May C-Ville Satsang: Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness Workshop

May C-Ville Satsang: Neuroscience, Yoga, and  Mindfulness  Workshop:   Understanding How and Why Yoga Works

­Common Ground is very happy to be hosting C’ville Satsang, a monthly gathering organized by Lynsie McKeown. This event is offered to the community at no charge; donations to Common Ground are welcome to support use of their space.

About May Satsang: New technologies now allow researchers to see directly into our brain and observe how yoga and mindfulness practices shape our brain and our neurobiology. Studies have shown that Yoga practices we can alter and re-wire our neuropathways and therefore, impact negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  We now have the ability to understand how powerful yoga and mindfulness practices are in their ability to assist us in healing depression, anxiety, and improving overall health and well-being.

In this workshop,  you will learn how Yoga and mindfulness positively affect your neurophysiology, along with hands-on techniques designed to help improve mental, emotional and physical health. You’ll learn how to increase positivity and work through negative emotional cycles such as anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, and stress.   These techniques and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience. Come learn what Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness have to offer you.

About Mala: Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., RYT-500, C-IAYT is a Counseling Psychologist and Certified Yoga Therapist.  As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing she teaches courses in Medical Yoga and Mindfulness to health professionals.  She is the President of Positive Health Solutions, Founder and Director of the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.  She has been practicing and teaching yoga, psychology, and mindfulness for over 35 years. 

About C’ville Satsang: C’ville Satsang is a local group of like-minded individuals seeking a greater sense of community and connection through the love of all things yoga. Once a month we gather together to play, practice, discuss, meditate or chant. This group is intended as a collaboration between teachers, students and the yoga curious as a way to keep expanding our knowledge and loving support off our mats.

About Lynsie McKeown:Yoga came into Lynsie’s life during a challenging time of transition and loss. The practice of Yoga provided a way to transform struggle into opportunity and she continues to draw inspiration from the never-ending journey of the human heart. Her devotion for greater awareness and spiritual growth are reflected in her teaching and writing. She strives to support, uplift and empower others to walk their own path to healing and growth with courage, authenticity and grace. Lynsie also holds a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and an Assisted Thai Yoga Bodyworker.