With Clinical Psychologist, Author, Therapist Trainer &
Founder of Resilience Informed Therapy
Arielle Schwartz, PhD

A 8-Module On-Demand Video Training

Unlock your vitality with Vagal Toning a powerful blend of therapeutic yoga, somatic psychology, and neuromodulation rooted in self-soothing awareness so you can embody your soulful self.

This powerful, hands-on approach allows you to easily self-regulate your nervous system so you can boost your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health and experience relief from pervasive symptoms such as PTSD, chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and stress sensitivity.


Are you feeling a sense of unease in your own body, imprisoned by a cycle of chronic pain, anxiety, or unresolved trauma? Do you yearn for a life free from the burdens of stress and the wounds of the past one where you’re in harmonious alignment with your true, vibrant, and soulful self?

Vagal Toning harnesses the inherent wisdom of our bodies, offering a profound method of self-healing. This practice revolves around the vagus nerve, a vital player in stress regulation and essential bodily processes.

This remarkable nerve governs functions such as heart rate, digestion, respiration, and our ability to unwind, showcasing its utmost importance for overall wellbeing.

By elevating vagal tone through targeted treatments, one can enhance resilience to stress and foster overall wellness.

This efficient technique is now employed by experts across the globe to improve mental and physical health and restore neurological balance in those people who may have given up hope to heal fully. As a scientifically validated approach, Vagal Toning is a gentle, yet effective treatment worth experiencing.

Serving as the conductor of our parasympathetic nervous system, the vagus nerve promotes restfulness and tranquility while counterbalancing the “fight-or-flight” stress response. By employing techniques to elevate its functionality, Vagal Toning cultivates a harmonious state of being.

With the support of clinical psychologist Arielle Schwartz, PhD, you’ll receive effective tools to begin your own treatment and transformation journey to embodied spirituality living fully through a healthy mind and body.

Beyond Vagal Toning, Arielle integrates potent techniques from neuromodulation, somatic psychology, and yoga therapy. This harmonious blend aims to enhance your body’s innate healing capacity… increase emotional resilience… manage and alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression… and foster a profound spiritual connection for holistic wellbeing and balance.

With her rich experience as a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, and Kripalu yoga teacher, Arielle’s teachings will help you optimize your life energy, embrace your true self, and build resilience against everyday chaos.

While her work has a primary focus on healing for trauma recovery, this course is designed to give you a new baseline for enhanced wellbeing fostering a profound sense of belonging within your body.

Throughout this course, you’ll experience a suite of progressive tools that build upon each other to heal your symptoms and achieve optimal inner and outer wellness. Central to the teachings, Vagal Toning will bring balance to your autonomic nervous system, which in turn can greatly reduce physical symptoms of stress, enhance your emotional resilience, and significantly improve your overall mental wellbeing.

You’ll learn how to tap into your body’s natural wisdom to create lasting physiological change so you can embody your true spiritual nature.


During this uniquely empowering course, you’ll:

  • Master practices that tone the vagus nerve, catalyzing positive emotional and physiological transformations
  • Grasp the intricate body-mind relationship and its profound impact on your wellbeing
  • Embrace conscious breathing to regulate heart-rate variability and the interconnected systems of your being, fostering inner calmness and clarity
  • Discover why specific eye movements help you access your wisest self as inner healer
  • Practice self-applied touch techniques to soothe your nervous system and promote relaxation
  • Explore the crossroads of science, spirituality, and the body, and experience deep spiritual fulfillment through the concept of embodied spirituality
  • Understand and apply the power of compassion and why it is not the same as empathy
  • Understand the function of your chakras and how to optimize them to enhance your overall wellbeing
  • Develop a keen understanding of neuromodulation and its potential to improve your health
  • Learn about co-regulation types and their role in stress management and resilience building
  • Explore the transformative healing benefits of restorative practices and Yoga Nidra, enhancing spiritual growth and overall health
  • And much more!

Embark on a transformative journey of exploration with us and experience a sense of grounding and deep connection within yourself. Arielle’s extensive expertise and soulful wisdom come together in a compelling and highly effective approach to healing the mind-body connection.

Drawing on years of research and experience, Arielle has created a unique fusion of scientific knowledge of the nervous system, embodied psychology, and spiritual insight that’s tailored to healing at a deep level of your body.

