• Dhyana Yoga (map)
  • 1611 Walnut, 4th Floor
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103

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 addiction.

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 12:00 to 6:00 PM


This two day workshop will be led by Blakey Elkhart, RYT500, Mike Huggins E-RYT200, and Brianne Murphy, RYT500.  The Workshop will reflect their experience leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities.

Early Bird special – $225 per person until August 31, then $250. 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 recovering from addiction.

Completion of this workshop is required to teach trauma sensitive yoga for Transformation Yoga Project. This workshop is for professional development of RYT, 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.  

1611 Walnut, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact: Blakey Elkhart blakey@transformationyogaproject.org