1/31 – 2/2 Trauma Informed Yoga Training
January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm$550
Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.
The impact trauma has on the body’s physiology is far-reaching, as such it is essential to incorporate evidence-based and culturally relevant practices that provide alternative forms of healing for survivors. By focusing on a holistic approach, we are helping change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing. The last few years have witnessed a radical shift in our understanding for best practices for healing trauma. It is now widely recognized that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and must all be integrated within treatment.
This 3-day training will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, administrators, activists, medical professionals, doulas, coaches, healers, or anyone who is interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual violence.
- Comprehensive 200 page+ trauma-informed yoga resource guide with all relevant materials to implement a comprehensive, holistic, integrated, and sustainable program
- An overview of the evidence-based research in support of trauma-informed yoga practices
- An introduction to the neurobiology of trauma and the intersection of yoga
- An explanation of the unique experiences of sexual assault survivors and benefits of holistic healing
- Introduction to trauma-informed practices and language
- A thorough overview of trauma-informed teaching dynamics and core considerations, including:
- Empowerment-based Language
- Integration of Choices
- Supportive Presence
- The Art of Assisting
- Safety and Space
- Invitation of Postures
- Breath and Trauma
- Themes and Philosophy Integration
- Cultural Considerations and Accessibility
- Tips for starting a yoga program for survivors of sexual trauma, including:
- How to create buy-in from a university/agency
- The power of collaborations
- Working with mental health professionals
- Identifying your audience
- Building a curriculum
- Group structure
- Assessment and liability
- Share your Story
- The Business of Yoga
- Sample sequencing and curriculum
- Practice teaching opportunities
- Introduction to additional holistic healing methodologies to complement the yoga practice
- Resource guide with all relevant materials to implement a comprehensive, holistic, integrated, and sustainable program
*This training will leave you fully equipped to start a comprehensive trauma-informed yoga program for survivors of trauma. Please note there is limited space available for this training, early registration is encouraged
- Friday January 31st 6:00 – 9:15 pm
- Saturday February 1st 12:30 – 6:30 pm
- Sunday February 2nd 12:00 – 5:45 pm
- $550 pre-registration pricing before 1/24, $600 after
Having the opportunity to transform her own trauma through the practice of yoga, Zabie Yamasaki, truly believes in the healing power of asana practice. For years, Zabie’s unwavering support for survivors of sexual trauma has manifested itself in many forms. She has ultimately made it her life’s goal to help empower survivors of assault to regain their strength and self-worth. She is extremely passionate about yoga and its ability to help individuals connect to their emotions, be present on the mat, develop peace of mind, and take the necessary steps to become their most true, authentic self.
Zabie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her graduate work in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at The George Washington University. Zabie received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate through Core Power Yoga and attended a 40-hour workshop on trauma-sensitive yoga instruction through the Justice Resource Institute at the Kriplau Center for Yoga and Health.
During her graduate career, Zabie engaged in numerous efforts to help prevent sexual assault through her campus role as the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention. Zabie was previously the Assistant Director of UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) where she developed an 8-week therapeutic yoga program for survivors of sexual assault. She is now working as the Assistant CARE Director at UCLA where she manages the on-campus programs related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, including the Yoga as Healing program for survivors. She is a founding individual practitioner of The Breathe Network, an organization that connects survivors of sexual violence to holistic healing arts practitioners that offer all services on a sliding scale. She is the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga. Her organization offers group and private trauma-informed yoga classes for survivors, trauma-informed yoga training’s, consultation for colleges and agencies interested in implementing yoga therapy programs, survivor yoga retreats, and mentoring for yoga instructors.
Zabie consistently advocates for the rights of survivors and works tirelessly to help these individuals find healing. She is widely recognized for her hard work and dedication to her field. She has created a model therapeutic yoga program and curriculum which is now being implemented at Stanford University, UCLA, UC Irvine, University of Southern California (USC), Long Beach State, East Los Angeles Women’s Center, Center for Pacific Asian Families, and Community Service Programs (CSP) Rape Crisis Center. She was recently awarded the Victim Service Award in Orange County for the impact of her yoga program on survivors in the sexual assault and human trafficking unit. Her work has been highlighted in the Huffington Post, OC Register, Pinterest, Elephant Journal, Breathe OC, UC Irvine Magazine, and in a variety of online publications.
It has been her dream to fuse her worlds together, creating a space where survivors can heal by flowing breath to movement through trauma-informed practice.By focusing on a holistic approach, Zabie is helping to change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing.