Uncategorized, Yoga & Peace

Yoga for Trauma workshop, 8-10 July 2022

This is an informal experience sharing workshop for those wishing to teach yoga to refugees or other trauma survivors.

Since 2017, we have been growing a community of yoga teachers and psychotherapists who are interested in teaching yoga to refugees or in deepening their understanding of how trauma effects our body and mind, and how to restore wellbeing, individually and collectively through the tools of yoga.

The aim of the 8-10 July weekend is to continue developing our understanding and sharing experiences about teaching yoga practices in a manner appropriate to refugees and other trauma survivors. It will be an informal weekend, with practical asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation sessions, as well as facilitated group discussions on topics such as the following:

  • Understanding the neuroscience of trauma recovery
  • Learning about teaching yoga to people with trauma
  • Practising yoga to free up the body, the breath and emotions from tensions
  • Orienting to presence and safety in the here and now

As part of the weekend, there will also be karma yoga (including preparing meals together), and a Mahamrityunjaya havan with mantra chanting. The contribution for the weekend is £100 to cover simple accommodation and meals. We will be starting at 10am on Saturday 9 July and concluding by 4pm on Sunday 10 July. Those who would like to arrive on the evening of Friday 8 July are welcome to do so at an additional cost of £30.

We have limited spaces at the Patanjali Centre – so let us know soon if you would like to attend.

Facilitators: Kerry Gallagher (Katyayani), Minna Jarvenpaa (Mantramala) and Yanar Alkayat
Location: Patanjali Yoga Centre, near Battle
Date and time: from 10am on Saturday, 9 July, to 4pm on Sunday, 10 July 2022
Cost: £100 to cover simple accommodation and meals

Sign up below

    Yoga for Trauma workshop, 8-10 July 2022

    Your Name (required)

    Gender (required) FM

    Age (required)

    Country (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Mobile (required)

    Occupation/Profession (required)

    Emergency Contact Number (i.e. friend or family member):

    It is important that the workshop teacher is aware of any factors that may affect your practice. This will be kept strictly confidential and is to ensure that alternative practices or variations are given when appropriate.

    Please indicate if you currently have or have had any of the following:

    Heart condition YesNo

    High or Low blood pressureYesNo

    Spine or neck injury or condition YesNo

    Diabetes YesNo

    Epilepsy YesNo

    Asthma YesNo

    Bouts of dizziness YesNo

    Hernia YesNo

    Arthritis YesNo

    Stroke YesNo

    Depression YesNo

    Anxiety YesNo

    Panic attacks YesNo

    Post-traumatic stress disorder YesNo

    If ‘Yes’ to any of the above, please give details:

    Do you take any form of regular exercise?

    Do you have difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep through the night?

    Any other medical conditions or anything else the teacher may need to know?

    Have you had any surgery? If so, when and for what reason?

    Are you taking any medication? Please list, indicating what the medication is for and say for how long you have been taking it.

    Are you pregnant or have you given birth in the last 6 months?

    Have you practised yoga and meditation before? What kind and for how long?

    Do you have any food allergies?

    If requesting to share room with someone in particular, include name below:

    For retreats with children's programme, price per child half of the full course fee.
    Name(s) and age(s) of the child/children:

    Do you have any additional questions?

    How did you find out about this workshop?

    Thank you for taking the time to fill in this form.

    After receiving confirmation of acceptance, we will send payment instructions.

    I have read the cancellation policy