How is a trauma informed yoga class different from a public yoga class? How does a yoga teacher get training in trauma informed yoga and set up a class with a non-profit?
We'll start with a short trauma-informd yoga practice (some mats availabe; please bring your own if you have one and come prepared to practice yoga at room temperature!). I'll then discuss my experience in this field and my take on the questions above. The talk is primarily aimed at yoga teachers and teacher trainees but anyone with interest is welcome to attend. U of C students and staff: email Kate for your discount code prior to registering: kateLrice@gmail.com.
To be clear:this is a yoga practice and an informal talk on trauma-informed yoga, based on my participation in approximately 60 hours of continuing yoga education on trauma informed yoga and my administrative work for a yoga non-profit. This is not itself a training in trauma-informed yoga - but here you can find out how and where to get that as you decide on your own best path.
I am a yoga teacher and not a social worker or psychologist or yoga therapist. Yoga teachers definitely CAN become informed about trauma and incorporate some trauma-informed practices into classes to make them feel safer and friendlier to trauma survivors... without becoming psychologists or social workers. Any public class most likely already includes trauma survivors without any effort on the teacher's part to gather them.
Eventbrite charges a small per-ticket fee; the remainder of the cost will be donated to the Give Back Yoga Foundation. http://givebackyoga.org