DescriptionA growing body of research demonstrates the efficacy of yoga for mental health, including the neurobiological benefits of this ancient practice. Healthcare is often delivered in a fast-paced, volume based context. During this one day workshop, participants will learn how to guide clients through several safe, effective, yoga-based interventions which can provide clients with tools for self-regulation, grounding and empowerment. With minimal training, athletic or physical capacity, most people can learn some of these safe skills. Healthcare professionals may begin to experience the powerful benefits and share these practices safely with others.
Subtle® Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable person-centered approach to yoga practice which may 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.
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!
Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.
- Demonstrate the ability to teach several brief Subtle® Yoga interventions which can support clients’ self-regulation
- Demonstrate at least five postures, breathing and meditation practices which may be integrated into individual and group interventions to help mitigate symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Describe the top-down and bottom-up neurobiological basis for the effectiveness of Subtle® Yoga interventions