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Surviving Assault: Yoga Therapy as Early Intervention Following Assault or Trauma - A Strength-Focused Approach for Health and Holistic Practitioners with Yoga Experience (Part I only) with Diana Tokaji
Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
If you work with assault, trauma, acute anxiety, or PTSD, this series will support your visceral understanding of the physiology of assault, provide you with new physical practices, and guide you in holding space for another’s pain. Applying yoga therapy’s pancamayakosha model, or five sheaths – body, breath, mind, wisdom, bliss – you’ll experience how a strength-focused approach bridges body to highest wisdom, a process essential to assault survival and to finding one’s courageous path.
Just as we might stabilize a painful broken limb prior to hospital care, the broken Being needs stabilization of body and mind when her world is uprooted. This is the primary step that we address: the acute stage that may occur immediately after trauma or repeatedly thereafter. How do we safely support a body that is traumatized? How can a client -- and how do we -- tap inherent wisdom at darkest hours? You will be guided to explore inspirational body and mind practices – resources that draw us toward a new midline, breeding health where trauma once held power.
This enrollment option is for Part I: Foundational Principles & Practices for Acute Trauma Care (introduces an illuminating power point, foundational asana, R.A.I.N. and basic touch) only.

Please bring pen and pad or journal to the workshops. A folder with many handouts will be provided.

Inspirational assignments (one article, two brief videos, and two short writings) will further integrate the program for participants. For questions and to discuss partial scholarship:
Testimonials from past workshop participants:

“I am already incorporating elements of what you shared into my practice.” Rahel Schwartz, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Director JCADA (Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse)

“I would highly recommend this course to anyone. This course is a must have for all Yoga Instructors! This instructor is one of the best instructors that I have experienced in my lifetime. Patient, knowledgeable, engaging and genuinely concerned and caring for all students.” Zoey Jackson, wounded warrior, author, and ERYT-200 yoga teacher
Previous course participants: use discount code TOKAJI at checkout for a $70 discount.
Dec 14, 2019
12:00 - 5:00pm