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

Feb 20–May 18, 2025 Open Mental Health

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

Description

The Subtle®Yoga Teacher Training 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.

Should participants choose to complete the full series, including all modules, an added perk is that it may offer participants sufficient combined hours to apply to the Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200). Please note that the Yoga Alliance is non-clinical, completely independent, and separate from MAHEC, Subtle Yoga, or any of MAHEC's clinical accrediting bodies.

"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



Prerequisites for the Teacher Training


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

The Teacher Training includes 16 days of instruction over four modules providing 102.0 Hours, including 6.0 Ethics Hours (does not apply to NC Psychology credit).

February 20 - 23, 2025
Day 1 - 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 3 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 4 - 08:30am - 03:15pm

March 13 - 16, 2025
Day 1 - 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 3 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 4 - 08:30am - 03:15pm

April 10 - 13, 2025
Day 1 - 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 3 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 4 - 08:30am - 03:15pm

May 15 - 18, 2025
Day 1 - 10:30am - 05:15pm
Day 2 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 3 - 08:30am - 05:15pm
Day 4 - 08:30am - 03:15pm

Please note: In the case of inclement weather, trainings will run as scheduled on the livestream platform, registrants for in-person class will be included.

Subtle® Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable, person-centered approach to yoga practice that may be tailored to meet the needs of clients with differing abilities. It fosters the development of attention 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.

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

Register above for the entire Subtle® Yoga series. Deadline is September 12th, 2024.
Early Registration deadline for the Teacher Training is January 1st, 2025.
To learn more about and/or register for individual Subtle® Yoga Series trainings in the series click here.

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

Objectives

Upon completion of these 16 modules, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key ethical principles which must be applied in clinical practice when teaching yoga postures to clients in a 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

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

Sessions

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups - In-person

2/20 10:00 AM – 5/18 3:00 PM

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals: Teaching Yoga to Individuals and Groups - Live Webinar

2/20 10:00 AM – 5/18 3:00 PM

Credits

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  • 10.000 CEU

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 10.00 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

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

    This program provides 6.00 Contact Hours – Ethics specific credits (does not apply to NC Psychology credit).

    Module 1: The Ethics of Yoga (Clinical MH Ethics) - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 1: Dharma Circle (Experience / Application of Yogic & MH ethics) - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 1: MH Ethics and Yogic Ethics Exercise - 1.25 Ethics credits
    Module 1: Individual Application of Ethics - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 2: Case Consultations / Case Studies / Ethical Considerations - 1.50 Ethics credits
    Module 3: Case Consultations / Case Studies / Ethical Considerations - 1.75 Ethics credits

  • 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

  • 10.000 CEU

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 10.00 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 102.000 Contact Hours

    Reflects credits for Teacher Training only

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

    This program provides 6.00 Contact Hours – Ethics specific credits (does not apply to NC Psychology credit).

    Module 1: The Ethics of Yoga (Clinical MH Ethics) - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 1: Dharma Circle (Experience / Application of Yogic & MH ethics) - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 1: MH Ethics and Yogic Ethics Exercise - 1.25 Ethics credits
    Module 1: Individual Application of Ethics - 0.50 Ethics credits
    Module 2: Case Consultations / Case Studies / Ethical Considerations - 1.50 Ethics credits
    Module 3: Case Consultations / Case Studies / Ethical Considerations - 1.75 Ethics credits

  • 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

    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

    Applies 7/17/23–1/1/25

    $2560.00 Registration Fee

    Applies 1/2/25–2/20/25

    $3300.00 Registration Fee - ENTIRE Subtle® Yoga Series (includes all workshops in the 2024 / 2025 season, as well as the Teacher Training)

    Applies 7/18/23–9/12/24

    $360.00 Registration Fee - Teacher Training only - MAHEC Employee (limit 5 employees)

    Applies 7/18/23–1/1/25

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