VIRTUAL Yoga & Polyvagal Theory: 6-Week Mental Health Series w/ Nicole & Erin
Join Erin Jacob & Nicole Von Chorus online via Zoom to learn a new model of the nervous system focusing on the vagus nerve, its relationship to social engagement, the stress response, and dissociation, and learn to cultivate effective strategies for coping with stress and building resilience.
Time & Location
Mar 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. PDT
Virtual Event via Zoom
About the Event
Join Erin Jacob and Nicole Von Chorus to understand the new science which is challenging traditional views of the human stress response, mental health, and trauma. Gone are the days of the black and white analogy of a switch that pulls us back and forth between a 'rest-and-digest' and 'fight-or-flight' modes as needed. Most of us know that life is not black and white, and neither are the emotions or responses we experience as we work to navigate through the diverse set of conditions, memories, reactions and opportunities we encounter throughout our ever changing lives.
In this 6-week, Wednesday evening series, we will cover the anatomy and function of key areas of the nervous system related to anxiety, depression, mood regulation, and trauma-related stress patterns, as well as how the polyvagal model parallels fundamental yogic philosophy and practice. Through a therapeutic yoga practice, we will focus on developing skills for managing our behavioral and bodily response to stress, restoring balance and safety to our nervous system, and increasing our ability to tolerate adversity and rise to the challenges of life!
This series will combine anatomical & philosophical understanding with breathing exercises, gentle stretches, mindfulness, and self-compassion practices which are all designed to put you in the driver's seat of your own nervous system, widening your 'Window of Tolerance', and allowing you to cultivate healthy regulatory patterns which can bring peace and balance to life.
Who Will Benefit From This Series?
If you are a living, breathing, human being who uses their Nervous Sytem on a daily basis, this series has relevance for you!
If you experience any of the following, this workshop is extra relevant:
- Anxiety or Panic Disorders
- Complex Trauma
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Stress
- Chronic Fatique
- Any Mental Health Disorder or Disturbance
Erin Jacob is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) under the International Association of Yoga Therapists, is additionally registered under the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 and YACEP (Approved Provider of Continuing Education for yoga teachers), and is a Trauma-Informed teacher. With over 2000 hours of therapeutic training and over 25000 hours of teaching experience, she has helped thousands of students with a wide range of physical and mental and health conditions......READ MORE
Nicole VonChorus, ERYT, MEd. in Clinical Counselling, is a yoga teacher and mental health counsellor who works with youth and families who are struggling with various mental health disorders. She helps people of all age gain healthy coping skills and teaches these skills to caregivers learning how to support their loved ones .....READ MORE
In-Person Atendance: $145.00
(max. 10 participants)
*Please note this workshop will be held virtually online via Zoom. You will receive a link 24-hours before class, and again directly before each class.
** Minimum 4 participants needed to run this series.
Yoga & Polyvagal 6-Week Series
This 6-week series with Nicole & Erin includes 6 classes, every Wednesday from 6-7:15pm, Feb. 22nd - March 29th, 2023$130.00Tax: +$6.50 GST