Yoga and Trauma: Healing with Tantra Hatha Yoga
April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm$400
Yoga is an ancient system of philosophies and practices that help to heal the body-mind connection, improve homeostasis and increase well-being. Scientific research is proving tangible benefits of yoga, especially with trauma and PTSD. Studies show yoga as a promising adjunct therapy to address common physiological, emotional, and psychological issues associated with trauma experiences.
This program provides the framework necessary for teaching yoga and mindfulness to at-risk populations including prisons, homeless shelters, VAs, hospitals and other arenas where trauma is often a factor in or result of one’s current life situation.
Participants can expect to learn how to help people better self-regulate and move into a space of greater self-efficacy using yoga. Come away with an understanding of:
• Effects of trauma on the mind, body and nervous system;
• Applications of yoga to promote the mind/body reconnection following trauma;
• How trauma informed yoga is different than a “regular” class (language/cueing, postures, pacing, philosophies);
• How to create and teach trauma-based yoga classes to various populations and in different settings.
Taught by Holle Black, C-IAYT, E-RYT500
And the founder of Centering Youth,
a non-profit initiative taking yoga
and mindfulness into marginalized
populations in GA.