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Thursday, January 23 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

With so much increasing need for safe, informed, attuned, sensitive, adaptive, inclusive, and culturally competent care, yoga is being considered a vital resource in settings where such care is needed. We provide yoga programs in prisons, hospitals, schools, and rehab centers. We also have requests to provide yoga in mental health triage centers, immigration centers, and domestic violence shelters.

While yoga provides a body-centered, brain-nurturing, stress-reducing experience, and develops the life skills tool kit our community members need to move from struggling with surviving to learning about thriving, HOW yoga is provided has a significant impact on its efficacy.

This trauma-informed, brain-sensitive yoga training responds to the rising needs and prepares teachers for HOW to deliver truly effective yoga.​

Students will learn the neurological, physiological, and psycho-spiritual workings of yoga for the brain, body, mind, and heart.
+ trauma-informed principles for the triune brain and polyvagal systems.
+ mindfulness-tools that help acclimate students' to increasing levels of safety and self-awareness.
+ breathing practices to disarm over-active (rajasic) or to nourish under-active (tamasic) nervous systems.
+ integration of right and left brain aspects for yoga practices.
+ essential relationship skills based on attachment theory and brain development.

We will also focus in skill development, in real time. Sarahjoy will support the development of your:
​+ Voice prosody, pace, and purpose.
+ Language choices and strategies.
+ Personal and interpersonal resonance.
+ Compassionate responsiveness (not enmeshment).

This one-day session includes a 110 page manual and workbook.

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks, Journal
Continuing Education: 6 hours

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Sarahjoy Marsh

Yoga Therapist, DAYA Foundation
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher, therapist and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions–in particular disordered eating patterns/emotional eating. The combination of her ability to identify when a conditioned... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
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