Living with Your Nervous System
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Dec 7 - 9, 2018 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $420.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $420.00 Dormitory - Private - $490.00 LGH - Single - $540.00 LGH - Double - $540.00 LGH - Family room - $540.00 (All prices include $240.00 base amount)
Racing heart, sweaty palms, nervous jitters—we are all familiar with the involuntary stress response of the autonomic nervous system, also known as “fight or flight”. While a short-term stress response can be helpful for navigating situations safely, lasting stress can have a negative effect on well-being. Yoga is a practice that can help you reclaim and maintain the health of your autonomic nervous system.
The autonomic nervous system sometimes has a mind of its own. It can cause reactions such as tense muscles, anger, and fear, which can last longer than the threat, linger after the mind has regained equilibrium, and which the mind can’t control. We can consciously use yogic practices to shorten that lag time and bring the body and mind back into harmony with each other.
Discover how the autonomic nervous system works, assess your autonomic patterns, and learn a variety of practices from the Integral Yoga tradition which are effective in harmonizing this system, including postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation, and meditation.
Heal autonomic nervous system dysregulation as you:
- Learn how various Yoga practices influence the autonomic nervous system
- Discover how the latest findings in neuroscience confirm the value of yogic practices
- Become familiar with the basic brain structures and learn to regulate the brain’s trauma center
- Bring greater awareness to bodily sensation
- Experience a guided chair Yoga sequence, including warm-ups and trauma-informed postures
- Calm symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression with yogic breathing techniques
- Take home scripts and practices to continue experiencing the benefits of a nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive approach to Yoga
Balance your nervous system, increase your self-mastery, and develop greater present-moment awareness during this weekend of learning.
Included in this program are the basics of the autonomic nervous system and how it becomes dysregulated, evidence-informed elements of Integral Yoga which rebalance the system, and trauma-sensitive Yoga practices which can be practiced at home for maintaining nervous system health.
Didactic and experiential, this program will focus on teaching skills which can be practiced in any situation to create an immediate effect.
While it may be a helpful adjunct, this introductory weekend is not a treatment for health conditions. If you are having disabling symptoms, please consult your medical professional before registering.
None. This workshop is suitable for Yoga teachers, Yoga students, or anyone who has an interest in maintaining optimal health and reducing the symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course was life changing, both personally and professionally. — Melissa Bickford, LMFT
I have been using a lot of your techniques everyday. Clients feel an immediate relief. I appreciate all your wisdom and your teachings. — Pushpa Autrey, Psychotherapist
In this course I was awakened to the real meaning of Yoga, which previously I thought of as just an exercise. I am also grateful for learning the chair yoga and the different scripts on how to incorporate breathing and meditation techniques in a clinical setting. I feel that while I am not a psychologist, these practices will be very useful in public health settings among people with a variety of diseases. — Marion McNabb, M.A., Public Health; Ph.D. Candidate
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.