Psych 101


~ A Foundational Self-Paced Course ~

Begin Anytime ~ ONLINE



Course Description:

This foundational course presents you with essential terminology and highly potent applications to understand and make use of some of the innate and normal behind-the-scenes processes happening all the time in your classes, in your students, and in you. Join us as we raise the bar of our industry! Think of this as a survey course covering your essential psychology terminology bases. 


Curriculum at a Glance:

Unit 1: Self: Ego, Witness Function and the Ego Defenses.
Unit 2: Psyche: Shadow, Transference, Counter Transference, Erotic Counter Transference
Unit 3: Relationships: Tuckerman's Theory, Maslow's Hierarchy, The Circumplex Model, Cults
Unit 4: Learning: Zone of Proximal Development, Scaffolding and Neuro- Plasticity



8 live lectures with Livia Cohen-Shapiro, M.A.

The Embodied Psych manual containing your essential terms as well as applications.

Downloadable files for your notes

Access to an active group forum for inquiry and deeper study

Videos, readings, handouts and more to assist your learning and integration of material.

Lifetime access to the material

Office hours with Livia as needed.


What to Expect:

Theoretical and practical understandings of each concept as they pertain to yoga.

Capacity to see these concepts in action on the mat and in your life.

Your teaching will become more potent.

Tools to navigate your own process as a student and teacher of yoga.

Understanding of the human psyche from an embodied, yogic perspective.

Capacity to see and understand what is really going on psychologically during the practice and teaching of yoga.

Build a language to understand the rich naturally occurring psychological phenomena in the yogic context.



All classes were recorded live during spring cohort 2018. 

Each lecture is 60 minutes.

Watch the lectures, engage the exercises, bring questions to the Facebook Group. 

When you enroll, we'll send you a welcome email with all the information to begin!

Course tuition: $157

Please Note:

We take pride in doing lots of stuff by hand, student by student. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation of your enrollment. A thorough welcome letter with all materials and access info is sent approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.


I ask that you enroll in our courses in an invested and committed manner. A great deal of time, energy, expertise and attention to students and detail goes into each course. I ask you extend the same to us and your classmates.  

You have permanent access to the program materials of your cohort. Therefore I ask you please do not request a refund because you have not had time to go through the course in the way you expected or you could not attend specific sessions. I believe in the importance of responsible adult education. I am confident in both the importance and application of this work in enhancing and changing your personal and professional life. 

No refunds. No Partial refunds for missed sessions. No partial refunds on payment plans. No exceptions. 

In the event of major power outages, internet snafus, acts of god, mercury retrograde or other unexpected circumstances the session effected will be rescheduled in a manner agreed upon by all students rather than a refund issued.