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What scientists are beginning to discover is that slow, mindful movement is just as important as cardiovascular exercise. While exercise is great for many systems of the body, slow, mindful movement helps to build other skills and confers other benefits.read more
The yamas and niyamas, which tend to get relegated to the bathroom walls of yoga studios, are actually more than just a list of 10 nice ways to be. They could be utilized as a framework for improving the health of populations if we can operationalize them in a non-sectarian way.read more
HOMECONTACT VIEW CART SHOP UPCOMING EVENTS IN-PERSON COURSES ONLINE COURSES It's been a tough flu season - I hope you've stayed healthy this winter. I got knocked out by a brutal respiratory virus a few weeks ago. And although I'm feeling much better now, as a person...read more
You don’t have to destroy your body for yoga. Your own yoga practice – done in a way that it supports you – is not only good enough, it is beautiful.read more
Because from now on, everything gets brighter.
Years ago, I realized that Winter Solstice was my day – it puts me face to face with the fact that everything – personal struggles, relationships, career, family, the economy, the weather, etc. goes through its ups and downs. Things rise, they blossom, they decay, they dissolve, and then they rise again in some new form.read more
If your primary relaxation strategy is Netflix and/or alcohol, you may need an upgrade. Here are four reasons why kicking back with a bottle to binge watch Parks and Recreation is not cutting it.read more
Please join us for this free workshop tomorrow night at 7 pm in Asheville. It’s called “Exploring the Tools of great Yoga Classes” – with me and one of Asheville’s most seasoned trainers – Eric Seiler.read more
Warning: Instagram May Be Hazardous To Your Health. Use at your own risk. Side effects may include: knee injuries, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, labrum and rotator cuff tears, broken toes, wrist strains, wardrobe malfunctions, and bruised egos. Please be aware that surgery and/or therapy may be required in 10 years or so.read more
This hippie, this scientist and this guru walk into a bar, and other stories from yoga teacher training
Apparently this came out of my mouth recently: “What we need is a scientist-hippie-guru (yoga teacher training) all together. I was being interviewed for this podcast – and I kinda think I should attempt an explanation.read more
This is an excerpt from a recent yoga workshop I gave called “The Neurobiology of the 8 Limbs of Yoga.” I’m talking about why you can’t expect everyone to be able to tolerate doing yoga slowly and why versatility as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist are important.read more
Whether you are an experienced or aspiring yoga teacher, a health professional, therapist or educator looking to integrate yoga into your work, or simply someone who is looking for a framework for personal growth, the Subtle® Yoga approach to training will provide you with a unique structure in which to experience and learn to teach, great yoga.
In this workshop Kristine will unpack the theory and practices of yoga (ethics, postures, breathing practices and meditation) in order to broaden and deepen participants’ understanding of the application of yoga from individuals to populations and across the spectrum of care. Using the example of addiction recovery, Kristine will present appropriate practice that may strengthen the nervous system, build resilience, improve chronic pain, and leverage client’s spiritual assets.
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.
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.
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.