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Taking the Yamas and Niyamas Out of the Bathroom

Taking the Yamas and Niyamas Out of the Bathroom

Often, when I visit yoga studios, I see yama and niyama posters on the walls – particularly, for some reason, in the bathroom. One time, when I was out of town, I found a class I wanted to take at a studio I’d never been to. When I walked in, the receptionist didn’t look up. I stood at the desk waiting for a while and when she finally acknowledged me there was very little eye contact and definitely no smile. However, a curt, “Can I help you” managed to eject itself through her teeth.

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Hauling My Butt Out of the Yoga Comparison Trap

Hauling My Butt Out of the Yoga Comparison Trap

Hauling My Butt Out Of The Yoga Comparison Trap By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | June 25, 2020 COMMENTSWhen I first moved to Asheville there was a very popular teacher named Shala. People loved her classes then and they still love her classes now. I thought to myself,...

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The Neurobiology of De-escalation (blog)

The Neurobiology of De-escalation (blog)

The Neurobiology of De-escalation  By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | June 18, 2020 COMMENTSI'm a little biased, but I think my son has always had a great sense of humor. When he was four he started putting raspberries on his fingertips and then letting them dance to a...

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Alcohol, Generational Trauma and Not Wasting Time with Yoga

Alcohol, Generational Trauma and Not Wasting Time with Yoga

I have inherited the generational trauma of a people who were oppressed, brutalized, spiritually and politically disenfranchised, culturally crushed, and left landless, impoverished, grief-stricken and heart-broken.
Still, somehow, my ancestors managed to survive, to rebuild their lives, and to thrive – like flowers emerging from cracks in the pavement.

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The Healing Potential Below

The Healing Potential Below

There are deep rivers of healing waiting beneath the surface that we stand, sit, walk, run, dance, pose and lie upon. This stunning green and blue ball, careening at 828,000 kilometers per hour through a mind-numbingly expansive void, is no lump of rock with a few half-conscious creatures loitering about on its surface.

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The Next Pandemic and How Yoga Can Help

The Next Pandemic and How Yoga Can Help

Yoga practice, while not a substitute for standard mental health care, can provide potent, complementary, person-centered support for coping with the stress during this pandemic. It can also help people build greater resilience to meet the challenges that are certainly ahead.

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The Nervous System Benefits of Rearranging the Furniture + 2 Yoga Tips

The Nervous System Benefits of Rearranging the Furniture + 2 Yoga Tips

I don’t think the urge to reorganize is simply about discharging excessive energy or agitation. Rather, it is actually a response to an internal demand for recalibration or adaptation. When there is an internal demand to do things differently, acting out that demand in the external world helps us to prepare for the more challenging internal work.

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Yoga Tools for Anxiety – Podcast!

Yoga Tools for Anxiety – Podcast!

Yoga Tools for Anxiety - Podcast! By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | April 22, 2020 COMMENTS Last week I had a chance to (virtually) sit down with my friend Mado Hesselink of The Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast and talk about the rise in anxiety during these difficult times...

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Upcoming Events

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | October 14 – 16, 2021

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | October 14 – 16, 2021

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 | November 11 – 13, 2021

Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | November 11 – 13, 2021

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 | Feb – May 2022

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals | Feb – May 2022

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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