This 3 hour workshop is for health care professionals, yoga teachers, or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of trauma sensitive yoga. This workshop will teach different pranayama/breathing and Dharana/single focused meditation and mindful techniques for use trauma sensitive yoga. We will spend time practicing and discussing the various techniques . Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook to take notes.
- ● Controlled breathing techniques slow the respiration rate. Our breathing rate has an impact on our heart rate, blood pressure and the rest of our body. Breathing at the correct rate slows bodily processes, lowers arousal, and in turn reduces tension and stress.
- ● MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain's “fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain , associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body's response to stress.
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 . 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