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Nov 25-26/22 Trauma Informed Training for Yoga Teachers – Further Explorations w/ Dr. Paula Fayerman
$0.00 – $100.00
November 25, 2022, 7-9pm & November 26, 2022, 10am-1pm
Live Streamed via Zoom only. Note that to protect participant privacy, the recording will not be made available. Participants must attend during the days & times noted above.
This five-hour workshop will continue the explorations of trauma theory we began in the introductory June 29 seminar. Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that students are familiar with the topic, “The Window of Tolerance” presented on June 29 before attending this workshop (free recording available).
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.
Zoom link will be noted on your registration receipt, which will be sent by email after you proceed through the checkout. An email reminder will be sent to registered participants the day of the class. Note that in the interest of privacy, the recording will not be made available.
See below for workshop description and teacher bio.
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Note: Full YAA Membership is required to register in this workshop ($30/yr or $350 Lifetime).
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.
This workshop is a combination of lecture and experiential practice, with time for questions and answers. There are many topics to discuss, time dependant. The workshop is planned to be flexible and address the student’s needs and questions rather than being fixated on completing a certain curriculum.
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.