Free ebook for yoga teachers


How does an ancient yogic text address our contemporary mental health challenges?

Our world today is vastly different than it was in Patañjali’s time, and yet the core of many of the challenges we’re wrestling with today remain the same as they were thousands of years ago.

In this ebook for yoga teachers, join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober to draw on the wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras and modern contemplative science to find ways to support your yoga students experiencing mental health challenges and to create a safe and brave container for them to connect, heal, and thrive.

What you’ll learn

Unpack the Sūtras

Explore the eight limbs of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras through the lens of Mental Health Aware Yoga

Practical wisdom

Learn how to apply the yamas and niyamas to support the psychological well-being of your students

Trauma-informed teaching

Discover simple, practical and effective ways to create safety in your yoga classes

Scope of practice

Understand your role as a yoga teacher at the frontline of contemporary mental health care


Reflect on your blind-spots and discover how to make your teaching even more supportive and transformative


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Patanjali's 8 limbs and Mental Health Aware Yoga ebook

I’m Lauren.

I’m a clinical psychologist and yoga teacher of over two decades, and the founder of Mental Health Aware Yoga and the Yoga Psychology Institute.

With nearly 80% of yoga students reporting that they practice yoga for mental health reasons, I believe that it is vital that yoga teachers understand mental health and know how to support their students experiencing mental health challenges.

In this small but mighty ebook, we will draw on the wisdom of Patañjali’s eight limbs to guide our yoga teaching to be more mental health aware, so we can support our students through these challenging times.

I’m glad you’re here!

Dr Lauren Tober

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