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  • 391 Wilmington Pike
  • Glen Mills, PA, 19342
  • United States

Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction and behavioral health? 

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Empowered Yoga

391 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Feb 10 and 11, 2018 11:30am-6pm


Early Bird Special – $295 per person until January 15 - $325 after.

Limited to 30 participants.

A 13-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate will be given for Continuing Education Credit at the end of the weekend

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, addiction and/or mental health issues.

This two day workshop will be led by Colleen DeVirgiliis, Oneika Mays, 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 treatment centers, behavioral health facilities, sober living homes and community centers.

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 to be 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. (Please Note:  Discussing addiction and associated trauma can be triggering).