NEWS: Joann is now a Yoga Alliance E-RYT.
CONTACT JOANN FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OF AN EXCERPT OF HER BOOK-In-PROGRESS, "The Yoga Sutras of Psychotherapy".
Next European Course: Upper Bavaria, Germany, Spring, 2014.
"I have been using a lot of your techniques everyday. Clients feel an immediate relief. I appreciate all of your insights and wisdom. Pushpa Autrey, Psychotherapist, Sacramento, Ca
SPECIAL OFFER: Anyone registering for the course will receive a free 50-min. telephone consultation with Joann ($100 value, which counts toward Certification). Alumni who refer a participants will also receive the free consultation.
What is Trauma-Informed Yoga?
Unresolved trauma disrupts the smooth functioning of the nervous system and puts the individual in an unbalanced state of fight, flight or freeze, unable to connect with and respond to present-moment situations.
This disruption can be resolved through reeducating the nervous system to resume its natural rhythmic oscillation, the small "dance" between activation and relaxation. Classic yoga excels in reestablishing this flow.
Research has proven that bringing simple chair-based poses into the consultation room, as well as subtle breathing practices and specific relaxation techniques, offers the client powerful yet simple tools to relearn nervous system balance and emotional health. (See p. 6 of this website for more research results.)
In Trauma-informed Yoga(TM), yoga's regulating elements have been emphasized and simplified to easily integrate with varied mental health or healthcare interventions.
In this program, yoga teachers, mental health, and healthcare professionals receive the training and practice they need to confidently add these interventions to their work, both with individual clients and groups. It also trains practitioners in self-care!
For mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, caregivers, yoga instructors and students and the general public. 12 CEUs available. Credits are available for yoga instructors, from the Yoga Alliance; pending for Psycholgists, Social Workers, Marriage ad Family Therapists, Addictions Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Nurses.
Weekend workshop includes:
$30 fee for all CEUs. Yoga Alliance credit possible.
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM: A Certification will be awarded to individuals who complete the foundational training program (at least 12 hours), receive a minimum of 6 individual supervision sessions from Joann, and document their work. Monthly teleconferences will also be offered if registration is sufficient. See "Registration and Payment" page.
See "Registration & Payment" page of this website.
For more information about these courses, email email@example.com or call 413-586-6384.