DescriptionYoga 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.
By registering, participants agree that information may be shared with Subtle Yoga instructors.
Group RegistrationsRegistering 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.
Group Rate Available$325/person
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 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, eRYT200
- Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500
Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction and Recovery via Webinar only
11/11 10:00 AM–11/13 5:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.0 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
20.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 20.00 Contact Hours.
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. 20.00 hours
This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. 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.