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Anchored to Calm A Polyvagal Guide to your Personal Pathway


We are wired for connection. Our nervous systems are social structures that find balance and stability in relationship with others. Our biology shapes the way we navigate living, loving, and working. Polyvagal Theory offers a way to use this understanding in service of individual, family, community, and global well-being. It explains the science of connection, offering a map of the nervous system to guide our exploration. 

Join author, clinician, and Polyvagal Theory expert, Deb Dana, for a program that offers practices to gently shape the nervous system in new ways. Through individual and group experiences, you will learn:

  • How to get unstuck from patterns of protection   
  • Ways to cultivate moments of safety
  • Methods to reshape your responses to stress, conflict, and hardship  
  • Practices to travel the four pathways of connection: self, others, the world, and Spirit 
  • The skills of re-storying  

Enjoy the sense of ease that comes from living with a nervous system that responds with flexibility to the ordinary—and sometimes extraordinary—challenges we meet each day. Become an active author of your own story and live a more anchored life each day.

Recommended reading Deb Dana, Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory  

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

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Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and author specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to resolve the impact of trauma. She is the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation training series and a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute.

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