Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Vagus Voyage: An Embodied Tour of the Vagus Nerve and its Influence
Neural flexibility. Neural resilience. Neuroscience. If these terms seem heady, this workshop will help you embody your brain’s neural playground….your body. The vagus nerve is beloved by yogis for being our chief parasympathetic (relaxation response) nerve. But new science around the influence of the vagus has shifted our understanding of parasympathetic responses. This workshop teaches you how to access to the three anatomical zones enervated by the vagus nerve, and how each zone affects our state of perception and quality of being. The workshop includes novel breath-based exercises coupled with soft-tissue self-massage and positional release in order to feel the fascinating interplay of stimulating sympathetic and parasympathetic modes of being. Learn to distinguish between the myelinated and unmyelinated vagus doorways and become familiar with Polyvagal Theory. Ultimately it will help you to be more aware of our own state and help you foster a safe environment for your students.  
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Marriott Hotel and Spa
900 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States