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Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training For Yoga and Healthcare Professionals

CAD$420Purchase required to enroll
Ocean and Crow Presents: The 8th Annual Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training For Yoga and Healthcare Professionals Part 1 and II
with Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, YACEP, TCTSY-F

This intimate and intensive training is offered once a year in Vancouver and is a synthesis of Nicole’s frontline experience as a Yoga Therapist in the field of concurrent disorders and a culmination of her on-going personal and professional immersion and education in trauma informed Yoga over the past 8 years.

This training is for anyone who wants to understand more about their own traumatic experience and healing journey and anyone who wants to know more about how to support others in theirs. Research supports the benefits of Yoga as an effective compliment to other traditional therapies in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of acute or chronic, prolonged exposure to trauma. By supporting and enhancing the efficacy of other therapeutic interventions, Yoga can contribute to an individual’s long term stability and recovery. Yoga and healthcare professionals can learn to utilize Yoga with groups and individuals in order to safely support them in developing a sense of agency, safe embodiment and to provide them with tools for self-regulation. Upon completion of this training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques to support survivors in their healing. Trauma informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

Part I: Friday Feb 9 5:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday Feb 10 12:00 - 8:00pm

Sunday Feb 11 1:30 - 5:30pm
Part II: Friday Feb 16 5:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday Feb 17 12:00 - 4:00pm

24 contact hours 3 non-contact hours = 27 Hours Total

$360 + tax before February 2nd, 2018, $400 + tax after.

There is one work-study position available in this course. Email oceanandcrow@gmail.com to apply.

In this Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training participants will:

- Gain a theoretical and experiential foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques.
- Understand the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and developmental/complex trauma.
- Learn how to create safe classes and practices make for trauma survivors that
emphasize choice and focus on the importance of internal, felt experience.
-Explore and practice teaching therapeutic breathing and grounding techniques and the physical forms of Yoga.
- Examine and discuss the Koshas (levels of the human being), Kleshas (the cycle of suffering), Yamas and Niyamas (ethics and practices), the Gunas (basic
psychological archetypes), Langhana and Brahmana (categories of Yoga practices) as they pertain to trauma experience.
- Investigate the differences and intersections between Western medical and Yogic perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.
- Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices.

Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, YACEP, TCTSY-F has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors since 2004. She trains yoga and health care professionals in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery. In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. She was employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions as a yoga therapist from 2008 - 2017. She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and is an instructor and project coordinator in the Langara College Continuing Studies Holistic Health Department (Yoga). She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown east side and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners. http://www.finebalanceyoga.ca

Cancellation policy Refunds may be issued with a $10 processing fee before January 20th, 2018. No refunds will be issued after January 20th.
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