Open to practitioners as well as yoga teachers + instructors of all modalities.
Yoga and mindful movement have been traditionally used to soothe the body as well as the mind. Discover what modern science is revealing about the practices that we know, love, and rely upon for stress reduction and pain management. Learn how to make spaces that are safer and more supportive for participants with different experiences of embodiment. Guide meaningful, fun, accessible and powerful classes to all ages groups, abilities - everywhere!
You will learn:
Evidence backing the benefits of trauma-informed yoga
How to set up a trauma-sensitive yoga classroom
How to structure and lead a trauma-sensitive class that is inclusive to people with different levels of experience and ability
Safe, sustainable, and accessible transitions
Best practices for asana, pranayama, meditation, language + cueing
The development of and cultural awareness within yoga service
The importance of self-care in yoga service
Each student will leave with plenty of tools and skills for how to structure and lead trauma-sensitive yoga classes as well as a booklet complete with best practices, notes + journaling prompts to keep them connected to their inner teacher for before, during, and after teaching
Ashley has been practicing for almost 20 years and her practice and philosophy has grown with her. Her curiosity in yogic philosophy and theory lead to multiple trainings including a 200HR Training at Amrita Yoga and Wellness in Fishtown, an alignment-based 200HR and 500HR training at Three Queens Yoga in Queen Village. She also holds her trauma-informed yoga certification from Transformation Yoga Project and a 95HR Kids' Training from Grounded Kids Yoga. Ashley empowers yogis to move in ways that remind them how powerful, flexible, and capable they are so they can get back out there into the world, off the mat, feeling and being their best.