Our emotions are the nexus where our mind, spirit, and hearts meet and overlap with the unconscious, subconscious, and conscious realms. 

This 15- hour on-line course explores yogic, buddhist, and western perspectives on emotions, emotional intelligence, communication and relationships. Learn an integrated approach to emotions that speaks to all levels and layers of our being and bridges ancient wisdom and modern psychology and neuroscience.

Sundays 1-4pm

March 14 | 21 | 28 & April 4 | 11, 2021

This 15 hour on-line course takes place LIVE on Zoom over the course of 5 weeks. Course materials include: Course Manual, Recommended Podcasts, Optional Podcasts, Live Zoom classes, and weekly homework. Each 3-hour class includes two 15 minute breaks, and one 30 minute yoga, breathing, or meditation practice.

Registration is limited to 12 participants. Deadline for registration March 10 2021.

  Course Fee $295 | YO Volunteers $148



  • Western Paradigm
  • Yogic and Buddhist Perspectives
  • Impact of Trauma on the Mind and Brain
  • Awareness | Consciousness
  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras


  • Definition of Emotions
  • Impact of Trauma on Emotions
  • Myths and Truths
  • Cultural Norms
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Yogic and Buddhist Practices for:
    • Emotional balance
    • Self-regulation
    • Stress reduction
  • Multi-layered Perspectives: Koshas and Chakras


  • Yoga Sutras: Ahimsa and Satya
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Assertiveness, Authenticity, and Boundaries


  • Esteem Versus Ego
  • Overcoming Conflict: Dysfunctional Relationship Dynamics
  • Four Infinite Thoughts: Buddhist Wisdom for Relationships
  • Beyond Duality: Yogic Wisdom for Balancing Polarities

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event less a 10% admin fee.

About Farah

Farah Nazarali

Farah Nazarali, B.A., M.A., R.Y.T. is a yoga teacher with over 14 years of experience. She teaches classes, workshops, and teacher trainings. She has served on the Faculty of Prana Yoga College, Karma Yoga Teachers, Rizze Yoga, Wakeful Heart Yoga, Langara College, and for Yoga Outreach, a charitable organization that delivers trauma-informed yoga in social service settings.

In addition to leading Retreats at Hollyhock Leadership Learning Centre, Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, and Xenia Creative Development Centre, Farah is a pioneer in integrating Eastern wisdom with conflict resolution skills and non-violent communication. She has led workshops for dozens of government, union, educational, non-profit organizations and yoga service organizations. For more information on Farah, visit: www.farahnazarali.com

Questions: drishtifarah@gmail.com

Farah Nazarali Meditating on the beach near Nanaimo BC