Behavioral Health Trainings


Upcoming Trainings: 


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


Thursday 10:30-5:30
Friday 8:30-5:30
Saturday 8:30-5:30
Sunday 8:30-3:30


"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.

Click here to register.


Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One Day Introduction

November 8 at 8:30 am - 5:15 pm


121 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803-2868
(828) 257-4400


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, calming the nervous system, and moving toward self-regulation, healing, and empowerment.

Research findings on the efficacy of yoga for PTSD will be presented, including understandings of how yoga recruits neuroplasticity to affect healing through both top-down and bottom up strategies. The benefits of yoga in clinical settings will be explored. Opportunity to practice yoga during the workshop will help participants learn to utilize basic skills to help improve client outcomes and for clinician self-care.

“It’s interesting that right now there are about six to ten million people in America who practice yoga… They’ve discovered that there’s something they can do to regulate their internal systems.”

Bessel van der Kolk, MD author, The Body Keeps the Score


Upon Completion of this Workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how basic Subtle Yoga techniques may be incorporated into clinical practice to reduce symptoms of trauma.
  2. Demonstrate at least 3 trauma informed best practices for clinical application of yoga.
  3. Show how to present Subtle Yoga techniques to diverse groups with different belief systems and a range of movement abilities.

Subtle® Yoga is a broadly applicable, person-centered approach to yoga practice which can be tailored to differing body types/physical abilities and various contexts - from mental illness to public health. Subtle® Yoga incorporates six key processes: mindful movement, breathing practices, meditation, awareness of values/ethical engagement, spiritual development and service. Together these practices promote attention, mindfulness, body awareness, self-regulation, resiliency, self-actualization and pro-social behavior. Subtle® Yoga calms the nervous system, improves breathing, increases the body-mind connection, and is trauma-informed. It is a holistic intervention which can complement and enhance traditional healthcare approaches through health promotion, prevention, treatment or aftercare/recovery and from the individual to population health levels.



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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.

Cheryl Harrison Goldsboro, NC

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.

Jennie Locklear