July26 Yoga/Counseling

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For more information, please call Wendy Overend, Ph.D., Director of Admissions 805.969.3626 ext. 305

Yoga, Personal Myth, and The Pacifica Experience | July 25-26, 2014
with Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., + Yoga 'expert' and Pacifica student Alanna Kaivalya

Willow YoungDennis Patrick Slattery Ph.D., is a core faculty member who helped shape the development of the Mythological Studies program. He has been teaching for 40 years from elementary to secondary, undergraduate, and graduate programs. He has received the prominent rank of Distinguished Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. His areas of emphasis include the poetic imagination, writing and reading as mythic activities, the relation of psyche, spirit and matter, and the place of contemplation within the academic setting. He is the author of several books including: The Idiot: Dostoevsky's Fantastic Prince; The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh; Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life; Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture and A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor. With Lionel Corbett he has co-edited Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field as well as Psychology at the Threshold. With Glen Slater, he has co-edited Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture. With Jennifer Selig, he has co-edited Reimagining Education: Essays On Reviving the Soul Of Learning. He is the author of three volumes of poetry: Casting Shadows; Just Below the Water Line; and Twisted Sky. He serves as the Faculty Advisor to Between, the student literary journal as well as The Mythological Studies Journal, the student on-line journal, both published by the Mythological Studies Program.

Alanna Kaivalya, PacificaAlanna Kaivalya, is a current student at Pacifica Graduate Institute and author of Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan and Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition. Alanna is listed as one of Yoga Journal's Top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40, formulating The Kaivalya Yoga Method after over a decade of dedicated study, research and teaching experience. Her style is a unique combination of her unyielding spirit, extensive knowledge, and the practiceal application of yoga and various complimentary modalities resulting in an uplifted practice that spans the depth and breadth of what yoga offers the practitioner: Self confidence, Self empowerment and In-dependence (as in, dependence on the internal, numinous source).



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M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology

The M.A. Counseling Psychology Program with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology is dedicated to offering students unique and comprehensive education and training in the art, science, and practice of professional clinical counseling and marriage, family, couples, and individual psychotherapy.

As preparation for licensure in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, this rigorous academic program emphasizes both theoretical understanding and experiential training in clinical skills. Research studies prepare students to explore and contribute to the practice of scholarship within the depth psychological tradition in order to further Pacifica's dedication to tending the soul of the world.