Humani-Atelier with Nathalia Berkowitz | Yoga Therapy on 24 February | Video now available!
Updated: Feb 27
Video and presentation available after the biography below
Dear Humanitarian Community,
We had the pleasure to introduce you to Yoga Therapy with the expertise of Nathalia Berkowitz on Thursday (24 February 2022.
“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.” - IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists.
HOW WAS THE SESSION?
Clothing: there is absolutely no need to wear gym clothes, but tight skirts or neckties might be rather uncomfortable! You are encourage to wear simple and comfortable clothing.
Flexibility/strength: it is really is not needed. You will do a bit of movement, but nothing great. If anyone has any particular physical concerns you can write to Nathalia and request more information.
Trauma/mental distress: Nathalia's approach is trauma sensitive, and the practice will be mindful that participants may have experienced/experience the impact of trauma or anxiety.
Seating: we encourage you to have some sort of hard surface available to sit on. This could be a hard chair or the floor. Cushions are good if you have some.
The Humani-Atelier was an online session and took place on Thursday 24 February at 6pm (CET - Geneva time). Please note that the first hour presentation was recorded but not the practical part to preserve the privacy and intimacy of each participant.
WHO IS OUR SPEAKER?
Nathalia Berkowitz is a Yoga Therapist C-IAYT* with some 20 years of experience teaching Yoga including to humanitarians and people living in conflict-affected areas around the world. “Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
Nathalia’s approach is rooted in Yoga’s multifaceted understanding of what it means to be healthy in body, mind and life and informed by modern research and science. Classical Yoga offers a wide range of different methodologies and/or “paths” to assist us “come home” to personal wisdom and wellbeing. These range from physical practices to our interaction with others.
It is accessible to all genders and fitness levels and requires no specific equipment or clothing. Outside her Yoga Therapy work, Nathalia is a lawyer, mediator and rule of law consultant with extensive experience working in conflict and non-conflict affected settings around the world.
*Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists: International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
How to reach Nathalia?
- Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Narayayoga
- Instagram: ynarayani
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” - The Bhagavad Gita.
"Calming the mind is Yoga. Not just standing on the head... Even if you don't stand on your head, learn to stand on your feet". - Swami Satchidanada.
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