Polyvagal Theory & Yoga
Most of the workshops I've taught this year have centered around the nervous system with a focus on sympathetic & parasympathetic systems, the vagus nerve, and polyvagal theory. In many of the events, I've shared a groundbreaking article by Sullivan, et al (full listing below) as pre-workshop reading. Many didn't get through it, and those who did commented on its difficulty and density. It is full of terminology and scientific theory and yoga philosophy. It's challenging, and it requires time and concentration, reading and rereading.
I'd like to be your guide for this topic and this article. I'll share an overview of the nervous system and polyvagal theory, and then we'll dig in and discuss the article. We'll cover the terms and concepts of the article, the connection of science and yoga, and share applications.
The bottom line is: what does this look like in your yoga classes? How are you going to apply it?
Whether you love the details of anatomy/science/theory or they make you want to run for the hills, there's also yoga philosophy directly tied to the concepts. And the application of the information? I promise you, that part is simple.
There will be a worksheet to go with the article that will guide you through terminology and main ideas. This will help you breakdown the concepts and assist you in preparing for the discussion. There will also be a list of podcasts, articles, and videos to listen to/read/watch before we meet.
Join me for an in-depth look at this illuminating & inspiring topic!
This workshop is available by Zoom video call.