Over the course of 8 weeks, this training will share New Leaf Foundation’s best practices for making mindfulness and yoga-based practices accessible and relevant for young people in under-represented spaces. It will provide a strong foundation for carrying out yoga service work, along with opportunities to reflect on your own motivations, experiences, and challenges.
Reaching In, Reaching Out is engaging, informative, and features brand new content! Our work has been informed by so many amazing youth, youth workers, trauma experts, social justice leaders, and yoga and mindfulness facilitators, and we’re thrilled to share it more broadly in order to make yoga more accessible to a wider range of people.
– the importance of anti-oppression practices in yoga service
– the basics of trauma and neurophysiology
– to recognize “behavioral challenges” amongst youth from a trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective
– a trauma-informed framework for offering yoga and mindfulness, including practices to approach with caution
– considerations for reducing potential triggers in yoga settings and creating safer spaces for offering yoga-based practices
– how to build a session based on New Leaf’s class model
The training begins on April 27th.