In addition to master’s degrees in neuroscience and special education, I am a life long spiritual seeker. I have studied and practiced many, many years in a variety of schools of yoga, Eastern philosophy, Ayurvedic living principles, and Hindu mythology. Most recently I identify with Rajanaka yoga philosophy, a Tantric philosophy. My primary teachers are Douglas Brooks and Sarahjoy Marsh. My yoga training and practice have granted me space and quietness of mind enough to feel the rhythm and pulsation of life in everything and everyone around me. It is this pulsation that hooks me like a drug and draws me into the dance of relationship with life: the sorrow, the grief, the ecstasy, the passion, the work, the need, the trees, the being. This state I recognize as Goddess, and I celebrate with each passing breath. This state I recognize as God, and I celebrate with each passing movement. This state I celebrate with each interaction, each class.
Angela Grace, MS, ERYT500, C-IAYT
Angela Grace instructs the following:
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Nervous System
Yoga heals the mind/body disconnection, but is this a completely metaphysical concept? Is there a physiological basis? The answer, of course, is yes. In this module we will explore yoga's profound ability to shift our physiology and alter our nervous system. We will draw heavily on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as a therapeutic path, discuss the basics of polyvagal theory, and explore how our nervous system interacts with that of others. Through conscious practice of pranayama, asana, and mindfulness meditation we will delve into yoga's ability to either up regulate or down regulate our nervous system. Learning to use these techniques as medicine for your mental health is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your students.
This training is 40 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits or toward your 300 hour Yoga Alliance Certification through Live Well Studio.
Dates: June 2, 3, 4; June 16, 17, 18, July 7, 8, 9; July 21, 22, 23
Times: Fridays 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays 12-4pm; Sundays 2-5pm
Price $599 before May 2, 2017, $799 after