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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.

Part I: Friday Feb 3 5:00 - 9:00
Saturday Feb 4 12:00 - 8:00
Sunday Feb 5 1:30 - 5:30
Part II: Friday Feb 10 5:00 - 9:00
Saturday Feb 11 12:00 - 4:00

24 contact hours 3 non-contact hours = 27 Hours Total

$455+tax. Late registration (after January 27th, 2017) $480+tax.
Payments may be made in installments with a deposit.
There is one work-study position available in this course. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to inquire.


Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatic stressors can cause symptoms including anxiety and depression, and lead individuals to develop a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies.

Research supports the benefits of Yoga as an effective compliment to other traditional therapies in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of acute or chronic, prolonged exposure to trauma. By supporting and enhancing the efficacy of other therapeutic interventions, Yoga can contribute to an individual’s long term stability and recovery. Yoga and healthcare professionals can learn to utilize Yoga with groups and individuals in order to safely support them in developing a sense of agency, safe embodiment and to provide them with tools for self-regulation.

Upon completion of this training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques to support survivors in their healing. Trauma informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

In this Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training participants will:

-Gain a theoretical and experiential foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques.
-Understand the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma.
-Learn how to create safe classes and practices make for trauma survivors that emphasize choice and focus on the importance of internal, felt experience.
-Explore & practice teaching therapeutic breathing and grounding techniques and the physical forms of Yoga.
-Examine & discuss the Koshas (levels of the human being), Kleshas (the cycle of suffering), Yamas & Niyamas (ethics and practices), the -Gunas (basic psychological archetypes), Langhana & Brahmana (categories of Yoga practices) as they pertain to trauma experience.
-Investigate the differences and intersections between Western and Eastern perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.
-Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices.



Manual and certificate of completion included.

*Refunds may be issued with a $10 processing fee before January 27th, 2017. No refunds will be issued after Jan. 27th.


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