posted Dec 2, 2008, 3:37 PM by Evergreen Art Therapy Association   [ updated Dec 2, 2008, 3:37 PM by EATA Admin ]
 Yoga for Depression: An 8 Week Workshop 
January 25th through March 15th, 2009
Sunday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm
at the Northwest Community Yoga Center

Cost $160

Introductory phone conversation with Carey required for admission
Instructor: Carey DeMartini LMHC, ATR-BC (206) 200-2173       

"Depression manifests as our inability to be present for the experience of life."
Stephen Cope

The practice of yoga can provide physical relief for symptoms that often accompany depression as well as calm the flow of negative thoughts, help to release stuck emotions, decrease anxiety, and allow for greater overall balance between the mind and body. We will explore how yoga philosophy, asana practice, and creativity can liberate us from living in the past or future to being in the present moment. We will incorporate meditation techniques, chanting, art, pranayama, yoga postures, and dialogue into our practices and cultivate a field where our relationship to the inner witness that resides in us all, who sees all, and knows that we are already perfect and whole can grow and thrive. This 8 week long workshop is designed to offer tools for individuals who are currently experiencing mild-moderate depression. It is not intended to be a substitute for therapy, but would be a supportive adjunct to current treatment.

About the Instructor:
Carey DeMartini is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher with over 8 years of facilitating yoga, art, and therapy groups and credits yoga and art for helping her to maintain a sense of equilibrium in her life.