Subtle® Yoga Trainings for Behavioral Health Professionals

The courses listed below are a unique offering of holistically oriented, mind-body behavioral health care. You are welcome to take any of these modules in any order or individually, except for the Subtle Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups (RYT200) which begins in February 2019. If you would like to attend this training, you must fulfill the prerequisites listed as 1, 2, 3 and 4 below, before attending 5, which is the completion of the full training. The combined hours of the trainings listed below will qualify participants to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

1. Any of the following one day Introductions:

  1. Subtle Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One Day Introduction
  2. Subtle Yoga for Chronic Pain or
  3. Subtle Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions

2. Applying Subtle Yoga in Clinical Practice (you may substitute 2 of the above one day trainings for this requirement)

3. Subtle Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression

4. Subtle Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction and Recovery

5. Subtle Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups

Subtle Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One Day Introduction | Feb 8 2018

Subtle Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One Day Introduction | Feb 8 2018

Subtle® Yoga incorporates ethical engagement, breathing techniques, healing movement, meditation, and other practices which can improve mental health, and foster resiliency in the body and mind. In this workshop participants will learn basic yoga practices to improve the symptoms of trauma, including brief interventions for self-soothing and grounding, and longer terms strategies for befriending the body, regulating the nervous system, and moving toward self-regulation and empowerment.
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Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain | March 8, 2018

Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain | March 8, 2018

Because of the risk of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion in the treatment of chronic pain, a broad and integrated approach is essential. Chronic pain is best understood as a psychophysiological behavior pattern that eschews separation into distinct, independent psychosocial and physical components. An approach to chronic pain that incorporates evidence based somatic/cognitive interventions, such as yoga, can help clients reduce stress, control pain, and use less medication.
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Applying Subtle® Yoga in Clinical Practice | Sept 7 -8, 2018

Applying Subtle® Yoga in Clinical Practice | Sept 7 -8, 2018

Research and skills to support the application of yoga across the spectrum of behavioral health care (treatment, aftercare, prevention and health promotion) will be presented. Participants will learn how to implement accessible Subtle® Yoga techniques including postures, breathing, and meditation. Case studies on incorporating yoga into behavioral health will provide details on the practicalities of integration.
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Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | Oct 11 – 13, 2018

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | Oct 11 – 13, 2018

Yoga offers a holistically oriented, cost-effective approach that complements current treatment strategies for mental health and substance use disorders. Murali Doraiswamy, a Duke University researcher who conducted a systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders concluded, “The search for improved treatments, including non-drug based, to meet the holistic needs of patients is of paramount importance.
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Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | Nov 1 – 3, 2018

Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | Nov 1 – 3, 2018

The application of yoga techniques to assist in managing chronic pain and the role of spirituality in healing will also be explored. Participants will be introduced to a yoga-informed biopsychosocialspiritual model that addresses treatment as well as recovery, prevention and health promotion. Review of ethical standards for behavioral health providers and yoga practitioners will help to identify alignment and areas where further exploration is needed.
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Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups | Starting Feb 2019

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups | Starting Feb 2019

The Subtle®Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals focuses on learning how to practice and guide clients through yoga breathing, postures, and meditation practices which can benefit mental health and emotional well-being. Participants will learn to teach safe, effective, accessible yoga practices to individuals and groups with a focus on sharing yoga with clients in behavioral health settings. Participants will be introduced to the basics of postures including alignment, anatomy and physiology, and learn how to adapt practices for an office setting.
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