Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups

Feb 17–May 22, 2022 Mental Health

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups

Description

The Subtle®Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals focuses on learning how to practice and guide clients through yoga breathing, postures, and meditation practices which can benefit mental health and emotional well-being. Participants will learn to teach safe, effective, accessible yoga practices to individuals and groups with a focus on sharing yoga with clients in behavioral health settings. Participants will be introduced to the basics of postures including alignment, anatomy and physiology-- and learn how to adapt practices for an office setting.

The theory behind sequencing guidelines which can affect behavioral health will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching specific sequences for anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, addiction recovery, and chronic lower back pain. Some of these sequences will be offered as “mat” classes, and some as “chair” classes. Particular emphasis will be placed on theory and practices which can create top-down/bottom-up integrated self-regulation as well as those which facilitate neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

Participants will also explore Carl Jung’s interpretation of yoga psychology through his analysis of the “subtle body” or chakra system. Reference to yoga paradigms which inform about self-awareness, learning, communication styles, and ethical engagement will also be introduced.

For registration of the teacher training only, the EARLYBIRD Deadline is 12/30/2021.

"From a yogic perspective, there is a connection between your posture and your mood…with sustained practice you can shift your emotional baseline toward greater levels of happiness.”

- Timothy McCall, MD
Author of Yoga as Medicine


The Teacher Training includes four, 4-day trainings with 102.0 Hours, including 4.0 Ethics Hours (16 days total).

February 17-20, 2022
Day 1 - Check-in 10:00am, Program 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 3 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 4 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 03:00pm

March 17-20, 2022
Day 1 - Check-in 10:00am, Program 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 3 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 4 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 03:00pm

April 21-24, 2022
Day 1 - Check-in 10:00am, Program 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 3 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 4 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 03:00pm

May 19-22, 2022
Day 1 - Check-in 10:00am, Program 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 3 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 05:30pm
Day 4 - Check-in 08:00am, Program 08:30am - 03:00pm

SNOW DATES:
Module One: February 24-27, 2022
Module Two: March 24-27, 2022


Participant contact information may be shared with Subtle Yoga staff.

Prerequisites

If you would like to attend this training, you must fulfill the pre-requisites listed as 1, 2, 3 and 4 below, before attending #5, which is the full teacher training. The combined hours of the trainings listed below will qualify participants to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

1. Any one of the following one-day Introductions:
  1. Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One-Day Introduction | February 26, 2021
  2. Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction | March 26, 2021
  3. Subtle® Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions | April 9, 2021

2. Applying Subtle® Yoga in Clinical Practice
September 17-18, 2021
(You may substitute 2 of the above one-day trainings for this two-day requirement)

3. Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression
October 14-16, 2021

4. Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction and Recovery
November 11-13, 2021

5. Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups
February 17-20, 2022 | March 17-20, 2022 | April 21-24, 2022 | May 19-22, 2022
Four, 4-day trainings with 102.0 Hours, including 4.0 Ethics Hours (16 days total)

Subtle® Yoga Series

Subtle Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable, person-centered approach to yoga practice which may be tailored to meet the needs of clients with differing abilities. It fosters the development of attention and mindfulness, and promotes spiritual development in the context of any belief system. Please dress in layers and wear comfortable clothing in which you may freely move. You are welcome to bring a yoga mat.

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


Target Audience

The 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 who have completed the prerequisite courses. The 16-day Teacher Training is designed for clinically licensed professionals who work in the area of mental health. This may include psychiatric nurses, psychiatric nurse practitioners or psychiatrists.

Objectives

  • Describe key ethical principles which must be applied in clinical practice when teaching yoga postures to clients in mental health practice to reduce symptoms of common DSM-V diagnoses, while consciously preventing harm
  • Demonstrate correct application of a wide variety of yoga postures, in alignment with basic foundations of gross and subtle anatomy and physiology, which may be safely and effectively applied with clients in a clinical mental health practice
  • Articulate and demonstrate the significance of subtle anatomy for optimal health in recovery, based on parallels between Eastern and Western evidence-based medical practice
  • Demonstrate explicit ability to guide clients through safe, trauma-informed yogic interventions, as observed and validated by a Subtle Yoga clinical course instructor

Faculty

  • Ashley Lester, LISW-CP, RYT500
  • Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500

Sessions

Choose Method of Participation

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals - In-person
2/17 10:30 AM–5/22 3:00 PM
Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals - via Webinar
2/17 10:30 AM–5/22 3:00 PM

Credits

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals - In-person
  • 10.200 CEU

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 10.20 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 102.00 Contact Hours.

  • 102.000 NBCC Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only


    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. 102.00 hours

  • 102.000 NAADAC

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    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 102.00 hours.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    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 102.00 hours Category A.

  • Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals - via Webinar
  • 10.200 CEU

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 10.20 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 102.00 Contact Hours.

  • 102.000 NBCC Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only


    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. 102.00 hours

  • 102.000 NAADAC

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    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 102.00 hours.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    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 102.00 hours Category A.

  • Fees

    $2160.00 Early Registration Fee - Teacher Training Only
    Applies 7/14/20–12/30/21
    $2560.00 Registration Fee - Teacher Training Only
    Applies 12/31/21–2/17/22
    Register Brochure / Registration Form