July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020
Friday July 31 3:00 – 6:00 pm HST
Saturday Aug 1 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:30pm HST
Sunday Aug 2 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30pm HST
5 hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study
Yoga Alliance CEC’s available
Maximum 25 participantsSign up now!
This 20-hour training introduces participants to specific tools to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement. We will explore hatha yoga and breath practices, which can be vital to the healing process of complex trauma. The training emphasizes core components of the theory and practice of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to other anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive treatment methods.
This program includes:
- The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology
- Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY
- An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY
- Opportunities to practice the methods.
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for Complex Trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and listed with the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This unique intervention is based on the robust research that has emerged from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA.
This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, other health care professionals and anyone looking to deepen their understanding of complex, intersectional trauma. There are no prerequisites to taking this workshop. All are welcome.
Complex trauma dramatically impacts the nervous system. This course is designed to support professionals in broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and incorporate aspects of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) to specifically address the connection between trauma and the nervous system.
This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for application to the Center for Trauma and Embodiment’s TCTSY 300-Hour Annual Certification program and is eligible for CEs (18 contact, 2 non-contact) with Yoga Alliance (YA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and various state licensing boards (as requested). Please let us know if you need Continuing Education Credit hours.
How much you pay for training and practice can be an act of justice. For those of you who can afford to pay on the higher end of the scale, your payment helps to support those who cannot. This is one way to leverage our privilege and stand for equity for everyone. If you cannot pay the higher end suggested, consider what is authentically sustainable for you, and pay that. Please, contact us at 808-397-7678, to select the Community rate.
$450 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$350 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$250 | Community Rate (discounted)
*The value of the training is $350
If none of the above pricing options are within your means, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more options.
Your facilitator, Jody Hassel, is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga.
Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.
Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling.
Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody is the lead facilitator of Mindfulness and Yoga Practices at Turning Point Counseling Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and she continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga, creative writing, and the performing arts.
Jody can be reached at email@example.com.
About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/
About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/
Frequently Asked Questions on 20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training
Q Do I need to be a yoga teacher to attend?
A No, anyone interested in learning more is welcome and many kinds of professionals attend including mental health professionals, educators, nurses, body workers, nutritionists, wellness and life coaches, etc.
Q What credentials will I have after completing the training?
A You will receive a completion letter showing that you have received 20 hours of training from the Center For Trauma and Embodiment in Boston. This training does not certify you as a TCTSY-Facilitator, however it is a prerequisite for the 300-Hour TCTSY-F Certification Program.
Q Do you offer CEUs or CEs?
A CEs are offered to Registered Yoga Teachers who are registered with Yoga Alliance and with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. CEUs for mental health and social work professionals are currently pending State approval and can be obtained retroactively if the process takes longer than expected. You can also contact your board for more information and offer your letter of completion to your board with their prior approval.
Q Is there any home study?
A There are several hours of independent study assigned, which can be completed before, during, or after the live course, making the training a total of 20 hours.
Q What should I consider regarding self-care?
A During the training, it’s possible that emotions and trauma responses may arise due to the content of the training. Please feel welcome to support your emotional and physical needs. You’re welcome to move in and out of the sessions at any time as needed.
Q What should I wear?
A While this is a professional training, please wear comfortable clothing that you feel you can move in for practicing yoga and keeping warm. We will have one hour of yoga practice on Saturday and Sunday along with group practicum and practice teaching throughout the session.
Questions about this training may be directed to Jody Hassel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Hassel, M.F.A., E-RYT, TCTSY-F, YACEP
Licensed 20-Hour TCTSY Trainer
Supervisor, 300-Hour Certification Program
We are proud to welcome internationally renowned aerial artist and instructor, Alexandra Apjarova, to Still & Moving Center this fall.
Alex will lead a 40 hour teacher training for experienced aerialists seeking to:
- solidify their aerial technique (apparatus: silks and lyra),
- learn step by step methods to spot and safely transfer knowledge to students,
- establish and/or review industry standard safety checklists and equipment maintenance,
- gain insight into pedagogical methods that will ensure a nurturing teaching environment,
- acquire and/or deepen their passion for the aerial arts through the highly inspirational guidance of a world class performer and teacher.
