The tower room 2 sharing
Kristine Kaoverii Weber – MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEPCommitted to the widespread adoption of yoga as a population health strategy, Kristine Kaoverii Weber, has been studying yoga and holistic healing for nearly 30 years, advocating, speaking and teaching about yoga since 1995, and training educators since 2003. Her organization, Subtle®Health, LLC, provides holistic, mind-body trainings, education, and clinical services with the mission of enhancing community health infrastructure. She is the director of the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals program at MAHEC in Asheville, NC; presents workshops and trainings internationally, and is frequently invited to speak about yoga at health care conferences. After completing her BA and MA at Georgetown University, Kristine trained extensively in many styles of yoga including Viniyoga, as well as in Asian bodywork therapy, and homeopathy. She is the author of The Complete Self Massage Workbook, and has published articles in the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s journal, Yoga Therapy in Practice and other wellness publications. Her work has been featured in Redbook, BodySense, Women’s World, Natural Health, and Lifetime TV. She is a regular presenter for www.yogauonline.com and www.yogamate.com. She has provided yoga therapy to various populations in institutions and privately since 1996.
Part 1 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga to Widen the Window of Tolerance and Build Greater Nervous System Resilience
In this workshop we will explore the brain and the autonomic nervous system and discuss how yoga opens up the nervous system’s “Window of Tolerance” and builds greater resilience. We’ll also experience specific yoga practices that help build greater resilience and improve function. The morning practice will demonstrate how to use and sequence practices to create a safe, sustainable energizing effect on the nervous system. The accompanying evening practice will demonstrate how to create a grounding effect.
Friday 11th of October 5 p.m.
9 am - Part two of the four part workshops
Part 2 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga to Improve Body Awareness
In this workshop, we will look at cutting-edge neuroscientific research which suggests that slow, mindful movement is important for health and offers benefits that differ from those of fitness-oriented exercise. We will discuss the neurobiologic mechanisms of body awareness or interoception and how yoga practice can help build this skill. The morning practice will demonstrate how to use your own hands in posture practice to build interoceptive skills. The accompanying evening practice will focus on innovate cues to cultivate greater interoceptive awareness through yoga practice.
Noon - Lunch
1 pm - Part 3 of the four part workshops
Part 3 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Hemispheric Integration and Optimizing the Brain
In this workshop, we will explore specific practices to benefit hemispheric integration – the ability of the brain to communicate optimally across the fibrous midline connection called the corpus callosum. We will also look at how slow, mindful yoga practices create changes in the brain and examine the 5 Subtle®Yoga Principles of Asana Practice to Elicit Neuroplasticity. During the morning practice, we will experience specific postures to improve hemispheric integration. In the afternoon practice, we will continue to explore practices that encourage hemispheric integration and optimize brain function.
Oct 12th 9 am - 5 pm.Part 4 of the four part workshops
Part 4 – The Neurobiology of Yoga: Pranayama, Meditation, and Ethics
Yoga is more than posture practice and there are numerous evidence-informed neurobiologic benefits available via the wide range of breathing, meditation, and ethical inquiry practices of the yoga tradition. In this workshop we will explore the neuroscience of these other aspects of yoga and look at the researched benefits. During the morning practice, we will explore an integrated practice using ethical inquiry, asanas, interoceptive pranayama, and meditation. In the evening practice we will use the tools of yoga to look beyond the interoceptive experience toward identity, meaning and purpose.
Noon - Lunch
1 pm - Final of the four part workshops.
Weekend includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Investment; $490 U.S.
20 C.U, with yoga alliance upon completion for yoga teachers.