Embodied Symbolism: A Jungian Interpretation of Three Yoga Poses

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  •  April 16, 2016
     1:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 3

Instructor: Ellen Diamond

The mind and body are not separate but one inextricably, complexly connected entity. Join us to learn the key principles of mind-body psychology. In this workshop we will explore the fascinating intertwining connection of mind and body. We will discover where Jung, the psychological, and yoga, the physical, meet. Carl Jung wrote that symbols give meaning to life. We will explore the meanings of three evocative symbols: the mountain, the tree, and the flower. Using contemplative practices like breath work and visualization, we will experience how yoga poses use the universal language of symbols to tap into the collective unconscious. Exploring three classic yoga poses,—taḍasana, vriksasana, and padasana — we will embody the spiritual power and majesty of a mountain, a tree, and a lotus flower. No prior yoga experience or yoga inclination is necessary to enjoy this workshop.

About the Instructor
Dr. Diamond is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Highland Park, IL. Her approach is Jungian inspired depth psychotherapy. She has worked in school settings at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, The Sonja Shankman Orthogenic School, and was the school psychologist at the School of the Art Institute. She has worked in fertility clinics and at Lutheran General’s Center for Complementary Medicine as a health psychologist.

Recommended Reading
Jung andYoga by Judith Harris
Light on Yoga by BRS Iyengar
Man and His Symbols by C.G. Jung


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817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States