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CPD - The Neuroscience of the Stress Response and How Yoga Helps with Laura (Lila Yoga)

Sunday, 17 March '24   10:30am – 4:30pm GMT
Lila Yoga Edinburgh, 37 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HJ
8 spaces available
CPD - The Neuroscience of the Stress Response and How Yoga Helps with Laura (Lila Yoga)


Many people who turn up in a yoga class experience the physical and psychological effects of chronic stress. This is particularly true in community outreach settings where many people experience dis regulation of their nervous system. In this workshop we will take a deep dive into the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, the physiology of the stress response and how yoga can help to establish a healthier nervous system and brain. This is an interactive practical workshop where attendees will take part in practices that support nervous system regulation.

This module will also discuss some of the practicalities, ethics and challenges of working in community settings and demonstrate practical tools to enable teachers to begin to build the skills necessary to offer inclusive, safer spaces.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To explore the anatomy of the brain and nervous system
  • To explore the physiology of the stress response and the autonomic nervous system in relation to stress
  • To consider the impact of chronic stress on mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • To demonstrate understanding of how the practice of yoga can help to reduce stress, promote neuroplasticity, support health neuro-transmitter function and help brain structures to adapt and grow to promote wellbeing

Attendees will receive a certificate and reading list for those who are interested in exploring further.



We are looking forward to learning in the same space as you.

Please ensure you:

• Have booked your space in advance
• Arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of the workshop
• Arrive in your Yoga clothes
• Bring your own mat, notebook and pen
• Blocks and belts are available to borrow, or you can bring your own
• Please only bring essential items with you to the studio




Employed plus Donation. Your donation will help us with our outreach programmes.

Full Price



Low waged, single parents, OAP's and students


We offer a reduced rate for yoga trainees/teachers from our outreach programmes or for anyone for whom finance is a genuine barrier e.g. if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits.


Lila Yoga Edinburgh
37 Bruntsfield Place
EH10 4HJ


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