Psychology and Yoga

Welcome to the APS Psychology and Yoga Interest Group Website. 

The Psychology and Yoga Interest Group seeks to represent, promote and advance contemporary psychology through examining its relationship with the psychology, principles, and practices of yoga; and to improve community wellbeing and scientific knowledge through supporting psychology professionals in practice and research involving yoga.

If you have any queries regarding the Psychology and Yoga interest group please email us at [email protected]

We provide for our members: 

  • State-based and nationwide professional development opportunities
  • State meetings, special events meetings, annual general meeting
  • Peer support network 
  • Online webinars and discussion forums
  • Useful resources available online
  • Quarterly e-newsletters

The Committee meets monthly, to view contact information please view [Committee Information] and send emails to [email protected]To view Committee vacancies please view [Forums].

Join the conversation in our http://www.linkedin.com/groups/APS-Psychology-Yoga-Interest-Group-5135631/about

 

Terms of Reference

  1. To represent, promote and advance contemporary psychology through examining its relationship with the psychology of yoga.
  2. To improve community wellbeing and scientific knowledge through creating structures that support research testing the benefits of yoga psychology as a form of mindfulness psychotherapy.
  3. To provide a forum for members to discuss the practical relevance of yoga theory to clinical practice.
  4. To provide a deeper sense of professional belonging within the Australian Psychological Society for members who live their lives guided by yoga principles and practices.
  5. To provide regular professional development opportunities in a variety of formats and in a variety of locations around Australia.
  6. To increase awareness and enhance the profile of Australian Psychological Society psychologists within the broader Australian yoga community and its organisations. This would include providing information about when and how to access a psychologist and the many services offered by the Australian Psychological Society.
  7. To work collaboratively and supportively where possible and appropriate with other Australian Psychological Society interest groups.
  8. To promote awareness within and to provide informed advice to the APS on matters related to the psychology of yoga and contemporary psychological practice