What is it?
A Neurosculpting® Approach to Yoga which allows any yoga class to be turned into a neuroplasticity-based meditation experience.
How does this differ from regular yoga?
It is any regular, mindfully taught therapeutic yoga, plus some! Think of yoga as a seed, a source full of healing in and of itself. If yoga is a seed, you might think of Neurosculpting® Yoga as a nutrient-rich blanket gently layered on top of the yoga seed to nourish, expand and even amplify the potential. Using Neurosculpting® language, specific sequencing and guided visualization Neurosculpting® Yoga enhances the whole brain process involved in both regular yoga and meditation to create an even deeper integration between right and left hemispheres of the brain to prime your mind, body and spirit for a more complete healing experience.
How long are the classes?
Regular yoga class time. 75 minutes or 90 minutes works best, but can be done in 60 minutes
Who are the teachers?
Neurosculpting® Yoga teachers are dual Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitators and Certified Yoga Teachers. They have been trained and certified by Michelle Lee Weldon and Neursosculpting® Founder, Lisa Wimberger
What does all that mean?
- The languaging is specific, to create psychologically safe spaces and calm the resistance center of the brain.
- The dharma talk in regular yoga is enhanced in Neurosculpting® yoga to incorporate a neuroscience nugget to engage the left hemisphere of the brain, followed by brief grounding meditation.
- The yoga asana is sequenced mindfully with grounding pauses to incorporate the theme through breathwork, somatic tapping and visualization.
- The final savasana is longer, and may be done sitting up or laying down. It incorporates a Neurosculpting® meditation with Neurosculpting® language to help fill in a desired quality.
- Suggestions are given as to how to incorporate and integrate this into daily life.
Are there other formats?
Yes, this can also be integrated into a more comprehenisve and longer workshop format.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about yoga studios offering these trademarked classes.
Michelle delights in blending her professional training in Psychotherapy, Neuropsychology, Yoga and Meditation with her passion for music, movement and the principals of Chinese medicine to guide her clients on a journey of Self Actualization and Growth both on and off the yoga mat.
Through both personal and professional experience, she realized there is so much that can happen on the mat that sometimes takes months or years to accomplish in a therapy chair… Born from this mindful integration of multiple health and creative disciplines is Vibrant Medicine.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She has been seeing clients and providing consultation services for over 10 years and has worked extensively with teens and adults addressing Personal Growth, Anxiety, Trauma, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Attachment and Mood disorders. Michelle holds her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga certification and Bhava Vinayasa (a healing centered flow and restore yoga) certification from Tillai University, has over 1000 hours of yoga teaching experience and teaches in Samadhi Center for Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training. Michelle is the co-creator of Neurosculpting® Yoga along with Neurosculpting® Institute founder, Lisa Wimberger. Michelle holds a special interest in training Medical and Mental Health professionals to incorporate aspects of mindfulness and yoga into both their personal lives and their client sessions. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator, Yoga Psychotherapist, Experienced~Registered Vinyasa Yoga Instructor/Teacher Trainer and Therapist Supervisor in the Metro Denver area. www.vibrantmedicine.org
Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Stonybrook, NY and a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership. Her work draws upon her background in medical neuroscience. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness. As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders, and she is a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, and the Law Enforcement Survival Institute.
Lisa began her meditation practice at age 12. Hit by lightning at age 15, and clinically dead on multiple occasions, Lisa uses her traumatic experience as a vehicle for transformation. Lisa studied Ascension training for four years with Ishaya monks. She completed four years of psychic awareness training, applying the tools of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and is trained in Autogenic Hypnosis. Lisa is the Founder of the Trance Personnel Consulting Group and Ripple Effect, LLC. She has created and facilitated leadership trainings for executive teams in Fortune 500 companies, the Colorado Department of Health Care and worked individually with international management. She has created and facilitated Emotional Survival programs for Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies and peer counsel groups. Lisa writes for the Elephant Journal and CopsAlive. Additionally, Lisa’s services are sought on a national level by individuals in law enforcement looking to find a new way to navigate through their stress patterns. Lisa is a public speaker, and has addressed audiences ranging from corporate leaders to FBI and Secret Service. Lisa is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association). Her mission to share practical and powerful stress management techniques to those in need caused Lisa to develop her Neurosculpting® programs combining neuroscience principles with mindfulness and energetic modalities.