Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Justice and Social Impact
Friday November 8th 6:30pm–8:30pm
Saturday November 9th 9am-4pm
Sunday November 10th 9am-4pm
424 E Elm St
Conshohocken, PA 19428
This training is for anyone interested in the intersection of social justice and yoga including mindfulness and yoga providers, social workers, counselors, and others impacted by the justice system. Leave with a better understanding of the justice system and how to offer trauma informed yoga and mindfulness programs in these settings.
Bri Murphy, Director of Justice and Reentry Programs with Transformation Yoga Project , Colleen DeVirgiliis, Director of Training with Transformation Yoga Project, and Mike Huggins, founder of TYP will share their experience offering mindfulness, meditation and trauma sensitive yoga programs within carceral settings.
The weekend will kick-off with a book discussion led by Michael Huggins, founder of Transformation Yoga Project and author of Going Om, A CEO’s Journey From a Prison Facility to Spiritual Tranquility.
Throughout the weekend sessions will include interactive lecture, group process and discussion, experiential exercises and practice instruction. Training topics will include:
Self-study, cultural awareness and humility within yoga service
Trauma and its impact on individuals, communities and systems
Pillars and framework of trauma sensitive yoga
Brief history of mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline
Race and privilege
Best Practices for engagement and designing classes (asana, pranayama, and meditation) appropriate for trauma sensitive yoga
15 Continuing Education credits from Yoga Alliance will be available upon completion.
Special Note: Friday Event Only: $25
Books will be available for sale at the event. If you wish to only attend Friday night, please register here.