The Polyvagal Theory for Yoga Teachers
Oct
5
to Nov 15

The Polyvagal Theory for Yoga Teachers

How Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory (PVT) underlies our perception, informs our actions and influences the quality of our relationships and our lives.

The Polyvagal Theory is a scientifically grounded view of the autonomic nervous system that integrates what we understand evolutionarily and physiologically and creates a state of inquiry with modern day pathophysiology and specifically, clinical psychology. Stephen Porges, PhD has elucidated a continuum of nervous system expression with a refined range of possible expressions that extend beyond fight/flight or rest/digest, while honoring and appreciating the body’s innate wisdom.

The objective of this six week online course is to distill the polyvagal theory (aka the science of connection) in a scientifically sound manner into a language that meets the needs of a yoga teacher to seamlessly integrate the PVT into teaching group classes and individual sessions, creating the conditions for long-term, sustainable wellness for themselves, their clients and their communities. Specifically, the gunas will be explored in relationship to the PVT.

Course Schedule

Week 1: Context for the Polyvagal Theory and Yoga (Wellness and the Gunas)

Week 2: The Landscape of the Polyvagal Theory (PVT: Hierarchy)

Week 3: What lies beneath Perception? (PVT: Neuroception)

Week 4: Mapping the Nervous System (Co-regulation)

Week 5: Navigating with the Polyvagal Theory (Co-regulation)

Week 6: Cultivating the Conditions in Yoga

Enrollment Includes:

  • Course manual in PDF format (approximately 60 pages with references)

  • Course Glossary

  • Suggested Reading List

  • Weekly, Saturdays at 7am, a recorded lecture (approximately 25 minutes) will be available.

  • Weekly, Tuesday 6:30-8pm (PST), LIVE Zoom-hosted (online) meeting meant for clarifications, review and deepening into community discussion. Recordings will be available within 48 hours.

  • Ability to download all materials for lifetime access.

Prerequisites: None. All learners are welcome.

Recommended Text:

The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe by Stephen Porges

Continuing Education Units: None are offered at this time.

All enrollment fees are non-refundable.

All are welcome. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Email me to discuss payment, trade and scholarship options. (tendingtothewholeself@gmail.com)

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The Polyvagal Theory for Yoga Teachers
Jan
31
to Feb 2

The Polyvagal Theory for Yoga Teachers

How Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory (PVT) underlies our perception, informs our actions and influences the quality of our relationships and our lives.

The Polyvagal Theory is a scientifically grounded view of the autonomic nervous system that integrates what we understand evolutionarily and physiologically and creates a state of inquiry with modern day pathophysiology and specifically, clinical psychology. Stephen Porges, PhD has elucidated a continuum of nervous system expression with a refined range of possible expressions that extend beyond fight/flight or rest/digest, while honoring and appreciating the body’s innate wisdom.

The objective of this twelve hour training over two and a half days is designed to distill the polyvagal theory (aka the science of connection) in a scientifically sound manner into a language that meets the needs of a yoga teacher to seamlessly integrate the PVT into teaching group classes and individual sessions, creating the conditions for long-term, sustainable wellness for themselves, their clients and their communities. Specifically, the gunas will be explored in relationship to the PVT.

Course Schedule

Fri Jan 31, 6:30-8:30pm

  • Context for the Polyvagal Theory and Yoga

Sat Feb 2, 1:30-6:30pm

  • The Landscape of the Polyvagal Theory

  • Neuroception

  • Mapping the Nervous System

Sun Feb 3, 11:00-4:30pm

  • Attuning with the Polyvagal Theory

  • Cultivating the Conditions in Yoga

Enrollment Fee:

Earlybird - $160 through 11:59 pm Jan 3, 2020

Full Fee - $190

Enrollment closes 11:59 pm Jan 29, 2020

Course capacity is 12.

All enrollment fees are non-refundable. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Email tendingtothewholeself@gmail.com to discuss payment options, trade, or scholarship.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Course manual, glossary, reading list (PDF).

