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Trauma Informed Yoga Training Retreat: Module 1

Saturday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training
Module 1: Saturday Nov. 19 – Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016
Module 2: Thursday Feb. 23 – Sunday Feb. 26, 2017

Integrating principles and practices inspired by Yoga Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, trauma neuroscience and attachment theory to increase safety, embodiment, choice, voice and empowerment for trauma survivors

Many trauma survivors seek out yoga and mindfulness to support them in their healing journey. However, without the proper awareness or safeguards in place, the very practice of yoga, mindfulness and other meditative practices can be unintentionally re-traumatizing. The act of becoming more mindfully present through focus on the breath, body or through certain intentional movements or postures can trigger procedural memories, emotions or physical sensations that are painful or overwhelming. Some students and clients may find themselves discouraged, upset or coping by bottling up, overriding or dissociating, reluctant to return.

Learning Objectives:
• Explore the neuroscience of trauma, stress and emotional dysregulation
• Find out how yoga and mindfulness practices can backfire
• Identify ways to minimize the risk of triggering trauma responses
• Integrate new skills and practices to enhance and adapt your existing approaches
• Understand your own triggers and how to work with them

For a comprehensive overview: http://traumainformedyoga.ca/training-info/overview/

This in-depth, 8-day training is offered in 2 separate modules, to allow time for rest and integration of the material between workshops.

Module 1 content
Module 2 content

The training is equal parts professional development and personal growth, as a yoga teacher’s capacity for embodied self-regulation and therapeutic presence is one of the strongest tools available for supporting students. The training is offered in a retreat format to emphasis yoga teacher self-care, and the topics of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue will also be explored, in acknowledgment of the impact of the work on teachers

Trainers

31563011363928.sWIfMAxIsFPdFzt203Xs_height640Caroline Owen, BA, E-RYT500

[email protected] – www.wavelengthsyoga.com Caroline runs yoga classes and teacher trainings out of her studio in Norwood, Ontario (Peterborough area). She became interested in yoga for survivors of trauma after completing 5 year yoga therapy training in the U.S. and India with TKV Desikachar and other teachers. Having witnessed many students, and personally experiencing yoga’s power in healing trauma, she now had a set of tools to help others to slowly and safely release their own past traumas. She has been teaching yoga since 1991 and practicing yoga therapy since 2009. Her main teachers include TKV Desikachar, Sharath Jois, Esther Myers, and Diane Bruni. She has produced a full-length professional recording, “Open Heart – Yoga to Awaken Loving Kindness”, and offers trainings and workshops for yoga teachers, as well as a 200-hour trauma-sensitive yoga teacher training (dates for upcoming trainings can be found on the Wavelengths Yoga website listed above) and a 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training. She also has a passion for outdoor adventure travels, and leads wilderness treks, horseback rides and retreats throughout the world, often combined with yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Sarah (Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training Retreat)Sarah Schlote, MA, CCC, SEP

[email protected]www.healingrefuge.com Sarah is a psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) Practitioner, and trainer who is certified through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, completed her formal training in SE under Berns Galloway, Kathy Kain, and Dr. Peter Levine, and is currently an approved general training assistant at all levels through the Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute in Boulder, CO. She has been practicing mindfulness and self-compassion since 2003 both personally and professionally, and is passionate about increasing awareness of trauma-informed and trauma-specific care. Her experience includes mental health and addictions, eating disorders and impulse control, sexual abuse, peri-natal and early attachment trauma, shock trauma, stress and anxiety, dissociation, identity development, grief and loss, healthy aggression and boundaries work. Additional approaches she uses include dialectical behaviour therapy skills, psychodynamic therapy, ego state work, inner child work, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and equine-facilitated therapy.

Registration Details

Date:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am – Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
2016-11-19T09:00:00-05:00
2016-11-22T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

TRAINING REGISTRATION

$595 + HST regular rate per module
$495 + HST early bird rate per module.

The early bird rate for module 2 ends November 22, 2016.

