CREATING SAFE SPACE:
TRAUMA & YOGA
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)
WOMEN’S MOON MEDICINE:
MOON IN VIRGO, ELEMENT OF EARTH
Virgo has long been associated with the archetype of the Virgin.
In this evening’s Moon Medicine, we explore the original, pre-patriarchal meaning of Virgin: A woman WHOLE UNTO HERSELF. A woman who is free in body, mind and spirit, possessed by nothing, belonging fully to herself. A High Priestess, devoted to her sacred, earthy work, a path of meaningful service and joy through which she can continue to grow and evolve. The goal is wholeness, rather than perfection.
We explore the embodiment of this rich Virgo energy through freestyle dance (organic movement to music), particularly honoring the music of women artists who have stayed true to themselves in their self-expression. After the embodiment, we will circle for a time of reflection and sharing. There will be an altar in the center of our circle with candles, essential oils, crystals, oracle/tarot cards and books of a Virgoan nature for you to engage with if you wish. You are welcome to bring an item for the altar that has meaning for you, if you’d like. You may take whatever you bring back home with you at the end of the evening. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move freely.
Day/Time: Oct. 6/ Saturday • 6:30–8:30pm
Title: Women’s Moon Medicine: Moon in Virgo, Element of Earth
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