Yoga for PTSD: Optional Integrated 20 hour training for Yoga Teachers and Service Providers

Yoga for PTSD

For the 5th year in a row 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. Four years ago we focused on the benefits of Yoga For Veterans, three years ago on Yoga For First Responders. For the last two years we refined and expanded by offering training in all the ways yoga benefits trauma survivors and develops resiliency in a high stress environment. 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, having trained near 400 yoga teachers so far! Yoga for PTSD. The healing possibilities are real, and the resiliency… well, we all need it.

The Trauma Resiliency was fantastic. All the presenters were inspiring and amazing. It was wonderful to see the good work being done by so many! Ginny

This training was absolutely phenomenal and I’m so incredibly grateful that I decided to attend!! I’m getting ready to start a course for Vets with PTSD and this has been so incredibly valuable!! Irina

yoga for ptsd
*This training is open to others serving populations dealing with PTSD, TBI, and trauma. Just know it is geared toward yoga teachers and you will get the most out of it if you have a regular yoga practice in your life.

Consider Making a Donation to the Trauma Training Scholarship Fund

Thank you to the supporters of SYF Gives Back: 

YOGA INTERNATIONAL, HOLY YOGA, STERLING FINANCIAL, Andrew Barkworth, Randall Cauley, Tiffany Denny, Michelle Grimm, Isabella Greene, Douchka Lecot, Laura McKinzie, Leah Misty, Lori Rubenstein, John Salisbury, Dana Shamas, Pamela Stokes-Eggleston, Denise Thompson, David Dhanvantari Tietje, Barb Totzke, Kate Towell, Jen Warr, & Roxanne Wessel.

About the Training

Yoga for PTSD

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.

8am-5pm Thursday, February 8th. 8am-12pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday February 9th-11th with up to 16-20 CEUs *tbd

Consider Making a Donation to the Trauma Training Scholarship Fund

Thank you to the supporters of SYF Gives Back: 

YOGA INTERNATIONAL, HOLY YOGA, STERLING FINANCIAL, Andrew Barkworth, Randall Cauley, Tiffany Denny, Michelle Grimm, Isabella Greene, Douchka Lecot, Laura McKinzie, Leah Misty, Lori Rubenstein, John Salisbury, Dana Shamas, Pamela Stokes-Eggleston, Denise Thompson, David Dhanvantari Tietje, Barb Totzke, Kate Towell, Jen Warr, & Roxanne Wessel.

Faculty

Yoga for PTSD
FULL FACULTY ANNOUNCEMENTS SHORTLY.
As you may know, I have been very vocal about the effects of PTSD in our families, communities, businesses and life.  I am a strong advocate for healing modalities and practices that WORK… That make our lives better. This years training we are blessed to have Kamini, Sundar and a few other incredible speakers coming together to form the SYF2018 Yoga for PTSD Training Faculty.  Heather is finalizing the remaining faculty now…  And I can tell you.  THIS Training will be the one they talk about, in years to come.  As my own journey evolves, so to do the connections… the inspirations… the healing. And as I have claimed responsibility for my healing, so to am I seeing others do the same.  This path we walk is from the darkness to the light.  It is something we know how to do, it turns out… We just need to relax and allow the it to occur.  No small feat, it also turns out.  I am incredibly humbled and honored to share, what I have received.  As my life gets better, so to can yours… together, we will all make it home. Marc Titus

SYF Founder

Kamini Desai

Kamini Desai

Understanding and Treating Trauma as an Unresolved Energy Event | Healing the Brain with Yoga Nidra

For the last 25 years Kamini has created unique body of teachings combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern psychology.

Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from Smith College and La Salle University, and as daughter of one of the original yoga masters who pioneered yoga in the West, Kamini has served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center. She is now the Education Director and Core Curriculum Developer of the Amrit Yoga Institute -a cutting edge teaching center for advanced studies in eastern philosophy. She is one of three Founding Directors of the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda with Dr. Vijay K Jain, MD and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla.

