Social Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how the brain affects human relationships and how human relationships and environment affect the brain. Come explore on a physiological level what happens in the brain when we are faced with stressful and traumatic experiences, and learn why yoga and meditation is a vital component in healing our minds and bodies so we can better manage and cultivate our relationships and environments for optimal living. The workshop will cover brain basics, secure attachment, adverse childhood experiences, neuro-genetics, the biology of kundalini, and more.
A short 30-minute class will follow the hour and 30 minute lecture/discussion.
Athea received her certificate in Social Neuroscience Training from Mark Brady, PhD, a social neuroscience educator and writer. Mark Brady, PhD, is a long-time member of the graduate research faculty at Sofia University; a weekly columnist on, The Flowering Brain, a column dedicated to social neuroscience education; and author of several books including Safe and Secure: A Guide to Parenting with the Brain in Mind and A Father’s Book of Listening.About Athea
Athea’s classes incorporate a variety of yoga styles and teacher influences with just the right amount of personal uniqueness that creates a fusion of invigorating, challenging, inspiring and spiritually-minded practices. You will find strains of hatha and gentle and power vinyasa, a dab of pilates, with some sprinklings of influences from Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste and Dana Trixie Flynn, with some colorful swirls of bhakti bliss, all wrapped with an edge of her own yoginess.
Athea teaches yoga because “it rocks the mind, body, breath!” and she loves to share that realization with newbies, aspiring yogis, seasoned yogis, and everyone in between and all around, and well here are some other reasons…
Yoga helps me attain presence and peace of mind; it balances my ego and my essence for a holistic experience in life. My first yoga class opened the world to me in a new and inspiring light. With each practice my heart opened, my mind became more calm and balanced, and my spirit felt freer. I learned, and I am still learning, to take the practice from my mat to all my relationships and situations in life. And now, as an instructor, I continue on my passionate and dedicated journey of sharing the wonders of yoga by guiding my students to develop their own unique and meaningful paths in their yoga practice - on and off the mat.
And always remember you came to the mat for a reason, so when you leave the mat don’t forget that…
“Peace of mind produces the right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.” - Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Saturday March 15, 2014, 12:00-2:00 pm
Joy Yoga Center Washington, 4500 Washington Ave. Suite 900, Houston, TX 77007
Registration & Questions
For registration, visit www.joyyogacenter.com or email