Facilitated by Jessa Walters, MA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F, this workshop is designed for yoga teachers and yoga teachers-in-training who are interested in integrating trauma awareness into their teaching. This workshop is also open to clinicians who wish to bring embodiment into their work with clients.
Participants will learn key practical components to guiding yoga/embodiment practices with trauma awareness, including the use of language, the importance of interoception and the facilitator qualities needed to create a trauma-sensitive experience. We will explore the dynamics inherent in trauma and how to guide in a way that does not perpetuate the trauma paradigm, but rather offers the opportunity for choice, present moment experience, empowerment and authentic connection. This workshop will include presentation, discussion and experiential practice.
Jessa Walters has completed the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) certification with David Emerson through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute based in Boston. Jessa began teaching TCTSY in 2013 as part of a study through the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Project, researching TCTSY as a viable clinical treatment for trauma. Jessa has primarily worked with women who have experienced domestic abuse, women in recovery and kids.
Day/Time: Oct. 6/ Saturday • 1:30–4:30pm
Title: Creating Safe Space: Trauma & Yoga (3 CECs)
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