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Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training with Nicole Marcia CAD$504Purchase required to enroll

Ocean & Crow Presents the 7th Annual Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training: For Yoga & Healthcare Professionals Part 1 & II
with Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500

This highly anticipated, ground breaking training is only offered once a year in Vancouver and is a synthesis of Nicole’s frontline experience as a Yoga Therapist in the field of concurrent disorders and a culmination of her on-going personal and professional immersion and education in trauma informed Yoga over the past 7 years. This training is for anyone who wants to understand more about their own traumatic experience and healing journey and anyone who wants to know more about how to support others in theirs.

Yoga for Resilient, Embodied Well-Being with Nicole Marcia (April 2017) (No drop-ins) CAD$100.80Purchase required to enroll

Yoga can support us to feel more at home in our bodies and calmer and more confident in the world. How and why does yoga work? How can we integrate what we experience in practice into our lives? How do our bodies and emotions inform one another?

Join yoga therapist and teacher trainer Nicole Marcia for part I of this interactive class series exploring how yoga and mindfulness may support our ability to thrive emotionally and in turn contribute to the well-being of our communities and beyond.

Each class will focus on aspects of personal and social health and will include education, reflection and integration through a gentle, all -levels yoga practice. Students will learn simple, body-based, self-regulation techniques to support resilience and a sense of agency in their bodies and will be better equipped to manage stress, trauma, depression and anxiety. This class series provides a space for personal inquiry and illumination for anyone who would like to tap into their own emotional, resilient beings.

This trauma informed class will emphasize internal experience, choice making and moving safely together from a supported place of embodied empathy and attunement. No hands-on assists will be offered in this class. Beginners are welcome.


Yoga for Resilient, Embodied Well-Being with Nicole Marcia (Feb 2017) (no drop-ins) CAD$131.25Purchase required to enroll

Yoga can support us to feel more at home in our bodies and calmer and more confident in the world. How and why does yoga work? How can we integrate what we experience in practice into our lives? How do our bodies and emotions inform one another?

Join yoga therapist and teacher trainer Nicole Marcia for part I of this interactive class series exploring how yoga and mindfulness may support our ability to thrive emotionally and in turn contribute to the well-being of our communities and beyond.

Each class will focus on aspects of personal and social health and will include education, reflection and integration through a gentle, all -levels yoga practice. Students will learn simple, body-based, self-regulation techniques to support resilience and a sense of agency in their bodies and will be better equipped to manage stress, trauma, depression and anxiety. This class series provides a space for personal inquiry and illumination for anyone who would like to tap into their own emotional, resilient beings.

This trauma informed class will emphasize internal experience, choice making and moving safely together from a supported place of embodied empathy and attunement. No hands-on assists will be offered in this class. Beginners are welcome.

Teaching as Storytelling: Secrets of Sequencing (Part 1) CAD$157.50Purchase required to enroll

Sequencing is the secret magic of a yoga class: it’s what makes your students walk out of class feeling good about themselves in body and mind. It’s also the underlying structure of an asana class, a little like the grammar that upholds the meaning of a sentence or any good story.

In this one-day workshop, learn to understand this underlying structure so you can create safe, creative classes on the fly. Learn how the postures work in relationship to one another so you teach in a way that’s safe and delightful for a range of levels and body types. You’ll walk out with a deep understanding of how a yoga sequence works, gain a better understanding of asana and how to teach it, cut your preparation time in half, and feel more confident in your own skills as a teacher.

This methodology is based on Vinyasa classes, but can be used in any style of yoga practice. We will discuss, take notes, and craft classes. We will also move through a full practice led by Julie. For yoga teachers at any experience level who would like to learn new skills for crafting classes. Taking Part 2 of this course is recommended but not required. Valid for 5 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs.


Saturday, April 22nd, 12:00-5:00pm

$150 for a single day before April 15th, $175 after

$275 for the full course before April 15th, $300 after

* There is one spot available for financial assistance in this course. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to inquire.

*Refunds will be available with a $10 processing fee before April 15th. No refunds will be issued after April 15th.


Julie Peters is a writer, poet, and yoga teacher, and co-owns Ocean and Crow Yoga studio. She has taught all over Canada and the US. Julie is passionate about helping yoga teachers get more confident, happier, and more successful at what they do, especially through trainings and mentorship. This is her fifth year leading the Teaching as Storytelling course. She is the author of the book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016).

Teaching as Storytelling: Theming and Finding Your Voice (Part 2 of 2) CAD$157.50Purchase required to enroll

Knowing who you are as a yoga teacher is fundamental to knowing what you want to teach, how you want to teach it, and how to build your career around it. But...how do you know who you are?

In this workshop, learn simple techniques for figuring out exactly what it is you have to offer as a yoga teacher. From there, we can learn how to choose themes for our classes, build sequences around those themes, and craft intelligent articulate classes without talking so much we forget to teach the postures.

You’ll leave with a better sense of what you have to say and practical ways to say it. Boost your confidence, find your voice, and teach classes that are authentic to who you are as a teacher and as a person.

We will discuss, take notes, practice simple languaging exercises, and move through a yoga class led by Julie. This class is for yoga teachers of any level of experience who would like to learn more about these topics. Taking Part 1 of this course is recommended but not required. Valid for 5 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs.


Saturday, April 29th, 12:00-5:00pm

$150+tax for a single day before April 15th, $175+tax after

$275+tax for the full course before April 15th, $300+tax after

* There is one spot available for financial assistance in this course. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to inquire.

*Refunds will be available with a $10 processing fee before April 15th. No refunds will be issued after April 15th.


Julie Peters is a writer, poet, and yoga teacher, and co-owns Ocean and Crow Yoga studio. She has taught all over Canada and the US. Julie is passionate about helping yoga teachers get more confident, happier, and more successful at what they do, especially through trainings and mentorship. This is her fifth year leading the Teaching as Storytelling course. She is the author of the book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016).