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Trauma-Informed Training at Sacred Spirit Yoga in Dobbs Ferry: January 28, 2017 with Elisha Simpson

The nonprofit Crossover Yoga Project is offering Trauma-Informed Training from 1 to 6 p.m., January 28, 2017 at Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, located at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. The training will be led by Elisha Simpson, who founded CYP to help young women reclaim their power through a specialized yoga and art curriculum. 

“This seminar is essential for professionals working with trauma survivors,” Simpson says. “Many people affected by trauma lose their sense of self-regulation. CYP participants empower themselves to reclaim their emotional and physical regulation when using tools instructed in this training. They’ve told us that they have learned how to calm down when they’re angry and handle their problems better, and that they’ve used the breathing techniques to help sleep better. For a trauma survivor, these are important steps towards recovery.” 

This research-based training is open to all professionals working with communities affected by trauma, including 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 $150. Register at For more info, call 914.319.4010 or visit