Brittany, RYT200, RCYT began practicing yoga (without realizing it!) over 20 years ago when she would perform gymnastics on cantering horses for national and international crowds. While teaching yoga, she combines her knowledge and passion of science, movement, and yoga into one cohesive path. She has developed her own yoga workshop called NeuroFlow, and teaches yogis around the world including a 6-week course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with weekend workshops at the Won Dharma Center in Hudson, New York and The Wellness Connection in South Africa. Her goal is to help yogis become familiar with the basics of neuroanatomy and physiology and how yoga and meditation affect the brain.
Do you wonder how meditation and yoga affect your body and mind?
NeuroFlow: The Neuroscience of Yoga
Do you want to know how meditation and yoga affect your body and mind? In the NeuroFlow workshop, you will learn about the neuroscience of yoga while moving your body and practicing yoga. Topics include: neuroanatomy, the senses, motor systems, proprioception, and anxiety. You should sign-up for this workshop if you want to learn how neuroscience-informed yoga and meditation techniques can help you live a happy and fulfilled life. This workshop includes:
- Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
- Crash Course in Neuroanatomy
- Initiation of Movement
- Physiology of Pranayama
- Brain Changes with Meditation and Yoga
Lastly, learn how neuroscience-informed yoga and meditation techniques can help you live a happy and fulfilled life.
“I loved the integration of movement and education. Brittany talking us through neural and physiological processes behind muscular movement was awesome and super interesting!” ~Genevieve
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- understand basic neuroanatomy
- describe the basic neural networks
- explain how yoga and meditation can influence and alter the human brain and benefit conditions such as stress and anxiety
“I liked the way the science was integrated into the movement of flowing. It was fabulous to be able to put more thought and awareness to mind-body connection” ~Kailey
This workshop can also be adopted for teachers in the school setting.
“Brittany is an excellent, knowledgeable presenter! She worked with K-5 teachers at our school about how and why to integrate mindfulness and mindful movement with our students. She taught us about our brain and body connection in a way that was accessible for our students. We especially enjoyed the brain hat activity.”
“She showed us experientially some fun ways to promote learning by getting kids connected to their breathing, their thoughts, and their body movements. She shared many useful tips and tricks from her experience working with children. We left the workshop with new tools in our tool-belts to bring to our classrooms the following day.” ~Tiffany Randall, Inyo County Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Yoga Teacher, and Mom of three
This workshop is open to anyone (yoga instructors, health professionals, teachers, students, etc) interested in how yoga and meditation can affect the brain. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kind regards, ~Brittany Fair
2018 Course Dates
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Oct-Dec 2018
2018 Workshop Dates
The Corner Studio, Medford, Massachusetts – Nov 17th, 2018
Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy School, Hudson, New York – June 5th, 2018
Yoga for Girl Scouts, Athleta, Burlingame, California – April 19th, 2018
Bishop County Public School District, Bishop, California – Jan 24th, 2018
2017 Workshop Dates
The Wellness Connection, Hout Bay, South Africa- Dec 9th 2017
Sierra Shanti, Bishop, California- Nov 10th 2017
Sangha Studio, Burlington, Vermont- Oct 6th 2017
Birth + Love + Family Festival, Bolton Valley Ski Resort, Bolton, Vermont – Oct. 7th, 2017
Grand Point North Music Festival, Burlington, Vermont – Sept. 17th, 2017
Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop, Sangha Studio, Burlington, Vermont – Jun. 9th, 2017
Here are some resources you may find useful (even if you don’t attend):
- Your Brain on Yoga by Sat Bir Khalsa, 2012.
- Mindfulness by Ellen Langer, 1990.
- The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances Jensen and Amy Nutt, 2015.
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hansen, 2009.