Yoga Conference


Bo Forbes is a clinical psychologist, a yoga teacher, and an integrative yoga therapist whose background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, a system that specializes in the therapeutic application of yoga for anxiety, insomnia, depression, immune disorders, chronic pain, physical injuries, and athletic performance. Bo conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes frequently for Yoga Journal, Body + Soul, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and other leading magazines, and is on the advisory board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and Depression. Learn more at boforbes.com.



The Fascial Web
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M3FORB

Friday, September 19 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Weekend Classes
Therapeutic / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

The fascial web is a system of connective tissue that links every cell in our bodies. Far from being merely a physical entity, this web is sentient and intelligent. It plays a key role in the health of our nervous system, emotional brain, and pain pathways. We'll discuss why fascial health eclipses the importance of muscular health and learn why neurofascial integration is such an important element of mind-body health. Then we'll explore the three main interventions that promote neurofascial reintegration and experience a variety of fascial release techniques to incorporate into our group classes and private yoga sessions.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers
The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program (M3FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, two tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Gut Wisdom: Awakening the Wisdom of Our Enteric Nervous System
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M5FORB

Saturday, September 20 — 10:30am - 12:30pm
Weekend Classes
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Did you know that your gut has a mind of its own? The core body not only holds us upright, but it is also our central intelligence agency. We'll explore the anatomy, functions, and extraordinary power of the enteric nervous system, our belly brain. We'll also delve into its influence on our nervous system, our immune system, and our capacity for emotional regulation. We'll experience practices that release physical and emotional tension and stagnation in the abdominal area, increase "prana in the belly," and promote physical and emotional digestion.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers
The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program (M5FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow.
Asana, restorative yoga, pranayama, and lecture.


Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M6FORB

Saturday, September 20 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Weekend Classes
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

Empaths--extremely empathic people--make wonderful teachers, healers, and therapists. Being an empath, however, can be hazardous to our health: empaths absorb others' emotions, get sick more easily, and are more vulnerable to emotional contagion than people who are not empaths. We'll touch on the five main signs of being an empath and explore both the positive and the challenging aspects of high empathy. Then we'll engage in several short "empath practices" that solidify boundaries, regulate our nervous system, and promote physical, mental, and emotional health.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers
The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program (M6FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Therapeutic Vinyasa: The Power of Movement as Mind-Body Medicine
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M7FORB

Sunday, September 21 — 8:00am - 9:30am
Weekend Classes
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

While yoga is inherently healing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels, we can enhance its therapeutic impact by weaving particular elements together into one practice. In this workshop, we'll explore ways to transform the infrastructure of our practice, including special ways to link the bandhas with the breath, align the gateway to prana (the shoulders, pectoral axis, and neck), redesign some of the primary transitions in our practice, and release areas of fascial holding. We'll create space in the body, calm the mind, stimulate lymphatic flow, and build inner awareness and integration.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers
The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program (M7FORB) and its content. This program offers one (1) CE hour for psychologists. Please note: Some parts of these programs do not offer CE credits for psychologists: if you wish more information about parts not covered for CE credit, please email the NESIYT Continuing Education Department. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, 1 to 2 blocks, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.