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[Live Streamed] Yoga as Healing: A Series for Survivors of Sexual Assault with Vanessa Barrios Judge
April 13| $60
This series will be on Zoom. Participants will get the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the teacher. During these group sessions, Vanessa will hold space for students to connect and practice together in community. Sign up at link in bio or in the Wellness Living Achieve app.
Yoga as Healing offers a safe space for survivors to explore reconnection to the self through mind, body, and spirit. Survivors of sexual violence may experience a myriad of challenges including how to stay present and create a sense of safety within one’s self. Yoga, with a focus on self-acceptance, can provide survivors a means to reclaim their bodies and become grounded in the present moment as they flow breath to movement in a guided yoga practice.
This six-week series is for self-identifying womxn who are survivors of sexual violence. This series will provide the opportunity for survivors to incorporate yoga as a way to reconnect with themselves in their healing journey. Each week will have a different theme that incorporates guided journaling activities and a yoga practice.
*Please note this is not group therapy. Access to your own therapist, mental health professional or a support system is highly recommended while participating in this six-week series.
What to Expect:
✓ Weekly themes to support healing through your yoga practice
✓ Journaling and exploring positive affirmations
✓ A safe space to reconnect with yourself and other survivors
✓ No hands-on assists
✓ Explore the benefits of mindfulness to help become grounded in the present moment
✓ Supportive and guided yoga practice
✓ Establish safety and stability in your body
This series will be led by Vanessa Barrios Judge. Vanessa has facilitated the Yoga as Healing program for survivors of trauma at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center and at the USC campus in Los Angeles. She has completed the Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga teacher training in 2017 and the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive 20-hour teacher training in 2020. Vanessa is also pursuing her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Date & Time: Starting on Monday, April 13th, 2020 @7:30pm-8:45pm
Here’s how Zoom works:
Zoom is a free video-conferencing tool and it’s super easy to use. You can join by computer or phone using the Zoom mobile app. We will email you a Zoom link a few hours before class. Click the link in the email to join the “meeting.” You will see the instructor and have the option to show yourself on video or not.
About the instructor: Vanessa Barrios Judge
Vanessa started her yoga journey in 2013 as another form of exercise but it slowly became a part of her own healing journey back to self. She received her Kid Yoga training and level one Urban Zen Therapist certification through YogaWorks in Los Angeles in the spring of 2014. In 2015 she official completely her 200 hr teacher training at Liberation Yoga.
Vanessa’s passion for trauma informed care has led her to train with Zabie Yamaski through her Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga teacher training. Vanessa has led yoga as healing classes at the University of California and at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center a non profit agency that works with Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence survivors.
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