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LifeForce Yoga Trauma Sensitive Training & Self-Care with Rose Kress
February 24 - February 28
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
Learn a trauma sensitive LifeForce Yoga approach that includes techniques for keeping yourself balanced and centered!
Over 50% of Americans experience trauma in their lifetimes. This can include sexual and physical assault and abuse, experiencing or witnessing accidents, combat, disaster, illness, or violence. Unresolved trauma can result in a varied range of health imbalances from depression, and anxiety to addiction, to auto-immune disorders and heart disease. According to a recent report released by the CDC, a history of trauma is an indicator of increased mortality rates and mental health challenges.
This compassionate and useful training will provide an understanding of trauma and PTSD from both the Western and Eastern perspective, including PolyVagal theory and the Gunas. Learn trauma sensitive modifications of teaching language and Yoga practices that can help allow the safe release of trauma memory stored in all the Koshas (physical, energy, emotional and mental levels of existence). These practices can help trauma sufferers find relief by reconnecting with their own true and unsullied nature for sustained periods of time. From this source of reconnection, they can build resilience and increase self-regulation, diminishing triggers and flashbacks and fostering greater overall wellbeing.
During this course, we will be discussing trauma and PTSD as well as application of techniques in the morning sessions. Afternoon sessions focus on self-care mastery for practitioners, including yoga nidra and movement. In addition to a training on trauma sensitive practices, this course is trauma sensitive.
- Creating a safe and sacred container using LifeForce Yoga techniques for individuals with a trauma history
- Basics of trauma from Western perspective, including polyvagal theory
- Understanding of trauma and PTSD from the Eastern and Yogic philosophical model
- LifeForce Yoga empowerment techniques
- Self-regulation and self-soothing yogic practices, like breath, sound, and cultivation of attitude (pranayama, mantra, and bhavana)
- Discuss language dos and don’ts when working with trauma and PTSD
- LifeForce Yoga Nidra and other meditation techniques appropriate for trauma and PTSD
- Discuss and learn appropriate self-care techniques for the practitioner
- How to work with victims of trauma as a yoga therapist, within your scope of practice
- Enhancing love, compassion, and presence in the treatment room
Visit www.yogafordepression.com for a list of programs, including online options.
- Elective for 300 Hour
- Required for Yoga Therapy Training
- Upon completion you will be eligible to register 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance (YA).
Daily Schedule: 9am – 4:30pm PST with a 1.5 lunch break from 12:30-2pm
Rose Kress, author, owner/director of LifeForce Yoga is a lifelong student, of yoga, philosophy, and life. She began her formal yoga practice at 16 and deepened her commitment to yoga with Amy Weintraub in 2002 and was present for the beginning of LifeForce Yoga. Rose has overcome significant mental health hurdles as a direct result of her LifeForce Yoga practice. She has studied intensively at the feet of only a few teachers, choosing consistency over the next “big thing.” Rose’s teachers include Amy Weintraub, Maria Mendola, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Russill Paul, and Swami Brahmananda. Throughout her teaching career, Rose has focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga, teaching at hospitals, pulmonary centers, and a chiropractor’s office. In 2017, she developed a yoga therapy protocol for veterans and active duty soldiers receiving treatment for substance abuse and PTSD at a VA Health Care Center in Tucson, AZ. In 2020, she published her first book, Awakening Your Inner Radiance with LifeForce Yoga. Rose teaches classes & workshops online and in person, as well as leading the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training. She is a native of the Southwest and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.