Art of Living Faculty
The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence.
Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary new technique in trauma healing and stress reduction.
A simple, gentle and profound practice that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional stress and tension, Neurogenic Yoga is an integrative method that combines yoga asana and pranayama with Neurogenic Tremors. These tremors are a natural response of the body and the nervous systems way of discharging long-held tension or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness.
The tremor response is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE®), which has been taught successfully in over 40 countries worldwide for decades.
This immersion workshop is a balanced combination of theory and practice – it allows you to experience Neurogenic Yoga™, and gives you a foundation for understanding the tremor response. You will also learn about the history and origin of Neurogenic Yoga™ and how it helps to release stress, tension and trauma patterns.
By experiencing the tremor mechanism a few times over the course of the weekend in both vigorous, yet gentle, and more restorative classes, you will become familiar and comfortable with this natural response, that many describe as pleasant. You will take home a new understanding of how your nervous system and body work with an improved ability of dealing with stress and injuries, and a simple and effective tool to integrate into your yoga practice and daily life.
Some of the reported benefits of Neurogenic Yoga™ include:
View introduction to Neurogenic Yoga™ here
A workshop for people of all ages and level of fitness. No previous knowledge of yoga is required. The only restriction to the workshop is if you are pregnant.
This workshop will appeal to anyone interested in their own personal healing and be of particular interest to bodyworkers, psychotherapists, nurses and other helping professionals.
Maria Alfaro is a native Italian who lives in California and teaches in the US and internationally. She is a senior TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) Certification Trainer and the co-creator of Neurogenic Yoga™, a sister method of TRE®. Since 2004, Maria assisted Dr. Berceli, TRE®’s founder, in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa and Brazil, and she reached thousands of people through her own workshops and certification trainings across the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her eclectic background includes living in several countries on 3 continents, learning 5 languages, and practicing and teaching different yoga styles for over 20 years. Maria is also a practitioner of Chinese martial arts and an activist for social and environmental causes.
Maria creates a supportive environment which makes people feel safe, she teaches with compassion and she is known for her sense of humor. Maria believes that TRE® and Neurogenic Yoga™ are extraordinary tools for healing ourselves and the planet and that each person can benefit from them in a deep way. She is inspired by the feedback of her students and trainees and is passionate about spreading these revolutionary methods for the good of all.
Date & Time
Starts: Jun 08, 2018 08:00 PM
Ends: Jun 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Starting at $513
Includes room, meals, tuition