• 300HourAdvancedStudies_AYC

Yoga for Trauma

This event is a 300 Hour RYT Teacher Training module.  They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 300 hour certification to take this training. Full attendance required for 300-hour credit.

Yoga, Psychology and Trauma
Yoga, Psychology and Trauma

May 18 - 20, 2018

300-hour YA Credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $50 if you sign up by April 9, 2018
$250 with Early Bird Special!
($300 after April 9, 2018)

Friday 6:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00 – 12:30pm | 2:00 – 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00 – 1:00pm

In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now. Pat Ogden

Grounded in the most current findings in the fields of trauma research, mindfulness and somatic psychology, this weekend offers exploration and insight into the physiological framework of complex and shock trauma. You will experience and understand how a deep body-mind connection builds resiliency and holds the potential for healing. Our time together will include experiential instruction and engaging dialogue that will move you toward the skillful integration of trauma-sensitive yoga practices into your work with others. You will learn to further this connection by tuning in to the body’s sensations and symptoms and moving deeply through emotional, physiological, imaginal, anatomical, and contemplative landscapes.

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, mental health counselors, social workers, professional counselors, nurses, psychologists, massage therapists, body workers, educators and those who have experienced trauma are encouraged to attend.

*CEU’s available to mental health professionals.

Friday 6:00 – 9:00pm Yoga and Trauma as Transformation
This session will be an exploration and introduction to the many facets of trauma, its origins, and symptoms. Using the eight-limbed practice of yoga and mind/body psychology as our foundation, you will learn how to establish and foster a relationship with trauma that is both healing and transformative. We will ground in affect regulation through movement.
Disordered eating, addiction, anxiety and depression are often the result of unresolved trauma. The intention of a trauma-sensitive yoga practice is greater self-regulation and internal resource building. Ultimately this leads to increased experiences of curiosity, integrity and joy.

Saturday 9:00 – 12:30pm A Yogic Approach to Disordered Eating & Recovery
Eating disorders are often a method of nonverbal communication. The core of disordered eating is psychosomatic dissociation, a state of mutual mistrust between the mind and body that ultimately impedes nourishment. This session offers the opportunity to explore and experience how trauma-sensitive yoga practices can give a voice to the unspoken stories of the body and help reestablish security and trust within the body. You will understand how trauma and eating disorders are related and how to better orient and relate with others amid complex relationships to food and body.

Saturday 2:00 – 5:30pm A Yogic Approach to Addictions & Recovery
When we are addicted (to an emotion, thought pattern, action, person, and/or substance) we feel powerless to resist or exercise choice; we engage in unconscious repetitions that seem to have meaning at the time, but later we find we did not get what we were really after. This session will teach us how to unravel and understand our addictions with practices that help us to listen to the wisdom of our bodies, minds, and heart. Only when we start really listening can we then compassionately make space for these patterns to unravel.

Sunday 9:00 – 1:00pm Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
The symptoms of anxiety and depression move us away from life by inhibiting a secure connection to the present moment. These responses are often rooted in unresolved traumatic events and signify our attempts at coping with uncomfortable emotions and sensations. Trauma-sensitive yoga practices give us the opportunity to redefine the outcome of these past experiences by synchronizing breath, body and mind, while creating a restorative connection to the present moment. This session will present methods for working with these uncomfortable symptoms, including a practice that provides a direct experience of transformation.

Required reading (click on book title to purchase): (please bring to class)
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper Ph.D.

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction by Noah Levine
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness by Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly

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This event is expected to fill. Please make sure you are okay with large capacity groups.

More Info: Yoga for Trauma & 300 Hour Advanced Studies

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Yoga and Meditation Techniques for Trauma (including Military)
Yoga and Meditation Techniques for Trauma (including Military)

November 2 - 4, 2018

300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $50 if you sign up by Sept. 21, 2018 

$250 with Early Bird Special 

($300 after Sept. 21, 2018)

Friday 6:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:30 – 12:30pm | 2:00 – 5:30pm
Sunday 9:30 – 1:00pm

Come spend a weekend learning the skills needed to empower your students, family, friends, and yourself to walk with confidence, exist in this world with less stress and heal our wounds. This course is open to anyone interested in helping others as well as helping themselves (family of veterans, non-veterans, non-yoga people - all welcome).

In this course you will learn to:
Deepen your sensitivity to your students needs.
Support your students with any type of trauma.
Create a secure space for your students to experience -themselves in a gentle and supportive manner.
Cultivate a self-care practice to better support your students.

Friday, November 4: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Understanding trauma & discomfort; iRest

Saturday, November 5: 9:30am - 12:30pm
PTSD, traumatic stress, psychology of stress, Various meditation and pranayama & contra indications

Saturday, November 5: 2:00 - 5:30pm
Adaptive Yoga awareness: traumatic injuries (military vs civilian) and Self-Care

Sunday, November 6: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Yoga in a military setting (VA/military hospital/studio differences), visualization practices, student teaching, closing.

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase): 

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD by Richard C Miller

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper

Miracle of Mindfulnes by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Yoga for Emotional Trauma by Mary and Rick NurrieStearns

Little Book of Mindfulness, 0 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace by Patricia Collard

The Little Book of Pranayama by Scott Shaw

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More Info: Yoga Meditation Techniques for Traume & 300 Hour Advanced Studies 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Upon registration you will receive an immediate email confirmation containing details about the workshop and information regarding the studio. If you are currently enrolled in our 300 Hour Advanced  Studies Teacher Training Modular program, will receive immediate credit after attending the module. You do not need to do anything, however, please feel free to contact events@youryoga.com with any concerns.

100% attendance required to all 300 Hour modules.

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What are Advanced Study Modules?

Benefits-05We’ve built our Advanced Study Modular Program around the drop-in concept. There are 11 required modules you need to take, each lasting anywhere from 2-5 days long, generally over a weekend. Modules are taught either by one of our experienced staff members or an international yoga teacher. We bring some of the biggest names in the industry to our studio and programs. In this very flexible modular program, you get to decide which particular module you take, at what time and taught by whom. And you have 5 years to complete 11 modules (some students do it within 2 years though). Modules are generally open to the public as well, so you will be joined by experienced teachers as well as aspiring enthusiasts. Modules can be taken by someone not going after a 300 Hour Certification–though if they decide later to pursue the 300 Hour Certification, they can retroactively include the modules they’ve already taken in the past 12 months only.