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Grief is inherent in every life. And every condition, be it mental or physical, implies a certain degree of grief since it involves some form of loss: either loss of functionality due to the condition itself, or the loss of the illusion of an absolutely healthy life. As a result, most Yoga Professionals can face grieving individuals in their practice and could benefit from having some knowledge regarding the grieving process as well as how Yoga can aid it. Tuition: $300

Daily Schedule:

  • Monday 4/20 10:45 am to 6:15 pm
  • Tuesdday 4/21 9:00 am to 6:15 pm

Training Location: Soul of Yoga Institute  162 Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite A70  Encinitas, CA 92024

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Antonio Sausys (BA Psychology, MA Body-Oriented Psychotherapy) is a somatic psychotherapist and yoga instructor specializing in one-on-one yoga therapy for people with chronic and acute medical conditions as well as emotional imbalance. During his career, Antonio discovered a key correlation between modern body-oriented psychotherapy and ancient yogic teachings, integrating the best practices from both worlds. He applies specific yogic applications working with individuals to create a yoga ‘sadhana’. This is a specific and personalized yogic routine that best serves the individual’s needs and abilities, integrating mind, body and spirit to fully embrace the experience of life.

He studied with Yoga masters and teachers such as Indra Devi, Swami Maitreyananda, Swami Shankaradevananda, Swami Ekananda, Babashi Singh, Ram Dass, Swami Pragyamurti and Larry Payne. He has continued his professional development with training in Integrative Grief Therapy with Lyn Prashant, Foot Reflexology, Swedish Therapeutic Massage, and Reiki. Antonio teaches and lectures periodically at Kripalu, U.C. Berkeley, California Institute of Integral Studies; has been a faculty member at the International Yoga College and former Honorary Secretary of the International Yoga Federation for USA. He is a member of the World Yoga Council, the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and the Association for Death Education And Counseling. His work has been published in several health related national and international journals.

He created a ‘Yoga for Grief Relief’ program to induce self knowledge and personal transformation by addressing and working on the physical and emotional symptoms of grief. He also developed a ‘Yoga for Cancer’ program based on the premise ‘Spirit can’t have Cancer’, that draws elements from Yoga and Psychotherapy to integrate techniques, and thoughtful insights in a very dynamic program intended to provide practitioners with tools to better understand and cope with life with cancer. It is designed to accept all types of Cancer and all levels of experience and rather than presenting random series, the program emphasizes the relationship between the physical techniques and their mental and spiritual correlates to empower those with cancer towards personal realization.