Unlocking the Past: A Yogic Perspective on Healing Intergenerational Trauma

“Research suggests that unresolved PTSD can facilitate lasting physiological changes and that these modifications can be passed on to the next generation.” -Dr. Arielle Schwartz Does your family come with a secret story that is hard to tell? Indeed, most of us grow up in families which carry with us some history of past traumatic … Continued

Restoring Balance: Yogic Tools to Calm an Overactive Nervous System

Every second of the day, your body is functioning seemingly effortlessly, regulating the literally millions of physiological functions that keep your body running. The part of the nervous system in charge of orchestrating all these functions behind the scenes, so to speak, is the autonomic nervous system.  The autonomic nervous system regulates all the functions … Continued

Yoga for Your Brain: A New Formula for Healthy Aging

Like the rest of our body, the brain changes in numerous ways as we get older. What happens to the brain during healthy aging? And are there ways that we can positively influence the changes in the structure and function of the brain, much as we can with muscles and bones? In this course, Dr. … Continued

Yoga as Medicine – A New Paradigm for Health

In this course Dr. Timothy McCall will provide an overview of the emerging field of yoga therapy: the use of yoga and its vast toolbox to help treat virtually any  health condition — physical or psychological. Yoga therapy has grown enormously in the last several years, there are ever-increasing numbers of scientific studies examining its effectiveness, … Continued

Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Keys to Lifelong Health

Most people know the importance of core strengthening for health and long-term well-being, but the pelvic floor is an important group of core muscles, which tend to get ignored. “The torso is like a tote bag for your organs,” says Leslie Howard, a Bay area yoga teacher who conducts workshops nationally on pelvic floor strengthening to … Continued

Rest and Silence: Practicing from Stillness, Spaciousness and Ease

One of the greatest lacks in our life is, paradoxically, “nothing.” We rarely take time to just be, to rest, to just feel silence, to hear our heart’s deepest longing. We are just too busy, too occupied, too distracted, too over-scheduled. We try so many strategies: new calendars, to-do lists, New Year’s resolutions, and endless promises to ourselves to do … Continued

Your Well-being Power Switch–The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Healing

The effect of yoga on the nervous system is one way we can understand the truly integrative approach of yoga to health and well-being.  The nervous system is our communication network through which we respond to internal and external stimuli and through which we work to maintain a homeostatic environment within our body. The effects … Continued

Mindful Menopause – Yoga for Hot Women of a Certain Age

The symptoms of menopause begin earlier than most people realize, and last longer. In a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse group of 1,449 women with frequent hot flashes or night sweats — the largest study to date found that the symptoms associated with menopause can last up to fourteen years after a woman’s last period. Menopause … Continued

The Seven Chakras Series

In this 7-part audio download series by Kristine Kaoverii Weber, you will learn what the traditional Tantric texts have revealed about these sacred energy centers. You will also be introduced to some of Carl Jung’s theory about each chakra and their relevance to your physical and emotional health, and spiritual growth. Kaoverii supplies basic asanas … Continued