Genevieve Yellin, ERYT500, PYT1000

Genevieve Yellin’s background as a research scientist before transitioning to full-time Yoga Therapist is evident in her approach to Yoga Therapy. Her teaching serves as an accessible bridge between the ancient teachings of Yoga and modern medical sciences.  She is the founder & director of a non-profit organization and is faculty in Yoga Therapy and Trauma Informed Yoga trainings worldwide.

Mudra & Pranayama for Common Health Challenges
This class will focus on powerful Mudra & Pranayama recommendations, contraindications and applications. We will explore these paired subtle body practices for the most common health challenges that are typically found in a Yoga Therapy setting: 1) Insomnia  2) Digestive issues 3) Hypertension 4) Chronic back pain.  This class will be experiential.  The ability to sit still is required (the ability to sit still, to me, is a sign of an advanced practitioner).
Rx, Intermediate-advanced    intensity 1

How Trauma Changes the Brain
The trauma recovery process in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy begins with normalizing post-trauma symptoms through education.  Understanding the neurophysiological changes that occur in response to trauma allows clients to integrate how the changes affect them physiologically, emotionally and behaviorally, and offers them a roadmap of what can be done to ameliorate their negative symptomology.  Mixture of lecture and experiential applications.
Rx, Teachers   intensity 2

The Polyvagal Nerve Theory
The Polyvagal Nerve Theory (PVT) shifted the paradigm and shed light on our understanding of the autonomic nervous system in our western, conventional medical/mental health model; however it has a strong correlation with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy.  In this course we will explore the relevance of PVT in Yoga Therapy.
Rx, Intermediate-advanced   intensity 2