Join us for Nervous System Reset: Somatic Practices for Self and Community-Care with RW Alves & Kyra Haglund. In this course you will explore various somatic practices from a trauma-informed, individual and collective-healing lens. Participants will learn foundational principles of trauma-informed movement and somatics, basic brain science and nervous system information, and specific movement practices and somatic explorations to use in their own practice, as well as how to apply and modify those practices to use with clients and students.
This course is for you, if you:
- Want to feel more present, more in your body, more resilient, and more able to respond to life as it unfolds
- Want to learn somatic, body-based tools to support yourself and others
- Are curious about ways of engaging in trauma-healing work that are integrated, experiential, playful, and exploratory rather than prescriptive
- Want to explore how our own individual somatic self-care practices relate to, support, and weave in with collective care and social justice
This course is also for anyone who wants to explore and learn more about somatic practices that are not directly from yoga but can complement and support our yoga practices, not only for our individual growth and healing, but also to support clients and students we may be working with, as well as our communities.
You'll walk away from this course with a toolbox of practices for somatic exploration to:
- Cultivate greater presence and responsiveness
- Gain more nervous system regulation
- Explore ideas for variations of practices while working in different settings with clients or students
- Learn basic principles and frameworks for trauma-informed practice in general
- Feel into a more embodied, present, and resilient experience of yourself and your bodyThis course will provide space for play, practice, and integration of various somatic practices that support healing, growth, and capacity-building. We will also discuss principles and ideas for using these practices with students and clients.
Join us for a course that will offer a space for play, practice, and integration of various somatic practices that support healing, growth, and capacity-building, while you increase your resilience, presence, and capacity for showing up in the world!
This course qualifies for 6 Non-Contact Hours for Yoga Alliance CEUs
- 2 hours of Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)
- 2 hours of Teaching Methodology (TM)
- 2 hours of Anatomy and Physiology (AP)
DISABILITY JUSTICE is a conversation and practice we are moving to the forefront of our work with OTM. If you have specific accessibility needs that would better support you while participating in any of our online courses, we’d greatly appreciate your input. To make requests and/or ask any questions, please email: [email protected]
Meet Your Teachers
RW Alves, C-IAYT, SEP, E-RYT 500 (she/her and they/them), is a social justice educator, certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner based in Seattle, Washington. Her work in the world and in yoga is informed by her experience as a fat white queer femme with a lifelong involvement in social justice and activism. She works at the intersections of social justice and spiritual practice by developing curriculum, training and mentoring yoga teachers and yoga therapists, creating spaces for self-care and community-care for activists, and teaching about inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, justice, privilege, and spiritual practice.
RW serves as Faculty for Off the Mat, Into the World and the Yoga Service Conference, is currently developing a Trauma-Informed Yoga certification program with Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund, and is a co-founder and trainer for Bending Towards Justice, which provides anti-oppression, equity, and social justice trainings for yoga teachers, practitioners, studios, and organizations around the country.
Kyra Haglund (she/her), LCSW, SEP, E-RYT is a yoga teacher, clinical social worker, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She lived and studied holistic arts & cultural anthropology extensively in India and Nepal and completed her graduate studies in social work from the University of Southern California, focusing on mental health, military social work, family systems, and public policy. Kyra takes an integrative mind-body approach to helping individuals re-regulate their nervous systems and resolve trauma through therapy and yoga.
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