Body Based Healing Modalities for Healing Trauma- Yoga, Meditation, Mindful...

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BECO Conference Center

4425 Forbes Blvd

Lanham, MD 20706

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Training: 9:00 am- 2:15 pm

(Optional) Yoga Practice: 2:15 pm- 3:30 pm

Every year, millions of people are impacted by trauma, whether personally experiencing a traumatic event or supporting someone that is suffering – it truly touches us all at some point in our lives. The body, often the site of trauma, is also where the pain, memories and symptoms manifest and live. Affecting all areas of human functioning, we know that trauma leaves a physical and emotional imprint on those impacted. When survivors practice trauma informed yoga, it helps them to reconnect to the mind, body and spirit in a safe way while learning how to heal using the inner resilience and resources they already have within them.

At the end of this training, a trauma informed yoga practice will be offered to this interested in experiencing the practice. Some of the topics covered in this workshop will be

  1. Understanding trauma and how it impacts the body and mind
  2. Overview of trauma informed yoga
  3. Finding peace and healing through yoga, meditation and pranayama (breath)
  4. Establishing safety and stability in the body and mind
  5. Tools to ground oneself and soothe an activated nervous system
  6. Practices to gently re-acquaint oneself with their body and mind
  7. Building skills and coping strategies for managing trauma symptoms and memories
  8. An overview of the primary areas our bodies hold accumulated stress and how to begin meeting those spaces with compassion to safely release it
  9. Foundations for an off the mat practice to utilize for ongoing self-care
  10. Gain tools to practice and teach body-based coping strategies for the management of trauma related symptoms.
  11. Gain tools for recognizing and managing vicarious trauma symptoms.


Shelley Pentony, Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor with Sol Yoga Studio and former Crisis Services Director for Heartly House, Inc.

How much is the training?

There is NO COST to attend this training!

Who Should Attend?

Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusers:

  • Domestic Violence Service Providers (Shelter Staff, Advocates, Therapists, Abuser Intervention Staff)
  • Government Social Service Employees (Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare, DHS, Supervised Visitation, Juvenile Services)
  • Law Enforcement (Patrol, Supervisors, Probation/Parole, Corrections)
  • Legal/Court (Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Judges, Clerks)
  • Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)
  • Community-Based (Substance Use Professionals, Immigration, Transitional Housing)
  • Health Care (Nurses, Physicians, Community Health Advocates, Mental Health Providers)
  • Faith/Religious Leaders

What’s the content level for this training?

  • Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)
  • Intermediate: For professionals who have a basic understanding of best practices for working with survivors. (2-5 years’ experience)

Are Social Work CEUs available?

Yes. 4.75 CEUs are available for this training.

How much are CEUs?

CEUs are free for MNADV members. CEUs are $15 for non-members.

When will I receive my Certificate ?

We will make every effort to email you your certificate within 2 weeks of the training. Please email Ayana Wallace at, if there are any questions.

I lost my CEU or Certificate. Can you re-send it?

Yes. Please email Ayana Wallace at

Is parking available?

Parking is available on-site.

Do I need to print the Eventbrite ticket?

No – once you receive a confirmation email, you are registered and do not need to print your ticket.

Is food available?

No, lunch will be on your own. Food will not be provided, however there are several restaurants in the area.

Is this location handicap-accessible?


Will printed handouts be available?

Yes, PowerPoints and handouts will be printed and available for participants.

What is your cancellation policy?

MNADV understands that sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48 hours in advance, as many of our trainings have a waitlist. To cancel, please email

I can’t make it anymore, but my colleague can. Can this person take my place?

No - please cancel your registration and have your colleague register on their own so they receive any email instructions prior to the training.

What happens if there is inclement weather the day of the training?

In case of inclement weather, MNADV will reach out to registrants at least 24 hours in advance and will make every effort to reschedule the training in the future.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Ayana Wallace, Project Manager for The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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