Trauma Informed Training – Free Full YAA Member Professional Development RecordingMay 26, 2022
Becoming a Yoga Professional – Free Full YAA Member Professional Development Webinar RecordingJuly 28, 2022
Mar 24-25/23 Free for YAA Teachers – Trauma Informed Training – Further Explorations w/ Dr. Paula Fayerman
Friday March 24, 2023, 7-9pm & Saturday March 25, 2023, 10am-1pm
This workshop is being offered FREE for YAA Certified Teachers and TTP Students. There is a limit of 25 people in this workshop, so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Zoom link will be sent by email following verification of your status. If you have not received the recording link within 1 week of placing your order, please email us at [email protected] An email reminder will also be sent to registered participants the day of the class.
This workshop will be Live Streamed via Zoom only. Note that to protect participant privacy, the recording will not be made available. Please do not register if you cannot attend both parts of the workshop during the days & times noted above.
This five-hour workshop will continue the explorations of trauma theory we began in the introductory June 29 Professional Development Webinar. It is highly recommended that students first watch this 1-hour webinar before attending this workshop (available free for all Full and Lifetime Members).
This workshop was previously offered in November 2022. As demand was high we will be offering the same content again in order to serve as many people as possible. Please do not register if you attended in November, and reserve these spots for those who were not able to attend.
If spots are available, openings for Full YAA Members may be added at a later date, or another training may be added. Contact Donalee at [email protected] if you would like to be put on a waiting list.
In light of the of pervasiveness of trauma in our post-pandemic society and the importance of trauma sensitivity for so many affected students, the YAA is strongly encouraging all yoga teachers to pursue trauma informed training, and is happy to provide this training free to all YAA Certified Teachers and TTP Students. If you are teaching outreach classes or plan to do so in the future this is of particular importance.
This workshop is aimed at Yoga and Meditation teachers who want to understand contemporary trauma theory more fully, conceptually and through embodied practice in themselves. Yoga teachers will learn how trauma theory intersects traditional teachings in Yoga and Meditation practices.
We will review various concepts of trauma, learn to recognize trigger symptoms within ourselves, discuss why asana can be triggering and look at how the defensive mechanisms in the body can impact an asana and meditation practice.
Dramatic experiences related to trauma can occur in a yoga or meditation practice including emotional and physical dysregulation, “unwinding” and shaking response. Yoga and meditation teachers will learn what they can do to help themselves and their students if trauma responses occur. We will review various concepts of trauma, learn to recognize trigger symptoms within ourselves, discuss why asana can be triggering and look at how the defensive mechanisms in the body can impact an asana and meditation practice.
Workshops on trauma can be activating and triggering for those with a trauma history. Learning more about these subjects can help us heal. Paula will be available to those feeling overwhelmed during the workshop, but because of the online nature there are limitations in the support that can be provided. Please have your own coping strategies available should you become triggered.
About Paula: Paula Fayerman is trained as a Medical Doctor in Family Medicine. Her interest in healing extends beyond traditional allopathic medicine, including wisdom from yoga and meditation. She started yoga through the Yoga Centre of Calgary (YCC) in 1984, primarily using asana practice to help with stresses of medical school. Her explorations lead her to complete the YCC 500 hour Yoga Teacher training certification in 2001 under Barbara Eastham. She accompanied David McAmmond in 2000 to Kabir Baug, Pune, India, and then returned on her own in 2001, continuing her Therapeutic Yoga Training with Acharya Yoganand (Dr. S.V. Karandikar). She is Certified as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Richard Miller is considered a primary teacher and she participated in his retreats since 2004, and completed level 1 and 2 trainings in iRest. Her interests also include Buddhist practice and she sat annual retreats in the North American Theravada tradition, she considers Jack Kornfield to be a main inspiration. Her interest in movement and posture lead her to become a certified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, and a student of Hanna Somatics. Interested in energy anatomy, she certified in Medical Acupuncture under the teachings of Dr. Steven Aung and completed the Advanced Practitioner program in Eden Energy Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona. Trauma and trauma informed care are very important to her, for personal and professional reasons. She studied with leaders of the field and is grateful for the growth of knowledge in trauma theory and therapeutic applications. She feels that understanding trauma will bring greater understanding to mind-body-energy medicine, and also reveal correlations between allopathic medicine, modern western psychology and the ancient teachings in yoga and Buddhism. Paula knows that healing happens in relationship, embraced in the arms of compassion and wisdom.