Intro to Yoga for Empowerment: Transforming Trauma in Individuals + Groups | Nov 11-12 2017


Intro to Yoga for Empowerment: Transforming Trauma in Individuals + Groups | Nov 11-12 2017

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How do you know suffering? How does it feel? Where does it live in your mind/body? Where do we feel its absence in your life? How does it grow & why? How does it stop?

Over the past decade, Yoga Therapist nina be’s Transforming Trauma series & Empowerment Circles have inspired hundreds of human beings to live fuller lives with purpose and compassion. By cueing present moment awareness through embodied anatomy & breathing techniques, individuals and groups are supported to build trust & sustainable well-being.

Topics covered in this MindBody Centering Yoga for Trauma module are concerned with learning ways to identify patterns, methods for enhancing self regulation, recognizing the 5 'fs', realizing subtle negative or inaccurate perceptions about others, places, memories and triggers. We will practice Hatha Raja Yoga techniques to support a person in order to change the  individual's negative narrative and focusing on present moment resources that  always exist in the body. This module offers an opportunity for deep inquiry into understanding all aspects of suffering that may feel stifling or isolating. 


  • A study of the 7 phases of presence & transformation, deep attention in regards to the 5 bodies.

  • Shared and experiential research led inquiry into the physical, mental, emotional & neurological effects of suffering.

  • Name & explore aspects of various expressions of suffering.

  • MBCY methodology to navigate the 5 F’s.

  • Aspects of suffering will be broken down into cultural, societal, familial & circumstantial origins.

  • Create a positive dialogue about suffering with deep listening, present moment awareness & embodiment.

  • How to use the Yamas and Niyamas as tools to understand & process the suffering transformation.

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