Vagal Toning is designed to give you the direct tools for improving your mental and emotional wellbeing right now. 

Join us today and start your journey of healing and self-discovery!

What You’ll Discover in These 8 Modules

In this 8-part transformational course, Arielle will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully take control of your emotional or physical wellbeing with the proven power of Vagal Toning.

This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Arielle. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to address the symptoms of chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, PTSD, and stress sensitivity to liberate your spirit and live with vitality and joy!

Module 1: Foster Your Own Wellbeing Through Soothing Self-Awareness Grounded in Nervous System Science & Spirituality


You’ll dive into the intersection of science, soul, and body as we explore Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s unique methodology around healing trauma for embodied spirituality. You’ll discover the importance of your vagus nerve, a vital connection between your mind and body, and its role as a linchpin for health. 

Arielle will shed light on the underlying physiology of your chakras and ways to optimize the flow of your life-force energy through these energy hubs. Through the practice of self-applied touch, we’ll navigate a process designed to soothe your nervous system and renew a tangible sense of wellbeing.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore your nervous system, understanding the importance of self-awareness for health rebalance
  • Unpack why a certain degree of stress is inescapable, and discover how to foster acceptance for your energetic self-expression
  • Learn how your vagus nerve acts as a foundation for creativity and spirituality
  • Participate in an exercise aimed at awakening your social engagement system for improved social survival and thriving
  • Explore a psychosensory tool designed for daily use, facilitating your transition from stress states to inner ease

Module 2: Improve Your Health by Stimulating the Vagus Nerve Naturally


Sensory input has the power to regulate your autonomic nervous system, thereby unleashing an anti-inflammatory wave for optimal physical and emotional health. If you delve deeper into neuroplasticity, you can learn to direct your growth and truly harness the power of your mind. 

Rejuvenate the vagus nerve with specialized practices that stimulate through sound, self-applied acupressure, and more. These practices can result in a rapid improvement in your mood within a few minutes, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn how to foster positive states to reveal your soul’s inner radiance
  • Discover the science of neuromodulation and how it can enhance your health
  • Explore tools and practices that bridge the gap between you and your wisest self
  • Use the tools of natural vagus nerve stimulation to boost your resilience
  • Build the foundation for a daily practice of Vagal Toning

Module 3: Reduce Stress & Learn to Relax Using Mindful Breathing to Regulate Your Heart


Learn to transition from stress to relaxation like a pro with simple and effective tools you can start using immediately. Learn how mindful breathing can enhance your vagus nerve tone, optimizing the balance of your autonomic nervous system. 

Did you know that heart rate variability is the ultimate indicator of a healthy mind-body connection? You’ll also discover the multifaceted relationship between breath, balance, and spirituality. 

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand vagal tone and heart rate variability science
  • Realize why gratitude is vital for your wellbeing
  • Practice conscious breathing exercises for mind-body balance
  • Explore the connection between breath and spiritual expansion
  • Learn to transition from stress to relaxation quickly and effectively

Module 4: Explore Empathy, Compassion & Your Vagus Nerve to Cultivate Deep Personal Connection


Unlocking the transformative power of love can be a life-changing experience. To help facilitate this, we’ll explore the arts of mindful grieving, self-compassion, and loving-kindness. By developing these practices, you can maximize your ability to live a fulfilling life, free from the negative and defensive states that may often hold you back.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand the science of social loss and the importance of mindful grieving for wellbeing
  • Discover the benefits of emotional congruence for mind-body health
  • Learn about different types of co-regulation for enhanced resilience
  • Explore the key differences between empathy and compassion
  • Practice lovingkindness to foster a wholehearted life

Module 5: Enhance Your Body’s Resilience With a Postural Reset for Vagal Efficiency


Gain insight into the fascinating connection between your body posture and physiological resilience to learn how spinal alignment can work wonders for achieving overall wellbeing and balance. With the help of the carefully curated guided spinal movements provided in this module, you can strengthen your core and drastically enhance your ability to combat stress and recover quickly.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand how trauma impacts your body and wellbeing
  • Discover the physiological basis of resilience to stress, related to your vagus nerve
  • Explore the essential role of grounding for spiritual expansion
  • Practice a postural reset for mind and body
  • Experience a guided visualization for releasing trauma that’s being held in your body

