Aug. 11: Integrating Trauma Informed Practices Into Your Teaching

alexis-marbachIntegrating Trauma Informed Practices Into Your Teaching
w/ Alexis Marbach
Saturday, Aug. 11th @ 10 – 6pm (this includes lunch break)
at RCY Acton in the Waterfall Room
Pre-registration $125 / $150 after August 9, 2018

Survivors of trauma find their way into all-levels yoga classes to find connection with their physical and emotional beings. Doctors, counselors, and pop culture and wellness blogs have reinforced the message that yoga is healing, but can we really say all classes provide the same healing environment?

The way that we show up for them as teachers can be the difference between creating a safe, inviting, and healing environment or one that reinforces the self-doubt, pain, isolation, and activation of the fight or flight signals within the body that can be present after the experience of trauma.

Join me on August 11 at Revolution Community Yoga for a one-day intensive for yoga teachers and teacher trainees designed to provide you with the tools and the confidence to create more of an inviting all-levels class environment for trauma survivors.

Our time together will include:

● A foundational understanding of trauma and that it physically and emotionally impacts individuals and communities
● An exploration of the ways that yoga can be used to support healing and post-traumatic growth
● Individual and group reflection on the role of the teacher when working with students with trauma histories
● Teaching techniques that can be integrated into any class you teach (including ways to create a safe and intelligently sequenced class, the best ways to language your instructions, providing mindful assists to students, and much more)
● Opportunities to practice integration of trauma-informed principles into your teaching style.

*This experiential training is open for yoga teachers from all backgrounds, levels of experience, and teaching environments

Alexis Marbach
Alexis believes that yoga is an opportunity to turn your inner volume up and the external noise. Yoga is a tool that helps us discern who we are, and make decisions that are in service to our emotional, physical, and spiritual nourishment. She believes that engaging in a yoga practice is a radical act of self-care and a chance to become embodied, empowered, and more firmly grounded in who we are (especially in a world that is constantly in flux). After practicing for over 10 years and teaching for more than 4, Alexis has come to understand her practice as a safe place to explore internally and externally. She teaches because she believes that everyone has the right to engage in this process of cultivating their deep internal wisdom. Alexis completed her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks in Northern California, and is currently working on her 300-hour teacher training at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline, Ma. She is forever indebted to her teachers and mentors Lakshmi Norwood, Nikki Estrada, Michelle Marlahan, Molly Boeder Harris, Zabie Yamasaki, Cailtin Lainer, Tami Hackbarth, and Natasha Rizopolous.  (

Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720