Psych 101


Spring Cohort 2018 begins March 21st.


Course Description:

This foundational online 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. 


This Years 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.



Dates March 21 - May 9, 2018
Meetings are Wednesdays at 11am MT
March 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9 

All class meetings are recorded; you do NOT need to attend live, although it is recommended.

Course tuition: $200 - $350 This course's tuition is on sliding scale. We hope this allows even more of you to take part in these important topics critical to all of our practices and teaching! Please select the tier that is appropriate for you. Everyone gets the same access to all materials. No special treatments or scenarios. Please in select in alignment with your needs. 

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.