SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTs AND CONSULTING

 
Duke University, Keynote Speech: Yoga in the Era of #MeToo, Embodied Learning Summit

Duke University, Keynote Speech: Yoga in the Era of #MeToo, Embodied Learning Summit

KEYNOTE SPEECHES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Zabie has spoken all over the US on the impact of trauma informed yoga on the healing process for survivors. She is available for keynote speeches or guest lectures. Talks can be tailored to the needs and audiences of each organization. Please feel free to reach out to to inquire about speaking fees.

Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, 8-week program for survivors

Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, 8-week program for survivors

REQUESTING A TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA WORKSHOP OR TRAINING

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.

The impact trauma has on the body’s physiology is far-reaching, as such it is essential to incorporate evidence-based and culturally relevant practices that provide alternative forms of healing for survivors. By focusing on a holistic approach, we are helping change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing. The last few years have witnessed a radical shift in our understanding for best practices for healing trauma. It is now widely recognized that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and must all be integrated within treatment.

There are many formats that Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga can facilitate for trauma-informed-yoga workshops or trainings. These 1 or 3-day trainings will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, administrators, activists, medical professionals, doulas, coaches, healers, or anyone who is interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual violence.

If your yoga studio, trauma agency, or university is interested in scheduling a weekend immersion workshop, lecture, or content for teacher training, please feel free to contact us.

Training for the University of California (UC) staff in the implementation of TSTTY survivor curriculum

Training for the University of California (UC) staff in the implementation of TSTTY survivor curriculum

CONSULTING

Institutions across the nation are forming task forces, coalitions, and taking a serious look at their current sexual assault policies, protocols, and services to re-evaluate and re-focus their efforts to support survivors and ensure campus safety. For years, the sexual violence movement has been limited in resources and services- offering talk therapy as one of the only solutions to seek help in the healing process. While each survivor’s healing process is unique, due to factors such as cultural barriers and stigma around seeking mental health services; it is essential that sexual violence providers and support agencies offer multiple pathways to heal. Offering trauma-informed yoga as a support service to survivors offers a different entry point, helps survivors reconnect to their bodies, and allows them to access resources when they are ready. 

By focusing on a holistic approach, we are helping change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing. Many programs have found that survivors who are uncomfortable with or express a lack of interest in talk therapy have flourished in art or movement-based formats (Holistic Healing Services for Survivors). Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga has created a model therapeutic yoga program and curriculum and has trained thousands of yoga instructors to implement yoga programs throughout the US!

We have worked with a number of universities and rape crisis centers including: Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Occidental College, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Francisco, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California (USC), California State University, Long Beach, California State University, Fullerton, East Los Angeles Women's Center, Center for Pacific Asian Families, and Community Service Programs (CSP) Rape Crisis Center to help them build trauma-informed yoga programs for survivors. 

We would love the opportunity to support your university and/or agency in the implementation of a trauma-informed yoga program. Click below for more information about consulting packages and options for your trauma agency or university.