Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Trauma Recovery and restorative Immersions and Intensives
Yoga for Trauma Recovery ~ 30 Hour Immersion-Online!
Breathe Together Yoga
14107 Winchester Blvd.
In this 30 hour immersion, you will learn how to use yoga and other mindfulness techniques to work with people and populations who are recovering from physical and emotional trauma, including those who suffer from PTSD.
The course will be both lecture and experiential, deepening your understanding of the affects of trauma on the physical and emotional bodies, including the brain and nervous systems. You will learn techniques on how to work with a variety of audiences, what postures and language to use, breathing techniques, how to create a safe environment in which to teach, managing teacher/student dynamics, addressing triggers as they arise, and more.
The course will address the following topics:
-Presentation and discussion on the latest research on trauma and the effects of trauma on the physical and emotional body
-Practice Yoga classes including therapeutic, seated, and standing for a wide range of physical abilities.
-Demonstration and discussion on breath-work, body somatic awareness techniques, visualization and other mindful modalities
– Presentation and physical practice specifically designed to release the psoas muscles as it relates to physical and emotional well being, including an intro to Core Release and Restore (inspired by the TREs)
-How to create a safe class setting and managing class dynamics
Included in the course is the Trauma for Recovery manual.
Recommended Reading for this course:
-Manual (provided at training)
-The body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk
-An Unspoken Voice, Peter A. Levine
-Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, by Dave Emerson
-Additional articles and literature will be provided
August 12-14, 2022
August 10-21, 2022
Pricing is $685. Early Bird is $615. To enroll, contact Aurelia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Techniques, Training and Practice: 10
Philosophy, Ethics, lifestyle: 7
Anatomy and Physiology: 2
Teaching Methodology: 6
Introduction to Medical Qigong
Join Joanne and Jim for this unique, interactive online experience where you will be introduced to the roots of medical Qigong during this 15-hour intensive program. The class includes both lectures and practice sessions to deepen your knowledge and experience the flows of Qi throughout your body and in areas that are specifically addressed within the lectures.
In this workshop we will address the Western & Eastern anatomy and energetic characteristics of the Yin and Yang organs, the alignment of the Five Elements within the body and map the paths of Yin & Yang Meridians. We will review the fundamental and more advanced Qigong Cleansing, Nourishing and Harmonizing exercises, with additional details specific to the Yin & Yang organs.
We will practice cultivating Qi through various techniques, including:
- Breathing techniques
- Guided imagery
The goal is to increase your knowledge and promote the Self-Healing aspects of Qigong through practice to enhance your health, prevent disease, and address illness.
This course is eligible for 15 hours credits toward the JOY of Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training.
By enrolling in this course, you are giving Breathe Together Yoga permission to share your email with the facilitators so that they may be able to send you material related to the course.
Wuji Qigong Fundamentals
- Joint Exercise review – Opening the Energetic Gates
- Energetic Cleansing & Harmonizing Exercises Review
- Introduction to Yin / Yang Meridians
- Introduction to Key Meridian Points
Yin / Yan Organ Fundamentals
- Yin / Yang Organs – Anatomy Introduction (East & West)
- Yin Organ Cleansing & Nourishing Exercises
- Yang organ Cleansing & Nourishing Exercises
Wuji Qigong Meditations
- 1-4 meditation – Grounding and Nourishing
- 1-10 Mediation – Preparation for worthwhile activity
- Introduction to Healing Meditations
PDF documentation will be provided in advance for students to review prior to and after each session to facilitate the learning process. Documentation will include:
- Links to existing videos covering Joint Exercises
- Yin / Yang Organ Anatomy & Energetic Fundamentals
- Meridians and Key Points
- Links to videos outlining Yin / Yang Organ cleansing and nourishing exercises
- Links to guided audio meditations
- Friday – Lecture 6:00 – 8:00pm (Online)
- Saturday – Practice & Lecture 1:00pm – 5:30pm (Online & In-studio)
- Sunday – Practice & Questions 1:00pm – 4:30pm (Online & In-studio)
- General: $285
- Members: $255
- Early-bird through 9/6: $255
We’re sorry, but we don’t offer refunds or account credit on workshops or trainings.
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Restorative Yoga ~ 30 Hour Immersion
Breathe Together Yoga
14107 Winchester Blvd.
During this 30-hour immersion, held over two weekends you will learn the benefits and basic information for teaching restorative yoga, including sequencing and modifications, breath work, hands on adjustments, language and instruction, the history of restorative yoga, and using props effectively. This immersion is appropriate for those who wish to teach restorative yoga, learn restorative techniques that can be applied to a more dynamic class, or to increase your understanding and implementation of your personal restorative practice. You will also learn how to work with variety of students including, those with stress, anxiety, and emotional trauma, and those returning to their practice due to injury or surgery as well as other physical limitations.
Restorative yoga allows the body to slow down into a rest and recovery state, offers the body a way to decompress, and offers a type of rest that is distinct from sleep. Restorative yoga uses props to allow for longer, more comfortable holds so the body can rest by slowing down the systems in the body including heart rate and blood pressure as well as gently stretching the fascia and other deeper, connective tissues to release tension caused by stress and anxiety, enhance the immune or “rest and recovery” systems, balance the nervous system, increase flexibility, and still the “vritti” also known as chatter of the mind.
The first weekend will consist of lecture on the causes and effects of stress, anxiety, and trauma to our emotional, energetic, mental, and physical bodies. We will take a closer look at the nervous system and the causes of deregulation. You will learn a series of restorative asanas and how to use restorative props including bolsters, blocks, straps, walls, and sandbags. You will learn the importance of language and how to create and maintain a healing environment. During the second weekend, you will be introduced to a variation of therapeutic techniques and asanas that allow tension to release, hydrating, lengthening and softening the psoas muscles and the fascia which are an integral part of our physical and emotional well being.
This 30 hour training will include:
~Lecture, asana practice, discussion, partner work with practice teaching (homework will be given in between immersion weekends).
~ Information on the physical and emotional benefits of restorative yoga
~Introduction to restorative poses and the benefits or target area for each pose
~How to support poses with props
~The art of sequencing for restorative yoga including music, sound healing, visualization, pranayama, and essential oil
~How to create a soothing and safe class setting
~Assists and hands on healing
~Adjusting postures for people with physical limitations (such as pregnancy)
~Finding your restorative teaching voice
~Introduction to therapeutic techniques specifically designed for psoas health which enhance our ability to rest and recover
~Booklet, which will include sample sequences, suggested reading, and music suggestions
~Discussion for self-care for those who teach
Throughout both weekends, you will learn how to incorporate pranayama, visualization, and meditation techniques. You will learn how to sequence a class and the use of hands on adjustments and healing, using alternative postures due to limitations including pregnancy. We will also discuss the importance of finding your voice (when to speak and when to stay quiet), self-care, and aromatherapy. Both weekends will consist of lecture, asana practice, discussion, and partner work. You will leave with a booklet, which will include sample sequences, suggested reading, and music suggestions.
October 14-16, 2022
October 21-23, 2022
Contact Aurelia to sign up at email@example.com.
Techniques, Training and Practice: 10
Philosophy, Ethics, lifestyle: 2
Anatomy and Physiology: 5
Teaching Methodology: Non-Contact: 5