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Yoga Workshops

Embodying Safety: an Embodied Approach to Trauma-Informed Facilitation
Saturday January 14th
10am-12pm Irish time
Live on Zoom.
A specialist workshop hosted by the Yoga Mandala Project, facilitated by Yoga Therapists
Claire Osborne and Elizabeth Bourdon.

This professional development workshop is for anyone who holds space for groups or individuals and is interested in an embodied approach to trauma-informed facilitation. e.g. humanitarian workers, therapists, care-workers, social workers, yoga teachers etc.

During this 2 hour workshop we will be offering space for reflection and practical experience around the following topics:
- What is safety and what is our embodied experience of safety??
- Why is it important when holding space in a trauma-informed way?
- How do we know we or others feel safe?
- How can we create the possibility or experience of safety for our clients or students?

The session will be divided into four learning experiences:
1. Learnings from neuroscience and therapy: Presentation about the connections between safety and our nervous system
2. Guided Yoga and mindfulness sessions: simple, practical tools to offer an embodied experience of safety.
3. A reflective practice to connect with our own bodily experience of safety, both in our own lives, as well as while holding space for others.
4. Group sharing and discussion.


Waged: 40 euros
Concession: 30 euros

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The recording will be available for those who cannot make it in person.
Zoom link will be sent the day before the event, and after your payment has been received.



Claire Osborne: Yoga teacher trainer, Yoga Therapist, Amerta movement guide.

Claire is a senior Yoga teacher with over 22 years of experience. She runs a private practice as a Yoga therapist and for seven years supervised trainees at Yoga Campus’s Yoga Therapy training course. She is a founder member of CRP and one of the core training team. She specialises in restorative and accessible yoga, running yoga classes for Irish Cancer support charity, ARC, for several years, and delivering a training in Chair yoga to Yoga teachers and healthcare workers. She has taught an embodied free-movement practice called Amerta for the past 20 years, and is presently studying an MA in Art Therapy.

Elizabeth Bourdon: Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Facilitator.

Elizabeth has been teaching yoga since 2009. Initially training with The British Wheel of Yoga, she continued her studies with The Minded Institute in London, becoming a yoga therapist specialising in mental health. To complement her therapy skills, Elizabeth is also a mindfulness facilitator, having trained with Bangor University, Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice. She teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, as well as other mindfulness based interventions. Working with a trauma informed lens, she has a special interest in making these practices available to the refugee population.
Elizabeth has taught in a variety of settings from studios to schools, and has volunteered with Mind, ReThink, and the NHS. For several years she was also part of the faculty at The Minded Institute where she was a Senior Supervisor/Mentor for the teacher training in London.


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