Kamini is the acclaimed author of the book, Life Lessons, Love Lessons, which is commonly described as, “Eat, Pray, Love meets Sex in the City.” In an entertaining and engaging voice Kamini draws you in to a riveting personal story that shows you how to use the teachings of yoga in everyday life.

Considered an expert in the inner sciences of yoga, relaxation and artful living, she is a frequent guest speaker and teacher at various nationally accredited institutions for higher learning throughout the United States. Her guided Yoga Nidra experiences have been used in various government institutions.

Her insight and experience-based trainings and lectures have been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world including England, Holland, Belgium, France, Portugal, Germany,Turkey, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Mexico and throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to her work in assisting individuals towards personal empowerment and fulfillment, Kamini’s corporate clients have included Bahamas Princess Resorts, Kellogg’s, KEDS, Sony, KPN Telecom and Mars Confectionary as well as the Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service of the Netherlands.

Kamini sits on the Editorial Board of the Light on Ayurveda Journal, associated with the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. In 2012 she was awarded the title of Yogeshwari (a woman of yogic mastery) for her keen ability to bring ancient illumination to the genuine challenges of the human experience. Kamini has been featured on the cover of Natural Awakenings, in Dutch Cosmopolitan, Fit and Healthy magazine, and has published numerous articles in the United States and Europe.

Kamini conducts the Amrit Yoga Teacher Training and the Yoga Nidra Professional Training at the 500-hour level for aspiring yoga teachers. Kamini is certified as an E-RYT in yoga instruction. She is also certified in contact partner yoga, Phoenix Rising yoga therapy, massage therapy, danskinetics, and holistic health education. She speaks Dutch, French, and English.

Sundar Balasubramanian

Sundar Balasubramanian

Pranayama for Trauma | Sequencing Pranayama | Science of Yogic Breathing

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a Cell Biology researcher and founder of PranaScience Institute. He is currently studying mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also a Yoga Biology researcher. A pioneer in the area of research combining Pranayama and salivary stimulation, he discovered Yogic breathing promotes salivary secretion, and it contains factors that are important for our healthy living. Recently, his research work on breathing received a mention in the New York Times.

Growing up in Tamilnadu, India in a traditional Yoga and Siddha medicine practicing family background, Dr. Balasubramanian went to Swami Chitbhavananda’s Vivekananda College in India where he further learned Yoga, Meditation, and Kirtan practices. He has been continuously learning from various Yoga Masters from the East and West. He is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and a speaker at TEDx Charleston. He is the Director of the Yoga Studies Research Center of the Indian Medicine, Science and Culture Division (IMSCD) of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE). He has been traveling globally to speak and teach the richness of Yogic breathing as he understands through his research studies.

Alex King-Harris

Alex King-Harris

Deep Sound Journey

Global Music Pioneer Rara Avis (Latin for rare bird), born Alex King-Harris, is CEO/Co-Founder of YogiTunes.com and a leader in transformational music experiences. His immersive sonic environments incorporate a multi-instrumental, omni-cultural approach, mixing pre-produced original studio music with live electronic elements. flute, guitar, didgeridoo, harmonic overtone singing, improvised prayers and DJ techniques are layered together to create the backdrop for a mindful and embodied experience – inspiring ecstatic journeys in venues as intimate as a yoga studio and as sprawling as a festival setting. Rara’s influences include blues, psychedelic rock, jazz, funk, African, Middle Eastern and East Indian music, and a wide range of electronic dance music. Playing with Desert Dwellers, Shamans Dream and Liquid Bloom laid the foundation for his current solo work on Six Degrees Records. In addition to his work as an artist, he is also the CEO and cofounder of YogiTunes.com, a digital streaming and download music service focused on the yoga and wellness communities. “Your sets touch my heart in ways that are deep and profound… Your vulnerability and deep sharing creates and holds a safe place that inspires up to go deeper into our hearts.” – Cindy Thompson
Camella Nair

