yoga & the mind

yoga and the mind

Yoga & The Mind will take you deep into the heart of yoga ‘psychology’, using traditional techniques to help build a more skilful relationship with your thoughts and emotions and touch the awareness beyond.

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This journey is right for you if...

  • You intuitively know that yoga’s richest magic lies in what it can offer you ‘off the mat’.
  • You’re ready to integrate more of yoga’s rich catalogue of knowledge into your personal practice and teachings.
  • You’re curious about how to use yogic practices to untangle the knots of your identity and conditioning.
  • You feel that there is an essential part of you that is waiting to be discovered.
  • You know it’s your time to start this sacred journey!

You will have access to the content for 12 months from the day you sign up. You can take the course at your own pace and revisit it as often as you like.

By journeying through the layers of our conditioning and touching the awareness beyond it, we’re able to...

  • Experience a life that’s more authentic and empowered by integrating yoga’s teachings into our everyday lives.
  • Make sense of teachings that can sometimes feel abstract (or uninteresting), and embody them in a way that inspires those around us.
  • Have a richer pool of resources to draw from when teaching others.
  • Understand the relationship between our mind, physical body and energy systems.
  • Support others through their own journey of self enquiry.
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Dive deeper into the teachings of this rich tradition.

Yoga & The Mind will take you deep into the heart of yoga ‘psychology’, using traditional techniques to help build a more skilful relationship with your thoughts and emotions and touch the awareness beyond.

client love

"Karina is my compass in this very confusing yoga world. I live on the other side of the world but she has always been there when I needed her. 

It is amazing to have a teacher who is so knowledgeable and also has an amazing way of sharing her knowledge. She never uses mystical language to create an illusion of ‘yogicness’. She is a genuine yogi, walking her path, continuously questioning and expanding. 

I am very proud to be trained by her and I am still seeking ways to learn from her."

ZEYNEP, TURKEY

"I’ve never experienced classes with more depth and wisdom. One of my favourite things about her teaching might be her gift to put sensations that are normally hard to describe into words. I used to call it Karina’s ability to “paint pictures with words“, which you can experience not only in her classes and lectures but also in written form online. 

I’m very grateful to call Karina my teacher. I highly recommend learning from her. It’ll help you to dig deeper not only in your personal practice or your own way of teaching, but to evolve as a person and in life itself.”

SARAH, GERMANY

"As a teacher, Karina’s attention to detail and intentional teaching style sets her apart, but it is her knowledge, experience, and way of communicating that makes her an incredible trainer and mentor. 

Karina is professional, down to earth, funny, and shares the tradition of yoga in a way that is tangible, digestible and relatable. I feel so honoured to learn from someone who demonstrates such integrity as a teacher and as a human being.

Karina embodies the teachings of yoga, which I believe is a true reflection of her own dedication and commitment to practice.  

 

BECS, CANADA

what's inside

In Yoga & The Mind you’ll learn traditional principles of yoga philosophy including:

  • Samkhya philosophy (the yogic worldview that explains our life’s journey)
  • A brief history of the socio-political climate in which the Yoga Sutra was written and why it's relevant to us now
  • Yoga's teachings on suffering and how to overcome it
  • A detailed breakdown of the Vedantic model of the mind and how we can use this model to reweave our relationship with our thought processes and conditioning
  • A detailed exploration of the relationship between the mind and the physical, energetic and intuitive systems that lie beyond it, through the lens of the koshas
  • An exploration of two meditation styles: mindfulness meditation and mantra japa (including the 'why' and the 'how' of practicing each)
  • A range of contemplative exercises and free movement practices
  • Asana, pranayama and meditation (12 asana practices, 6 additional meditations and 6 pranayamas)
  • 30 journaling prompts as well as off-the-mat practices to help you make these teachings your own
  • BONUS RESOURCES: Articles, worksheets, interviews and additional reading material to help you fully embody the practices and integrate them into your life
  • You will have access to the content for 12 months from the day you sign up. You can take the course at your own pace and revisit it as often as you like.

Yoga and the Mind is registered as a 30 hour continuing education program with Yoga Alliance.

