Psychology of Yoga

Working with the body eventually leads us to deeper emotional states and mental habits. Yoga practice can work on all levels of experience if we have the right tools and understanding. Discover ways to work in your own practice and how to support others in applied yoga therapy from a psychological perspective.

  1. Better understand common psychological and psychosomatic disorders
  2. Learn how to clinically assess students psychological and emotional  imbalances
  3. Learn how to integrate traditional yoga teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding.
  4. Learn how to integrate buddhist practices and meditation techniques to contemporary approaches to clinical work.
  5. Provide appropriate yoga sequencing, along with breathing and meditation practices to alleviate emotional disturbances.

About Rolf Sovik: President and Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. Former Co-Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, NY he began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit in the Himalayan tradition in 1987. He is the author of Moving Inward, co-author of the award-winning Yoga: Mastering the Basics, and a columnist for Yoga International magazine.

Dates: TBA
Instructor: Rolf Sovik
Tuition: $495


  • Access to full weekend workshop : Thursday – Sunday
  • All additional resources or readings.

All prices do not include tax

This course is part of Naada Yoga’s ongoing teacher training program. To apply for any of the full Naada Yoga Teacher Training programs please apply here: