Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction and Recovery

Nov 11–Nov 13, 2021 Closed Mental Health

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral 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.

This module includes 3.25 ethics hours!

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

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)

Subtle® Yoga Series

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

Target Audience

Target audience will consists 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:

  • Articulate the advantages of using Subtle Yoga in recovery with clients recovering from trauma and addiction.
  • Integrate postures, breathing, and meditation practices in group and individual interventions to assist clients.
  • Discuss the importance of spirituality as it relates to healing and identify approaches for integrating clients’ spirituality into practice.
  • Describe the 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, RYT500
  • Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500


Brochure / Registration Form