 6 - 8: The final three weeks build on the mental strength and resilience that has developed in the previous weeks. At this point we are ready to begin to work with the mind, engaging in practices that enable you to view and adapt your mental patterns in new and helpful ways.

Each week: Each segment of the course offers cumulative skills with each week’s theme building upon and developing the previous week’s learning. At the close of each session there is a discussion period for you to talk about your experiences during class and how to use what you learn when facing the challenges of daily living.

Homework Practice

Homework practice is vital to your positive change – this really is when the shifts start to take place. You’ll be given homework at the end of each class to practice daily along with reading material to support your learning. Homework practice is an important way of integrating yoga and mindfulness practice into your daily life.

Course Materials

The yoga course also includes:

  1. A comprehensive manual
  2. A Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness CD to support daily practice

Session Structure

Each class broadly follows the same 2 hour structure every week:

  • Yoga (asana) practice with awareness 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Breathing (pranayama) practice 15-20 minutes
  • Group Activity 15 minutes. The group activity serves to highlight the teaching related to that week. Activities come from either the mindfulness or yoga tradition.
  • Group Discussion 15 minutes. During the discussion students can ask questions related to yoga and mindfulness, share insights, listen to others or choose to be silent.
  • Explanation of daily home yoga therapy and mindfulness practice.

Teacher Support

During the course every student receives individual attention so you’ll feel safe and supported throughout. Additionally there is opportunity before and after sessions for private discussion with the course teacher.

Is any Previous Yoga and Mindfulness Experience Necessary?

No previous experience is necessary.  All levels of yoga and meditation are welcome!  The instructor has experience with teaching all levels.

Is this course right for me?

The course is designed for people who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.  There are some conditions that are not suited to this course such as PTSD.  To sign up you will complete a registration form and have a phone conversation with Nancy Sinton to see if the course is best for you.  If so, you will need to pay prior to the course start date.  If the 8 week course is not the best fit for you - you may want to consider private yoga therapy sessions.

What is the class size?

The class size will be from 6 - 12 people.

How much does the 8 Week Course cost?

Cost is $25 per hour.  The course is 2 hours per week for 8 weeks.  The total cost is $395 and includes a comprehensive manual and CD for your home practice. YOU ARE WORTH IT!  You will benefit as well as all the people around you.

How to Sign Up:

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