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Workshop - Introduction to Trauma Informed Yoga

  • Prospect Heights Yoga 184 Underhill Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Join us for a 4-hour introduction to trauma informed yoga. Approximately 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and roughly 20% of these people go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It’s therefore likely that one or more students in an open level class is a trauma-survivor, regardless of whether they identity with this term. Students may come to class not realizing that the yoga practice may uncover trauma still held within the mind & body. Most students do not expect to have an intense memory, emotion, or physical response during a yoga class.

In this workshop, we will cover…

  • Types of trauma and it’s neurological & physiological implications
  • Recognizing symptoms of trauma and how they might show up in yoga
  • Tools for regulating the nervous system and how one might discharge and process trauma in the body
  • Exploring trauma-informed language and how to incorporate it
  • Asana - benefits and cautions
  • Trauma-informed pranayama and meditation techniques 

This workshop will be led by Tara Tonini, a lover of nature, movement, color and creativity. Tara discovered yoga as a means of recovery from a relationship of Domestic Violence. Through her dedicated practice, yoga provided a way to reduce stress and gain strength and clarity in her daily life. Tara is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Birth Doula, Master Reiki Healer and completing her Masters in Chinese Medicine. Tara approaches each healing modality through a trauma-informed lens. 

Tara has studied with Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D., David Emerson, Jen Turner, Hala Khouri, Jillian Pransky, Hari Kaur Khalsa and Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT. Under mentorship with Lisa Danylchuk she has become a Founding Member of The Center For Yoga and Trauma Recovery. 

As Director of Curriculum Development and Mentorship at Exhale to Inhale, Tara strives to build a community where survivors and teachers can connect and experience the healing art of yoga.

Prospect Heights Yoga
September 29th, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Investment: $100 per student; $75 for teachers of Prospect Heights Yoga

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