REMIND: 9 Week Online Program for Enhanced Mental Well-Being
REMIND is an empirically supported 8-week online program designed to enhance people’s mental well being using the tools of yoga.
This online course runs every Fall. The next session will start Fall 2022.
REMIND is an 8-week course designed to “remind” you of your fullest potential as a human being and transform anxiety, depression, and stress using the tools of yoga.
There is over a decade worth of research showing the effectiveness of yoga for back pain, blood pressure, heart disease, smoking cessation, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and even ADD. It clearly bolsters our physical and mental health.
This course, based on current research, focuses on the 6 factors thought to underlie yoga’s curative effects: balancing the nervous system, regulation of the breath, inhabiting the body, remaining in the present, creating new narratives, and reversing anatomical patterns in the physical body.
Each week we will explore one of these factors through lecture, discussion, and a full yoga practice. You will also receive weekly email support, as well as additional resources like videos, recordings, and handouts to practice these skills at home.
Data we collected from participants in the last 2 courses showed a statistically significant decrease in both anxiety and depression by the end of the 8-week course. These findings align with other current research that suggests people see mental health improvements with yoga in as short as 8 weeks.
Who is this workshop for? This workshop is for anyone who wants to bolster, enhance or up-level their mental well being. Everyone struggles with challenging emotional states, and this course provides straightforward tools to feel better. This course is also useful for mental health professionals who want to use yogic tools in their work.
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga and meditation instructor who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism, and spirituality into her classes. She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex concepts into practical tools that can efficiently shift people. She owns Heartland Yoga, maintains a psychology practice focused on integrating yoga into treatment, has authored numerous academic papers on the mind-body connection and is author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Chakras.