Workshops & Trainings

Workshops & Trainings


Cultivating Sanctuary: Stress Resilience Practices for the Summer Season

Wednesday June 17, 2020 from 6-8pm PST
Live Online via OmTown Yoga

Summer can be a time of heighten energy, however this year, in the wake of the pandemic you may be feeling overwhelmed or exhausted.

This workshop is intended to explore resources through the body, trauma-sensitive yoga, herbalism and the natural world to help build stress resilience and soothe your nervous system.

The concept of Sanctuary also requires us to consider collective safety and action for BIPOC in our communities. Discussion will include how our wellness practices support us to show up as effective allies for justice, and reflections on ways we can dismantle barriers to sanctuary & safety we may have built within ourselves and our communities. 

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Yoga, the Body & Trauma Recovery: A Learning Series for Yoga Teachers and Helping Professionals

September 10, 17 & 24 (Thursdays) 7:15-8:30 pm PST Live Online via OmTown Yoga, Nanaimo BC

About: A 3 part continuing education workshop series exploring the latest developments in the areas of traumatic stress and trauma recovery. Each workshop will cover a different topic related to trauma, PTSD, and how to use yoga and other therapeutic modalities to support students who have experienced trauma. Workshops will combine experiential practices, discussions on theory, and personal reflection exercises. 

The content is primarily geared towards yoga teachers and other helping professionals, but any community members interested in best practices in trauma recovery are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to attend all 3 workshops, but may also attend individual sessions. Yoga teachers may claim 7.5 CE hours upon completion of the series.

Part 1 - Understanding Trauma & the Nervous System: The Body Knows

In the first workshop we will define trauma and PTSD, and discuss the immediate and lasting effects on the nervous system, mind, and body. Specific yoga practices and approaches to support students who have been traumatized will be discussed, and ways to recognize and safely attend to common trauma responses will be outlined.

Part 2 - It's all about Connection: Relationships and Trauma Recovery

The second workshop will further explore the importance of safe relational connection in regulating the nervous system, and how we can use our relationships as teachers/ helpers to support recovery. Concepts of neuroception and introception will be introduced to discuss relational safety, and participants will be encouraged to reflect on and practice how they hold space for others.

Part 3 - Cultivating Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth

In the final workshop, we will discuss ways to think and work with trauma and mental health from a strengths-based approach. Ways to foster creativity and empowerment when working with individuals who have been traumatized will be emphasized, and the yogic teachings of the Gunas and the Koshas will be reviewed as a models to depathologize and further support recovery.

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