Healing Yoga for the Nervous System and Brain

Our nervous system is the bridge between our physical body as described by Western medicine and the “energy body” as described by Eastern traditions such as yoga. Current neuroscience is discovering remarkable capacities of healing and regeneration in the brain. Yoga and meditation can help us contact and work with these connections and potentials in nervous system conditions such as:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke recovery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Other acute, inherited, or developmental conditions

The 6-week session will cover current thinking on neuroplasticity and neurological rehabilitation, in addition to a gentle yoga session that can be practiced on the floor or from a chair.  At the end of the workshop, each participant will take away a customized practice plan for future reference.

Healing Yoga for the Brain and Nervous System
6 Consecutive Fridays, 10:00-11:45a
June 10 - July 15, 2016
$120 (A limited number of sliding scale openings are available.)


About the Instructor: 
Laurie Saunders ERYT500

Laurie’s diagnosis of MS led her to develop teaching approaches for people with illness or injury.  She has taught programs at TMC called “Healing Yoga Practice” and “Life and Breath for Cancer Recovery.” She teaches “Special Health Conditions in the Classroom” for TMC’s 200-hr Teacher Training Program.  She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and Founding Member and Treasurer of the NW Yoga Therapy Collaborative.

Laurie is available to support you in dealing with a wide range of issues:

  • Cancer treatment and recovery
  • Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons, and CRPS
  •  Immune system and inflammatory disorders
  • Cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke recovery
  • Digestive issues, and much more.

Any therapeutic components of my group and individual yoga instruction are based on my independent study and practical experience and are not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.