JOY-TH (Journey Of Yoga Therapy for Healing) is the newest innovative program offered at the Psychiatric Clinics of MDABC!
The program is an eight-week group-based (currently virtual) course offered for referred patients with anxiety or depression.
The course will combine two evidence-based treatments for depression: cognitive based mindfulness training and yoga. It is led by Lucinda Kunkel, MD, FRCP(C), who has over twenty years of training and credentialing in each of these treatment methods.
Each class will be 90 minutes, consisting of initial discussion and education, breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness meditation (dharana), physical postures (asanas), and reflection.
NOTE: The next JOY-TH session is planned for early 2022. There is no JOY-TH course in the fall of 2021.
Orientation meeting prior to start of course.
Week 1 – Introduction to Yoga/ Mindfulness, Healing Theme
Week 2 – Healing/ Release Theme
Week 3 – Acceptance (Self and Circumstances) Theme
Week 4 – Self Compassion Theme
Week 5 – Strength Theme
Week 6 – Balance Theme
Week 7 – Loving-Kindness Theme
Week 8 – Integration of all of the above Themes
How do I join the JOY-TH Program?
A referral from your GP or Psychiatrist is required. Please download the form below and take it to your doctor.