Yoga at CMHC Towson
Explore Yoga at CMHC Towson. From Mindfulness Meditative Yoga to Weekly Classes led by our professional coaches, counselors, and yoga instructors.
An all-inclusive group, no yoga experience necessary. We will have chairs and mats. Classes will be held on the porch or in our Yoga room. Led by a certified yoga instructor & therapist Elizabeth McCarthy
Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative, 1008 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson
About the Instructor
Elizabeth McCarthy, LCPC, RYT
A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher, Elizabeth earned her Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018. Elizabeth is a life-long learner and passionate about helping others, continuing her education by earning certificates in Advanced Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cogntitive Therapy, and Yin Yoga. She has completed trainings in Poly-Vagal Nerve Theory, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Buddhist Psychology, which she interweaves into therapy. Her approach is customized, holistic, transpersonal, and nature-informed to empower clients with symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma to find their innate strength, heal, and grow to their fullest potential.
I’m so excited to offer this in-person, trauma-informed, mindful, and gentle yoga class to help us reconnect with ourselves and each other: mind, body, and spirit. This Yoga Series is based on the teachings of Dharma Mittra’s Hatha Raja Yoga, Kristin Neff’s Mindul Self Compassion, and Stephen Porges and Deb Dana’s PolyVagal Nerve Theory. It is designed to allow you to safely regulate your nervous system’s responsee to stress using breathwork, forms or asanas, and meditation. Each class will offer a little closer look into each of the above concepts, providing psychoeducation into the most recent nuerobiology that is proving the effectiveness of thousands of years of yogic tradtion. I hope you will join me for a hour of renewal, healing, and relaxation!
According to Johns Hopkins, yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. Improving strength, balance, and flexibility. Benefits of yoga also include better heart health and even better sleep!