If cancelling more than 30 days from either module, a 50% refund applies.
No refunds are available if cancelling within 30 days of either module.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS ON SITE:  Staying onsite is mandatory for this retreat training.
Call Liz at Sugar Ridge to book your accommodation 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]

OPTIONS
A: Arrive the night before, Friday November 18, 4 nights accommodation + meals (includes breakfast Nov 19 prior to the training). $480 + HST

B: Arrive the morning of, Saturday November 19, 3 nights accommodation + meals. $375 + HST
These options do not include dinner on Friday Nov 18 or Tuesday Nov 22, however, this can be included upon request for $25 + HST.

The workshop begins early on Saturday November 19, so those who are traveling from a distance may wish to come up the night before and take advantage of Option A’s reasonable accommodation rates.

It’s great to relax and integrate the material before heading home so if you wish to stay over on Tuesday Nov 22nd you’re welcome to stay and enjoy the peace of Sugar Ridge. Just call Sugar Ridge to book the additional night stay.

 

Contact:
Liz Frost
1-866-609-1793
Other Details:

ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS

Sugar Ridge offers all-inclusive plans for accommodations and meals.  Meals are vegetarian or vegan and Sugar Ridge can accommodate sensitivities and allergies. Sugar Ridge prepares meals with love using organic ingredients and locally grown produce when possible. Tea and light snacks are available 24 hours per day. For more information: https://www.sugarridge.ca/food-philosophy.html

Contact either Caroline or Sarah for more information about the workshop and to answer any questions you might have.

Payment can be made by one of two options:

NOTE: Please contact Liz Frost at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre to book your accommodations separately: [email protected]

Training Approach

The Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training developed by Caroline Owen and Sarah Schlote is the result of the integration of the neuroscience of trauma and attachment with the principles and practices of the yoga sutras, yoga therapy, mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing™ (body-oriented modality for trauma resolution), within the larger framework and philosophies of the field of trauma-informed care.

More specifically, within the field of the trauma neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, this training draws largely from the works of Peter Levine, PhD, Stephen Porges, MD, and Daniel Siegel, MD, but also from Robert Scaer, MD, Pat Ogden, PhD, and Babette Rothschild, MSW. Within the field of yoga and yoga therapy, this training draws from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Vedas. And, more recently, works by David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, PhD, Amy Weintraub, and Richard Miller, PhD.

And within the field of mindfulness and self-compassion practice, this training is inspired by Buddhist and Sufi spiritual traditions and their western secular adaptations within the field of psychology, such as the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, Kristin Neff, PhD, Tara Brach, PhD, Eckhart Tolle, Rumi and others.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training
Module 1: Saturday Nov. 19 – Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016
Module 2: Thursday Feb. 23 – Sunday Feb. 26, 2017

Integrating principles and practices inspired by Yoga Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, trauma neuroscience and attachment theory to increase safety, embodiment, choice, voice and empowerment for trauma survivors

Many trauma survivors seek out yoga and mindfulness to support them in their healing journey. However, without the proper awareness or safeguards in place, the very practice of yoga, mindfulness and other meditative practices can be unintentionally re-traumatizing. The act of becoming more mindfully present through focus on the breath, body or through certain intentional movements or postures can trigger procedural memories, emotions or physical sensations that are painful or overwhelming. Some students and clients may find themselves discouraged, upset or coping by bottling up, overriding or dissociating, reluctant to return.

Learning Objectives:
• Explore the neuroscience of trauma, stress and emotional dysregulation
• Find out how yoga and mindfulness practices can backfire
• Identify ways to minimize the risk of triggering trauma responses
• Integrate new skills and practices to enhance and adapt your existing approaches
• Understand your own triggers and how to work with them

For a comprehensive overview: http://traumainformedyoga.ca/training-info/overview/

This in-depth, 8-day training is offered in 2 separate modules, to allow time for rest and integration of the material between workshops.

Module 1 content
Module 2 content

The training is equal parts professional development and personal growth, as a yoga teacher’s capacity for embodied self-regulation and therapeutic presence is one of the strongest tools available for supporting students. The training is offered in a retreat format to emphasis yoga teacher self-care, and the topics of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue will also be explored, in acknowledgment of the impact of the work on teachers