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Trauma can be experienced as a result of violence, war, witnessing violence or the death of another; natural disasters, accidents, and medical procedures; some of us have been exposed directly, or vicariously, to trauma through our work. A recent Canadian study found that the lifetime prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 1 in 10, and it is with this in mind that we present this workshop.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is for Yoga teachers, clinicians and individuals who are interested in learning more about trauma informed yoga practices.
Goals of the Workshop
• Develop a basic understanding of the physiology and psychology of trauma, common trauma responses, and symptoms
• Learn how yoga can be helpful in reducing some of the symptoms of trauma
• Discuss the power of language and communication, and how it relates to trauma informed practice
• Learn ways to incorporate safety in-class through preparation, set-up up and practices
• Practice a trauma-informed yoga class to experience it first-hand
Saturday May 14th, 2016
12pm – 4pm
$60 + tax
About the Teachers
Angela Kayira, RSW, BA, MSW Candidate, E-RYT
Angela is a Registered Social Worker and Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 200, RYT 500. For the past decade, she has worked extensively with women who have experienced trauma as a counsellor and group facilitator. She has offered yoga classes and workshops with a mental wellness focus since 2007. As a student of Yoga and Buddhist practices, Angela joins eastern and western approaches to health and well-being.
Brendan Munden RSW, MSW
Brendan is a Registered Social Worker. He has worked in the social services sector since 2002 and currently works as a Clinical Supervisor of a mental health team in Vancouver. Brendan facilitates cognitive therapy, psycho-educational, mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy groups as well as individual counselling for individuals with mental health and addictions.