Yoga, Psyche and the Soul of the Earth:
All Our Relations.
Sophia Reinders, PhD.
This presentation traces converging streams of the praxis of yoga and emerging Western practices of embodied awareness fostering transformation and healing. The paper then suggests two important shifts in the practice of psychology:
A vision of health and healing that places greater emphasis on the body as the physical, mental-emotional lived-vessel and expression of the experiencing psyche, and a shift from psychology's traditional anthropo-centric view of human health and well-being, to embrace an eco-centric view of the human-earth intertwinement, encouraging an embodied knowing of the shared sentience of our human community and the wild earth.
An experiential and creative practice will round-out the presentation.