Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Criminal Justice System

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time:  12 pm - 6 pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time:  10 am - 3 pm

Broad Street Ministry, 315 S Broad St., Philadelphia PA 

**Attendance required for BOTH sessions**

Early Bird Price: $200 through April 14
Regular Price:  $225

Transformation Yoga Project is offering this 2-day, in-depth training for yoga teachers, social workers, counselors, and interested yoga practitioners who are:

  • interested in sharing yoga within the criminal justice system, or
  • working in the field already and interested in how mindfulness based trauma sensitive yoga can support people impacted by the system.

Colleen DeVirgiliis and Bri Murphy will share their experience working within the criminal justice system in prisons, jails, detention centers and Reentry spaces. Special segments led by Michael Huggins, founder and executive director of Transformation Yoga Project and author of Going Om, and Charlene Sams, Yoga Service Council board member, Empowered Community Instructor and owner of POSH Yoga.  

Both days will include interactive lecture, discussion, experiential exercises and practice instruction at Broad Street Ministry, a welcoming space which serves hundreds of people each year returning from incarceration. This is a great opportunity to experience yoga training outside of a studio setting!

Topics include:

  • What is yoga service 
  • Developing self and cultural awareness within yoga service 
  • What is unresolved trauma and how does this affect working with the body, mind spirit connection 
  • Pillars and framework of trauma sensitive yoga 
  • Evidence supporting benefits of Trauma sensitive Yoga in institutions 
  • Logistics of working with institutions in the CJ field 
  • Brief overview of the history of prison and incarceration 
  • Best Practices for engagement and designing classes (asana, pranayama, and meditation) appropriate for trauma sensitive yoga