CE Workshop | Introduction to YogaX: Stanford University's Integrated Holistic Yoga Program

February 1, 2023

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About This Event

For the last ten years, a team of yoga-practicing psychologists from Stanford University’s Psychiatry Department has offered specialized yoga teacher trainings, as well as research and yoga classes, through the YogaX Integrated Holistic Yoga Program.

What is integrated holistic yoga? This model offers a mindfully embodied, comprehensive set of practices, dedicated to enhancing wellbeing for all, and works to promote the science and application of yoga in the medical community and beyond.

Join us and Dr. Christiane Brems to learn how YogaX is removing barriers to accessing yoga in an innovative, cross-sector approach that integrates the traditions of yoga with modern neuroscience.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the integrated holistic yoga program at Stanford University
  • Learn how the YogaX team approaches yoga teacher training
  • Explore how a yoga teacher training program is integrating yogic traditions and practices into modern medical applications

About the Presenter

Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP, RYT-500, C-IAYT, received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1987. Dr. Brems is licensed as a psychologist and board- certified as a clinical psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is an experienced Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (E-RYT500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She is also a certified C-IAYT yoga therapist and Interactive Imagery Guide. Dr. Brems directs YogaX, an innovative yoga school and special initiative in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. YogaX provides teacher training, continuing education, and community services geared toward health professionals and yoga teachers who want to provide yoga classes and services in the context of a healthcare setting. Dr. Brems served on faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage for 23 years, where she held a variety of leadership positions, including as (Co-Founding) Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, (Co-Founding) Director of the PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, and Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. Most recently, she served for nearly six years as Dean and Professor of the School of Graduate Psychology (SGP) at Pacific University Oregon. At Pacific U, she developed a therapeutic yoga clinical initiative and a therapeutic yoga research team, the basis for what was to become the YogaX Team at Stanford Psychiatry. Dr. Brems has worked for decades as an applied researcher and clinical practitioner with particular interests in health promotion, rural healthcare delivery, and all things yoga. Her work has been funded by grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Dis. Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and local and State of Alaska funding sources. She has shared her work ext

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