3 Day Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Zabie Yamasaki

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Empowered Spaces

7602 Big Bend Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63119

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Empowered Spaces is so honored to be welcoming Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga As Taught by Zabie Yamasaki

Three Day Trauma-Informed Yoga Training for yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, victim
advocates, or anyone interested in integrating trauma-informed frameworks into their work.

This weekend immersive training is brought to you by Empowered Spaces, a space that is committed to providing ongoing education and training around the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, as well as holistic and effective approaches for healing.

Friday 3/15/19 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Saturday 3/16/19 12:30 - 6:00 PM

Sunday 3/17/19 12:00 - 6:00 PM

$550 Pre-Registration - Before January 15, 2019

$600 Registration - After January 15, 2019

Contact Kelly Caul kkcaul@yahoo.com with any questions

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.

This 3-day training will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, activists, or anyone who is interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual violence.

Training includes:

  • Comprehensive 200 page+ trauma-informed yoga resource guide with all relevant materials to implement a comprehensive, holistic, integrated, and sustainable program

  • An overview of the evidence-based research in support of trauma-informed yoga practices

  • An introduction to the neurobiology of trauma and the intersection of yoga

  • An explanation of the unique experiences of sexual assault survivors and benefits of holistic healing

  • Introduction to trauma-informed practices and language

  • A thorough overview of trauma-informed teaching dynamics and core considerations, including:

    • Empowerment-based Language

    • Integration of Choices

    • Supportive Presence

    • The Art of Assisting

    • Safety and Space

    • Invitation of Postures

    • Breath and Trauma

    • Themes and Philosophy Integration

    • Cultural Considerations and Accessibility

  • Tips for starting a yoga program for survivors of sexual trauma, including:

    • How to create buy-in from a university/agency

    • The power of collaborations

    • Working with mental health professionals

    • Identifying your audience

    • Building a curriculum

    • Group structure

    • Marketing

    • Assessment and liability

    • Share your Story

    • The Business of Yoga

  • Sample sequencing and curriculum

  • Practice teaching opportunities

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Introduction to additional holistic healing methodologies to complement the yoga practice

  • Resource guide with all relevant materials to implement a comprehensive, holistic, integrated, and sustainable program

  • *This training will leave you fully equipped to start a comprehensive trauma-informed yoga program for survivors of trauma.

Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her graduate work in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at The George Washington University. Zabie received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate through Core Power Yoga and attended a 40-hour workshop on trauma-sensitive yoga instruction through the Justice Resource Institute at the Kriplau Center for Yoga and Health. Zabie is the Program Director of Trauma Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA and the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga. Her work has been highlighted on CNN, NBC News, the Huffington Post, OC Register, Elephant Journal, and in a variety of online publications.

It has been her dream to fuse her worlds together, creating a space where survivors can heal by flowing breath to movement through trauma-informed practice. For years, Zabie's unwavering support for trauma survivors has manifested itself in many forms. She has ultimately made it her life's goal to help empower survivors to regain
their strength and self-worth.

Zabie is widely recognized for her care and intentionality, soulful and zenful activism, undeniable passion, and hard work and dedication to her field. She has created a model therapeutic yoga program and curriculum which is now being implemented at 20 colleges campuses and agencies including the University of California, Stanford, USC, and Johns Hopkins to name a few. By focusing on a holistic approach, Zabie is helping to change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a 10 car free parking lot on the property. When lot is full there is free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be mindful of neighbors as you park.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kelly Caul with any questions - kkcaul@yahoo.com 314.952.3199

What's the refund policy?

No refunds after February 14, 2019. 50% refund of reservation price up until February 14, 2019. Refunds must be approved by Kelly Caul.

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