Date: 7th February 2020
Time: - 9.30am - 12.30pm
If both the morning ‘Hypermobility’ workshop and the afternoon ‘Trauma Sensitive Yoga’ workshops are taken, there is a combined discount rate of £80.
We all want to feel safe. As yoga teachers, our highest goal is for all our students to feel as safe as possible. Unknowingly through our words or actions, we can trigger symptoms and responses in individuals with experiences of trauma.
The goal of trauma-sensitive yoga is for trauma survivors to develop a greater sense of mind-body connection, ease their physiological experiences of trauma, gain a greater sense of ownership over their bodies, and augment their overall well-being.
This workshop is open to:
- both trainee and qualified yoga teachers
- practitioners with an embodied experience of trauma who would like to learn more about self-management and reclaiming their agency and sense of self in a yoga class.
The workshop is explicitly welcoming, inclusive and considerate of differing abilities and bodies.
The learning experience is via a mixture of media:
- experience of a practical trauma-sensitive yoga class
- theory lecture
- group discussion
- printed manual to take home
These all contribute to give you the practical tools to facilitate a safer yoga space for yourself and / or your students.
This workshop is led by Donna Gerrard. Donna is a 1500 hour yoga teacher, yoga therapist and yoga teacher trainer, and is currently studying for her MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London. She is currently researching her masters dissertation on the topic of how yoga and contemplative practices can reverse the trajectory of trauma. Donna has a personal history of managing hypermobility through a lifetime of yoga and dance. She has been teaching yoga for over 13 years. Breaking her back in 2014 inspired her to train as a yoga therapist and share yoga as a healing modality with an even wider audience.
Please note that Donna is not a medical practitioner and medical diagnosis and guidance should always be sought in the first instance if in any doubt about your readiness and suitability for any type of physical exercise or movement.
Donna is a registered Yoga Alliance Professionals CPD provider. 3 certified CPD hours are available per workshop, a total of 6 hours for the whole day.