This 3 hour workshop is for health care professionals, yoga teachers, or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of trauma sensitive yoga. Trauma sensitive yoga aims to help people regain comfort in their bodies, improve self-regulation and decrease the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of trauma may include:
- Anger and persistent feelings of sadness and despair,
- Nightmares, severe anxiety, flashbacks, and obsessive or uncontrollable thoughts,
- Physical symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, and/or
- Feelings of isolation and hopelessness
Trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness training have proven effective in providing tools for gaining self-confidence, focusing attention, and controlling emotions and conduct, while engaging in positive physical and mental activity. The workshop will address how trauma affects the mind and body; how to use trauma sensitive yoga to help heal the mind/body disconnect after trauma; and how trauma sensitive yoga differs from standard studio yoga.
Holle is a C-IAYT, and E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Therapist who studied under the guidance of master teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll, and Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT. In addition, Holle is a certified prenatal yoga teacher, certified kids yoga teacher, and has completed an additional 300 hour training with David Emerson at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. Holle designed and directs the Trauma Sensitive Yoga, 20 hour training module for the 500hr therapeutic Center for Integrative Yoga Studies advanced teacher training. Holle is the founder and director of Centering Youth, a yoga service project in Atlanta, that brings yoga and mindfulness to incarcerated youth, incarcerated pregnant women, homeless LGBTQ youth, Refugee youth and women, and women who have been sexually exploited.
For questions or to register, email Holle at firstname.lastname@example.org