MENTORING OPTIONS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
"Dear Zabie, I don't know where to begin in my gratitude- you are truly one of the most genuine, beautiful, sincere, strongest, honest, and inspirational women I have ever met. This has been an amazing eye-opening and life-changing experience for me. I am so excited and blessed to meet you and be on this journey with you! It was so worth it for me to come, it has been healing and emotional. My confidence has grown so much this weekend."
-Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga Teacher Workshop Participant (traveled from London), January 2016
"Thank you so much for your contribution to my community achieved through my participation in your teacher training! We began our new Survivor Centered Yoga Support Group and it was a powerful success. I am so honored to be a part of this movement. Thank you so much for your mentorship through the teacher training."
-Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga Teacher Workshop Participant, January 2016
"Thank you Zabie, for a new beginning."
-Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga Teacher Workshop Participant, February 2015
"I hope to make you proud and that you can hear your training and message come through my words. Through your work and passion you are making such a difference in so many lives. Your spark has lit so many flames and helps so many grow and heal. "
-Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga Teacher Workshop Participant
"Attending your training shaped the way I returned to my work with a deeper conviction and drive. Grateful to you! The world is a better place because of you!"
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor (placed to teach to survivors on a college campus)
Whether you have participated in a past training with Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga or you are interested in incorporating trauma-sensitivity into your teaching, this one-to-one option may be a great fit for you! It is my passion to support you in finding your authentic teaching voice as you navigate your own path of healing others through yoga. Additionally, I want to provide you with all of the tangible tools and resources needed to build your own comprehensive yoga therapy program.
Now more than ever, colleges, universities, and agencies are understanding that the creation of multiple pathways to heal is pivotal for survivors. Leaving the body out of the equation when developing support services for survivors is no longer an option. Most importantly, the spectrum of healing is so vast and due to factors such as stigma around help seeking and cultural barriers, it is essential that we increase accessibility to multiple approaches to heal. As many of us know, not every survivor will heal in the same way. By creating trauma-informed spaces in your classes and your programs, you have the ability to change and save lives.
When I first developed the Yoga as Healing program for survivors of sexual violence at the University of California, Irvine I thought at a very basic level I could offer survivors tools for self care and strategies for managing anxiety and depression. After the 8 week series there were survivors who were empowered to report their assault to law enforcement because they felt so strong and stable in their bodies. Others shared that they were able to be intimate again with a partner because they learned how to assertively communicate their boundaries and what they are comfortable with. Read more here about the transformational experiences of survivors who have incorporated yoga into their healing process. You can support survivors through the empowering environment that you create in class to facilitate their healing off the mat. I look forward to supporting you in your own teaching journey!
what to expect
- Professional and expert advice on how to develop a comprehensive yoga program for survivors of sexual trauma
- Advice on how to create buy-in with colleges, universities and/or agencies who you approach with proposals for trauma-sensitive yoga support services
- Tips on creating a niche as trauma-informed yoga teacher
- Professional guidance on program development as well as strategies to market your program
- Brainstorming sessions and concrete guidance and referrals to move from idea to implementation
- Inspiration + Motivation to make this dream a reality!
One time (60 minute) dreaming and visioning session:
Three (90 minute) ongoing consultations:
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can identify an option that works best for your needs!