Different traumatized populations are found inside prisons and jails, and incarceration is itself a traumatic experience. How do we offer a safe space within an inherently unsafe environment? How do we reach people who’ve been shut down by trauma and mental illness? How do we set boundaries?
During this workshop, we will explore power dynamics, within ourselves and as reflected in the outside world, and in the justice system.
You will learn tools to heal from trauma, work with traumatized populations and offer unconditional presence. You will practice and maybe even teach in the trauma-conscious style.
We will do meditations and mindfulness exercises in the specific Liberation Prison Yoga method, focused on non-judgmental acceptance and self-empowerment rather than on accountability and results.
No professional teaching certification is required to take the workshop, though having an active yoga/meditation practice is helpful.
In this workshop we will cover:
- Social Conscience and the Importance of safety in yoga
- Healing Trauma
- A Liberation Prison Yoga Empowerment Practice
- The 12 Elements of a Trauma Informed Practice
- Teaching from the heart
- Conversation about race and privilege
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your Body
by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, PhD.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
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Cancellation Policy: Full refunds are given up to one week before the start of the training. For cancellations one week or less before, half the cost will be refunded.