Workshops & Retreats

Masterclass: The Brain On Yoga

October 12, 2019 1-4pm


Join Balance Through Movement for an afternoon Masterclass to deepen your understanding of the human nervous system and how yoga, breath-work, and relaxation exercises can support aging populations, chronic pain reduction and provide stress and anxiety relief.

Yoga, breath-work and relaxation exercises can support and change the way we feel, but what is the science behind why it works? 

How can you intentionally create brain-friendly practices that will emotionally, physically and cognitively support and address issues that might arise in you, your students or loved ones? In this workshop we will:

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the brain and related nervous system, including the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest, digest, heal”) nervous systems.
  • Learn why this knowledge can be therapeutic and helpful to know as a yoga teacher for both yourself and for your students.
  • Participate in and learn about "brain-friendly" asana and movement practices for older populations, people with chronic pain, and those living with anxiety.
  • Practice pranayama that stimulates, calms, or energizes brain function and can diminish pain receptivity.

*Yoga Alliance CEUs provided for registered yoga teachers.


Submit your application to attend here.

$100 (plus $3 Paypal processing fee). Advance payment required. Please submit payment here.