DescriptionYoga has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, depression, disordered eating, PTSD symptoms, chronic pain and insomnia. It can also increase mindfulness, immune function, energy levels, and an overall sense of well-being. A history of the yoga tradition and its evolution in the United States will be reviewed to provide insight into yoga’s key theoretical principles and its relationship with behavioral health theory and practice. Moving from theory to application, participants will learn the neuroscientific underpinnings of the physiological and psychological connection between yoga and mental health. Research and skills to support the application of yoga across the spectrum of behavioral health care (treatment, aftercare, prevention and health promotion) will be presented. Participants will learn how to implement accessible Subtle® Yoga techniques including postures, breathing, and meditation. Case studies on incorporating yoga into behavioral health will provide details on the practicalities of integration.
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.
Other Subtle Yoga classes offered:
10/11-13/18 - Subtle Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression
11/1-3/2018 - Subtle Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery
2/7/19 – 6/2/19 - Subtle Yoga Teacher Training Certification
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 the historical and cultural context of yoga as complementary to the behavioral health profession.
- Explain the scope and depth of yoga practice from a public health perspective.
- List key tenets of how the basic neuroscience of how yoga promotes mental health and recovery.
- Demonstrate at least five Subtle® Yoga techniques which may be applied as clinical interventions.
Full Series or Single Session?
19MH001 - Applying Subtle Yoga in Clinical Practice
9/7 8:30 AM–9/8 5:15 PM
19MH001 - Subtle Yoga - I would like to register for all the workshops in the 2018 / 2019 season, including the Teacher Training
9/7 8:30 AM–9/8 5:15 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
14.000 Contact Hours
Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for x.x Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.
14.000 NBCC Hours
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Full attendance is required to receive credit. 14.00 hours
This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #96726. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required to receive credit from NAADAC. Approved for 14.00 hours.
14.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
Psychologists: MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 14.00 hours Category A. Full attendance is required.