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Yoga for Embodied Resilience with Nicole Marcia (May/June 2018) (no drop-ins or Bonus Passes)

CAD$141.75Purchase required to enroll

Yoga can support us to feel more at home in our bodies and calmer and more confident in the world. How and why does yoga work? How can we integrate what we experience in practice into our lives? How do our bodies and emotions inform one another?

Join yoga therapist and teacher trainer Nicole Marcia for part I of this interactive class series exploring how yoga and mindfulness may support our ability to thrive emotionally and in turn contribute to the well-being of our communities and beyond.

Each class will focus on aspects of personal and social health and will include education, reflection and integration through a gentle, all -levels yoga practice. Students will learn simple, body-based, self-regulation techniques to support resilience and a sense of agency in their bodies and will be better equipped to manage stress, trauma, depression and anxiety. This class series provides a space for personal inquiry and illumination for anyone who would like to tap into their own emotional, resilient beings.

This trauma informed class will emphasize internal experience, choice making and moving safely together from a supported place of embodied empathy and attunement. No hands-on assists will be offered in this class. Beginners are welcome.

Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15pm

7 classes, May 2nd-June 20th. No class June 6th. $135+tax before April 22nd.

Late registration (after April 22nd) $147+tax

*there is one spot available for financial assistance in this course. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to apply.

*This class comes with one Bonus Class you can use to attend another class on the schedule during the session.

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