156 Green St
Doylestown, PA 18901
Yoga can be a powerful healing tool for survivors of trauma. But the very practice of yoga can unintentionally re-traumatize survivors, triggering powerful memories, sensations and emotions.
A trauma-informed approach to teaching can help ensure that all of your students feel safe and experience yoga as an empowering, healing practice.
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
- How trauma affects the body
- How yoga can help survivors heal from trauma
- Evidence-based principles of trauma-sensitive teaching
- Concrete, practical ways to integrate trauma-sensitive teaching principles into your classes
You’ll also be guided through a model trauma-sensitive practice and leave with multiple resources to put your knowledge into practice.
Please bring a mat and notebook.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Instructor Liz Chesla, MA, CYT, is a Dragonfly Yoga Studio teacher training graduate and a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor through Kripalu and the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. A survivor who found hope and healing through yoga, she teaches public classes in Harleysville and works privately with trauma survivors.
“I wanted to thank you again for the inspiring workshop and the extensive email that invites us to continue the path of learning and expansion. I continue to think about our few hours and feel motivated to pursue additional training in the field as I witness how much of this work I can translate to my clinical practice.” -GH
“Thank you, Liz. Your workshop was eye opening and informative. This is a valuable subject matter for us as teachers and people in general. I enjoyed your workshop very much.” -JM