PRICE: $765 tuition. Plus, Accommodation fee paid separately to Esalen. Accommodations fees vary.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon signing with the link below, you will be sent an email with a password to register through the Esalen website with your preferred accommodations. We suggest registering early to secure your preferred room type.


31.5 CEU’s with Yoga Alliance


31.5 CEU’s for MFT + MSW


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This training is designed for yoga teachers, psychotherapists, clinicians and dedicated students on fire to explore the fusion of eastern and western practices as portals for healing and self-discovery.

Topics to be covered:

  • Jung’s concept of the Self with the yogic paradigm of Atman, Brahman, Ishavara
  • The Hero’s Journey: Jung’s Ego–Self axis and Individuation

  • Unifying the opposites. Psyche-Soma. Eros-Logos. Ego-Self. Man-Spirit.
  • Embodied Consciousness: Cultivating an embodied mind and a mindful body

  • Intimacy: Relationship as the basis of all consciousness
  • Integrating the Shadow

  • Samskaras, kleshas, addiction and avoidance
  • Mindfulness and meditation

  • Chakras as developmental psychology
  • Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan for emotional healing

  • Archetypes of the psyche in the myths of yoga
  • The yoga sutras and 8 limbs as a path of self-development

  • Holding a sacred container and ritual space
  • Dharma Dialogue: Weaving wisdom, philosophy and psychology into your teaching or practice.

Each day is an integration of yoga, meditation, lecture, visualization, poetry, interpersonal shadow work, kirtan/music, and soaking in the famous Esalen healing waters.

Whether you are new to therapy, teaching yoga or very seasoned, this training will leave you inspired and rejuvenated. Explore your edge. Refine your skills in this safe and nurturing environment.  You will gain effective tools for a lifetime of exploration and bring renewed passion to your teaching or practice.


Advanced Yoga Psychology Training

Sunday, October 9 - Friday, October 14 

Esalen • Big Sur, California

About the Instructors

Co-owner of Rising Lotus Yoga, Daniel is a Mind/Body Psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks.

Daniel shares his joy of music and Bhakti meditation by leading Kirtan and playing sacred music monthly at Rising Lotus, retreats and other studios.

Along with RLY cofounder Claire Hartley, Daniel co-leads the Teacher Training program exploring Yoga Philosophy from an integrative depth psychological perspective.


Recently named the ‘#2 Online Influencer for Stress Relief’ by Dr. Oz’s Share Care, Ashley Turner, MA is the creator of the wildly popular Meditation 101 Virtual Conference (25,000 ppl in 2014), 7 best-selling yoga dvds, co–author of Aroma Yoga, Ordained Priestess and Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern.

Practice with her online at She holds a clinical practice in Santa Monica, CA.

About Esalen

Esalen is one of the world’s premier, legendary destinations for personal growth and development. Perched on a windswept rocky promontory on California’s scenic Big Sur Coast, Esalen opened its doors over 50 years ago as a center for positive, personal change, and for the 750,000 people who have been through its gates since 1962, nothing has ever been quite the same.

Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education + research. The community works toward the realization of a more humane and all-embracing world, seeking answers to questions unlikely to be explored by traditional universities and religions. Esalen sponsors pioneering initiatives and offers personal, spiritual and social transformation practices for residents, interns and workshop participants.

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