Date & Time

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:30am to 6:00pm
  • Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:30am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 
Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction? Transformation Yoga Project is offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and/or addiction. This two day workshop will be led by Colleen DeVirgiliis, Mike Huggins E-RYT200, and several guest instructors with experience teaching yoga for recovery. The Workshop will reflect their experience leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, sober living homes and community centers. Early Bird special – $295 per person until August 31, then $325. Limited to 30 participants. Topics will include: Addiction and trauma: how it affects the mind, body and ability to navigate the challenges in our lives. How to use Yoga and Mindfulness to support the mind-body connection and provide practical tools to maintain a recovery oriented lifestyle. How a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class is different from a regular yoga class. Connecting 12 step recovery principles to yoga philosophy and asana practice. What to include and what to avoid in teaching a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class. Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with people in recovery from addiction and/or unresolved trauma. Completion of this workshop is required to teach trauma sensitive yoga for Transformation Yoga Project. This workshop is for professional development for Registered Yoga Teachers, social workers and mental health providers, and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma or are struggling with an addiction. (Discussing addiction and associated trauma can be triggering.) CANCELLATION POLICY If you pay a registration fee and later find you must change your plans, you can either transfer your fee to a later Training or ask for a refund. Our policy is to refund the amount less an administrative fee of $25. If you have to cancel within twenty four (24) hours of Training or after Training has begun, we will refund one half of the total fee because our expenses accelerate dramatically. The more notice you provide, the more likely we can fill your spot. We appreciate your understanding.
Type of Event: 
Educational Events (Educational Events - and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service)
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Estimated Number of Attendees: 
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
Is this event in the United States?: 
501 Huntingdon Pike
U.S. State: 
United States
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Hosting Organization Name: 
The Twisted Monkey
Contact Name: 
Colleen DeVirgiliis
Last Updated: 08/25/2017