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Reclaim, Connect and Thrive: Body/Mind Integration Yoga with Nicole Marcia (May-June 2019)

CAD$132.30Purchase required to enroll

Modern postural yoga can support us to feel more at home in our bodies & more connected in our relationships, communities & beyond. This class series provides a space for personal inquiry & illumination for anyone who would like to tap into their own experience of body/mind connection both on & off the mat.

This trauma-informed class will focus on aspects of personal & social health & will include discussion, education, reflection & integration through a gentle, all-levels therapeutic movement practice. Students will learn body-based, self-regulation techniques to support resilience & a sense of agency in their bodies & in the world. The practice will emphasize internal experience, choice making & moving safely together. No hands-on adjustments. Beginners are welcome.

This is a trauma informed class, which means we focus on working individually and collectively to explore breath and sensations in our bodies through the yoga practice and get curious about our choices within that practice and in discussion with each other. The focus is less about how you look in a particular form and more about an inquiry into how you feel. If you are in an acute phase of trauma, working with others in a community space may not be the right choice for you. This is not a space for processing trauma stories, nor is it a substitute for therapy. Rather, it is a space for supporting the exploration and cultivation of bodily and social safety. Treating ourselves and each other with kindness and care is a high priority in this class.

6 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 May 8th-June 12th

$116+tax before May 1st, $126+tax after.

Pre-registration required.

Maximum 12 students.

If you have any concerns about whether this class is right for you, please email Nicole at nicolem@finebalanceyoga.ca.

*There is one work-study spot available in this course. Email oceanandcrow@gmail.com 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
Cancellation policy Refunds may be issued with a $10 processing fee before May 1st. No refunds will be issued after May 1st.