Dr. Stephanie Shorter is passionate about promoting yoga as a foundation for wellness, personal transformation and profound social change. She is the Assistant Editor of Kosmos Journal and is currently writing a book about yoga therapy and research. She has served as the Director of Research and Publications for the Yoga Care Foundation, an Austin-based 501(c)3 research and outreach organization, and was a yoga research consultant for Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living. Originally trained as a visual psychophysicist and cortical electrophysiologist, she was a research associate professor at Vanderbilt University and published studies about visual perception, attention and motor control before shifting her research focus to yoga.
Ignite, Churn and Shift
Saturday, March 2: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Yoga can be a potent tool for self-transformation, stripping away layers of the ego and conditioning to arrive at our true core identity. Ancient tantric hatha yogis challenged themselves to raise energy, experience intense sensation, and consciously perturb the ego. Using energizing breath techniques, breath retention, and extended posture holding, in this workshop we will explore churning practices (Chalana in Sanskrit) that are appropriate for the modern Western practitioner and discuss how neural networks get disrupted to change our behavior.