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AYA Monthly Program April 2022: Bundle (Community)

All 3 of the following Accessible Yoga Association Monthly Program events are included in this bundle.

Captioned replays available for registrants, with access for 30 days after the live events.



Trauma Informed Yoga: Accessing our Embodied Self through Asana & Somatic Inquiry  with Oyámie Kali Ma’at

Thursday April 14th, 2022

3pm-4pm PDT | 6pm-7pm EDT

Join Somatic Healer, Sensual Embodiment Coach, Spiritual Yoga Teacher, and Dance and Movement Artist, Oyámie Kali Ma’at, for this workshop-style and educational trauma-informed asana class.

Oyámie will explore invitational language as a gateway to safely access the embodied self through the practice of asana and somatic inquiry. The focus of the class will be creating a supportive space to introduce interoception, building skills for resourcing to support the nervous system, and establishing a sense of overall empowerment.

Practice will be accessible, primarily seated, with options for practicing in a chair or on a mat, and time will be reserved for further discussion on cuing best practices and for participant questions.

Recommended props: an armless chair or props to support a seated position on the floor, a blanket, plus any additional props that are supportive for you in an asana practice such as a bolster or yoga blocks.



Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault: How to Facilitate a Compassionate Space for Healing with Zahabiyah Yamasaki

Thursday April 21st, 2022

11am-11:50am PDT | 2pm-2:50pm EDT

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again.

The entire experience of practicing yoga can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self, allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.

This workshop incorporating lecture, a short practice and Q&A, will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, administrators, activists, medical professionals, doulas, coaches, healers, or anyone who is interested in teaching from a trauma-informed lens with all of the necessary tools to create a safe trauma-informed, and culturally affirming environment for survivors of sexual violence.

Recommended props: a notebook, mat/chair, any props to assist you feel comfortable in a short guided trauma-informed asana practice 



Tuesday April 26th, 2022

9am-11am PDT | 12pm-2pm EST

Join experienced trauma-informed yoga teachers Nazaahah Amin, Dr. Danielle Rousseau, and Dr. Shena Young, along with host Tristan Katz, for our April 2022 Accessible Yoga Community Forum on Yoga for Supporting People with Sexual Trauma. From the importance of universal inclusive and trauma-informed approaches in yoga, to yoga as a body-centered healing tool, to the intersections of race, religion, and sexual trauma, panelists will offer deep insights on a range of related topics. The panel will also offer their approaches to holistic healing after sexual trauma, providing resources and tools for individual and community care.

The panel discussion will last 90 minutes, including some time for audience questions. Participants are invited to stay on after the panel concludes for a 30-minute social mixer and networking session, with the opportunity to share their own experiences and meet other community members whose work centers supporting survivors of sexual trauma.

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