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Trauma Sensitive Training
-suitable for counselors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, yoga teachers & beyond-
May 5-7, 2017
with Nicole Marcia MA ERYT 500

Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Symptoms including anxiety and depression may lead individuals to develop a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. This course will look at the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of yoga when working with trauma survivors. Topics will include issues of addiction, nervous system dis-regulation and the use of yoga to work effectively and compassionately with trauma survivors. Specific yoga forms (asana), therapeutic breathing (pranayama) and grounding techniques will be explored. Participants will learn to teach safe, body-based, self-regulation techniques and to develop trauma-sensitive yoga programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of people to support their day to day functioning and long term healing. This training is suitable for anyone working with populations in need. This includes counselors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, yoga teachers and beyond.

Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 has conducted therapeutic yoga classes and individual sessions for trauma survivors and trained yoga and health care professionals in trauma-sensitive Yoga theory and techniques since 2008. In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been with the Provincial Health Services Authority at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. She is the director of training at Yoga Outreach a faculty member at Ajna Yoga, and an instructor and project coordinator at Langara College Continuing Studies. Nicole is also the Yoga programming coordinator at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site.

May 5-7, 2017

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost $300
Register online at or in studio by Thursday, April 27th.

Refund Policy: Refund of 100% is available up to 3 weeks prior to training. Refund of 75 % is available up to 2 weeks prior to training. Less then 2 weeks (14 days) no refund available.

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