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Sunday, January 26 • 8:00am - 11:00am
Vagus Voyage: An Embodied Tour of the Vagus Nerve and its Influence FILLING
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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 innervated 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.  

Discussion Time: 45 minutes
Practice Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Block
Continuing Education: 3 hours

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Jill Miller

Tune Up Fitness Worldwide
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA CEP is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the... Read More →

Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
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