What you’ll take with you...

The ability to integrate yoga's teachings on the mind into your everyday life to make better decisions from a more grounded place. As a teacher, you'll also be able to offer these tools to others.

client love

"The eloquence, clarity and integrity of Karina's teaching is something I have yet to experience elsewhere. 

Transmitting ancient, complex teachings in a way that makes them digestible within a 90 minute class is not an easy feat, and yet in every class with Karina I learned more about 'yoga' and about myself than I have on some longer trainings. 

Practicing with her opened up a portal of possibility for me to cultivate these qualities within myself, and also an innate capacity to lead, teach and ultimately embrace life instead of fighting against it. 

Endlessly grateful for the time I spent learning from her!" 

JENNY, IRELAND

"Karina passes on these ancient teachings in a way that is, on the one hand, precise and on the other hand, magical. She is a ray of sunshine, who teaches the science of yoga, while also encouraging you to listen to your intuition and find your own unique expression.  

She teaches in a way that you can’t help but sit up, take notice, do the work and see how it improves your life. Most importantly, Karina embodies what she teaches in such a luminous and beautiful way. I’m so grateful to have her as my teacher."

MELISSA, AUSTRALIA

"Karina is an exceptional teacher, inspiring woman, and all-round wonderful human being. 

She has a unique way of evoking deep thoughts and feelings throughout practice through her use of language and knowledge of the science of sequencing. 

She makes intricate and abstract teachings within the yoga tradition feel simple, accessible and relatable by translating them into a felt experience. Her classes leave me feeling pure, embodied and at home within myself, and I always learn something of value."

AIMEE, NEW ZEALAND

dive deeper

If you feel called start this journey, it’s time to answer the call

  • Access Yoga & The Mind, a 30hr Yoga Alliance registered online continuing education course for $325 USD.
  • You can enjoy the course at your own pace and revisit the content as often as you like for up to 12 months.
  • Learn flexibly around your schedule.

faq's

Frequently asked questions

I’m considering another program that’s similar to this. What sets this one apart?

There are lots of great courses out there. You’ll find, though, that although many offer great information, they provide few opportunities for integration. Often, you finish the course without ever really feeling like it’s ‘yours’. “Information that doesn’t travel beyond the mind rarely leads to change”. Yoga and the Mind has opportunities for integration built into into it from the start, using a range of journaling prompts, free movement practices and off-the-mat ‘explorations’ too.

Do I have to be a teacher to do this course?

No! Although existing teachers can use the program to meet their continuing education commitment to Yoga Alliance, anyone who wants to explore yoga beyond the asana will benefit from this course.

I’m busy! What’s the time commitment?

The course is broken into ‘bite sized chunks’ to accommodate even the busiest schedule. Some videos are as short as five minutes, others are longer (15-30 minutes) to make moving through the course easier. You don’t have to have hours free each day to finish the course. And, you have access to the course material for 12 months from the day you register!

What if I have questions once I start? Is there someone I can reach out to ask?

Yes! Send me a direct message through the message function on Podia (the online platform the course is hosted on). I’ll respond within 48hours.

I like to move! If this course is about the mind does that mean there aren’t any asana classes?

No! You’ll have access to a ‘practice library’ as part of the course. It includes nine full length classes in addition to the ‘stand alone’ pranayama and meditation practices included as part of the course. If  ‘awareness through movement’ is your jam, you can still do that here.

I’ve never meditated before. Is that ok?

Yes! Everything you need to get started is included in the course.

I’ve never encountered yogic philosophy before, will this be too abstract for me?

No! Yoga philosophy isn’t supposed to be abstract. It’s purpose is to help you be the best human you can be. If you’ve asked big questions about life (but haven’t been sure how to answer them), yoga philosophy is there to help you do that. For sure.

I still have questions. Where can I direct them?

Email me directly at: karina@karinaguthrieyoga.com

Yoga and the Mind is registered as a 30 hour continuing education program with Yoga Alliance. 

THE INVESTMENT

30h COURSE
USD 325

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If you have any questions please email: karina@karinaguthrieyoga.com