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Yoga for Healing Trauma & PTSD – Yoga Camp Immersion

May 27 - May 31

- $825

May 27-31
All courses are offered at Joyful Yoga in Tempe, AZ unless otherwise noted.
47 Hours ~ $825 for Entire Camp (Saves $110!)

Advance registration required no later than May 20. May register for individual offerings separately below.

The Body Knows: Discovering the Roots and Resolution of Trauma

Everyone, no matter what, has experienced some trauma. Trauma, described as some extraordinary event for which we did not have the capacity to fully understand, participate with, and “feel through”, is a human reality. When faced with these extraordinary events, especially as young people, or even in utero, our “neural platform” roots itself in the ‘danger-danger’ zone and we react by becoming hyper-vigilant. Our world view becomes one of an unfriendly, or even hostile place for which I/we must always be on alert. This all happens beyond the world of cognition and thought and stores itself in our body and mind. Explore the skills and practices to assist you, and your clients to resolve these extraordinary experiences-absent of force and full of compassion.

The pioneering and promising field of Polyvagal therapy offers somatic and creative practices that serve to liberate a traumatized or highjacked autonomic nervous system in favor of restoring safety and connection. Scientifically speaking, we will explore ways to activate our “ventral vagal energy” to grow the capacity of our nervous systems to support compassionate and friendly healing. Beginning with ourselves, we’ll engage self-compassion or “the act of reaching in to be with our own suffering with kindness.” Experience and discover profound somatic practices to up-regulate and co-regulate our nervous system in a community of generous and genuine support.

This training offers the opportunity to become a facilitator of resourceful-ness…for yourself and for others! Join us as we explore enlivening practices to restore and resource safety and connection in an atmosphere of “apapacho”, the Aztec word meaning to embrace or caress with the soul. Led by Heath Reed and Audrey Hazekamp.

  • Wed, May 27 from 2:30-5:30 pm AND Thurs, May 28 from 12:45-3:45 pm* (*May 28 session held at an offsite location TBA.)
  • $195 – Includes 6 CEUs and M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC

Transformational Touch

Touch is the first of the five senses to develop in utero and is the last of the human senses that is diminished in old age. Touch is essential for healthy growth and life itself! Babies who do not receive touch stop growing, and if prolonged, will die. Touch carries deep and nonverbal wisdom, and can serve as a doorway for restoring safety, security, and connection. The experience of ‘shaping’ and being ‘shaped to’ doesn’t go away in adulthood. The deep nourishment that comes from healthy, curious and compassionate touch is life long.

In this experiential hands-on journey, we explore the three fundamental types of therapeutic touch. We also demystify the common stories, mindsets, and assumptions that interfere with our ability to safely and lovingly give and receive touch. Join us as we utilize the essential and impactful power of touch that can be conveyed with hands-on yoga adjustments, support for those moving through a challenge, or to nurture an environment of safety and connection. Discover the context that supports transformational touch, and how this can feed both giver and receiver in profound and wonderful ways. Led by Heath Reed and Audrey Hazekamp.

  • Thursday, May 28 from 4:00-7:00 pm
  • $95 – Includes 3 CEUs and M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC, TCH

Healing through the Chakras

The chakras are energy centers found along the front of the spine from the tailbone to the crown. They are a key part of the energy map of the human body, developed around 3,000 years ago. The word chakra derives from the Sanskrit for “wheel” or “turning”. As such, chakras are wheel-like disks or vortices which collect, hold, and disseminate energy throughout the body and its systems. Each of the chakras are associated with different energy frequencies, anatomical functions, emotions, and more. Trauma divides us from our bodies, and affects the functioning of all the chakras. When a chakra is imbalanced or there has been trauma, it can result in dysfunction or dis-ease in the physical, emotional, and/or mental layers of our being. The chakra system helps us focus on one kind of healing at a time, and notice what is going on in each. Cultivating awareness of each chakra and using specific types of pranayama, sound vibration, and asana helps to open each chakra help to bring health and healing to the chakra system. Taught by Dawn Hopkins.

  • Friday, May 29 from 12:30-3:30 pm
  • $90 – Includes 3 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours
  • Complete homework for Certificate, 4 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC

Psoas Release Yoga

Psoas Release is a form of yoga therapy designed to assist our body’s innate ability to release trauma – physically, mentally, and emotionally. The practice targets the psoas muscle (“fight or flight muscle”), a large muscle in our lower torso that connects the thigh bone to the thoracic spine. Designed specifically for trauma and stress release, this practice helps you to retrain your body to energetically release fear, stress, and the traumas of life that get trapped in our tissues – without needing to recall or relive the trauma. Based on the scientifically proven methods of Dr. David Berceli, an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution, you will learn how to heal yourself, as well as guide others toward resolving trauma in a holistic way. Taught by Dawn Hopkins.

  • Friday, May 29 from 5:30-8:30 pm AND Saturday, May 30 from 12:15-6:30 pm
  • $280 – Includes 9 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours
  • Complete homework for Certificate, 10 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC

Equinimity: Equine-Assisted Therapy

Identified as a comprehensive and integrative treatment approach, the current research on the neurological underpinnings of trauma is supportive of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment of choice for trauma treatment. EquiLateral™ is the Equine-Assisted EMDR Protocol, an innovate integration of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and EMDR to become Equine-Assisted EMDR.

This three-hour Equine-Assisted EMDR (Preparation Phase) based workshop is designed to offer the attendees the opportunity to experience nurturing and inspiring opportunities in partnership with the equine. With the equine as co-facilitator of the experience, you are invited to share mindful experiences that echo foundational principles in working with trauma survivors. Through ground-based experiential activities co-facilitated with the equine, attendees will identify and explore concepts such as attunement, tolerance for calm, presence, as well as ways to experience an internal sense of equanimity whilst working, both on and off the mat, with the most complex examples of human suffering. Taught by Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC.

  • Sunday, May 31 from 8-11 am* (*Offsite Location in Chandler TBA)
  • $125 – Includes 3 CEUs and M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC, TCH

Yoga Nidra

Learn to facilitate and appreciate the full benefits of Yoga Nidra, a deep form of guided meditation that systematically takes you through four brain wave levels on a journey toward yogic sleep. Studies show that one Nidra session translates to the equivalent of 2-3 hours of restful sleep.

This practice is deeply restorative and healing for the mind, heart, body, and spirit, and has been used successfully to non-invasively treat the impacts of trauma on the body. Two methods will be taught, including those pioneered by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Richard Miller. Taught by Dawn Hopkins.

  • Sunday, May 31 from 12:30-5:30 pm
  • $150 – Includes 5 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours automatically
  • Complete homework for Certificate, 8 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours
  • Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC

Details

Start:
May 27
End:
May 31
Cost:
$825
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Details

Start:
May 27
End:
May 31
Cost:
$825
Event Category: