The Breathe Network's course, Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors, is co-taught by a team of 16 instructors, all of whom are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga and meditation. We have designed this course to be an accessible and empowering way for survivors to embark upon or deepen their healing through sustainable and holistic practices
As the only national nonprofit organization with a single focus on connecting sexual assault survivors with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healers, The Breathe Network is a pioneer in the anti-sexual violence movement. Therefore, we are uniquely positioned to deliver a course that is sensitive to the unique vulnerabilities of survivors and also holds up the tremendous strengths of this community.
You’ll learn about trauma-informed yoga and meditation from a variety of lenses and instructors, and that learning will be bookended with an accessible introduction to cutting-edge insights on stress and resilience physiology, managing triggers and flashbacks, self-care, and more.
Beginning to work with somatic/body-based practices like yoga and meditation can feel vulnerable, and this course allows you to participate from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You can move along with us each week, or you can take your time to digest and integrate the materials over a period of months.
This course will support you in nurturing the nonlinear journey of sexual assault recovery by inviting your body and mind as partners in that process.
Please note, as all of the material is recorded, you are able to take the course at your own pace. It is up to you when you begin to review the content and the rhythm at which you move through it. You have time to take your time.
What's included within the course:
-Accessible teachings on nervous system functioning, integrating body-mind practices for healing, understanding the nuances of trauma-informed yoga and meditation, navigating triggers and flashbacks, and sustainable self-care theory and practice
-7 experiential yoga and meditation classes of varying lengths to support the building of a home practice
-16 video interviews with experts on the topics of sexual trauma, stress and resilience physiology, holistic healing, yoga and meditation
-Transcripts for all video interviews
-Supplementary reading materials selected by our teaching team to support the course learning
-Yoga teachers who participate in this course can earn 16 non-contact CEUs through the Yoga Alliance.
Melissa Appleton Berry, Kate Busby, Jane Clapp, Hiroko Demichelis, Lisa Erickson, Mark Gerow, Peter Gold, Laura Khoudari, Ryan Maher, Nkem Ndefo, Jennifer Patterson, Jessica Schaffer, Manisha Tare, Lara Veon, Greg Wieting and Zabie Yamasaki
Week 1: How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 1
Week 2: How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 2
Week 3: The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 1
Week 4: The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 2
Week 5:Understanding Trauma-Informed Yoga and How it Can Increase Resilience After Trauma
Week 6: Understanding Trauma-Informed Meditation and How It Can Increase Resilience After Trauma
Week 7: Compassionate Collaboration with Your Body: Resourcing Before, During and After Triggers and Flashbacks
Week 8: Self-Care: Nourishing the Nonlinear Process of Healing
Partial scholarships are available for this course though our Embodying Survivor Justice fund. We will prioritize access for Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Please contact Tosha at: [email protected] to learn more about this program.