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Sunday, March 17 • 8:00am - 11:00am
Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program

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For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for veterans who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs. This 15-hour training program is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers and service providers.  Mindful Yoga Center also offers 200-hour teacher training.Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.

  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran and military culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Post Traumatic Growth
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Held in the Auxiliary Gym at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86336

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Chris Eder

Director of Communications, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Chris Eder is a retired Air Force Veteran and a Power/Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. (Frog Lotus Yoga) His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative... Read More →
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Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →

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Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed.   Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am MST
Auxiliary Gym