Faculty

Committed to the widespread adoption of yoga as a population health strategy, Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEP has been studying yoga and holistic healing for nearly 30 years, advocating, speaking and teaching about yoga since 1995, and training educators since 2003. Her organization, Subtle®Health, LLC, provides holistic, mind-body trainings, education, and clinical services with the mission of enhancing community health infrastructure. She is the director of the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals program at MAHEC in Asheville, NC; presents workshops and trainings internationally, and is frequently invited to speak about yoga at health care conferences. After completing her BA and MA at Georgetown University, Kristine trained extensively in many styles of yoga including Viniyoga, as well as in Asian bodywork therapy, and homeopathy. She is the author of The Complete Self Massage Workbook, and has published articles in the International Association of Yoga Therapist's journal, Yoga Therapy in Practice and other wellness publications. Her work has been featured in Redbook, BodySense, Women's World, Natural Health, and Lifetime TV. She is a regular presenter for www.yogauonline.com and www.yogamate.com. She has provided yoga therapy to various populations in institutions and privately since 1996. Find out more at www.subtleyoga.com.

 

Brett Sculthorp, LCSWA, CSAPC is a North Carolina Licensed Social Worker Associate and Certified Abuse Prevention Consultant. He is currently on the Community Support Team at Parkway Behavioral Health and is the Operations Manager of Subtle Health which provides holistic based training, education and services to enhance community health infrastructure. Brett is also an associate at the Center for Local Economies which is dedicated to the study, refinement and implementation of strategies that bolster the prosperity of local economies. He has been practicing yoga and meditation for 25 years.

 

 

 

Ashley Lester, LISW-CP, eRYT200 has been practicing clinical social work since graduating with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver in 1996. She is the assistant director of the Subtle Yoga Training for Behavioral Health Professionals at MAHEC. Most of her practice has evolved around working with traumatized individuals and families in Boston, MA and in an integrated care setting in Asheville, NC. She currently practices through the Employee Assistance Program for the Greenville Health System in Seneca, SC. She has been a yoga practitioner for 12 years and received her 200 hour yoga certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2005.

 

 

Marek Sawicki BA. CAyu. LMBT (NC #7858) eRYT500 is currently co – director of Living Alchemy Healthcare. He is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute and has completed a two year clinical internship in Pancha karma and internal medicine under Dr. Alekananda Devi. Marek’s 18 years of combined yoga therapy, bodywork, and Ayurvedic medical experience invoke deeply transformational workshops that touch the true heart of healing and inspire students to carry on the living art of Ayurveda in their daily lives. He is currently the Director and Lead Instructor of Therapeutic Massage at AB-TECH (Asheville campus) for the Associate degree program, and has taught many weekend workshops in Viniyoga therapy and is currently a lead instructor of Therapeutic Yoga Training for Subtle Yoga.

 

 

Eric Seiler is a teacher for the 500 hour Subtle® Yoga Therapeutic Certification Program. He teaches weekly classes, personal yoga training, and basic and advanced-level yoga teacher-training programs and workshops in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Eric Seiler began practicing yoga in 1995. Coming from the “meditation in motion” style of Kripalu yoga, Eric began teaching yoga in 2001. In 2005, Eric went to The Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado to study the pioneering original bodywork method of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.<br><br>

Charles Staubs, D.O., is the science adviser for Subtle Yoga. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed a Residency in Family Medicine at Beaver Medical Center in Beaver, Pennsylvania in 1991, and practiced family medicine for 22 years in Virginia, Maryland, and Wisconsin. In 2013 he became disabled by chronic migraines. Dr. Staubs started practicing yoga in 2011 to cope with his migraine pain, and has found it to be vital to the management of this chronic condition. He believes that a complete yoga practice, which includes postures, breathing, meditation, and philosophy, is an essential self-care toolbox. He has extensively examined the scientific literature which supports this concept, showing that yoga works on multiple body systems to optimize health, increase resilience, reduce stress, and decrease suffering from chronic pain and illness. Dr. Staubs completed the Viniyoga 500 hour Foundations Program for Yoga Therapy led by Gary Kraftsow in 2015. He practices yoga daily.