In this workshop, we’ll explore more deeply the way that neurons of the brain communicate, and how they’re thought to learn and remember. These neural patterns are the physical embodiment of what in yoga are called samskara. Such patterns extend well beyond the brain to the entire body, although the cells may look different–and of course, patterns extend to our movements, behaviors, attitudes and even our identity. We’ll explore practices to work with breaking samskara and re-patterning the nervous system using asana, pranayama, and meditation.
|Module 1||Handout: Memory & Habit (Samskara)|
|Unit 1||Handout: Memory & Habit (Samskara)|
|Unit 2||Asana Guide for Independent Practice|
|Module 2||Lecture Videos: Memory & Habit (Samskara)|
|Unit 1||Lecture Videos: Memory & Habit Part 1|
|Unit 2||Lecture Videos: Memory & Habit Part 2|
|Module 3||Video: Asana Practice for Memory & Habit (Samskara)|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Memory & Habit|
|Module 4||Quiz: Memory & Habit (Samskara)|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Memory & Habit|
The Yoga Sutras and Neuroscience of Memory, Habit and Epigenetics with Stephani Sutherland PhD
This video explores how Neuroscience and the ancient Yoga Sutras explain the human phenomena of memory, habit and epigenetics.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in a Yoga Therapy Class for Memory led by Stephani Sutherland and demonstrated by Catherine. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Stephani Sutherland, PhD
Dr Sutherland earned her doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2001 and has worked as a freelance science writer for the past 15 years; her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Pain Research Forum, and The Journal of Neuroscience. Stephani has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and she trained with Gary Kraftsow of American Viniyoga Institute. Find more about Stephani at stephanisutherland.com, facebook.com/StephaniSutherlandPhD, and @sutherlandphd.