With so much increasing need for safe, informed, attuned, sensitive, adaptive, inclusive, and culturally competent care, yoga is being considered a vital resource in settings where such care is needed. We provide yoga programs in prisons, hospitals, schools, and rehab centers. We also have requests to provide yoga in mental health triage centers, immigration centers, and domestic violence shelters.
While yoga provides a body-centered, brain-nurturing, stress-reducing experience, and develops the life skills tool kit our community members need to move from struggling with surviving to learning about thriving, HOW yoga is provided has a significant impact on its efficacy.
This trauma-informed, brain-sensitive yoga training responds to the rising needs and prepares teachers for HOW to deliver truly effective yoga.
Students will learn the
neurological, physiological, and psycho-spiritual workings of yoga for the brain, body, mind, and heart.
trauma-informed principles for the triune brain and polyvagal systems.
mindfulness-tools that help acclimate students' to increasing levels of safety and self-awareness.
breathing practices to disarm over-active (rajasic) or to nourish under-active (tamasic) nervous systems.
integration of right and left brain aspects for yoga practices.
essential relationship skills based on attachment theory and brain development.
We will also focus in skill development, in real time. Sarahjoy and TIBS mentors support the development of participants':
Voice prosody, pace, and purpose.
Language choices and strategies.
Personal and interpersonal resonance.
Compassionate responsiveness (not enmeshment).
Continued mentoring is a vital aspect of this training. We offer follow up mentoring calls and a private FB group for discussion and resources.