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[Live Streamed] Trauma & Embodied Social Justice Teacher Training

April 29

| $300 – $450

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[Live Streamed] 8 Limbs Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund, and RW Alves

April 29th-May 2nd, 2021 on 8 Limbs Livestream (online)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm PT (11:30am – 6:00pm ET) with 1hr lunch break; Sunday 8:30am – 12:00pm PT (11:30am – 3pm ET) | 25 training hours total 
co-facilitated by Hala Khouri & RW Alves

Please be sure to read the main page of this training to get the most complete details on this program.

This module is a deeper dive into how trauma impacts us at the individual, institutional, and systemic levels AND how trauma-informed yoga teaching can help pave the way for more resilience and equity in our communities.

We explore how trauma impacts the brain and body while simultaneously looking at how systemic and institutionalized patterns of trauma and structural violence are at the root of social justice issues such as poverty, racism, ableism, and homophobia, among many others.

How trauma impacts individuals and communities
Social justice basics- what is it and how does it impact all of us?
Strength and resilience in marginalized communities
Connections between yoga, trauma, oppression and resilience
Intersectionality
How identity, positionality, privilege, and marginalization impacts us
Harm reduction in yoga and other healing spaces
Specific tools for teaching more inclusively
How to show up as a teacher with students in various settings and with different identities and experiences
Exploring ways to use our practice and teaching to create social change

Who can attend the training? 

This module is open to people of all levels and all backgrounds; you do not need any specific training prior to attending, although we strongly recommend having a current yoga practice. This training is valuable to all folks interested in being more trauma and social-justice-informed. It may be especially useful for yoga teachers, social workers, clinicians, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for more equitable & sustainable approaches to healing trauma, and for folks wanting to engage in trauma-informed and trauma-healing work from a social-justice lens.

What will I learn?

This module is a deeper dive into how trauma impacts us at the individual, institutional, and systemic levels AND how trauma-informed yoga teaching can help pave the way for more resilience and equity in our communities.

We explore how trauma impacts the brain and body while simultaneously looking at how systemic and institutionalized patterns of trauma and structural violence are at the root of social justice issues such as poverty, racism, ableism, and homophobia, among many others.

Through a socio-political framework we look at the conditioning that created and reinforces supremacist systems of oppression and inequality. We will also reflect on, and unpack, our individual locations in these systems. This is vital for yoga teachers and any space holder to do in order to truly serve their students.

This training draws on principles that call for union, truth, and work towards liberation for all. Throughout the training we use practices of yoga, embodiment, and mindfulness as tools to bear witness to and build capacity for transforming the trauma of our socially unjust society, rather than simply as a means to spiritually bypass them.  We also teach how to use these regulation practices as a means to build greater resilience and to support healing and transformation within ourselves, our students, and our communities.

Tuition:

Supported: $300*  | Sustainer: $375 | Supporter: $450

* There are limited spaces available at this rate. Please only use this rate option should the training otherwise be unaffordable for you at the Sustainer rate; this allows us to make this training accessible to as many folks as possible.

Scholarship requests should be made at http://collectiveresilienceyoga.com/scholarship

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to two weeks prior to start of training. No refunds allowable after that time.

 

About the instructors: Hala Khouri and RW Alves

Hala Khouri Yoga Seattle

Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and the movement arts for over 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms.

Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma informed yoga trainings nationally and her own 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. She has been in private practice for 10 years working with individuals and couples. Hala lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons where she also teaches public yoga classes weekly.

 

 

RW AlvesRW Alves (she/they) is a yoga teacher trainer, certified yoga therapist, social justice educator, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner who works at the intersections of social justice and trauma-informed yoga. Her teaching focuses on justice in yoga, inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, body positivity, social justice, equity, privilege, and spiritual practice.
She is Faculty with Off the Mat, Into the World and the Yoga Service Conference, teaches Trauma-Informed Yoga with a social justice lens through Collective Resilience (collectiveresilienceyoga.com) and is a founding member of and trainer for Bending Towards Justice (bendingtowardsjustice.org), which provides anti-oppression, inclusion, equity, and social justice trainings for yoga teachers and practitioners around the country. She is a contributor to the forthcoming book Best Practices in Yoga for Addiction and Recovery.
RW is passionate about exploring and unearthing the connections and interweavings between social injustice and trauma, and social justice and resilience, and believes deeply in the power of practice to ground, sustain, and inspire us in our important and world-changing work. She is honored to hold space for people to explore deeply how to show up for justice and equity in their practice and teaching. Learn more at rwalves.com.


Details

Date:
April 29
Cost:
$300 – $450
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Organizer

8 Limbs Yoga Centers
Phone:
206.325.8221
Email:
info@8limbsyoga.com

Venue

Online
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