Introduction to Subtle Yoga for Mental Health: A One-Day Introduction
Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction and Recovery
May 18 - May 20 at MAHEC, in Asheville, NC
(5/18 10:00-5:30, 5/19 8:30 – 5:30, 5/20 8:30-5:15)
Yoga is currently being incorporated in the Veterans Administration’s treatment protocols for PTSD and complex trauma. It is also being employed as an adjunctive therapy in addiction treatment and recovery centers around the country. In this 3 day training, participants will explore the intersection of Subtle® Yoga and addiction and trauma recovery and learn Subtle® Yoga techniques to encourage resiliency, self-regulation, self-soothing and healing the nervous system and brain. Participants will also learn the principles of trauma informed yoga and how to integrate Subtle® Yoga in individual and group sessions to help clients learn to take effective action, to tolerate and shift unwanted feelings in the body, and to experience the body as a friend and ally in the healing process.
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 biopsychosocial- spiritual 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.
Subtle Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions: A One-Day Introduction
June 1 at the Greenville AHEC (SC)
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.
Health care is often delivered in a fast-paced, volume based context; however, mind-body practices can be adapted to meet the needs of a variety of settings. A growing body of research demonstrates the efficacy of yoga for mental health including many positive neurobiologic benefits.
In this one day workshop, participants will learn how to guide clients through several safe, effective, yoga-based interventions which can provide clients and staff with tools for self-regulation, grounding, and empowerment. With minimal training or physical capacity, most people can learn to utilize some of these low-risk, empowering skills. Health care professionals can begin to experience the powerful benefits and share these practices safely with their clients.
- Demonstrate at least 3 brief Subtle Yoga interventions which may be used to support client self-regulation.
- Describe several postures, breathing and meditation practices which may be integrated into individual and group interventions to help mitigate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Differentiate between “top down” and “bottom up” neurobiological rationale for the effectiveness of Subtle Yoga interventions with clients to improve mental health and sustain recovery.
Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups
Four, 4 day modules beginning September 14, 2017 (103 hours CEUs with 4 hours of ethics)
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Yoga for Behavioral Health Professionals, Fundamentals of Yoga in Clinical Practice, Module One- Ethics and Application and Module Two- Addiction Prevention and Recovery.
Completion of this training and the pre-requisites will qualify participants to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 hour level).
Sept. 14-17, 2017
Oct. 12-15, 2017
Nov. 9-12, 2017
Dec. 7-10, 2017
"From a yogic perspective, there is a connection between your posture and your mood...with sustained practice you can shift your emotional baseline toward greater levels of happiness.” – Dr. Timothy McCall, Yoga as Medicine
This final module will focus on yoga breathing, postures, meditation and on teaching methodology and pedagogy. Participants will learn the basics of alignment, anatomy, physiology, and subtle anatomy including chakras that support integrating yoga in behavioral health settings. Several class outlines to teach to people with various physical abilities and behavioral health issues will be provided and practiced. There will be further reference to yoga paradigms which can inform teachers about self- awareness, learning and communication styles, and other pedagogical considerations.
I now know that yoga truly is for everyone and that there is scientific research to back it up. I feel prepared to teach yoga because I have the tools and confidence that you gave me!
Excellent training, teachers are exceptional.
I loved this workshop! I will definitely incorporate these practices into my life and my patients’ treatment, thank you!
This perspective shift is so important that I don’t believe it can be ignored. All mental health providers should be required to study the mind/body connection and ways to work within this perspective to promote healing that lasts
Before this, I didn’t know much about yoga at all. Now I believe this was the best introduction to yoga for me. Now I have a better understanding of incorporating poses as well.