Bring CYP trauma informed training to your community!
Empower at-risk teen girls through trauma informed yoga, mindfulness and art therapy teacher training
The 3 day course will cover:
- An overview of the impact of trauma on the body and mind
- Understanding of the vulnerabilities and triggers of trauma survivors
- Practical hands-on skills to help young women cope in the real world
- Use of effective and supportive communication
- Creating safe spaces
- Trauma-informed sequencing and cueing
- Vicarious trauma and self-care for teachers
- Shock, developmental, complex, and collective trauma
- The stress response and the nervous syste
- Yoga postures, breathing techniques, & meditations that support self-regulation
- How racism, oppression and socioeconomic factors affect yoga classes
Participants eligible for Yoga Alliance credits
Skills used in any yoga class or trauma informed program
Testimonial from past participant, Shari Applebaum Suicide Bereavement Support Specialist, MHA Westchester
I didn’t want another day to go by without thanking you for what was a truly informative, insightful and enlightening training. You shared a breadth of knowledge that is so vital in my learning about trauma. The afternoon gave me a clearer understanding of how to help myself so I can help others in my work. I thought that the pace of the day — the reading, our discussions, interactive exercises, yoga and the sharing of our personal anecdotes — exceeded my expectations. As a facilitator, you provided a calming and soothing voice which opened up a space to feel relaxed and eager to embrace the learning. I’m on my way to incorporating some of the exercises as a teacher and my work in the area of community education in the area of mental health.
About the Presenter
Elisha Simpson is passionate about creating a safe, inviting space for practicing yoga. She has been teaching since 2006 and has worked with practitioners of all ages to cultivate strength, to breakthrough restrictive habits and to discover the reservoir of creativity, empathy and trust that exists within each of us.
As a candidate for a Masters degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and the founder of Crossover Yoga Project whose mission is to empower at-risk teen girls through trauma informed yoga, mindfulness and creative art therapies, and as a continuing education provider of trauma-informed yoga workshops, Elisha practices compassion-in-action both on and off the yoga mat.
Elisha embraces a playful approach and believes in the transformational potential of mistakes. She has a deep belief in our capacity to be accountable to ourselves and to one another. She looks forward to meeting you where you are and to helping you thrive.