Hosted by Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga
Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.
The impact trauma has on the body’s physiology is far-reaching, as such it is essential to incorporate evidence-based and culturally relevant practices that provide alternative forms of healing for survivors. By focusing on a holistic approach, we are helping change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing. The last few years have witnessed a radical shift in our understanding for best practices for healing trauma. It is now widely recognized that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and must all be integrated within treatment.
This 3-day training will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, administrators, activists, medical professionals, doulas, coaches, healers, or anyone who is interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual violence. Training includes:
*This training will leave you fully equipped to start a comprehensive trauma-informed yoga program for survivors of trauma. Please note there is limited space available for this training, early registration is encouraged.
September 13, 2019: 6pm to 9pm
September 14, 2019: 11am to 6pm
September 15, 2019: 12pm to 5pm
Earlybird before September 2, 2019: $550
After September 2, 2019: $600
Zabie Yamasaki received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her graduate work in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at The George Washington University. Zabie received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate in 2011 and has been teaching trauma-informed yoga to sexual assault survivors for the past 8 years. She is the Program Director of Trauma Informed Programs at UCLA and the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga. Her work has been highlighted on CNN, NBC News, the Huffington Post, and in a variety of online publications.
Zabie is widely recognized for her care and intentionality, soulful and zenful activism, undeniable passion, and hard work and dedication to her field. She has created a model therapeutic yoga program and curriculum which is now being implemented at 20 colleges campuses and trauma agencies including the University of California, Stanford, USC, and Johns Hopkins to name a few. She has trained thousands of yoga instructors and mental health professionals across the US in integrating trauma-informed yoga into the scope of their work. By focusing on a holistic approach, Zabie is helping to change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing.
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Training Testimonials:“WHAT YOU GIVE OF YOUR TIME, YOUR BRILLIANCE, YOUR EXPERIENCE, AND YOUR HEART IS ABSOLUTELY TRANSFORMATIONAL…AND I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL, NOT JUST FOR MYSELF, BUT FOR HUMANITY AS A WHOLE. WHAT I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU IS HOW YOUR INFLUENCE HAS GIVEN ME PERMISSION TO BE WARM, APPROACHABLE, AND LOVING IN THE TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA CLASSES I HAVE ALREADY BEEN LEADING…THE MANUAL! HOLY HOURS OF DEDICATION! THANK YOU FOR THIS FABULOUS RESOURCE…LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I FEEL THAT I HAVE FOUND MY TRIBE OF HEALERS AND HELPERS. PRICELESS IS THIS RESOURCE AND COMMUNITY! THANKS TO YOU!”
“THIS TRAINING CHANGED MY LIFE.”
“I’VE BEEN MEANING TO REACH OUT TO YOU BECAUSE WHAT YOU SPOKE TO AND ABOUT, OPENED AND COMFORTED MY HEART AND SOUL. YOU PLANTED A SEED AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE ALTERED THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE PACE..SLOWING AND NOTICING HOW I RESPOND AND SPEAK TO MYSELF AND OTHERS. YOUR POWERFUL, GENTLE WORDS WERE SO SUPPORTIVE.. IT BRINGS ME TO TEARS THINKING ABOUT HOW SAFE AND LOVED I FELT. I AM A SURVIVOR AND I BELIEVE IT IS PART OF MY PURPOSE TO REACH AND SERVE OTHERS THROUGH MY TRAUMAS/WOUNDS…THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR HUMBLE WISDOM, GUIDANCE, GRACEFUL LOVE, SPACE, AND SUPPORT. I HADN’T CRIED IN A WHILE, BUT THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE WHEN I DID. IT FELT LIKE MY HEART CRACKED A LITTLE BIT.”
“TO PUT IT SIMPLY, I THINK THAT THE EXPERIENCE I HAD IN YOUR CLASS ON FRIDAY MADE ME REALIZE WHAT I AM CALLED TO DO IN MY (SOON TO BE) ROLE AS A YOGA TEACHER. THE FEELINGS OF LOVING KINDNESS AND ACCEPTANCE WERE STRONGER IN YOUR CLASS THAN ANYTHING I HAVE WITNESSED UP TO THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. I WAS BROUGHT TO TEARS AS I LOOKED AROUND THE ROOM AND SAW EVERYONE HONORING THEIR BODY AND REALLY LOVING THEMSELVES. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE I WILL NEVER FORGET AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU SHARED SPACE WITH US IN SUCH A MEANINGFUL WAY. LISTENING TO YOU TEACH MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE WAY I VIEW YOGA AND I REALIZED WHAT I WANT MY VOICE TO BE AND HOW I WANT MY CLASSES TO FEEL. THE SPACE YOU CREATED FOR US IS THE TYPE OF SPACE I WOULD LOVE TO CREATE IN MY CLASSES IN THE FUTURE.”
“I STARTED TEACHING IN JUNE LAST YEAR AND HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING TO FIND MY YOGA INSTRUCTOR VOICE/PURPOSE – FEELING QUITE LOST – I NOW BELIEVE THAT I HAVE FOUND IT!!”
“ZABIE IS A GAME CHANGER IN THE FIELD OF TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA FOR SURVIVORS.” “I FELT LIKE THIS TRAINING WAS MADE FOR ME, A WOMAN OF COLOR, RATHER THAN HAVING TO MENTALLY ADJUST THINGS TO FIT MY EXPERIENCE.”
“ALL YOGA TEACHERS IN THE WORLD SHOULD TAKE THIS TRAINING.”