Happiness + Resilience

Neuroscience Implications for Yoga and Meditation

Course Description

You don't have to figure it out by trial and error. Neuroscience research has revealed evidence-based techniques that bolster happiness and resilience. These techniques have simple yet profound implications for the practices of yoga and meditation.
Chanda Creasy, a 20 year yoga and mindfulness teacher, synthesizes the best evidence into practical, useful, neuroscience-informed "micro practices" that will be immediately applicable to your yoga and meditation practices and teaching.
What you'll get from this course: practices to improve your sense of wellbeing (or your students') in a way that works with, not against, our brains. A suggested reading list is included in this course for those who want to go deeper on the topics. 

Note: This course was filmed "live" as it was taught online, and includes some interaction with students who were present. 

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is an all levels course, open to everyone. It will be especially helpful to yoga and mindfulness / meditation teachers. There are no pre-requisites. 

The course involves some movement, about 30% of the time, with about 40% dedicated to teaching / lecture on the topic and another 30% of meditation and mindfulness practice.  

2 hours of Continuing Education Credits are available to yoga therapists through IAYT and registered yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance (US). A downloadable certificate with your name on it will be available for you at completion of your course. For information on other professional credits, please message info@yogaanatomyacademy.com

Chanda Creasy, E-RYT 500

Instructor Bio

Chanda, E-RYT-500, YACEP, has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2001 and has studied with numerous master teachers in the US and globally. Chanda holds 500 hour certifications with Shiva Rea and Shri Kali Ashram in Goa, India and holds a Trauma-Informed Yoga certification through the NYC-based Feet on the Ground program.

Chanda trained in neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness meditation with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, leads leadership trainings built on those three pillars, and builds insights from neuroscience into her classes and retreats.  

Chanda holds degrees from or has studied at Oglethorpe University, Columbia University, and King’s College London (pre-PhD).  An avid international traveler for both work and play, Chanda guides international retreats and expeditions, with a focus on retreats in Africa.

Additionally, Chanda is passionate about big mountains and brings neuroscience-informed and mindfulness techniques to her approach to mountaineering. Chanda is committed to offering practices, retreats, and trainings that cultivate resilience, strength, and compassion. 



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Alison Pasternak

Highly recommend!

In this workshop, Chanda teaches how to train your brain to shift towards patterns of happiness. She has extensive knowledge on how yoga, meditation, and mindfulness affect one's brain, and explains the science and studies that show how they lead to happiness and resilience off the mat. We are given three specific types of practices: taking in the good, cultivating compassion, and building cognitive resilience, in additional to mini practices to do throughout the day to build this resilience. This is a workshop I’d recommend to anyone interested in increasing the joy and gratitude in their life.

2 years ago

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