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Diving Into Connection By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | December 24, 2020 COMMENTSOn Christmas eve, after bath time, my mother always lit a special candle and gathered all my siblings around her. I felt the soft, snuggly-ness of my clean, damp skin against my pajamas, my...
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about letting go. Mostly because life is forcing the issue. I keep remembering a popular saying in the recovery world – “Let go and let God.”
On Exhaling, Yoga, And My Self-Care Royalty Status By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | November 12, 2020 COMMENTSI don’t know about you, but I kinda feel like I’ve been holding my breath since March. I exhaled last Saturday and I was surprised by what happened next. I...
yoga is a practice, not a performance.
Dancing can be wonderful. And it’s also quite different from biomechanically sound, physiologically oriented, sequence-focused, breath-centric yoga asana practice.
Yoga Ethics, Capitalism, and the Veils of Illusion By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | October 9, 2020 COMMENTSIn 1997 I was giving a talk about the intersection of yoga philosophy and economics. I'm no expert in economics, though I’ve always been interested in how humans...
A Karmi, a Jnani, and a Bhakta walk into a kombucha bar…with masks on. But when they realize the boisterous crowd is ignoring social distancing, they decide to hang out in the parking lot and yell through their car windows to each other for a few minutes before heading home.
That pretty much sums up my social life these days.
A few years ago, my husband’s friend from Australia (visiting in the U.S. on business) stopped by. I think of him as your friendly, garden-variety Aussie bloke.
We sat on the porch and drank iced mint tea. Because I love learning how people think (or maybe I’m just nosey) I asked him lots questions. At one point I asked him if he considers himself liberal or conservative. He told me he was definitely conservative.
Confessions of a Navel Gazer By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | September 10, 2020 COMMENTSWhen I returned from my 4 years in Asia, I moved in with my parents for a few months until I could figure out what to do with my slightly confused 29-year-old self. I was in the habit...
Last week one email in particular made me choke on my morning tea, “Get the hell out of here with this pandering nonsense. Most people that do Yoga are enlightened and not racist.”
When I was in second grade, my classmate, a boy named Clay, chased me home from school – almost every day…sometimes all the way. It was terrifying and traumatizing. As I ran, he threatened that when he caught me, he would kill me. My mom told me to ignore him and it would stop. But it didn’t. Sometimes he would catch me and I’d fight and claw and desperately wriggle out of his grip and run. I’d arrive home gasping and crying.
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.
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.