Module 6: Access Your Inner Healer Eye Movements for Increased Mind-Body-Soul Integration


Discover the power of eye and bilateral movements to stimulate the neurochemistry of feeling greater courage to move beyond limitations, which can play an instrumental role in trauma recovery. Incorporating these techniques in therapy or meditation practices can enable you to seamlessly transition from survival mode to newfound liberty and creativity. These skills are invaluable for not only trauma victims, but also for those seeking to improve overall wellbeing.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover why eye movements can help you access your inner healer
  • Learn the neurological foundations for nervous system health
  • Practice powerful exercises to access the healing power of your vagus nerve
  • Explore how bilateral movements foster a mind-body-soul connection
  • Experience a guided movement practice for connection to your inner self

Module 7: Embrace Movement to Fine-Tune Your Nervous System Unveiling the Power of Therapeutic Yoga & Mindful Mobilization


Immerse yourself in the healing essence of yoga a timeless practice with the power to alleviate the burden of trauma harbored in the body. In this module, you’ll delve into the intricate connection between fascia, motion, and overall wellness. You’ll unearth the key principles of therapeutic yoga as an effective pathway to recovery. Through this transformative practice, you’ll experience the profound liberation that comes from reestablishing a sense of freedom within your own body.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Uncover the art of pandicular movements as a gateway to mind-body equilibrium
  • Learn to fine-tune your nervous system to attain optimal wellbeing
  • Reconnect with your instinctual self to foster a more embodied spirituality
  • Engage in power poses, boosting your confidence, clarity, and creativity
  • Experience the joy and freedom brought about by playful and mindful mobilization techniques paying attention to the experience of moving to create a mind-body connection

Module 8: Embrace Rest & Restoration Through the Power of Stillness


Discovering inner peace and wisdom is key to letting go of your defenses and accessing your body’s relaxation response in the parasympathetic nervous system is one way to achieve it. The relaxation response activates the opposite of our flight-or-fight response, resulting in a deeply calm and meditative state. Let the stillness and tranquility permeate your soul, and discover what lies within the depths of your psyche. With consistent practice, you may find yourself feeling more grounded, attuned, and centered than ever before!

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover how to embrace stillness without feeling stuck
  • Tend to the Garden of your Mind through the Power of Intention
  • Understand why attention is your biggest resource
  • Redirect your life-force energy to enhance spiritual growth
  • Understand the healing benefits of restorative practices, including a trauma-informed approach to Yoga Nidra


The Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self Bonus Collection

In addition to Arielle’s transformative 8-module online course, you’ll receive this special bonus collection to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Trauma Recovery Audio Program Sample
Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Polyvagal theory offers insight into the physiological roots of a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Through a 20-minute recorded excerpt from Dr. Schwartz’s Trauma Recovery audio program, you’ll gain guidance on compassionately addressing the imbalances in your autonomic nervous system that underlie many mood, anxiety, and traumatic stress-related disorders. This program will teach you how to take care of your body and mind by focusing on one breath at a time.


Daily Grounding Practices
Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Enjoy four different grounding practices that are each unique in their approach within this 21-minute audio recording package. The first recording is a guided session that helps listeners create a personal toolbox to reduce stress and overwhelm. The second practice involves using gravity to connect with your body and heighten your senses. The third practice teaches you to stay in tune with your body when standing or walking. The fourth session features guided breathing exercises to explore grounding.


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What Graduates of Arielle’s Courses Are Saying…

“Arielle is a master teacher bringing state-of-the-art knowledge and skills together with deep caring and compassion.”

Finally, the course I have been waiting for, the culmination of decades (from 1974), of work, study, and growth in the understanding and treatment of complex trauma. Arielle is a master teacher bringing state-of-the-art knowledge and skills together with deep caring and compassion. I especially appreciate her approach to ancestral work. At this stage of my life as Crone, The Shift Network continues to enrich my journey. Many thanks and blessings.
Patricia, Boulder, Colorado

“I now have tools to help bring my nervous system into balance and be calm much more of my time!”

I now have tools to help bring my nervous system into balance and be calm much more of my time! Thank you I feel hope!
Donna, Surrey, Canada

“There were many insights gained from Arielle and this program…”

There were many insights gained from Arielle and this program, though the most helpful is having a proven and easy-to-understand post-traumatic growth framework, including specific healing practices that I can use with myself and my clients navigating grief and loss.
Kimberley, Fieldbrook, California

“There was a profound sense of ‘being held’ throughout the course, and a vital sense of community created through Arielle’s wisdom and loving embrace.”

