Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga Teacher Workshop
Event on 2013-12-06 19:30:00
Date: December 6, 2013- December 8, 2013
December 6, 2013 (7:30pm to 10:00pm)
December 7, 2013 (1:00pm to 8:00pm)
December 8, 2013 (9:00am to 6:00pm)
Zone Hot Yoga
333 E. 17th St. Suite 18
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(Full payment must be submitted by November 18, 2013. Payment plan and sliding scale options are available.)
Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. In The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Treatment, Rothschild recognizes the need for therapy to consist of helping people to stay in their bodies and to delve deeper into understanding these important bodily sensations (2000). Yoga’s focus on self-acceptance provides survivors with tangible benefits that will become noticeable throughout their practice. This gradual integration can be transformational and healing for a survivor of sexual violence.
Healing after sexual trauma requires patience and consistency. “Yoga allows survivors to regain a sense of comfort and ease within their own shape, to process nonverbally feelings that transcend language, and to experientially cultivate gratitude towards the body, which serve as a reminder of one’s resilience (Boeder, 2012).” Yoga gives survivors the opportunity to find their voice.
This 3 day training will provide yoga teachers who are interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe environment for students. This training provides:
- A thorough overview of trauma-sensitive yoga teaching dynamics and core concepts based on a successful model from the University of California, Irvine and Community Service Programs, Inc.
- Important considerations for setting up a trauma-sensitive yoga class
- Sample sequencing
- Tools for finding your authentic teaching voice and opportunities to practice teach trauma-sensitive concepts with colleagues
- Tips for starting a trauma-sensitive yoga program
- Tools for incorporating embodied healing into your own life with emphasis on self-care practices
- Introduction to additional holistic healing methodologies including art therapy and drumming
- Resource guide with all relevant materials including intake form, application, waiver, sample marketing materials, and curriculum ideas to implement a comprehensive, holisitic, integrated, and sustainable program
This training will leave you fully equipped to start a comprehensive yoga as healing program and implement trauma-sensitive yoga classes in your community.
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, and Bessel van der Kolk
Emotional Yoga, Bija Bennett
What to Bring:
- Yoga mat
- Comfortable yoga clothes
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