Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching with Sharon Hammer

Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching with Sharon Hammer

Sunday, October 28th, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Trauma-informed yoga is based on a particular understanding of trauma, one that emphasizes its impact on the entire mind-body system, as opposed to particular mental states (e.g., troubling memories) viewed in isolation from the physical body.
Yoga can have both stimulating and soothing effects. This is true on both the physical and psycho-emotional levels. Yoga teachers can encourage balance in the nervous system through classes that incorporate both stimulating and sitting postures, and by encouraging students to notice when they feel safe, soothed, and secure. Part of the skill of a trauma-informed teacher is to emphasize present-state awareness and offer opportunities for students to choose what brings them balance. Over time, students can build coping skills and make choices that support their transition from hyper- or hypo-arousal to a balanced state.

In this workshop students will:

  • Gain an understanding of what constitutes trauma and the different types of trauma
  • Develop an awareness of the prevalence of trauma in our society
  • Develop an understanding of factors involved in trauma
  • Introduction of how trauma affects the physical, emotional and mental bodies
  • Learn what teaching yoga from a trauma informed perspective means, how to teach from a trauma informed perspective and not to trigger a trauma response
  • Learn about resources for additional information on trauma and how to refer students for help on processing trauma
  • Learn how to respond to a student who may experience a trauma trigger in class
  • Learn self-care and how not to be affected by a student's trauma


ABOUT SHARON
Sharon Hammer spent twenty plus years of her professional life in the legal and municipal management professions. She holds a Juris Doctorate (law degree), a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Mental Health Counseling and is a License Professional Counselor (LPC). Sharon has practiced yoga since her late teens when she became intrigued by both the physical and spiritual aspect of the practice. In 2011 when her life took an unexpected turn, she found that her yoga practice sustained and strengthened her during a difficult transition.

In her private counseling practice Sharon treats clients who have suffered trauma. She also educates counselors on yoga techniques such as breath practices and simple movements that can be used in session. In 2016 Sharon's presentation on Yoga as a Treatment Modality for Treating Trauma won 1st place at the Idaho Counselors Association Annual meeting.

Sharon's yoga credentials include being a 500 RYT with Yoga Alliance, an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training, regular teaching schedule at yoga studios and special events. Sharon instructs yoga teachers on a variety of topics including teaching yoga from a trauma informed perspective.

The Art of Sequencing & Theming w/ Beth Stuart

The Art of Sequencing & Theming w/ Beth Stuart

Friday, November 2nd - Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
7:00AM - 4:00PM

Room: Studio B

Join us as talented guest instructor Beth Stuart shares the unique methods she uses to sequence powerful and imaginative vinyasa yoga and to create transformative class themes. Whatever style of yoga you teach - from power vinyasa to gentle yoga and everything in between - you'll leave this workshop with the tools and insights you need to enhance your own teaching style. The workshop cost includes a public class (Flow til you GLOW!) that Beth will lead on Saturday morning (11/3) at 8:00am. Don't miss this unique training module! Open to the community. Price is $99.

Schedule:

Friday November 2 from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday November 3rd from 7:00am-4:00pm (with one hour lunch break)

Learn to:

  • SKILLFULLY AND MINDFULLY SEQUENCE VINYASA YOGA
  • DRAW INSPIRATION FROM LIFE EXPERIENCES TO USE AS THEMES FOR YOUR CLASS
  • INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS BY TEACHING FROM THE HEART


Sign up online at www.essentialhotyoga.com or give us a call at 208-971-0238.

YOGA FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & INJURY PREVENTION LAB: Core + Spine with Samantha Ashenbrener, DPT

YOGA FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & INJURY PREVENTION LAB: Core + Spine with Samantha Ashenbrener, DPT

Friday, November 16th - Sunday, November 18th, 2018
7:00 AM - 4:00PM

Room: Studio B

In this 3 part Functional Anatomy workshop series, students will have the opportunity to study body mechanics and how our bones, muscles and ligaments interact as it relates to yoga postures. Students will also learn how to work with muscular imbalances, joint dysfunction, pain and injury. This in-depth training will educate students on how to prevent and heal their own injuries through yoga and give teachers the tools to create safe, purposeful and cohesive vinyasa sequences.

Functional Anatomy Module 2: Building Integrity from Within - Core + Spine

Friday, Nov 16th, 2018 • 5:30pm-9pm
Saturday, Nov 17th, 2018 • 7am-4pm
Sunday, Nov 18th, 2018 • 7am-4pm

$225 for 1 weekend (3 days)

EHY - 2122 S. Broadway, Boise

In this module, students will explore structural and functional anatomy of the lower lumbar and thoracic spine and revisit anatomy covered in M1, particularly the anatomy of the pelvis as it relates to the spine. Students will also explore the anatomy of the diaphragm and core, and come to understand the inherent vulnerabilities of the core and spine. Students will practice teaching and adjusting in small groups to continue to refine efficacy and delivery of cueing and become skillful with hands-on assists.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to work with lower back and core dysfunction, pain, and injury
  • Learn how to understand and communicate the actions of the muscles of the core
  • Learn how to balance flexibility and stability in the spine and core in every category of yoga postures
  • Practice creating and teaching purposeful, effective sequences that focus on backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends.


This training is valuable for yoga teachers who want to:
  • Gain confidence in speaking to students about injury prevention and management.
  • Grow one-on-one private instruction clientele.
  • Teach yoga to an athletic population.
  • Advance knowledge and true understanding of postural cues for both basic and advanced postures.
  • Enhance sequencing intelligence and sophistication.

EHY Yoga & Wine Retreat - Walla Walla, WA

EHY Yoga & Wine Retreat - Walla Walla, WA

Rescheduled to April, 2019
Stay tuned for new information!