Workshop: Nervous system health, neurobiology and yoga
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About the Event
In this workshop we explore the interfaces of nervous system health, neurobiology and yoga.
Yoga helps to balance the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, says research. The different practices are efficient in improving the functionality of the vagus nerve, relieving stress load, developing self-regulation skills and increasing resilience.
From the yogic point of view is nervous system health, however, just a side effect of the increased fluency and flow of the system. Welcome to explore the convergences of research and yogic tradition!
In this workshop you learn:
- What happens in body and brain during the practices
- How and why different yogic practices (postures, breathing, meditation) work and have positive health effects
- How does yoga practice support the strengthening of self-regulation and resilience
- Which elements make the yoga practice such an effective way to balance the nervous system state (top down and bottom up approaches)
- How does the nervous system reflect the principles through which yoga and ayurveda perceive the human system
- How yoga philosophy and western neuroscience converge and support each other
We dive in the lecture part into the research conducted about the effects of yoga practice, into the autonomic nervous system as the master of the bodymind and into the yogic view on the human system. The practice part concentrates on balancing the functioning of the nervous system, increasing its dynamics and strengthening especially the activation of the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system branch.
You get concrete and simple tools for supporting nervous system health.
The workshop does not require previous experience on nervous system education or neuroscience. It is suitable for all levels. It gives valuable insight also for advanced practitioners and yoga teachers.
- A lecture (1,5 hours)
- A yoga practice that with different methods balances the functioning of your autonomic nervous system, increases its dynamics and strengthens your ability to let go and relax (2 hours)
- A yoga nidra practice as the final, long relaxation (0,5 hours)
We will have a break after the lecture that can be used for free conversation, questions about the theme, bathing in the sea and snacks.
WHERE: Yogaens Hus, Mellomila 91a
WHEN: Saturday 27.3.2021 kl 10.00 – 14.00
COST: 450 kr
Sanni Parkkinen is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and breathwork coach coming from Finland. Living in Trondheim, Norway, she teaches yoga in which the human being is seen as whole, mind and body being like two sides of a coin. She’s coaching people to live happier & healthier with emphasis on physiology first – meaning that nervous system health is the key to solve many of the issues we tend to call mental. She studies psychology at NTNU and is keen on exploring the interfaces of research and yogic tradition. Sanni has lived and worked in various yoga ashrams and centers in India, USA and Canada. For the past three years she has immersed herself in traditional non-dual Shaiva-Shakta tantra with teachers such as Miska Käppi (close student of Acarya Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha) and tantra scholar Christopher Hareesh Wallis.
The registration is binding. You will secure your place in the workshop by making the payment.
The workshop will be taught in English.
Minimum number of participants is five (5), maximum ten (10).