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Yoga workshop with Kristine Weber

Yoga and the neuroscience connection 4 part workshop with Kristine Weber.

Oct 11/12/13th
275 Euros per person.

This event is suitable for all yoga students.

From the beginner to the advanced. For those that wish to learn more about the mind-body connection.

Scientific facts are presented in an easy to comprehend manner.

Taking away the reasons behind our anxiety and moods. Tools to connect to our nervous system and ease our life.

Lunch included Saturday and Sunday.
20 Continuing education credits awarded on completion.


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 energising effect on the nervous system. The accompanying evening practice will demonstrate how to create a grounding effect.


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 neurobiological 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 innovating cues to cultivate greater interoceptive awareness through yoga practice.



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.



Part 4 – The Neurobiology of Yoga: Pranayama, Meditation, and Ethics


Yoga is more than posture practice and there are numerous evidence-informed neurobiological 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.



Enquiries to irelandyogaretreats@gmail.com