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Teaching trauma-sensitive yoga & meditation

  • Blueberry Gardens Healing Center 237 Ashton Rd Pike Ashton, MD 20861 (map)

Trauma affects all levels of one’s existence - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - and yoga and its supporting practices have the ability to address trauma survivors where they are on each level in the present moment. Join Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher as they explore how yoga, yoga nidra, fascial release, and meditation can be used to help victims of trauma reestablish ownership of their bodies and minds, an essential step for healing. The workshop will cover; 

  • resilience: what it is, the latest research regarding resilience, and how to cultivate it;

  • how the neuromyofascial web responds to trauma and how fascial release techniques can assist in trauma recovery;

  • theoretical aspects of teaching yoga and its supporting practices to victims of trauma;

  • practical aspects of setting up the classroom, using props, adapting the class plan, and dealing with students experiencing abreactions during the session;

  • case studies of how to adapt yoga practices to those who have experienced trauma

Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher, international Association of Yoga Therapists Certified yoga Therapists (C-IAYTs), Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT500s), and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEPs), have a combined yoga teaching experience of over 30 years, including more than 20 years’ study in alignment-based, therapeutically-oriented yoga and meditation. They have continued to deepen their studies in the therapeutic elements of yoga and in areas such as biomechanics, kinesiology, fascial awareness, trauma-based yoga and meditation, and accessible yoga. They teach students of all levels and abilities as well as teachers at the entry and advanced levels. They teach therapeutic elements of yoga through workshops, clinics, immersions, retreats and teacher trainings. They love co-teaching, provide a supportive and fun atmosphere in which to learn, and share a common goal of empowering students to use what they learn in their personal practice, teaching and lives. 
Cost: $85  For more info: 410.720.4340

Earlier Event: September 29
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Later Event: November 1
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