Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction? 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.
Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017
11:30am - 6:00pm
The Twisted Monkey, 501 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046
Early Bird special – $295 per person until August 31, then $325. Limited to 30 participants.
A certificate for 13 hrs. of continuing education credit (Yoga Alliance) will be issued.
This two day workshop will be led by Colleen DeVirgiliis, Mike Huggins E-RYT200, and several guest instructors with experience teaching yoga for recovery. The Workshop will reflect their experience leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, sober living homes and community centers.
Topics will include:
- Addiction and trauma: how it affects the mind, body and ability to navigate the challenges in our lives.
- How to use Yoga and Mindfulness to support the mind-body connection and provide practical tools to maintain a recovery oriented lifestyle.
- How a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class is different from a regular yoga class.
- Connecting 12 step recovery principles to yoga philosophy and asana practice.
- What to include and what to avoid in teaching a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class.
- Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with people in recovery from addiction and/or unresolved trauma.
- Completion of this workshop is required to teach trauma sensitive yoga for Transformation Yoga Project. This workshop is for professional development for Registered Yoga Teachers, social workers and mental health providers, and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma or are struggling with an addiction. (Discussing addiction and associated trauma can be triggering.)