March 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am – March 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Studio b Yoga & more
45540 Market Way
Chilliwack, BC V2R 5S1

Trauma Yoga Training @ Studio B Yoga

This weekend training will give you the knowledge, skills, and practice you need to confidently share trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with those you serve.

For yoga teachers – learn more about trauma and and how you can make simple adaptions to your offering to make it more accessible to those living with a trauma or stress related disorder.

For therapists, mental health professionals, and trauma caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to share mindful movement and breath with your clients. Learn a somatic modality that you can use to help clients learn to self-regulate and tolerate present moment experience.

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental principles of yoga and appreciate why yoga is so well suited to address the trauma condition.
  • Learn a trauma sensitive yoga framework that can easily be adapted to help you meet the individual needs of the people you work with.
  • Learn and practice a trauma sensitive approach to any yoga pose or movement.
  • Learn and practice a simple sequence of poses that you can share with your clients.
  • Understand what makes a yoga session trauma sensitive and learn and practice how to conduct a safe offering.
  • Experience, learn, and practice a number of other techniques you can employ to help clients self-regulate, including Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation and meditation technique.
  • Understand the rationale for, and an approach to, forming and working with small groups.

Tuition: $300 Early bird Before Feb 1 $360 thereafter
Schedule:Friday Evening 630-930pm
Saturday 1130-330, 530-930
Sunday 1130-330

Brendon Abram, RYT500, EYT 200 is certified by the Trauma Centre in Boston and trained by the Veterans Yoga Project to teach trauma sensitive yoga to those living with trauma related disorders. He was a member of a joint Queens University/Royal Military College of Canada study team that studied the effects that yoga may have on men and women recovering from exposure to operational trauma. As an associate at Trentview Counselling he worked with a clinical psychologist for five years to help veterans with trauma related conditions learn how to regulate their mood through yoga and mindfulness practices. Brendon is also the author of “Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga – A Practical Guide” published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin Random House. He currently provides trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness consultation and services to Highland Shore’s Children’s Aid, the Belleville Sexual Assault Centre, the Belleville City Police and the Real You, a private organization based in Ottawa that provides holistic health services to Ottawa Police Services and other first responders. He teaches two public trauma sensitive yoga classes each week at Get Yoga in Trenton, Ontario.


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