Gratitude Festival Sponsorship & Pop-Up Opportunities

Gratitude Festival Sponsorship & Pop-Up Opportunities

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Sign up now to become a Gratitude Festival Sponsor, or host a Gratitude Festival Pop-Up!  HURRY...opportunities are limited!

The Gratitude Festival and Sing for Transformation: an Evening with David Newman will connect Transformation Yoga Project with like-minded area yogis to further our mission of serving people impacted by trauma, addiction and incarceration through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga. 

The evening will raise funds for TYP to create opportunities for participants in our programs to develop the skills that allow them to heal and navigate life with comfort and ease.


Throughout the month of September, area yoga studios and community partners will host "pop-up" Gratitude Festivals across the greater Philadelphia area in support of Transformation Yoga Project's mission. Studios will provide a donation-based trauma-sensitive yoga or meditation offering on the day of their "pop-up". Pop Ups may also hold space for artisans, crafters, bakers, and others in the community to offer their goods at the event, with a portion of proceeds benefiting TYP. Volunteers, instructors and others who fulfill our mission throughout the year with their service will be honored at the "pop-ups" with expressions of gratitude to . Pop-Ups commit to raise $250 or more!


The evening is the culmination of the month-long Gratitude Festival events. Sing for Transformation will bring together supporters from the greater Philadelphia area and feature an evening of yoga and music at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. Participants will be treated to an intimate practice of yoga and a chance to connect with artisans who support the TYP mission. The evening features a performance by world-renowned Kirtan and Chant artist David Newman. This is truly a unique and special gathering. Sponsorship levels range from $500-$2000.


David Newman is a sacred chant master, recording artist, singer/songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher.  His music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, and poetic intimacy, blending his craft as a singer-songwriter with his deep study and immersion into the ancient healing mantra tradition of the East.

Artwork courtesy of Lindsay Jamison
Teacher Training: Foundations of Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Teacher Training: Foundations of Trauma Sensitive Yoga

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Are you interested in learning how Mindfulness based trauma sensitive yoga can aid healing from unresolved trauma?

Foundations of Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Saturday June 17, 2017 / 12:00 - 7:00 pm  
Yoga Garden - 114 Forrest Ave, Narberth, PA

A certificate for 7 hours of continuing education credit will be issued.  

Until May 15 – $125

After May 15 - $150  

Transformation Yoga Project is offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers, and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and/or addiction.

This full day workshop is led by Transformation Yoga Project's Colleen DeVergiliis (E-RYT) and Mike Huggins (E-RYT). Through sharing practical foundational techniques of trauma sensitivity, participants will learn tools to apply to instructing trauma sensitive classes in a community setting.

This workshop will introduce participants to personal and professional considerations for pursuing yoga service and working within trauma impacted populations. This workshop is a precursor to advanced training for working in hospitals, treatment centers for substance abuse and mental health disorders and within the criminal justice system. 

Topics will include:
    •    What is trauma, the various types of trauma, and how unresolved trauma manifests in the setting of a yoga class
    •    How does trauma affect the mind, body, and ability to confront the challenges in our lives? 
    •    How to use Yoga and Mindfulness to heal the mind-body connection and provide tools to calm, focus and find personal strength, balance, and resiliency
    •    What constitutes a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class
    •    Skillful language and trauma sensitivity
    •    Review of evidence supporting the effectiveness of yoga
    •    Instruction in specific poses, breathing, and meditation practices proven effective with individuals recovering from trauma

Contact: Cheryl Spera

If you pay a registration fee and later find you must change your plans, you can either transfer your fee to a later Training or ask for a refund. Our policy is to refund the amount less an administrative fee of $25. If you have to cancel within twenty four (24) hours of Training or after Training has begun, we will refund one half of the total fee because our expenses accelerate dramatically. The more notice you provide, the more likely we can fill your spot. We appreciate your understanding.