2017 Yoga

Therapy  Summit 

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1
CHICAGO

Register for one or more of Sonia's sessions!




Yoga: Linking to Your Healing Source

​​Saturday Morning, Session 1 & Sunday Morning, Session 3

TKV Desikachar said that the subtlest dimension of our human system has the strongest effect on all the others. It is from there that a connection to a powerful source of healing can permeate and positively influence every level of our being. Whether you perceive this subtle dimension as something outside or inside yourself, whether it appears to you in a specific form or simply an energetic quality, whether you associate it with a religion, a spiritual perspective or a concept such as that of a guide or higher intelligence, Sonia will help you link to your source of healing. 


In this session, participants will learn how to identify, awaken, and engage this source through the varied and subtle practices of yoga. Explore means for understanding the principles underlying the process itself to create and sustain a relationship with this source. Sonia will use a combination of movement, breathing, gesture, nyasa (placement), mantra (chanting), and bhavana (visualization) coupled with time for questions, answers, and discussion.


Each of Sonia's sessions will be built around a different focus representing a source of healing. As such, these sessions can be taken independently or as part of a series structured to expand your experience of these tools and their effective sequencing.



Women's Panel Discussion: Yoga Therapy from a Woman's Perspective

Saturday Afternoon, Session 2

Join Clare Collins, Kate Holcombe, and Sonia Nelson as they discuss Yoga Therapy from a Woman's Perspective. These three women have each experienced yoga therapy themselves, have taught yoga therapy to others, and know the evolution of yoga and yoga therapy.



Keep up-to-date with our full list of presenters, schedule, and insights on our Facebook page! 

Sonia Nelson

Sonia Nelson has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 35 years, studying privately with TKV Desikachar since 1975. Sonia is the Director of Antaranga Yoga and the Vedic Chant Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico where, through individual instruction, she focuses her teaching on continuing education and mentoring for yoga teachers and therapists. In this private context she applies principles and practices of yoga therapy to a wide range of life situations, using asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation as modalities for healing. Additionally she teaches classes, workshops and trainings in the traditional study and contemporary application of Vedic Chant.