with Natalie McGreal, LMT, trauma-sensitive yoga teacher + massage therapist This 3 hour workshop is for professional & future yoga teachers interested in learning the basic principles of trauma-sensitive yoga. The goal of this workshop is to create a deeper awareness of trauma and lay a foundation of understanding of what it means to be trauma-sensitive. The information in this workshop will also be beneficial for those considering enrolling in Room to Breathe’s 200hr or 65hr Trauma & Psych Sensitive yoga teacher training programs. In this workshop you can expect to:
Start your journey as a trauma-informed teacher.
Learn more about the causes & symptoms of trauma.
Learn about some of the ways yoga helps trauma survivors & how it might trigger.
Understand the difference between trauma-awareness, trauma-sensitive & trauma-informed.
Learn some key techniques for how to bring trauma-sensitivity into any class you teach.
Experience a brief and gentle trauma-sensitive yoga practice & meditation.
Learn more about trauma and if the journey of trauma-informed teaching is right for you!
Learn to release bodily tension with self massage! In this 90 minute workshop devoted to massage, you will learn self-massage techniques using your fingers, hands, forearms and even yoga blocks. We will also explore short, easy and fun movement practices to help prepare and relax, body + mind. All are welcome. Cost: $25 *Note that you will need 2 yoga blocks for this workshop. If you do not have your own, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase new ones for $20.
NCBTMB Approved! 6 CEs available! with Natalie McGreal, LMT, trauma-informed yoga teacher A trauma-sensitive approach in bodywork is built on a foundation of understanding that trauma is not a rare occurrence. To be trauma-sensitive means awareness. An awareness that many who come to us for touch-based work will at some point in their lives have experienced trauma. It also means having the ability to hold space for our clients to feel heard, safe, welcomed, and supported. This 6 hour workshop will help you to better understand trauma and establish trauma-sensitive approaches within your bodywork practice. We will explore:
Causes of trauma
Symptoms of trauma
How trauma manifests in the body, and how it potentially shows up in sessions
Simple grounding and stress-relieving practices to share with your clients
How massage can both help and overwhelm trauma survivors
How to support clients experiencing overwhelm
Staying within scope of practice
This workshop is primarily discussion based, but will also include basic exploration of breathing practices, and gentle physical exercises. This workshop is best suited for licensed massage therapists, bodyworkers, and other touch-based professions.
Cost: $300 for two-day event
The price of this workshop also includes workable materials and a live 1x1 mentorship session with Natalie to discuss any questions you have and to support deeper integration of the material.