DescriptionSubtle® Yoga incorporates ethical engagement, breathing techniques, healing movement, meditation, and other practices which can improve mental health, and foster resiliency in the body and mind. In this workshop participants will learn basic yoga practices to improve the symptoms of trauma, including brief interventions for self-soothing and grounding, and longer terms strategies for befriending the body, regulating the nervous system, and moving toward self-regulation and empowerment.
Research findings on the efficacy of yoga for PTSD will be presented, including understandings of how yoga recruits neuroplasticity to effect healing through both top-down and bottom up strategies. The benefits of yoga in clinical settings will be explored. Opportunity to practice yoga during the workshop will help participants learn to utilize basic skills to help improve client outcomes and for clinician self-care.
Subtle® Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable approach to yoga practice which is person centered and can be tailored to clients with differing abilities. It fosters the development of attention and mindfulness and promotes spiritual development in the context of any belief system. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and dress in layers. You are welcome to bring a yoga mat.
“It’s interesting that right now there are about six to ten million people in America who practice yoga… They’ve discovered that there’s something they can do to regulate their internal systems.”
- Bessel van der Kolk, MD author, The Body Keeps the Score
Please note: The snow date is February 18, 2018.
This workshop is a stand-alone event, and is also part of a series, leading up to an optional teacher training course to be held in 2019. Additional details included on the BROCHURE!
Mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject
- Describe basic Subtle® Yoga techniques to address trauma in clinical practice
- List trauma informed best practices for using yoga clinically and how to present Subtle® Yoga techniques to diverse groups with different belief systems and range of movement abilities
- Demonstrate Subtle® Yoga techniques for clinical practice with clients, while practicing techniques in class which may also be used for clinician self-care