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Polyvagal Theory and Yoga An Embodied Path to Well-Being

For everyone.

There is a sense of ease that comes from living with a nervous system that responds with flexibility to the ordinary—and sometimes extraordinary—challenges we meet each day. Come listen to the rhythm of your body, and tune in to the important information your nervous system holds—information you can use to enhance your well-being.

Through embodiment and yoga practices and the principles of polyvagal theory, you learn

  • How experience creates patterns of protection and connection
  • Ways to use the social engagement system to fosternourishing connections
  • The physiology of breathing, with guided experiential practice
  • Co-regulation, through partner work and exercises
  • Practices for up-regulation, to promote the dance between connection and mobilization
  • Meditation and yoga nidra for down-regulation, to access safety in stillness.

Return to your everyday life with a deeper awareness of how you navigate the world, and with a set of practices to support your well-being.

Recommended reading Deb Dana, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation.

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Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery
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Recovering Resilience by Resetting the Nervous System


Presenter(s)

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma and the coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute.

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Melanie Burns, a bodyworker and yoga teacher, combines psychology and anatomy to heal physical, mental, and emotional tension and trauma.

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