Camella Nair

PTSD and How Aqua Yoga Can Help

Camella is one of the few ordained female Swamis currently teaching in the Kriya Lineage. It is an unbroken line of guru’s dating back thousands of years. Her passion is making yoga truly accessible in all stages of life and has pioneered yoga in the water over the past 20 years. With the encouragement of her students she wrote her first book on “Aqua Kriya Yoga” and began traveling and training teachers. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Home Funeral Guide. Her students love her cooking meals when she hosts yoga retreats and she combined her love for cooking with yoga philosophy to create the online program, “Cooking the Yoga Sutras,’ which brings a new twist to remembering and studying vital yogic concepts. Mindfulness in vinyasa is another branch to her offerings and she combines ceremony and ritual in the hatha series “Kriya Vinyasa.” She is helping to break the taboo around death and dying by addressing Abhinivesha Klesha, or our desire for selective permanence. She has taught prenatal yoga for decades and wrote the book that her paramguru may have written if he was not a man, incorporating wisdom and mysticism. She is affiliated with Yoga for arthritis and is a Blue Mind Ambassador that joins the dots between water and the mind. Camella teaches with compassion and humor and is a regular presenter at the Sedona Yoga Festival.
Erin Byron

Erin Byron

Uninstall Traumatic Triggers & Reclaim Your Consciousness

Erin Byron, MA, YACEP, is a psychotherapist and author of numerous books on yoga and yoga therapy. Twenty years experience as a trauma therapist has helped her weave humor and playfulness into her profound yet practical teachings. As one of the founders of accredited Comprehensive Yoga Therapist Training, she has supported hundreds of students transform themselves through the philosophy and practice of yoga. She is co-author of Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living and Amazon.com’s #1 New Release (Health & Fitness) Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety. Erin’s most recent book, Yoga for the Creative Soul, guides you on a fun and inspiring journey of enlightenment through self-expression.
Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

Exhibition: Yoga for PTSD

A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the timeless elegance of Walden’s New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. His stunning repertoire runs the gamut from yogis perched on rocks surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, to African orphans practicing yoga in Kenya, to breast cancer survivors, bare-chested and scarred. In addition, Sturman has worked extensively photographing war veterans who have embraced the practice of yoga to to heal PTSD, in an effort to help change the heartbreaking suicide statistics. In Sturman’s own words, “I often think of Rumi’s words ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.” Sturman’s honors include Official Artist of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, 2010 FIFA World Cup Artist Representing America, and Official Artist 2008 United States Olympics. In 2012 and 2013, Sturman was the subject of two separate New York Times articles celebrating his photographs of yoga from around the world. Learn more at www.RobertSturmanStudio.com?? Robert will also be available during the festival for private shoots in Sedona’s magical red rocks.
Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton

Yoga To Transform Trauma | Teaching a Trauma Informed Yoga Class

Catherine Ashton, E-RYT500 is an experienced Yoga Teacher of many years, Founder of Yoga toTransform Trauma, a professional therapist, board certified Trauma Specialist, Activist and for many years, the Administrator in large mental health agencies and hospitals serving marginalized populations.Catherine lives in Chicago and teaches Yoga nationally guiding both foundational and advanced teacher trainings and special workshops as well as maintaining a private practice dedicated to trauma recovery and wellness. Catherine’s experience is that Yoga has the ability to touch our bodies and spirit in a way and depth that words may never reach. Catherine grew up in California, is a long standing student and teacherof yoga and draws from her studies in Clinical Psychology, and extensive experience in yoga and the mental health field to provide a holistic approach to living and working with others.

