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Proprioception and Interoception – Lessons from the Accident Prone

Proprioception and Interoception – Lessons from the Accident Prone

A primary benefit is that good interoception helps to dissipate unconscious muscular tension in your body – holding patterns you may not even know that you have! When you start to unravel these patterns, you diminish the effects of stress on your system. And that’s always a good thing. In fact, some researchers have suggested that poor interoception lies at the heart of many chronic diseases – think about it, I work too hard, I don’t have time to exercise, I don’t pay attention to my diet, I don’t manage my stress, and then, surprise, I have heart disease!

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Which Professionals Really Need Yoga?

Which Professionals Really Need Yoga?

Which professionals really need yoga? Doctors. It’s a burned out health care world. “Roughly half of the physicians in the United States suffer from burnout, and every specialty of medicine is affected.”

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Thinking Outside the Yoga Studio Box

Thinking Outside the Yoga Studio Box

If you believe that more people need access to these transformative practices, then you have to climb out of that box. Yoga teachers can share yoga in various wellness settings, and they can also collaborate with health care professionals – or even get licenses so they can have a more sustainable, steady career.

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150 Years Ago We Needed Hygiene, Now We Need Yoga

150 Years Ago We Needed Hygiene, Now We Need Yoga

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see mind-body practices instituted across the board as a powerful, foundational response to our current public health crisis? This quote is from a 2015 study which showed that yoga postures, breathing practices, and meditation can reduce the need for medical care by 43%.

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Reconciling Non-Attachment (vairagya) with Attachment Theory

Reconciling Non-Attachment (vairagya) with Attachment Theory

Yes, it’s not uncommon for people who have been wired to be avoidant through their childhood experiences to then see yoga as a perfect way to reinforce and normalize their insecure attachment because, throughout the yoga literature, we are bombarded with the exalted value of NON-ATTACHMENT or vairagya.

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Upcoming Events

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | March 12 – 14, 2020

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | March 12 – 14, 2020

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 | April 16 – 18, 2020

Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | April 16 – 18, 2020

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 September 2020

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups | Starting September 2020

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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RYT 500 | Starts May 1, 2020

RYT 500 | Starts May 1, 2020

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.
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