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The Psychology of Yoga: Eastern Lens, Western Mind with Shanti and Michael Kelley

June 8 – 9 at Westgate

Empower yourself towards clarity and issue resolution as you work with self and others.

In this workshop, you will experience the intersections between Patajali’s Yoga Sutras and Western Psychology by exploring how the foundations of yogic philosophy can be applied in modern psychology and self-realization practices. Uncover the true depth of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how they are relevant to understanding the nature of the human mind and the condition of suffering.

  • Gain insight, depth, and understanding of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras in a clear, comprehensive, and relevant context for the modern practitioner and yogi
  • Learn to view the nuanced human experience and the process of Integration through the interdisciplinary lens of the Gunas, the Panchamaya, and the Four Line Model of Consciousness
  • Understand how Yogic Philosophy mirrors the science of western psychology and where they intersect. Develop techniques and language that bring forward those intersections to create depth in practice and the resolution of limiting beliefs
  • Learn where Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Projections work, Gestalt, and Psychosynthesis land within the Yoga Sutras
  • Explore the intersection between Neuroscience and Spirituality, how we become separate from our large S/self
  • Adapt Therapeutic skills, techniques, and models of healing that empower the movement toward remembered Wholeness.


Class Schedule:
Saturday, June 8
12:00 – 7:00pm

Sunday, June 9
12:00 – 5:00pm

Each day will have a 1-hour lunch break


For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

about your teacher

Shanti and Michael

Shanti Kelley, MCSP, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 has been teaching yoga and practicing yoga therapy for over 20 years. She is a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT, Functional Range Conditioning Specialist (C-FRC), The author and founder of the Psychology of Yoga program based on her Masters work in Spiritual Psychology and an iRest practitioner in training. She is a Faculty teacher in the YY School for Yoga Therapy and author of the book, Body of Metaphor, Anatomy and Kinesiology for Yoga Teachers. Shanti loves bringing others to the remembrance of their wholeness.

Michael Kelley, MA, LMFT, LCDC has been studying and practicing Iyengar yoga since 1993 along with continuous studies in Buddhism and Spiritual Psychology. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005, Michael works in private practice with adolescent and adult males, families, and couples to resolve developmental and relational issues that disconnect us from others, ourselves, and our true nature.


date & time

June 8 – 9 at Westgate


Yoga Yoga Westgate – 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, #420 Austin, TX 78745. Phone: 512-358-1200



$175 ($225 after April 8)

Upcoming Yoga Plus Events:

Thursdays: May 23 – June 13 with Mary at North from 6:00 – 7:15pm
Friday, May 24 with Amparo at Westgate from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday, May 25 with Jenny O at Westgate from 2:00 – 4:30pm
Friday, May 31 with Alyson (Atma) at Westgate from 7:30 – 9:00pm
Friday, May 31 with Amparo at Westgate from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturdays: June 1 – 22 with Kelli Fleming at North from 12:00 – 4:00pm* at North *1st session on June 1 is 12:00 – 6:00pm
Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7 with Sharon at Westgate from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14 with Hollie at North from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 with Sharon at Westgate from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22 with Alice at North from 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12 with Hollie at North from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 at North from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, July 20 with Alice at Westgate from 1:30 – 4:30pm
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 with Olivia at North from 1:00 – 4:00pm
August 24 – 25 at Westgate 1:30 – 5:30pm each day
September 20 – 23 at North Module I ONLY – $695