19MH003 - Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery

Nov 1–Nov 3, 2018 Closed Mental Health

19MH003 - Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery


Yoga is currently being incorporated in the Veterans Administration’s treatment protocols for PTSD and complex trauma. It is also being employed as an adjunctive therapy in addiction treatment and recovery centers across the United States. In this 3-day training, participants will explore the intersection of Subtle® Yoga and addiction and trauma recovery and learn Subtle® Yoga techniques to encourage resilience, self-regulation, self-soothing and healing for the nervous system and brain. Participants will also learn the principles of trauma informed yoga and how to integrate Subtle® Yoga into individual and group sessions to help clients learn to take effective action, to tolerate and shift unwanted feelings in the body, and to experience the body as a friend and ally in the healing process.

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 biopsychosocial-spiritual 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.

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.

Includes 2.25 Hours of Ethics!

Other Subtle Yoga classes offered:

2/7/19 – 6/2/19 - Subtle Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Target Audience

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


  • Articulate the advantages of using Subtle® Yoga with clients in recovery from trauma and addiction
  • Integrate postures, breathing, and meditation practices in individual and group interventions to assist clients
  • Discuss the importance of spirituality as it relates to healing and identify approaches for integrating spirituality into practice
  • Describe basic tenets of a yoga-based biopsychosocial spiritual model and how it may provide a framework for prevention and health promotion in the context of addiction


  • Ashley Lester, LISW-CP, eRYT200
  • Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500


Full Series or Single Session?

Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery
11/1 10:00 AM–11/3 5:15 PM
Closed 19MH003 - Subtle® Yoga - I would like to register for all the workshops in the 2018 / 2019 season, including the Teacher Training
11/1 10:00 AM–11/3 5:15 PM


2.000 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.00 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

20.000 Contact Hours

Includes 2.25 Hours of Ethics

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 20.00 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.

20.000 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. 20.00 hours

20.000 NAADAC

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 20.00 hours.

20.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC 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 20.00 hours Category A. Full attendance is required.


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