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Yoga for Emotional Balance

This ground-breaking weekend training utilizes Yin Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Each day includes lecture and discussion and body awareness practice via Yoga and guided meditations.


Metta Yoga: Mind-Body Education
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Rye Court, Batavia IL, US 60510

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training



Apr 30 to
May 2
23:00 pmto23:00 pm

MAY 1-3, 2015
Friday night, 6-9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10-1 pm and 3-6 pm



Early bird pricing $395.00 before April 1, 2015
$450 after April 1, 2015
$150 deposit holds your space and is refundable until April 15, 2015
minus $75 cancellation fee
No refunds after April 15, 2015

Full Description

Many people experience a traumatic event and develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The number of diagnosed cases in the military has jumped 50% and many go unreported. According to the American Medical Association sexual violence, particularly rape, is the most under-reported crime. Statistics show that every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted and every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is beaten or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Many people have been in car accidents, have witnessed violence by growing up in abusive households, or have lost a loved one and thereby experience traumatic grief. Research shows that yoga combined with talk therapy can be doubly effective in lessening traumatic responses.

THESE ARE OUR STUDENTS. Because trauma is held in the body I believe every Yoga teacher should informed about trauma phenomena — odds are that you have had a trauma survivor in your class. The compassionate presence of a yoga teacher is needed.

The training is designed for Yoga teachers, Yoga teacher trainees, and clinicians who work with trauma survivors. Some of the topics included in this weekend training are:

What is PTSD?
Yoga as therapy for PTSD
How to teach yoga to trauma survivors, using asana, pranayama, chakra system, and mantra
Trauma triggers, using props, language
Taking mindfulness to the mat: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Liver (anger) and Kidney (fear) Meridian theory in Yin Yoga practice
Metta (loving-kindness) meditation practice