While the benefits of cardiovascular exercise have been widely researched and promoted, the benefits of slow, meditative yoga are not as well studied or understood. In this class Kristine Kaoverii Weber, yoga therapist and founder of Subtle® Yoga, discusses recent scientific findings that suggest important neurobiologic benefits of regularly practicing slow, mindful movement that differ from those of hard exercise. These benefits include reducing inflammation, promoting nervous system resilience, and encouraging neuroplasticity. The practice style can also be tailored to support different body types/physical abilities and those with chronic health challenges. 

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 www.subtleyoga.com.

Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville’s Community Class Series: July, 2019.