  • Ability to download all materials for lifetime access.

Prerequisites: None. All learners are welcome.

Continuing Education Units: None are offered at this time.

Recommended Text:

The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe by Stephen Porges

All are welcome. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Email me to discuss payment, trade and scholarship options. (tendingtothewholeself@gmail.com)

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Playing with Paradox
Feb
28
to Feb 29

Playing with Paradox

Tending to the Whole Self (TTWS) seeks to act as a community microphone that discerns the signal from the noise. TTWS events include community inquiry, movement, multi-modal expression and an opportunity to distill the meaning within community.

Playing with Paradox is the third TTWS event. The theme emerged from being quiet, listening and attending to the moments of our lives while cultivating patience. Iinquire within and among the community as we move and play.

Location: Ginseng Yoga in South Park, San Diego - Yellow Room

Friday Feb 28

6:30-8:30pm - Making Ideas: Patience with Jennifer Samore ($20)

Saturday Feb 29

1:00-3:00pm - TBD

3:20-5:20pm - TBD

5:30-6:30pm - Closing with Jennifer Samore (Donation)

Drops-ins are welcome for the whole event.

All payments are non-refundable.

All are welcome. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Email me to discuss payment, trade and scholarship options. (tendingtothewholeself@gmail.com)

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Cyclical Creativity
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Cyclical Creativity

Tending to the Whole Self (TTWS) seeks to act as a community microphone that discerns the signal from the noise. TTWS events include community inquiry, movement, multi-modal expression and an opportunity to distill the meaning within community.

Cyclical Creativity is the second TTWS event of 2019. The theme emerged from being quiet, listening and attending to the moments of our lives. Creative source can come from anywhere at anytime. Join us to inquire within and among the community as we move and play. Meet the guides for TTWS October 2019.

Location: Ginseng Yoga in South Park, San Diego - Yellow Room

Friday Oct 4

6:30-8:30pm - Making Ideas: Cycles with Jennifer Samore ($20)

Saturday Oct 5

1:00-3:00pm - intersection of yoga and contemporary dance with Sarah Clark ($20)

3:15-5:00pm - Playing Back Our Creativity with Sarah and Erika Violet of Yellowbird ($20)

5:15-6:30pm - Community Ritual Making with Jennifer Samore (Donation)

Drops-ins are welcome for the whole event.

All payments are non-refundable.

All are welcome. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Email me to discuss payment, trade and scholarship options. (tendingtothewholeself@gmail.com)

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Tending to the Whole Self
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Tending to the Whole Self

The invitation is to show up and to be. Consider this a sampling of nourishing ways to relate to the inner landscape, which is also known as sensations and emotions and often times captured in the umbrella of mental health. Our modern society has nearly mastered the masculine approach of relating to this inner landscape - medications and other evidence based therapeutics. This weekend is to allow for the space for Tending to the Whole Self, which means a feminine approach of being and relating to our inner landscape. This can be a sensitive, tender process and we are here to bear witness with care and play. The workshop is created as a container to shift from concern to curiosity.

The event is curated in three courses, like a celebratory meal, with a total of seven samplings. For details on the samplings, guides and investment, visit this page.

First Course

Friday Apr 5, 7-9pm: Gather to Open the Space

Second Course

Saturday Apr 6, 1:00-6:30pm: Wake Up Our Creative Potential

Third Course

Sunday Apr 7, 1:00-6:30pm: Weaving the Vital Ways of Being

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A Moving Exploration of Decision Making
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

A Moving Exploration of Decision Making

How we decide matters. Whether we decide to remain in stillness or to take action, they are both decisions. Each decision occurs in unique internal and external conditions. Join us for a moving exploration of the decision making process. Bring a curious heart-mind.

Anne Gehman and Jennifer Samore will co-facilitate.

Suggested Investment $40. In spirit of dana (generosity), please offer what you can, without regrets. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

RSVP by emailing jennifer.samore@gmail.com or send payment by Venmo (@Jenn-Samore) or Paypal (paypal.me/jennsamore)

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