Yoga Service/Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop October 2019

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Pendulum Space

1803 West Byron Street

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Chicago, IL 60613

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How is trauma-informed yoga different? How do you train and start your own service class? Practice and discuss in this 3-hour workshop!

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Join Kate Rice of Share Your Practice on Sunday, October 13 for this 3-hour workshop that includes practice, discussion, and talk. Yoga can help us heal in so many ways. Explore what trauma informed yoga has to say on healing and practice, and determine which direction to take to get longer, more formal education in trauma informed yoga. This workshop is intended for yoga instructors, but all are welcome - mental health professionals with a yoga practice might also find relevant info.

Part 1: Intro and practice: participate in a yoga class much like the one I would teach at Cook County Jail or a shelter.

Part 2: Group discussion: How is a trauma informed yoga practice different than a "regular" class? Discuss with other participants your impressions based on the practice you've just done, then regroup for Kate's input. Questions? Bring them on to have a lively discussoion! While some approaches to trauma informed yoga may differ from what you'd teach in a studio setting, some aspects are easily applied to *any* group ... most of us have been through some challenging stuff, so even in a public space, it's likely you are already teaching trauma survivors.

Part 3: Reading and small group discussion: Break into groups for three readings, and re-group with others who read a different piece. Do you agree? What questions do you have for readers of the other texts? Tap into your own judgement and critical thinking now, because that's mainly what you'll have to work with if you teach yoga service on your own.

Part 4: Mainly lecture: How do you get training and set up your own service class? Peruse manuals from trainings Kate has done and more, determine which community you are most called to work with, and find out Kate's thoughts and some resources on practical steps for program set up.

Extra: meet the other participantsin this workshop, who may be excellent co-teachers or just knowledge resources for your future yoga service class.

Bio: Kate Rice was introduced to yoga service in 2010, when she began working administratively as outreach coordinator for Jasmine Chehrazi, a current Yoga Service Council advisor member and founder of Yoga Activist, in Washington, DC. After moving to Chicago in 2014, Kate completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Since then, she has:

  • taught in residential homes shelters and public libraries on Chicago’s south and west sides;
  • offered yoga to survivors of sexual violence at the metropolitan YWCA;
  • volunteered via Yoga for Recovery's program for women held at Cook County Jail;
  • helped nationally recognized Eat Breathe Thrive and Street yoga find space to offer trainings in Chicago; and
  • received a scholarship to attend the Yoga Service Council's annual Yoga Service Conference at Omega in Rhinebeck, New York.

Kate's training includes the Trauma Center's 20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training; Street Yoga; the Prison Yoga Project training; Eat Breathe Thrive; Yoga, Sexual Violence and Resilience through the Breathe Network; Yoga Activist's training on Yoga for Homeless, Mentally Ill and In-Recovery Communities; and Illinois' 40-hour training on Sexual Violence Crisis Intervention.

Note: Kate is not a psychologist or social worker, and strongly believes yoga instructors do not need advanced degrees to gain a basic awareness of trauma, its impact, and how yoga can help any of us heal. If you teach yoga to people, you most likely *already* teach trauma survivors. Kate does not advocate yoga instructors going above and beyond the formal instruction they have received in their 200-hour training. She simply believes a yoga instructor with some information on trauma is much better prepared to work with underserved communities and the public at large than one without. This is not a training, no CEUs are offered, and Kate would not suggest anyone is "trained' in trauma informed yoga after a 3-hour workshop. She does recommend further training, through organizations that offer CEUs and have an established history of yoga service, and is happy to provide resources and info as part of this training or outside of it for those unable to attend. Reach her at kate@shareyourpractice.org.

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Pendulum Space

1803 West Byron Street

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Chicago, IL 60613

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