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Taming Your Komodo Dragon

Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where she taught Holistic Social Work in the graduate program. Suzanne has participated in three trauma relief deployments to New Orleans working with survivors of Katrina, and six trauma relief deployments to Rwanda working with survivors of the 1994 genocide. Suzanne has participated in three research studies in Rwanda, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She also as the previous chair of the TFT Foundation Trauma-Relief Committee has helped coordinate trauma relief efforts in Haiti, Mexico, Rwanda and Uganda. Suzanne has been training professionals and non-professionals in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) since 1996 and has trained over 2,000 people around the world to use TFT at the algorithm level. She is the author of Thought Field Therapy: Clinical Applications, is lead author of two randomized controlled studies and co-author of one outcome study, all published in peer-reviewed mainstream professional journals.

 

Marc & Heather Titus

Marc & Heather Titus

Session Facilitator| SYF Founder

Marc, along with his wife Heather, have been promoting their beloved Sedona, AZ as a yoga destination for nearly 5 years, running the Sedona Yoga festival and recently opening Aumbase Sedona, a center for consciousness evolution where all things yoga in Sedona can be found.  They both know that one of the best things to do in Sedona is Yoga and sharing that with the world is, to them; Dharma… Service in Action.
Marc will be present to facilitate sessions, and Heather has designed the balance of the program.

Sessions - *descriptions coming soon

Yoga for PTSD

Healing the Brain with Yoga Nidra

Kamini Desai

50% Lecture 50% Gentle stretches and Yoga Nidra (2 hours)

Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique derived from the scriptures. Composed of a series of body, breath and awareness techniques, Yoga Nidra has the power to take you to profound levels of stillness in Delta brainwave states where the brain can heal and unresolved experiences can be integrated. Yoga Nidra is a favorite with those suffering from trauma because it does not require re-visiting the traumatic experience and allows the body to gently release trauma from the body and mind in titrated doses. Learn how trauma affects the brain and experience how the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra can help heal.
Bring a yoga mat, notebook, pen, sitting pillow or backjack, blanket and whatever you need to sit and lie comfortably on the floor for about 35-40 minutes.

Understanding and Treating Trauma as an Unresolved Energy Event

Kamini Desai

60% lecture/discussion 40% experience and practice of skills learned (2 hours)

Explore the Anatomy of Energy. Life is energy. It is meant to flow through us, each time leaving us broader, richer and evolving us for having known it. When we experience more intensity than we can handle, we shut this process down and create blocks in the body. The Amrit Method of Yoga Therapy is designed to not only treat visible physical symptoms, but is aimed at addressing the invisible mental and emotional blocks that contribute to them. This rejuvenating and releasing experience enhances your understanding of the energetic aspects of yoga and how to use it for yourself and others as one of the most profound healing modalities you will ever encounter. In this workshop we’ll understand how trauma and other overwhelming events create energy blocks and using a yoga-based facilitation technique you will learn how to begin to allow this unresolved energy to move and integrate itself.
Yoga Mat, Sitting pillow or backjack, blanket/bolster or whatever you need to sit and lie comfortably.

Science of Pranayama 

Sundar Balasubramanian

20% lecture, 10% discussion, 70% pranayama practice (90 minutes)

Pranayama is one of the key practices within the Yoga discipline. Next to Asanas and Meditation, Pranayama is gaining increasing importance in the Western world. The availability of ancient literature and modern scientific evidence is sparse in this area of Yoga. Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a pioneer in the area of salivary biomarkers combining Pranayama practice. He has been researching techniques related to Pranayama from the ancient Siddha tradition. He has published scientific research papers and book on Thirumanthiram, written by Saint Thirumoolar. This talk will provide an insight into Pranayama. The attendees will be able to get acquainted with key exercises from the Pranayama tradition and their relevance to wellbeing in modern times. Discover the wonders of breathing right. Understand the scientific reasons behind the practice. Designed for students from all levels. This workshop will cover the theory, practice, and modern scientific insights of key Pranayama techniques, lead by Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian. No mat or special apparel required. Wear anything that would allow you to breathe well. Available to all ages. No large meal 2 hours prior is suggested.
No large meal 2 hours prior to the class. Bring writing materials to take notes, water, and anything to make you comfortably seated during the session.

