Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop with Hala Khouri, M.A.
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop with Hala Khouri, M.A.

Comeback Yoga is proud to bring Hala Khouri to Colorado to teach a Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop. This one-day workshop will be open to all Comeback Yoga teachers. To order tickets on Eventbrite go here- https://halakhouriworkshop.eventbrite.com

Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships.  A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

Along with addressing individuals, this training will also explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism, impact entire communities of people.

This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.

This training is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock and complex trauma and how they manifest in the body and mind. Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

Along with addressing individuals, this training will also explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism, impact entire communities of people.

This training will attempt to cover the following essential information for teaching trauma-informed yoga:

Shock, developmental, complex, and collective trauma
The stress response and the nervous system
Somatic therapy tools for resourcing and discharge
Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditations to support self-regulation
Trauma-informed cueing and sequencing
Vicarious trauma and self-care

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Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT 500*, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in  yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Creative movement and honest self-exploration have always been sources of tremendous healing for Hala. Her calling to share this with others has been clear to her since she began teaching at the age of 16.

Hala earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently back in school earning a PhD in Community Psychology, Liberation Studies and Eco-psychology.  She is also trained in Somatic Experiencing, a technique which focuses on trauma’s impact on the body-mind and ways to resolve it.

Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling.  This is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change.

Through the non-profit A Thousand Joys, Hala works with social workers and direct service providers, educating them on the effects of vicarious trauma and offering them somatic tools to discharge and manage stress and create a culture of wellness.

She teaches the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind 200hr yoga teacher training with Julian Walker.

Hala lives in Venice, California with her husband Paul and their two precocious sons.

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Class with Hala Khouri
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Trauma-Informed Yoga Class with Hala Khouri

Join Comeback Yoga for a Trauma-Informed yoga class taught by the renowned yoga teacher, Hala Khouri.  This event will be held at Sandstone Care at 2100 S. Cherry Street in Denver, CO.  Order tickets on Eventbrite here- https://halakhouriclass.eventbrite.com

To learn more about Hala Khouri and Trauma-Informed Yoga please visit these sites: 

https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/seane-corn-interviews-yoga-service-leader-hala-khouri

http://halakhouri.com/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/omega-institute-for-holistic-studies/trauma-sensitive-yoga-tra_b_10462186.html

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Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT 500*, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in  yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Creative movement and honest self-exploration have always been sources of tremendous healing for Hala. Her calling to share this with others has been clear to her since she began teaching at the age of 16.

Hala earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently back in school earning a PhD in Community Psychology, Liberation Studies and Eco-psychology.  She is also trained in Somatic Experiencing, a technique which focuses on trauma’s impact on the body-mind and ways to resolve it.

Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling.  This is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change.

Through the non-profit A Thousand Joys, Hala works with social workers and direct service providers, educating them on the effects of vicarious trauma and offering them somatic tools to discharge and manage stress and create a culture of wellness.

She teaches the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind 200hr yoga teacher training with Julian Walker.

Hala lives in Venice, California with her husband Paul and their two precocious sons.

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