May 1, 2021: Samkhya Model/Creating Yoga Mind Community Day & Professional Development (CE)

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Samkhya Model 8:30am-12:30pm
Faculty: Amy Wheeler

Sometimes the healing that occurs as a result of yoga therapy seems like magic. It is hard to explain the actual mechanism that seems to heal the nervous system and ultimately all the layers of the human system.

Do you ever wonder how you can explain it to yourself, other healthcare providers, or even your clients? Do you have a clear language around Samkhya Philosophy, the different types of mind, and how turning the senses inward promotes healing?

Sometimes you know a topic, but you have a hard time explaining or need visuals to solidify the concepts for yourself and others, That is exactly the goal of this workshop. We want to help you get more clarity around Why Yoga Therapy Works and for you to be able to share it with others! Curriculum handouts are provided for you to use with your clients.

Lecture on the Samkhya model, including the tanmatras, rajas, tamas and sattva guna. Explore the similarities and differences of sister schools; Samkhya Philosophy and yoga. We will also demonstrate how Samkhya is the foundation of the system of healing for both yoga and Ayurveda.

Creating Yoga Mind 1:30pm-5:00pm
Faculty: Priya Saini Verma

As healthcare providers, we often put ourselves last. We are too busy taking care of everyone else. And we don’t even notice when we have gotten out of balance. At Optimal State, we provide tools for yoga therapy assessment to help us have clarity about our physical, physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual states according to the gunas. Most of the time, we can catch illness long before it manifests physically. We can see it coming on the subtle layers if we pay attention.

Would you like to have a system in place to bring more self-awareness about your state of mental and physical health? Are you ready to invest in yourself and make sure that you are a role model and staying healthy so you can serve your clients? Can you honestly say that you spend enough time and energy on YOU? Well, now is the time. Get ready to be honest with yourself and begin the journey towards health and healing again.

The healer cannot heal if they have not cultivated a sattvic mind over many years. Use the Optimal State model to evaluate your current lifestyle and patterns and understand what it would take to begin living in sattva more often. Take professional responsibility for self-care and staying in balance as a healthcare provider. Set self-care goals and move into a new dimension.

The community day workshop events cover a broad range of topics that you can choose to attend either one or both half day topics.

Please select the appropriate event ticket for the topic time(s) that you would like to attend. Each ticket is good for streaming live online. See ticket descriptions for more details on specific topics. There are two separate links for each event date, one for the morning session and one for the afternoon session. If you would like to re-watch, you will also receive a link of the recording that is good for 30 days after the event.

The morning session of the Community Day will start at 8:30am PST.  Once the program begins, it will be difficult for us to work with you individually, so please log in online before 8:30am to be sure you are able to attend effectively and not interrupt the other participants.

The afternoon session will begin at 1:30pm PST for streaming participants.  The program begins promptly at 1:30pm, it will be difficult for us to work with you individually after we start, so please log in before 1:30pm to be sure you are able to attend effectively. Our day together will end at 5:00pm PST.

The morning live stream is from 8:30am-12:30pm and the afternoon live stream is from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.  Lunch break will be from 12:30-1:30pm PST.


The email that the link will come from is  Please check your spam/ junk email if you do not receive the link.  Sometimes this happens when there is a large group of people receiving an email.  We will do our best to get it to you.  Then, if you have not received the link 12 hours before, please email us to check on the status and we will make sure that you receive it.

If you are streaming, you will receive the power point presentations about 24 hours before the event.  Please note that if you register late, both the power point presentations and link for streaming could be delayed.  Please register as soon as you know you will be attending.  Space is limited.

If you plan to watch the video replay, you will receive the link 24-48 hours after the event.  The email that the link will come from is  Please check your spam/ junk email if you do not receive the link within 24-48 hours. If you do not receive the recording link, then please email us to check on the status and we will make sure that you receive it.  Again, there will be two separate links, one for the morning session and one for the afternoon session.

Please note: the streaming links are different from the replay links.  If you register for a full day you will receive 2 links prior to the Community Day and 2 links following the Community Day.

Each individual community day workshop has 2 ticket options:
1-Half Day 8:30am-1:30pm
2-Half Day 1:30pm-5:00pm
Lunch is from 12:30pm-1:30pm

*Please be prepared to do a morning and/or afternoon yoga practice with space for your mat, blanket and any bolsters or items you have to support your practice.


  • Samkhya Model/Creating Yoga Mind
    May 1, 2021
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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