Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One-Day Introduction

Feb 16, 2024 Closed Mental Health

Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One-Day Introduction


Subtle® Yoga incorporates ethical engagement, breathing techniques, healing movement, meditation, and other practices which can improve mental health, and foster resiliency in the body and mind. In this workshop participants will learn basic yoga practices to improve the symptoms of trauma, including brief interventions for self-soothing and grounding, and longer terms strategies for befriending the body, regulating the nervous system, and moving toward self-regulation and empowerment.

Research findings on the efficacy of yoga for PTSD will be presented, including understandings of how yoga recruits neuroplasticity to effect healing through both top-down and bottom-up strategies. The benefits of yoga in clinical settings will be explored. Opportunity to practice yoga during the workshop will help participants learn to utilize basic skills to help improve client outcomes and for clinician self-care.

Subtle® Yoga courses are a unique offering of holistically oriented, mind-body behavioral health care. You are welcome to take any Subtle® Yoga modules on an individual basis (as multiple or sole trainings) or in any order, except for the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups (RYT200) which begins in Winter/Spring of 2025. If you would like to attend this training, you must fulfil 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 apply for registration with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

1. Any one of the following One-Day Introductions:
(a) February 16, 2024 - Subtle® Yoga for Trauma Recovery: A One-Day Introduction
(b) March 15, 2024 - Subtle® Yoga for Chronic Pain: A One-Day Introduction
(c) April 12, 2024 - Subtle® Yoga for Positive Mental Health: Brief Interventions

2. September 12-13, 2024 - Applying Subtle® Yoga in Clinical Practice (you may substitute 2 of the above one-day trainings for this two-day requirement)

3. October 17-19, 2024 - Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression

4. November 7-9, 2024 - Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery

5. Feb. 20-23, 2025 / March 13-16, 2025 / April 10-13, 2025 / May 15-18, 2025 - Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups (Four, 4-day Trainings with 102.0 Hours and 4.0 Ethics Hours)

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.

"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)

Register here for all the workshops in the 2024/2025 season, including the Teacher Training, at a discounted rate!
$ 3,300.00 if paid in full by September 12, 2024

To learn more about and/or register for individual Subtle® Yoga Series trainings in the series click here.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Subtle® Yoga staff.

Target Audience

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:

  • Incorporate basic Subtle® Yoga techniques to address trauma in clinical practice
  • List trauma-informed best practices for using yoga clinically and how to present Subtle® Yoga techniques to diverse groups with different belief systems and a range of movement abilities
  • Demonstrate Subtle® Yoga techniques for clinical practice with clients, while applying techniques in class which may also be used for clinician self- care to maintain optimal awareness, congruent with the highest ethical standards of clinical practice


  • Brett Sculthorp, LCSW, LCAS, CPS
  • Kristine Kaoverii T. Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500


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