Subtle® Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions

Apr 9, 2021 Mental Health

Subtle® Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions


A growing body of research demonstrates the efficacy of yoga for mental health, including the neurobiologic benefits of these ancient practices. 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.

“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"

Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Fax: 828.257.4768 | Email: MAHEC Registration

Group Rate Available

Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(add $15 to fee if registering within one week of the event)

By registering, participants agree that information may be shared with Subtle Yoga instructors.

Subtle® Yoga Series

  • A special price of $3,300 includes all the Workshops in the 2021 / 2022 season, as well as the Teacher Training. However, it must be paid in full by April 9, 2021. To register for the entire series, follow this link to the Teacher Training Certification.

  • To learn more about and/or register for individual trainings in the series, please click HERE.

Target Audience

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.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to teach several brief Subtle® Yoga interventions which can support clients’ self-regulation.
  • Demonstrate at least 5 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.


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


Brochure / Registration Form