Mental Health 101

For Yoga Teachers

20 Hour Training with Ayelet Krieger

Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11


Namaste Berkeley

Join yoga teacher and clinical psychologist, Ayelet Krieger, as she delivers a compelling and digestible look into the changing role of yoga teachers. Often students attend yoga classes at a doctor’s recommendation to alleviate symptoms spanning from traumatic physical injuries to mental health concerns. The Mental Health 101 for Yoga Teachers training is a response to the reality that we are often playing a therapeutic role for our students, and prepares yoga teachers to feel more empowered and equipped in this capacity.

This training covers several mental health topics, including:

  • identifying warning signs of larger mental health risks that show up in yoga class
  • how to address students with eating disorders
  • setting healthy boundaries with students who are boundary-crossing or overly relying on you for support
  • how to de-escalate a crisis or traumatic response in the middle of a yoga class

This training will include several unique pedagogical tools to help meet all learning needs, including lecture, role plays, reflective writing and sharing, and group process. You will leave this training feeling more confident in your ability to hold space for your yoga students, empowered to set healthier boundaries, and better equipped to manage mental health issues that arise in class.

For Yoga Teachers:

CEUs are available with Yoga Alliance.
This training qualifies as 20 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training


$549 | $499 Early bird (available through July 9, 2017)


*If you need to cancel your registration, please email Cancellations made before July 21, 2017 will receive a refund minus $50 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 7/21/2017.

Dr. Ayelet Krieger As both a yoga teacher and clinical psychologist, Ayelet is passionate about mindful living. Her classes offer fluid and attentive movement, fusing the systems she trained in: 200-hour foundational certification through YogaWorks and 300-hour advanced certification in Prana Vinyasa with her root teacher, Shiva Rea, under whom she continues to study and apprentice.

Ayelet is also an Integrative Restoration Institute certified teacher of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation that offers skills that calm the central nervous system and release negative emotions and thought patterns. Additionally, Ayelet is a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher through Tranquil Space Yoga Studio of Washington DC. When not teaching yoga, Ayelet works as a licensed psychologist at her Oakland-based private practice, Oasis Therapy Center, specializing in treating stress and anxiety. By integrating mindfulness and scientifically-based psychotherapy tools, she helps her clients bring the practice of yoga off the mat and into their partnerships, parenting, and lives. Please visit to learn more.