Pranayama for PTSD

Sundar Balasubramanian

(2 hours)

As breathing is the bridge between mind and body, it is the most easily accessible and effective adjunct therapeutic modality for psychosomatic disorders. Our research shows Pranayama practice can stimulate various biomarkers involved in mental health including neurotrophins. In addition, Pranayama could reduce the levels of inflammatory cytokines that are key mediators of emotional and physical stress into tissue injury under chronic conditions such as PTSD. This workshop will introduce the key aspects of Pranayama that are relevant to PTSD, molecular mechanisms that confer potential benefits, and practice of key Pranayama techniques in the context of PTSD.  

No large meal 2 hours prior to the class. Bring writing materials to take notes, water, and anything to make you comfortably seated during the session.

Bridging Cultural Divides through Photography

Robert Sturman

lecture and slide presentation (1 hour)

Join world-renowned artist/photographer, Robert Sturman, as he and his camera take us around the globe. This photographic exploration highlights the power of yoga to unite people across cultural and physical divides. Sturman’s work has given him the opportunity to make art with yogis in Kenya, Italy, Thailand, Israel, Cuba, to name but a few. From United States prisons to orphanages in Africa and the streets of Palestine, he has photographed all walks of life, embodying yoga poses with equanimity and grace. So many people, so many stories: breast cancer survivors, Maasai Warriors, Hasidic Jews, police officers, soldiers and inmates serving life sentences, each one a unique expression of humanity.

Deep Sound Journey

Alex King-Harris

10% discussion 10% guided meditation 40% sound healing journey (1 hour)

Sound is a gateway to the soul. It speaks to our nervous system in a way that allows our waking mind to relax and give way to the deeper impulses of the body. Music can be a profoundly healing experience when the right container is created where the body feels like it can surrender, let go, become present and mindfully relax. This sound healing journey will be a great time and place to rest, nourish your body, relax your mind and breathe with your soul.
Please bring a mat, pillow, block + blanket if you have these, otherwise we’ll improvise!

Teach to Transform Trauma

Catherine Ashton

(2 hours)

Trauma has many faces and touches millions of our lives and teaching trauma informed Yoga offers a vital means for people to learn how to calm their mind and regain a sense of safety and empowerment within their bodies. Begin to explore both the physiological and emotional challenges that survivors and teachers alike experience as we contemplate or step into asana spaces as well as the gifts that embodied practices and trauma informed Yoga offer. In this time together we will begin to explore how a trauma sensitive Yoga class differs from a more “traditional” class and is a means to move, feel, laugh and get curious……We will create the time, space and moments that allow us to use our bodies to move more, feel more and to access hopeful healing when thinking and words fall short. This class is both
didactic as well as experiential in nature and is open to all.

Healing Circles & Shaking Medicine for Trauma Recovery

Catherine Ashton

(90m)

Sacred Circles, Story Telling and Shaking Medicine are ancient practices deeply rooted within cultures
around the world that acknowledge and honor the capacity for each of us to heal trauma and illness
both individually as well as collectively. Join us as we step into Circle, use ritual as resource, remember
our breath and stand and “rattle” with our feet firmly rooted in both the old and new worlds to explore
how these ancient practices may help us to bear witness, shift and transform our trauma to better serve
ourselves, our communities and our earth.

