Integrative and Complementary Yoga | October 11-13, 2019

Register Online or call 561-799-6789

3-Day Workshop open to all Psychotherapists, Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Yoga Therapists & More.

By Limitless Wisdom
Utilizing Talk, Movement, Yoga & EMDR Related Therapies
Approved for IAYT 16 APD hours and 16 CE hours. Reported to Course#20-663241

This training workshop provides a comprehensive curriculum as it pertains to professional counseling, yoga therapy, and the values and ethics of the healing arts.

Embracing the healing guidance from Western and Eastern medicine, neuroscience, psychology, and movement, participants will learn empowering and comprehensive self-regulation practices to use with clients in a therapeutic setting. The evidence informed skills from cognitive behavioral therapies, EMDR, movement, meditation and breathing practices will demonstrate to health care providers how to stabilize moods, calm emotions, control impulses, and help their client base have a deeper understanding of and commitment to daily self-care and inquiry. This training is ideal for, social workers, mental health providers, addiction counselors, recovery coaches, yoga therapists, and behavioral health care providers seeking a more holistic/trauma sensitive, belief based model of care for the diverse populations and communities they serve.

Many health care practitioners and psychotherapists utilize movement and stress management exercises for their own self-care and recognize these as effective adjunctive approaches for diverse physical/mental health issues. This workshop introduces integrative and inclusive practices as it pertains to professional counseling, yoga therapy, and the values and ethics of the healing arts.

The combined knowledge and expertise of the presenters will introduce specific integrative treatment protocols intended to clear and release the belief based reactions to anxiety, depression, addictive cravings, chronic stress, trauma triggers, and other physical/mental health concerns. The presenters will discuss how to appropriately, ethically, and safely incorporate these techniques into different therapeutic settings with diverse populations. This workshop will provide an opportunity to practice (with each other, on the floor, standing, or seated as they wish), experience, ask questions, and discuss the benefits of these methods for therapeutic self-care.


Utilizing best research based practices, participants will:

  • Understand the emotional, and biological benefits of stress management practices for physical/mental health care (Health and Dis-ease, Mental Health, Addiction, Additional Knowledge and Education, Body and Mind Integration, Yoga Therapy Tools, Ethical Principles). Participants will select various practices each day to gain experience between sessions, will share with class what and why the particular tool was selected at the next day’s session.
  • Learn and practice how breathing, movement, and meditation can rebuild neural pathways in the brain for new behaviors and relapse prevention (Competencies: Body and Mind Integration, Yoga Therapy Tools, Principles of the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Understand the importance of case conceptualization. Participants will learn how to assess and design appropriate health/mental health self-care practices (Ayurveda) for the client’s level of care and formulate a treatment plan (Competencies: Additional Knowledge Familiarity, Body and Mind Integration, Basic Principles of the Therapeutic Relationship). Participants will submit a case study of an assessment and self-care plan for a client and will receive feedback from the presenters in mentoring session following course completion.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring a Yoga mat if you have one (it’s not required) and something to cover your eyes. Lunch will be provided.


Kathy Shafer, PhD, C-IAYT, LFYT, CAP, EMDR Certified and Consultant in Training, is known for her work combining behavior therapy with yoga. She is a licensed psychotherapist, certified addiction professional, certified EMDR Practitioner and consultant in training, author, professor, and corporate consultant. At her private practice in Jupiter, Florida, she is a cognitive behavioral therapist, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), providing individual, relationship, and family therapy. Her diverse expertise integrates conventional psychotherapy with the adjunctive self-regulation practices of yoga, mental imagery and EMDR.

Sue Tebb

Susan Tebb, PhD, MSW, RYT 500, C-IAYT, has been involved with yoga since the 1970’s, but seriously living it for over ten years, is a social work professor emerita who received her yoga teacher training from East-West Natural Healing and the Himalayan Institute. Strongly believing in the mind/body connection, she is a LifeForce Yoga Therapist Level II, a Certified Integrative Yoga for Seniors Instructor, a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Relax and Renew Restorative Teacher Level 1. She brings her yoga into the teaching of self-care and mental health issues, using it in her research with older adults with dementia, those with breast cancer and adults and children with trauma and stress.


Friday, October 11 | 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, October 12 | 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday, October 13 | 9am to 1:15pm

Event Location

Futures of Palm Beach
701 Old Dixie Highway
Tequesta, FL 33469

Class Fees

Class fees start at $300 for the 3-day workshop. After October 1, 2019, fees increase to $400.

*Non-refundable payment required to reserve your spot.

Where to Stay

Best Western Intracoastal Inn in Jupiter, FL is offering special rates for our group. Includes breakfast and is on the water and within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. To make a reservation at the group rate, please call 561-575-2936 and ask for Dean Desai and mention Kathy Shafer.

Refund Policy: If you’re unable to attend, please notify us via email at We will refund you the full amount minus a $100 reservation fee. Refunds will NOT be available after October 9th.

Friday, October 11, 2019 — Sunday, October 13, 2019
5:30 pm — 1:15 pm (43h 45′)

Register Online Here

Live Space is by reservation only.
Zoom link will be sent for all others.