Jaime, Cape Town, South Africa

“This course is a goldmine of tools for healing.”

This course is a goldmine of tools for healing. I am so happy to have these materials to come back to over time to help integrate the work from each session to continue my healing journey. The deepening practices and journaling exercises are something I will continue to work with. I love that there are so many opportunities for growth with these valuable tools that will continue to shift my story from trauma to a story of growth and healing helping me share my gifts in this world.
Karen, Boulder, Colorado


Here’s What You’ll Receive

Eight 90-Minute Class Sessions With Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Experience a unique opportunity to learn from clinical psychologist and therapist trainer Arielle Schwartz, PhD from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a streaming video option and will guide you to take control of your emotional or physical wellbeing and liberate your spirit to live with vitality and joy!

Eight Transcripts of Class Sessions

You’ll also receive the entire class transcript after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the insights and practices you found most impactful.

Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

The Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self Bonus Collection
  • Trauma Recovery Audio Program Sample
    Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD
  • Daily Grounding Practices
    Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Course, Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self


We feel honored that Arielle Schwartz has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online course. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a clinical psychologist and therapist trainer whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about addressing the symptoms of chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and stress sensitivity, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind program.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self or don’t feel that it meets your needs please submit your refund request form 2 weeks from your date of purchase and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.


More Praise for Arielle Schwartz, PhD…

“A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing.”

A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing. Dr. Schwartz elegantly guides the self-discovery process by integrating two powerful healing systems. The practical application of yoga, the ancient body-wisdom practice, with the contemporary neurophysiological model of trauma recovery, is an effective offering. This trauma-informed lens empowers the inner healer in ways that are both gentle and transformative. These precise and accessible practices will benefit wellbeing and enhance the skill set of any clinician who values somatic therapies.
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT, author of Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, director of Hakomi Institute of California, and founder of Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approaches

“Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing.”

Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing. You will be guided through a journey toward embodied healing that’s rooted in compassion, curiosity, and care. She offers a wise, deeply human, and heart-centered perspective that empowers you to enjoy the inherently multifaceted experience of being alive. As a collective, we are being called to remember our shared humanity. As we reorient to this new path, Arielle is a wise and warm ally helping to light the way.
Amy Annesley, psychotherapist and yoga student

“[Dr. Schwartz] offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.”

Trauma: as old as human life on this planet. Over thousands of years, many powerful healing modalities have emerged to guide people back to an experience of wholeness. Dr. Schwartz brilliantly illuminates these modalities by weaving together major systems of trauma recovery. She offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.
Scott Lyons, PhD, RYT-500, founder of The Embody Lab

“Dr. Arielle Schwartz goes far beyond most practitioners, and serves individuals who have experienced trauma in remarkable and impactful ways.”

Dr. Arielle Schwartz goes far beyond most practitioners, and serves individuals who have experienced trauma in remarkable and impactful ways. Over the past few years, as a practitioner, I have absorbed, participated in, and benefited from her expertise in post-traumatic growth and resilience. From her body of work, Arielle gently and compassionately integrates effective and life-changing tools to heal trauma.
Sharon Land, somatic therapy coach, post-traumatic resilience coach, and BWRT therapist

“Dr. Schwartz guides us into a field of healing practices and possibilities founded in a resilient-informed approach.”

Dr. Schwartz guides us into a field of healing practices and possibilities founded in a resilient-informed approach. She offers portals into the untold and hidden stories of pain that live in the nervous system in the biology of people affected by chronic traumatization. She reminds us of the power and strength that lay in the core of human existence, and puts us in touch with our inner capabilities.
Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC, author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation


About Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, and Kripalu yoga teacher with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

An internationally sought-out teacher and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma, Arielle is the author of six books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook... Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma... and The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook.

Arielle has dedicated her life to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. Her integrative, mind-body approach to therapy includes relational therapy, parts-work therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is awakening the spiritual heart.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever not in all the years of taking college classes and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts


Can I still benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can stream the recordings and download the transcripts of all course sessions, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage with the full community and leaders in our private online community group.


Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.


Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.


Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is August 15, 2023. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)


Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.