Kathy Du Vernet, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP is one of our wonderful Mindful Yoga Instructors at DBTOC! Check out this yoga practice to help regulate your nervous system and connect to your wise mind!
With all that is going on in the world and in our own lives, it is no wonder that our tender nervous systems are frazzled! In this session you will be offered a yoga practice that invites you to move in the ways that support your well-being, breathe slow and deep, notice sensations in the body, rest, and create more self-compassion in order to lower your stress, soothe and regulate your nervous system, and build a capacity for internal awareness and balance.
More about Kathy:
Kathy Du Vernet is a long-time yoga and meditation student who began teaching yoga in 2008 and offering yoga therapy in 2011. She is the founder of Embodied Presence: Yoga Therapy for Recovery and focuses her work on the intersection of yoga, psychology, neuroscience, trauma, addiction, and social justice.
Kathy studied theater and dance in college and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology after marrying and giving birth to two sons. In 2014, she took a leap of faith and retired from a 30 plus year career that included being a dancer, a counselor, and a non-profit director in order to live her own dream of offering yoga therapy full-time.
Kathy was drawn to yoga as she began to seek healing in her own life. The inner peace, physical well-being, and mental, emotional, and spiritual awareness that she experienced in yoga was life-changing, and she was inspired to share it with others – teaching yoga, guiding yoga therapy sessions for individuals and small groups including people in recovery from trauma and addiction, military veterans, professional corporations, and others.
She is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and her teacher training includes 200-hour and 300-hour certifications (E-RYT 500).She also holds certifications through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and through Nikki Myers’ Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR). Kathy has completed trainings and intensives in restorative yoga, yoga for addiction recovery and co-dependency, social justice in yoga, body-image, and other somatic modalities, including 10 hours with Dr. Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing and the author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.
In 2016 she completed a 40-hour intensive training in trauma sensitive yoga with David Emerson and in 2019 she completed a five-day intensive on the neuroscience of trauma with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, the New York Times best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score. Kathy believes that everyone deserves healing services and is committed to offering affordable care. She takes a heart-centered approach in her work, meeting clients wherever they are on their journey of health, healing, self-discovery, and recovery.