Are you interested in how trauma sensitive mindfulness practices, yoga and meditation support individuals in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders?

Are you interested in trauma and how unresolved trauma impacts the mind body connection?

Are you interested in how trauma impacts the brain and the central nervous system?

Transformation Yoga Project is offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers, behavioral health providers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and addiction.

Join the Transformation Yoga Project team for this specialized training led by Colleen DeVirgiliis, Director of Training and Nicole Breen, Director of Recovery and Behavioral Health, both with the Transformation Yoga Project. This training will include interactive lecture, group dialogue, experiential instruction and practice instruction based on research, evidence based practices and experience working in the field.

The 2 day group training will reflect on their experiences leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities and various mental health treatment settings. Several guest instructors from the Transformation Yoga Project team will share experiences and insights gained from teaching trauma sensitive yoga for recovery.

For the first time, Transformation Yoga Project will be offering their Yoga for Recovery training on site of one of their Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Recovery Program partners.

Libertae, Inc is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering women and their families to maintain recovery through comprehensive treatment programs that support healthy communities. Libertae is one of only a handful of facilities in Pennsylvania that helps both single women and mothers with children recover from addiction using gender-informed treatment.

The training will take place in the conference room located in Libertae’s outpatient services.

Other topics include:

  • What is yoga service
  • Accessibility and Inclusion in class facilitation
  • Pillars and framework of Trauma Sensitivity
  • Best Practices for teaching asana, meditation and mindfulness that support resilience
  • How unresolved trauma impacts the body mind and spirit
  • Understanding addiction, options for treatment and the treatment environments
  • Exploring how yoga philosophy can support recovery plans

15 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits are available upon completion of the training.

If you pay a registration fee and later find you must change your plans, you can either transfer your fee to a later Training or ask for a refund. Our policy is to refund the amount less an administrative fee of $25. If you have to cancel within twenty-four (24) hours of Training or after Training has begun, we will refund one half of the total fee because our expenses accelerate dramatically. The more notice you provide, the more likely we can fill your spot. We appreciate your understanding.