Public Workshops

These workshops are open to everyone.

 

Some workshops count as continuing education credits (CEC) for the Yoga Alliance.

 

All workshops are held at Ajna Yoga studio in the Oak Bay Village.


20 hour (IN PERSON) TCTSY Foundational Training – Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga


Instructor: Sarah Holmes de Castro

Dates: (In-person) Nov 8-10 2024

Friday 4-8pm

Sat 9am-5:30pm & Sun 9am-3pm

Tuition: $295-$470


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(In-Person) This 20-hour Foundational Training from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (Brookline, MA) introduces attendees to the core concepts and applications of TCTSY. It offers specific tools to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement through hatha yoga and breathwork in a unique way informed by robust research and decades of work with survivors. This training supports yoga teachers and therapists to make their work more trauma-informed, and supports those working in the mental health field to bring the body into treatment, a vital part of healing complex trauma, developmental trauma and chronic PTSD. Open to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of complex, intersectional trauma, there are no pre-requisites to attend.

TCTSY has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga. It supports participants to cultivate embodied healing and a sense of agency so often compromised by complex trauma. In 2017, TCTSY became the first dedicated yoga program listed as an evidence-based program (EBP) for the treatment of psychological trauma.

This is the primary pre-training required to apply to the 300-hour Certification Program in TCTSY. Topics of study include:
– Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience (Interoceptive Theory)
– Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma (How Trauma Impacts the Brain)
– Spectrum of Trauma Impacts & Complex Trauma as Lived Experience
– Power, Oppression, & Intersectionality
– Building Trauma Sensitive Relationships
– TCTSY Practice and Practice Facilitation
– Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology
– Challenges in Implementing TCTSY
– Overview of Research & Studies on TCTSY

Approved for CECs: Foundational Trainings are approved for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CECs) (17 contact hours, 3 non-contact) and 18.5 CECs with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Payment:

$295 (Scholarship Rate – a limited number available for each training, reserved for people who experience systemic oppression and would otherwise not be able to afford to access due to debt/unemployment/underemployment)

$425 (Regular Rate – pays for you. Designed for people able to meet their basic needs)

$470 (Pay-it-Forward rate – contributes to the scholarship rate and increases access. Designed for people able to comfortably meet all of their basic needs as well as having some expendable income).

*please note all 3 payment rates will be visible and selectable once you have created an account to register



20 hour (ONLINE) TCTSY Foundational Training – Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga


Instructor: Sarah Holmes de Castro

Dates: (Online) Nov 29-Dec 1, 2024

Friday 4-8pm

Sat 9am-5:30pm & Sun 9am-3pm

Tuition: $295-$470


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(Online) This 20-hour Foundational Training from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (Brookline, MA) introduces attendees to the core concepts and applications of TCTSY. It offers specific tools to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement through hatha yoga and breathwork in a unique way informed by robust research and decades of work with survivors. This training supports yoga teachers and therapists to make their work more trauma-informed, and supports those working in the mental health field to bring the body into treatment, a vital part of healing complex trauma, developmental trauma and chronic PTSD. Open to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of complex, intersectional trauma, there are no pre-requisites to attend.

TCTSY has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga. It supports participants to cultivate embodied healing and a sense of agency so often compromised by complex trauma. In 2017, TCTSY became the first dedicated yoga program listed as an evidence-based program (EBP) for the treatment of psychological trauma.

This is the primary pre-training required to apply to the 300-hour Certification Program in TCTSY. Topics of study include:
– Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience (Interoceptive Theory)
– Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma (How Trauma Impacts the Brain)
– Spectrum of Trauma Impacts & Complex Trauma as Lived Experience
– Power, Oppression, & Intersectionality
– Building Trauma Sensitive Relationships
– TCTSY Practice and Practice Facilitation
– Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology
– Challenges in Implementing TCTSY
– Overview of Research & Studies on TCTSY

Approved for CECs: Foundational Trainings are approved for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CECs) (17 contact hours, 3 non-contact) and 18.5 CECs with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Payment:

$295 (Scholarship Rate – a limited number available for each training, reserved for people who experience systemic oppression and would otherwise not be able to afford to access due to debt/unemployment/underemployment)

$425 (Regular Rate – pays for you. Designed for people able to meet their basic needs)

$470 (Pay-it-Forward rate – contributes to the scholarship rate and increases access. Designed for people able to comfortably meet all of their basic needs as well as having some expendable income).

*please note all 3 payment rates will be visible and selectable once you have created an account to register



 Sacroiliac Joint Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: TBA

Tuition:


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Open to Studio clients & public as well as Yoga Teachers, Therapists trainees & students. First part for students AND teachers from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Second part for teachers and therapists ONLY ending at 5 pm.

 

Many people are familiar with the sacroiliac joint because of aching low backs. The SI joint is the foundation of the pelvis and the low back. Although there is only meant to be a little movement in this joint, some people experience joint stress that leads to chronic pain. In this workshop, you will learn how to rehabilitate your SI joint.

 

Importantly, you will learn:
1. How to build supporting muscle groups,
2. How yoga can help and hinder your SI joint,
3. SOS rehab techniques for when your pain is at a crisis level.



SOAP Notes Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: TBA

Tuition: TBA


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Open to Yoga Therapists and Yoga Therapists in Training.

 

SOAP notes are a standardized documentation tool used in clinical settings. SOAP notes allow health care practitioners to share information about clients in an easily understandable way, even if they work from different perspectives.

 

Creating SOAP notes is a crucial skill for Yoga Therapists, especially if we work in a multi -disciplinary health care clinic. In this workshop, you will learn how to create SOAP notes for your clients. Hands-on practice will ensure that you leave the workshop with confidence in creating SOAP notes. * Note: This is an IAYT approved APD course that can be used for continuing education credits



Online Spiral Lesson


Instructor: Elena Henwood

Date: TBC

Tuition: $25


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In this day and age, sitting on the floor isn’t something many adults do regularly.
In this 75-minute class, you’ll learn a strategy for sitting down on the floor and (bonus!) how to get back up again without putting unnecessary strain on the joints. Especially useful for students of yoga and other forms of exercises that require going down to—and up from—the floor.
With regular practice, “the spiral lesson” is also an important first step towards alleviating fear of falling. Knowing how to bring yourself down to the ground, and feeling comfortable about being on the ground, reduces the chances of falling with rigidity and fear.