Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety: Breathing Tools for Clinicians- 3 CEU Event

Starts October 19, 2017
Ends December 3, 2017

18:00 - 16:30

860 E. Swedesford Rd, Suite 200, Wayne PA 19087

$100 (includes cost of CEUs)

Join author and educator Bob Butera, PhD alongside yoga therapist Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW for a 3 CEU workshop focusing on the use of the breath as a simple, yet powerful, clinical intervention for anxiety. No yoga experience necessary!

Due to the high demand for this workshop, we will be offering it twice.
Co-Sponsored Program with PSCSW, Healing Hearts Wellness, & The YogaLife Institute

Recommended Reading (Book): Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety by Robert Butera, Erin Byron, and Staffan Elgelid

Clinical Title: Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety: Breath Focus

Presenters: Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW, RYT500, CCFP and Robert Butera, MDiv, PhD

Dates/Times: October 19, 2017 from 6-9 pm OR December 3, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 pm
Place: The YogaLife Institute, 860 E. Swedesford Rd, Suite 200, Wayne, PA 19087
Cost: $100 for 3 hour presentation (CEU cost is included)
Register online:, Go to Classes, Weekly Workshops
Or call 610-688-7030 with questions

Description of the Program: Join author & educator Bob Butera, PhD and psychotherapist & yoga therapist Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW, RYT500 for a 3 credit CEU workshop for LCSWs, MFTs, and LPCs on Bob’s latest book- Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety. This workshop will focus on the use of the breath as a simple, yet powerful, clinical intervention for anxiety and stress. These accessible and evidence-based practices incorporate principles of the mind-body connection, neuroplasticity, and neuroscience to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Come experience the power of breath and leave with exercises you can easily and safely teach in session. While not required, we recommend reading the book, wearing comfortable clothing, and bringing a journal. No yoga experience necessary!

Clinical Goals: By reading the book, attending and participating in the entire discussion, participants will:
1. Explore breathing practices to reduce stress and help soothe anxiety

2. Understand and be able to explain the science of breath- how it reduces stress and down-regulates the nervous system

3. Discuss breathing as an evidence-based clinical intervention in the treatment of anxiety

About the Presenters: 

-Robert Butera, M.Div., Ph.D., director of The YogaLife Institute in Wayne, Pennsylvania trains Yoga and Meditation Teachers and Yoga Therapists. He publishes the holistic magazine “Yoga Living” in the Philadelphia Area. His PhD in Yoga from The Ca. Institute of Integral Studies (1998) and training at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India (1989) certified him as a Yoga therapist.

His books include Classical Yoga Study Guide (Self Published, 2001), The Pure Heart of Yoga, 10 Steps to Transformation (Llewellyn 2009), Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan That Suits Your Style, (Llewellyn, 2012) and Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety: Create a Personalized Holistic Plan to Balance Your Life. (Llewellyn, 2015) He directs Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training and in 2011 was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Certified by The Yoga Institute, Bombay, India, where he lived for six months in 1989, Bob aims at bringing a non-sectarian form of Classical Yoga tailored for the householder. His Ph.D. dissertation for The California Institute of Integral Studies (1998) concerned a Yoga healing program for the immune system. Bob has a Masters of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion (Quaker) and has lived in and studied meditation and personal growth in Japan, Taiwan, India and the United States.

Emphasizing education in his courses, Bob teaches clients how to understand their own needs and then, how to apply yoga practices individually. Health, emotional, social and spiritual difficulties are also addressed together with Yoga’s comprehensive psychology.

-Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW, RYT500, Reiki Master, CCFP, is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Her journey to holistic healthcare began with yoga, meditation, and Reiki training 11 years ago while studying at a Rinzai Zen temple in Japan. Since then she has received specialized training and certificates in grief & loss, CBT, Reiki Level I, II & III, Mindful Resilience, Meditation, Compassion Fatigue, and Yoga for: PTSD, trauma, anxiety, healthy relationships, chronic illness, stress reduction, and more.

In her private practice at The YogaLife Institute in Wayne and over Skype, Kanjana offers individual holistic therapy sessions. In her work with clients she utilizes an evidence-based blend of traditional Western psychotherapy and the tools and lens of Eastern Comprehensive Yoga Therapy to address issues across the lifespan.  

Kanjana is the co-founder of The Body Kindness Project.  She also teaches weekly trauma-sensitive yoga classes in West Chester and at the Chester County prison, offers yoga therapy support groups, provides supervision towards clinical licensure, and hosts Paint Your Own Yoga Mat and other yoga, art, & therapy workshops across the Mainline.

Kanjana’s mission is to empower each individual to build upon their existing strengths and skills to move towards a positive path to mind, body, and spiritual wellness, whatever that is for them. She believes each person is the expert on themselves, and by creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere she hopes to support her clients and give them the tools to makes changes and grow into their true potential. 

In her own journey to wellness, Kanjana discovered how powerful and healing yoga, meditation, energy work, and the expressive arts can be. Connect with Kanjana:

Continuing Education Credits:

For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for 3 credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 3 credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for 3 credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).

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