Originally from Slovakia, Alexandra is stunning, global aerial performer, choreographer, teacher and trainer, best known, perhaps, as a Cirque du Soleil aerialist.
Alexandra Apjarova is one of the pioneers of the AntiGravity ® Aerial Hammock movement vocabulary for performance, and performed the original aerial silk hammock routine with the world famous Cirque du Soleil in the critically acclaimed production of “Delirium”.
In 2009, she was blessed to be chosen to perform in the Michael Jackson’s “This is it” tour in London. After the tragic passing of an icon, she was thrilled to perform at the red carpet premiere of the movie in an aerial chandelier, making a crystal illusion of light.
She has been honored to perform in other productions and events such as: “La Soiree”, “The Leona Lewis Labyrinth Tour”, “President Obama Neighborhood Inaugural Ball”, “Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City”, at the Grammy Awards with the group “No Doubt”, as well as for “Musical Barnum”, “Antigravity” and many more.
Based in NYC area since 1994, but recently moved to Orlando FL, she is a versatile and passionate performing artist specializing in aerial art, dance, rhythmic gymnastics coaching and choreography.
Alexandra is a former national champion in rhythmic gymnastics. She coached the “Wendy Hilliard Foundation” competitive rhythmic gymnastics team, as well as their adult students for almost a decade. She also worked with Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” acrobats on tour as a dance teacher, as well as for many other studios worldwide.
The teacher training is offered in 2 formats:
Full retreat package includes:
- Training (40hrs over 6 days- includes observation of classes)
- 7 nights in 4 star accommodation,
- 2 meals/day for 6 days,
- Still & Moving Center 3 class pass
- $3500 or $3300 before October 4.
2. Training only (40hrs over 6 days – includes observation of classes)
Deeply discounted for regular, current Still & Moving Center students and teachers – please contact Still & Moving Center Desk for a promotional code.
While in Honolulu, Alex will also offer public classes at the Center. Check out the schedule below:
with Winalee Zeeb, Nia Trainer
You may register for a Green Belt Training at any time after graduating from a White Belt Training.
About the Nia Green Belt
Nia Green Belt is an optional training, which focuses entirely on developing and embodying the skills to effectively teach Nia. All belt levels who teach or desire to teach are strongly encouraged to attend this training.
The Nia Promise and Delivering the Nia Experience are phrases we use to express the transformative power of Nia; to a Nia Teacher’s ability to deeply move and touch people within the classroom environment. As a teacher, your role is to guide people through a meaningful journey of physical conditioning and self-discovery. Teaching Nia is all about sharing your personal experience – your physical and emotional sensations, visual images and feelings. To do so, you must have a solid understanding of the form, objective curriculum and communication techniques.
Green Belt comprehensively explores all mechanics of delivering the work, including embodying the choreography, cueing, creating intentional silences, dancing to the music and helping people achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned teacher, Green Belt will further your teaching skills. New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill by learning and practicing the foundations of teaching. Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their understanding, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers to deliver the most powerful experience possible.
The Green Belt training includes a pre-training course based on the 13 White Belt principles. As part of the training, you will learn and work with the routine, Passion.
About Winalee Zeeb:
I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.
In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.
In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.
I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!
Gain a broader knowledge of lyra/hoop skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning. Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction. Learn variations and progressions to increase student success. Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences. Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses. Learn how to give clear verbal instruction. Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles. Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure. Ukoiya Mastin began her professional career in Tokyo performing as an acro duo, aerialist and stilt walker. After working with Love Infusion and Boogie Universal, Ukoiya co-founded U&I Productions and began producing and co-managing Dream Science Circus. Dream Science Circus toured regionally for 5 years, selling out hundreds of shows. Excited to receive more training, she joined the Professional Track Training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. She now performs aerials and acrobatics all over the USA, and coaches for NECCA, teaching skill workshops and teacher trainings near and far. When she isn’t performing or teaching, Ukoiya is designing and fabricating beautiful custom costumes! She is certified as a personal trainer through ISSA and a certified aerial yoga instructor through Unnata Aerial Yoga.