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Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training in Mount Kisco: Yoga Training on September 24

Jun 30, 2016 01:37PM

The nonprofit Crossover Yoga Project is offering Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training from 1 to 6 p.m., September 24, at Quest Yoga Arts in Mount Kisco. The training will be led by Elisha Simpson, who founded the Crossover Yoga Project to help young women reclaim their power through a trauma-informed yoga and art curriculum.

“As a trauma survivor, mom, wife, yoga teacher and practitioner for over 20 years, yoga has helped me find balance, resilience and compassion,” Simpson says. “I was introduced to Trauma Sensitive Yoga by David Emerson and Jenn Turner from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Initiative in Brookline, Massachusetts, and have been teaching trauma-informed classes throughout Westchester County.”   

Based on the growing field of trauma research, the training is open to all professionals working with communities affected by trauma, such as yoga teachers; social workers; clinicians; hospital workers; school teachers; and mental health, juvenile and justice personnel. Participants will learn about the physical and psychological impact of trauma; the vulnerabilities and triggers of trauma survivors; practical skills to help young women cope in the real world; the use of effective, supportive communication; creating safe spaces; trauma-informed sequencing and cueing; vicarious trauma and self-care for teachers; the stress response and the nervous system; and yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditations that support self-regulation.

Tuition is $175, or $150 if paid by August 31. Register at QuestYogaArts.com. Quest Yoga Arts is located at 11-13 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco. For more information, contact Crossover Yoga Project at 914.319.4010.