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YO 128 – Yoga for PTSD

In today’s society yoga teachers are finding that more and more veterans, first responders and trauma victims are reaching out and practicing yoga hoping to find relief, stability and an internal sense of balance. This training is designed to help define and recognize the difference in the behavior presented by those experiencing post event stress. Learn the basics of Critical Incident Stress Management and information regarding the symptoms and effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Acute Stress Disorder -vs- Chronic Stress Disorder will be discussed with an emphasis on understanding re-experience, avoidance and hyper vigilance. You will be provided with yoga class structures best suited for this special population, along with methods to assist victims of PTSD who appear in your open yoga class. Text $18 Read More

YO 406 P$ – Yoga Nidra VI – Advanced Techniques Part II

This weekend we will study the Yoga Sutras and how it points to the true spiritual depth of Yoga Nidra. You will learn how to use Yoga Nidra protocols to aid those seeking emotional integration and solutions for trauma, PTSD and other forms of energetic blockages. We will survey the latest scientific research as it relates to Yoga Nidra and the treatment of PTSD. Finally, you will learn how to best bring Yoga Nidra to kids. With a new unique yoga nidra deck specially designed for kids, we will show you which techniques are appropriate to various age groups and needs at various stages of childhood development. PREREQ: YO 401-405 P$ Read More

My First Saguaro Floral Essence By Kathy Koziol, SWIHA Yoga Therapist Graduate

With the saguaro cacti in bloom, I am reminded of the very first floral essence I created. It was a memorable experience that produced a potent brew! I’d love to share my story with you: First of all, I am a Cactus Whisperer. I have had a connection with plants my entire life. It’s a gift that was given to me by my mother. Since I love plants so much, I took the Flower Essence Course at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in July of 2014. I loved the class and bemoaned the fact that I would have to wait almost a year to create a flower essence from my favorite of all cacti, the saguaro, since their blooming season is in the April-May time frame. Before I continue with my story, you might be wondering what a flower essence is. A lot of people mistakenly believe that flower … Read More

Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Online

Build a profitable private practice as an integrative healing arts practitioner… from the comfort of your home! Whether you are an out-of-state student or a busy individual looking to pursue your education between the commitments of work, family, and daily life, studying online offers the freedom and flexibility you require. Our online Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Diploma is focused on teaching you proven wellness tools, introducing mind-body-spirit balance to your life, and preparing you to meet the needs of those you will ultimately serve. Start out with a suite of courses in Transformational Life Coaching, Holistic Entrepreneurship, and Transpersonal Psychology. Gain introductory experience with such mind-body healing modalities as aromatherapy, aroma-auriculotherapy, flower essences, toe reading, and soul coaching. Then, with your newfound clarity of heart and mind, select your specializations and begin the work of building the foundations of your future business! Start Dates Online January 1, 2018 On-Campus Option … Read More

Yoga Electives

These elective yoga classes can be taken with a program or individually. Yoga electives at SWIHA are designed to support those who wish to deepen their personal spiritual connection while mastering the principles and practice of yoga. Blending the highest intentions of Eastern & Western philosophy and practice, our life-changing and career-elevating programs guide students through a deep exploration of the roots, practice, and development of yoga as a path to self-realization. Electives Taught by Mary Bruce YO 508 – Restorative Yoga (20 Hours) This workshop weekend can be liken to a mini-retreat. Learn how to deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary to living a whole and balanced life. Research has shown that deep relaxation affects us on a genetic level and can have profound and lasting benefits. Deep relaxation boosts the immune system and relieves fatigue, anxiety and insomnia without the use of medication. Learn a series of … Read More

Yoga Teacher Training

We teach an authentic expression of yoga with a transformational approach, honoring a diversity of practices and belief systems. Our program is based on the principle that yoga is a unifying tool for creating health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection. We provide structure, yet educational freedom, so all may find their own truth, while incorporating a ‘living yoga’ approach to their lives. NOTE: Except for our Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate, our certificates of excellence are not designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and will not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program. Yoga Teacher TrainingOn-Campus – Certificate of Excellence – 200 hours Program Courses – What’s this? Begin your holistic healing journey as a yoga instructor. Create health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection with your clients. SWIHA’s Unity Yoga Teacher Training provides structure, yet educational freedom, while incorporating a living yoga … Read More

Kathy Koziol: Magical Mala Mama

Kathy Koziol had just received her license as a Real Estate agent prior to enrolling at SWIHA. She did the job for just a single day, and immediately knew that she wanted her life to head in another direction. She was ready to fulfill her Dharma, her life’s purpose that she was Divinely designed for. Kathy had held many careers throughout her life: Elementary School Teacher, Army Officer, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Luxury Automobile Sales Consultant, Master Gardener and Stay at Home Mom (which she referred to as “Domestic Goddess). “I was very satisfied with my life and always have been. I cherish every moment of the life given to me,” shared Kathy. “Every experience I had, positive or negative, helped me to lay the foundation of where I am today.” However, she wasn’t satisfied with the path she was heading down from a career perspective. Enter SWIHA. Kathy came to … Read More

Holistic Entrepreneurship: Living Your Purpose

Being a holistic entrepreneur means there is no separation between your love, life, work and spirituality. It’s a way of life that lends to serving in whatever capacity you’re living in that very moment. It’s diving into that path that makes your heart sing; your Divine calling. The realization that you want more than to be a human doing, but to live in your truth as a human Being. Holistic Living is Trending The holistic way of living seems to be hitting mainstream more than ever. Have you noticed how many of the big brand names have started incorporating motivational saying and quotes into their branding? More people are seeing that the typical 9-5 and living for the weekend is no longer status quo. We’re stepping into living lives that are more aware and more present than ever before. It as if we’re replacing T.G.I.F. with T.G.I.Today! I see more … Read More


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