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Study with Stephen

Stephen offers workshops, retreats, and talks at various venues around the country, but spends the majority of his time as a senior teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He often teaches with master teachers from other traditions.

Stephen’s workshops are highly experiential and practical—with a focus on bringing the wisdom of the ancient contemplative texts to life for the mainstream spiritual seeker.

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For everyone, including yoga teachers, nurses, doctors, mental-health workers, physical therapists, and nutritionists (CE/CME credits available).

If you’re curious about the science behind asana (yoga postures), meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques), come learn how these practices can enhance your physical and mental health, as well as that of your clients and patients.

By exploring the science of epigenetics and neuroplasticity, you learn how changes in lifestyle (particularly in the areas of movement, diet, and thought patterns), can change your brain and body, right down to gene expression. These changes can point you toward disease—or toward greater health and happiness. This program includes

  • The latest research on the effects of asana, meditation, and pranayama on body and mind
  • Yoga-based tools to improve personal well-being
  • Ways to take the tools of yoga into your professional practice
  • Guided experiences of postures, meditation, and breathing practices.

The program also covers the science behind the following practices, and how to teach them to your clients

  • Three-Part Breath
  • Ocean-Sounding Breath
  • Alternate-Nostril Breath
  • Metta (loving-kindness) meditation
  • Single-pointed (focused) meditation
  • The Six Movements of the Spine
  • Mindful eating

Additional CME Information

Berkshire Health Systems designates this live educational activity for 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Berkshire Health Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the Joint Providership of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

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Meet Stephen Cope Author

Stephen Cope,
Scholar in Residence

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

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