Training: Traumatic Stress – Resiliency and Healing with Yoga
Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, March 12, 8-4 Thursday, 8-12 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Up to 20 CEUs with Faculty: Molly Birkholm, Suzanne Connolly, Mark Whitwell, and Gina Garcia with additional sessions by Pamela Stokes Eggleston, Lori Zeltwanger, PT, and Essie Titus
Every year SYF aims to assist yoga teachers in bringing the tools and benefits of yoga to populations affected by PTSD, TBI, and life stresses of all kinds. Three years ago we focused on the benefits of Yoga For Veterans, two years ago on Yoga For First Responders. Last year we refined and expanded by offering training in all the ways yoga benefits trauma survivors and develops resiliency in a high stress environment. This year the huge leap is this: instead of a pre-conference offering we are electing to integrate the training right into the conference. It is our hope and belief that we will double the number of participants in this training and therefore continue to widely expand the reach of the tools of yoga.
The carefully selected faculty and comprehensive courses in the SYF Gives Back training aim to provide: the latest in scientific research and support for alternative modalities in healing; specific practical techniques of yoga, pranayama and meditation and an understanding of why and how they work in relation to trauma and the nervous system; a comprehensive overview of complex trauma, PTSD, and TBI; break out sessions with practitioners working in specific populations (veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse/war/crisis, caregivers, injured athletes, etc) to help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply these universal healing modalities to the specific community you intend to serve. In providing these trainings over the years we have realized that it is the same YOGA that benefits everyone, and that trauma works in the body in a consistent way. These universal principles may be applied to each unique individual through the care of the teacher. We want to give teachers the tools to take these skillful means to heal their communities throughout the world..
Thursday, March 9th, 8am – Sunday, March 12th, 1pm, 2017
Embrace Radiant Health and Wellbeing with Ayurveda:An in-depth Introduction to Foundational Principles and Applied Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 11am-3pm – $108
faculty: Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur, Founder and Spiritual Director of Vedika Global
Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that originated in India several thousands years ago. Ayurveda helps us by offering deep insights about inner human nature and our relationship to the natural world and spiritual consciousness. Integrating Ayurveda wisdom and lifestyle principles into your yoga practice can create more energy, clarity, and inspirations and a deeper, richer experience on the mat that you can take with you off the mat as well. Explore Ayurveda’s key themes and foundational theories with internationally acclaimed teacher and author, Acharya Shunya.
Alchemy of the Elements: An ON THE LAND pre-conference immersion with Saul David Raye
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 9:30am-4pm – $249 – limited to 10 participants
Find Your Place in the Yoga Industry: Authentic Marketing for Yoga Teachers
1/2 Day Immersion with Lynann Politte
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 12pm-4pm – $108
Filled with practical guidance in identifying and claiming your unique place in the yoga industry this step-by-step workshop explores ways to integrate the intimacy of the yoga industry with practical marketing strategies. You will walk away with the tools to discover, create and develop your yoga business in a successful way. Lynann offers a unique perspective and approach to brand development and marketing. You will see the importance of staying true to your authentic self and learn how to market your yoga offerings in an effective way so students who resonate with your teachings will find you. Your yoga business will thrive.
The Creative Art of Assisting & Adjustments, 1 Day Immersion with Tymi Howard
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 9am-4pm – $197
Join Tymi for a full day of exploring and workshopping adjustments, modifications, assists & creative options in the yoga asanas. Immersion includes a 2 Hour Vinyasa Yoga practice followed by 4 hours of workshop time for yoga teachers & students; this immersion is open to ALL.
We will discuss the 4 main methods of adjusting, energetic etiquette, practice assist’s in many different poses including but not limited to foundational standing asanas, sun salutations, floor work, inversions, Thai & partner variations and also take time for Q&A.
The goal of this workshop is to inspire and cultivate a better understanding of how to intuitively and safely assist the student in discovering more freedom, bliss and deeper expression of an asana. By understanding the biomechanics of the poses and trusting your intuitive instincts a student and teacher can deepen their practice through creative, fun exploration of the asanas.
Shakti Prana: How to Embody Power + Divinity with Katie Silcox
Monday, March 13th, 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00 $149
The teaching say that Shiva without Shakti is like God with any Power. Similarly, Shakti without Shiva is Power without Divinity. Come learn how to balance the Wild Goddess in your human form with New York Times Best Selling Author and Tantra/Ayurveda Teacher, Katie Silcox
The Promise: Advanced Yoga for EveryOne with Mark Whitwell
Monday, March 13th, 10:00-2:00 $108
What is the purpose of the Promise practice? Its purpose is to be uplifting and totally functional, promoting a dynamic interflow of inhalation (receptivity) with exhalation (strength). This in-and-out breathing cycle activates the deep male-female polarity within each of us, regardless of gender. This practice is effortless and practitioner’s report that it awakens their well-being, vitality, sexuality and self-awareness.
Who can practice? Everyone! Breathing is the basic function of life. This practice has been designed to promote the core principles of yoga practice, beyond any brand or ideal. It bypasses commercial yoga and provides the fundamental components for authentic yoga practice — the means for intimate connection to Life and all its conditions.
MANY AND THE ONE
(MANY DEITIES & “ONE” ADVAITA VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY)
Monday, March 13th, 9:00-1:00 $44
In this experiential workshop, we are going to dive deep into the deity practices and sadhana practices of non dual philosophy of moksha (yogic awakening). Practices will include Ganesh Puja, Nidhidhyasanam (Vedantic Meditation), Deity Archetypes practices and Advaita Vedanta Sadhana. Discover your Isthadevata (personal archetype), uncover the secret symbolisms of yogic deities and practice the various ways to work with them towards spiritual awakening.
Yoga and NCBTMB Continuing Education (CE)
Their mission: To provide quality continued education to professionals in the wellness and integrative health care fields, giving on to you our knowledge and personal experience from around the world, the power of healing touch. With years of acquired modalities from both ancient wisdom and modern science, Sedona Wellness was inspired to create a comprehensive continued education organization offering practitioners worldwide the opportunity to expand their practice. We stand behind our choices of locations that PROMOTE HEALING and are paired to the content of the curriculum offered. Click HERE for more information.
there is a $10 per CE charge and we will assist you with all paperwork including Yoga Alliance conference credits.
Continuing Education (CE) for Nurses and Counselors with CEU Institute
Approved provider for “Yoga for Trauma” training. More information coming soon re festival offerings approval. All CEUs $60 for Yoga for PTSD
Yoga Alliance CEUs