UPCOMING 3-DAY TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TRAINING DATES
Early bird: $550 | Standard: $600
PUBLIC SPEAKING & CONSULTING
University or Agency Consultation on Building a Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Yoga Program
1 in 5 women are being sexually assaulted during their time in college, yet the reporting rate remains staggeringly low, with only 5% of cases being reported to campus authorities and law enforcement. It has been one year since the first report was produced by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The task force announced a series of actions to help combat this issue including:
(1) identify the scope of the problem on college campuses, (2) help prevent campus sexual assault, (3) help schools respond effectively when a student is assaulted, and (4) improve, and make more transparent, the federal government’s enforcement efforts.
As a result, 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 yoga instructors to implement yoga programs throughout the U.S!
We have worked with a number of universities and rape crisis centers including: Stanford University, Occidental College, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, 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. For more information about consulting packages and public speaking.
TRAININGS FOR YOGA STUDIOS
Trauma symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, anxious thoughts, stomach pains, migraines, etc. are the body's way of communicating to us that we have undigested sensory residue that needs to be processed. As yoga teachers, we have an obligation to be mindful of the way trauma shows up for our students. We have a powerful opportunity to support trauma survivors in their recovery, to give them the tools to support their stress-response, to help them improve the flow of energy through the nervous system, and to help them find safety within themselves.
If your yoga studio is interested in scheduling a weekend immersion workshop or lecture and content for teacher training, please feel free to contact us.