Yoga is not simply an exercise practice that can help you get in shape or become more flexible. When practiced slowly and mindfully, yoga can be a powerful component in building a more resilient nervous system. While yoga practice may have been a nice idea or a good habit pre-COVID, during this global pandemic, developing a regular mind-body practice like yoga is becoming increasingly essential. Slow, mindful yoga offers an important opportunity for low-cost, low-risk stress management and proactive self-care. In this 60-minute IFMA community class, Kristine Kaoverii Weber yoga therapist and founder of Subtle® Yoga will discuss scientific findings which suggest that there may be important neurobiological benefits of regularly practicing slow, mindful movement; she will also guide participants through a 20 minute chair yoga class.

Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, c-IAYT, eRYT500 has been studying yoga and holistic healing for 30 years, teaching since 1995, and training yoga teachers since 2003. She is the director of the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals program at MAHEC in Asheville, NC; and presents workshops and trainings internationally. Find out more at

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