Uninstall Traumatic Triggers & Reclaim Your Consciousness

Erin Byron

35% lecture 11% breathing 15% asana 12% relaxation 12% personal reflection 15% processing/discussion (2 hours)

Trauma touches all levels of being. Its symptoms of fear, isolation, and psychological trickery undercut your valiant attempts to create a good life with. Research has shown time and again that yoga practices and philosophy support you in removing the trauma that is stored in your cells, mind, and emotions. “Triggers” are your system’s attempt at healing. Trauma tends to unwind in three stages. Understand this process, identify the stage you are in, and learn to live into post-traumatic growth. Recovery is a release, reclaiming, and genuine connection to your authentic spirit. It is time to use the trauma to create a more inspired and vibrant life than you ever thought possible. Combine guided visualization and user-friendly breathwork with simple creative endeavors and nurturing yoga movements. Resolve the imprints of cellular memories and long-forgotten pains that still impact your emotions. Overwrite the lingering painful programs that are running in your not-conscious mind, holding the reins and steering your feelings without your awareness. There are systematic ways to uninstall triggers and be more of who you truly are. Discover how to help yourself and others navigate the way through automatic reactions into connected, joyful living.
Please bring a yoga mat, notebook and pens, as well as any props that support your comfort.

Taming Your Komodo Dragon

Suzanne Connolly

100% presentatin (1 hour)

This presentation will provide a simple basic overview of our current understanding of how psychological trauma is processed in our brains and nervous systems. My hope is that- If you are a helping professional -having this basic understanding will help you understand why – what you’re already doing is working so well–and that having a better understanding of how trauma is processed internally, may possibly help you do what you’re already doing even better. If you are not a helping professional, I hope that this information will help you understand that traumatic memories are really processed quite differently than other memories and that this understanding will help you have a more compassionate understanding of yourself and/or loved ones who may have experienced trauma. You might be wondering why I called this presentation “Taming your Komodo Dragon.Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and I Am hoping that the image of a Komodo dragon can serve as an easy to remember metaphor for the part of the brain that is most responsible for, the differences in the way traumatic memories are processed. Most dragons are mythical, but Komodo dragons are real. Komodo dragons can kill. And so can trauma. Trauma, like the Komodo Dragon can kill quickly or over a period of time. Unlike Komodo dragons, however, psychological trauma is not confined to a small part of the world. It exists all over the globe and it affects the brains of millions of people. The part of the brain that processes trauma is a very primitive part of the brain. We share this part of the brain with all other humans, and in some form, with all mammals, and reptiles, including the Komodo dragon. This part of your brain can be your best friend or it can be your worst enemy. As We all know, Komodo Dragons kill. And severe psychological trauma kills too. Komodo Dragons have glands that secrete a poison that can paralyze its victims. And Trauma can paralyze its victims too. Not only can traumatic events trigger a Mobilizing fight or flight response, but they can also trigger an immobilizing freeze response. Following serious trauma, normal life can stop, emotional growth can be stunted, and a deep sense of hopelessness can hang for years. Or decades.
You might want to bring a neotebook and pen, or just hang back and absorb. 

PTSD and how Aqua Yoga Can Help

Camella Nair

50% presentation 50% experiential (2 hours)

Stress can affect nerves and hormones as well as the mind and muscles, leaving clients feeling lethargic and un-motivated. In conscious yoga the heart rate can be gently elevated in order to allow the liver to release more energy as glycogen to cultivate more positivity. It is estimated that around 7.8% of us experience PTS at some point in their life but the physiological and emotional symptoms can be felt as we all experience stressful situations off the battle field.  Conflict at work, death of a loved one, sleep deprivation or break up of a marriage are a few examples that suggest it is a conservative number and more of us are affected. In the water the gains in proprioception can help us to find our place of balance and contentment once again in order to move on with our lives sooner. Objectives:

  • Review symptoms of PTS and overlap with general stress factors that will affect us all in time.
  • Explore techniques in the pool to help reduce stress, gain better clarity, improve breathing and gain greater body awareness.
  • How can we relax and release the fascia
  • Work on dismantling erroneous breathing patterning.
  • How working in the water can help create support and compassion

Come with an open heart and mind. Swimsuit is not necessary but you might want to dig it our after this lecture.

Lodging

The Best Western Inn of Sedona is convienently located right across the street from the Yoga for PTSD location. They are also offering SYF attendees a 15% OFF discount on your stay.

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