Your Brain on Yoga - Nervous System & Yoga

San Francisco, CA, United States

CW
Cora Wen
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May 6 - 7, 2017
Group size: 4 - 8
Your Brain on Yoga - Nervous System & Yoga
San Francisco, CA, United States

Cora Wen
  • Email address verified

$285
Deposit: $150
May 6 - 7, 2017
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

I’M EXCITED TO SHARE THIS WEEKEND OF YOGA INQUIRY, FOCUSING ON HOW THE PRACTICE AFFECTS OUR BRAINS AND CONSEQUENTLY WHAT EFFECTS IT CAN HAVE ON OUR NERVOUS SYSTEMS AND EMOTIONS.


You may remember a class or a pose that felt like it calmed you down. Or perhaps one that filled you with lots of energy. (Handstands and back bends come to mind.) Certain poses can be wonderfully uplifting or restorative; some can both activate and calm (think headstand or tree pose).


By the same token, one’s sequencing and awareness in asana can have deep effects on the nervous system and the emotions. Certain sequences can activate and stimulate, while others create a calm space and restful energy.


There’s a big difference between a restorative class and a power vinyasa one, but in both cases it’s interesting to note how the particular alignment/expression/execution of the pose determines its effects–as much as the type of pose, your mood, the time of day, even the weather.


With focus, precision and awareness of all these factors, we can create a deep relaxation response or stimulate an energetic and invigorated sense of well-being.


This workshop will teach the basics of the central nervous system, and how yoga canaffect the mind and body in both a scientific and spiritual sense.


It will take an all-encompassing, eclectic approach, incorporating concepts of western science and Chinese Medicine meridians to illuminate and explain how our bodies’ “control centers” are activated to make sensory, motor and somatic connections. Join us and find out how your brain work on Yoga!

What’s included

We have a small private studio which provides mentor support in an environment that is safe and encouraging. Workshops are available for practitioners, teachers, massage therapists, Pilates trainers, physician assistants, chiropractors and other health practitioners to learn how yoga can support health and wellness programs. 


This workshop is part of 100hr Restorative & Prevention Yoga Certification, registered with Yoga Alliance as Continuing Education Units for yoga teachers. You will receive 15 Hours of CEU credit for attendance of the full workshop. 


15 HOURS YOGA ALLIANCE CREDIT

12HRS CLASS+PRACTICUM 3HRS


All yoga props available in studio, and manuals will be provided after registration.

Not included

Transportation and lodging are not included.


Before You Go

Please advise any restrictions or illnesses 

Available Packages

Full Weekend
Available until May 05, 20176 left

2 Days Practice and practicum required for Yoga Alliance CEU

$285
Deposit: $150
Single Day
Available until May 05, 2017only 3 left

Saturday we will discuss the anatomy of the brain, and how the nervous system is affected by yoga asana in active poses

Sunday we will look at emotional aspects of the yoga practice, and how the brain can be activated/relaxed in restorative poses

$175
Deposit: $75

Itinerary

Your Brain on Yoga
2 Days
YOUR BRAIN ON YOGA A healthy nervous system enables you to meet every event of life with calm and resilience. It keeps all the muscles, organs and tissues of the body working at full efficiency, gives sharper sensory perception and a sense of vitality and energy. The nervous system affects the body from the organs to muscles to mood. A well-rounded nervous system enables us to remain calm in stressful situations. The nervous system is made up of large numbers of individual cells or neurons. Neurons are the cells that make up the system, with fibrous hairs attached to the membrane which enables each cell to transmit rapid trains of signals to nerves. The asanas in yoga help teach the nervous system to react to stress with breath and calm. Muscles learn to relax during tension and the negative symptoms produced by hormones during the “fight or flight” mode are repressed.

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Cora Wen
Cora Wen is an international expert on yoga therapy, a contributor to Yoga Journal and a specialist on South Asian culture. She frequently teaches in Asia as well as the US and Canada. Her therapeutic expertise and deep knowledge has flourished over two decades of teaching and apprenticing with America’s most influential teachers. Contributing as a writer and teacher for Yoga Journal USA, Yoga Journal Thailand and Yoga International allows her to share skills across the globe, training and mentoring teachers and trainees. She is a qualified, talented and experienced teacher who has an infectious enthusiasm and a natural, friendly approach. Cora’s classes are uplifting and fun. Over many years she has evolved a unique, personal style that safely blends Iyengar alignment and therapeutic yoga into artful sequences. Her classes focus on coordinating breath and body movements. More info at www.corawen.com