12-Hour Virtual Trauma Informed Yoga Training
Yoga participants at Stafford Creek Corrections Center
12 Hour Virtual Trauma Informed Yoga Training
Our trainings have supported practitioners interested in bringing trauma-informed knowledge and tools into the fields of: yoga, social work, therapy, education and the Department of Corrections.
YBB’s Online Training Focuses on Developing a Trauma-Informed Toolkit.
Our participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience the following learning objectives:
1. Understanding trauma and its impacts on the brain + body
2. Trauma-informed yoga sessions
3. Interrupting internalized isms: building an informed lens for practitioners dedicated to inclusivity and access for populations disproportionately affected by trauma
4. Opportunities to practice using and developing these tools
Training Schedule (On Zoom)
Saturday, December 4, 1:30-4:30pm PST + Sunday, December 5, 1:30-4:30pm PST
Saturday, December 11, 1:30-4:30pm PST + Sunday, December 12, 1:30-4:30pm PST
Cost of Attendance
$299 training fee.
All 12 hours qualify for elective continuing education with Yoga Alliance.
Alyssa Pizarro (She/Her) I was certified in 2015 with the Africa Yoga Project in Kenya with the intention of service-driven yoga. After returning, I started volunteering with Yoga Behind Bars and became a staff member for 3 just under years. Now a certified Diversity Facilitator, my connection with social justice and equity continue to fuel my passion for working with people.
Rosa Vissers (She/Her) journey with YBB began in 2009. Since then she has worn many hats, including that of Executive Director from 2013-2019. She has taught yoga in almost every WA prison and both King County jails and has facilitated the YBB training for 8 years. Rosa is a contributing editor and contributor to two Yoga Service Council books, Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System (2017) and Best Practices for Yoga with Survivors of Sexual Trauma (2020).
Alyssa and Rosa will be joined by three special guest presenters:
Benjamin Blustein, YBB Instructor + Volunteer Mentor – Echo Glen Children’s Center
Greg Steen, former YBB Instructor Behind Bars
Alyssa Knight, former YBB Instructor Behind Bars
The guided yoga trauma informed practices helped me feel, hear and see where choice and space are possible in relationship to others. I practice meditation and yoga, but I found other ways of noticing and linking breath and body with how I approach others and invite them to respond.
– TIY Training participant, 2021
Questions about this training? Have you been impacted by incarceration? Interested in applying for a scholarship?
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