Teaching Trauma Concious Yoga

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Teaching Trauma Concious Yoga
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Teaching Trauma Concious Yoga says
Wednesdays July 6, 13 and 20 7:30­ pm

Cost: $85

An estimated 8% of Americans (24.4 million people) meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Post­traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at any given time.

This means that in a yoga class of 25 students, it is likely that 2 of them are experiencing active trauma reactions and PTSD symptoms.

During this six­hour training, divided into three, two­hour sessions, Nityda Bhakti, licensed trauma­informed psychotherapist and yoga teacher will give you the tools to increase your trauma knowledge and empower trauma survivors across settings.

~ Learn the Trauma­Conscious Framework and how the teacher’s role, voice, and intentions set the stage

~ Practice with “What would you do scenarios,” learning how to respond when a student is triggered or has a trauma reaction in class

~ Explore how to translate the Trauma­Conscious perspective across settings, from yoga studio, to classroom, hospital, mental health clinic, shelter, prison, etc

*This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, therapists, social workers, and teachers for CEU’s but is open to all who are interested

The training at a glance:

● Learn: Psychoeducation around trauma, its prevalence, the PTSD diagnosis and other anxiety­related issues that can arise in yoga, agency and clinical settings

● Experience: Teaching from the Trauma­informed Framework (the gentle, choice­oriented approach)

● how the teacher’s role and intentions set the stage

● language

○ creating a survivor­respectful environment

● Explore: “What would you do?” sample scenarios

○ problem solving and role play

■ ex: learn how to recognize if a student is triggered and how to respond

● Elevate Consciousness:Using mindfulness as a tool to keep us aware, take care of ourselves, and empower our students

○ How the tenets of mindfulness inform our conscious awareness in leading a

trauma informed class and how offering these tools to trauma survivors aids them in their healing journey

● Empower: Teaching in specialized environments

● Create: Class themes found to empower all, particularly the trauma survivor

○ Exploring the specific needs and barriers to teaching yoga in various specialized settings

○ Guidance around sequencing, structure and the therapeutic elements that effectively create a trauma­conscious yoga class
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By: Wanderlust Yoga Austin

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