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