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IN-PERSON BIPOC Yoga for Trauma Recovery (7 wks)

This listing is for the In-Person version of this course. A Virtual-Only version is also available.

Sliding scale: $115+hst | $85+hst | $45+hst | $0

Exclusivity: This course, led by a Black yoga teacher and psychotherapist, is an exclusive space for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Colour. Wellness and yoga spaces are often predominantly white and can feel unwelcoming and even unsafe for BIPOC individuals. This course aims to provide a safer space to engage in personal healing, self-care, and community connection. In an effort to provide financial accessibility, this course will include sliding scale pricing.

This course is for BIPOC individuals who are on a path to recovering from physical or emotional trauma. The class aims to give participants tools to understand how trauma affects the body and to let go of trauma stored in the body through movement. Trauma may seem like a loaded word, but it is something that affects many of us through major losses, accidents, violence, or other major life stresses.

The practice will consist of gentle movements, simple postures, and breath awareness. These elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body. Everything in this course is optional and beginner-friendly.

We are offering sliding-scale pricing for Yoga for Trauma Recovery. We see this as a tiny step toward financial reparation, accountability, and accessibility. Nicole will be fully paid, with her pay subsidized by our fundraising efforts. Queen Street Yoga will be donating the space and time, and any funds raised beyond the costs of paying Nicole for the fall course will go toward future BIPOC yoga programming.

This course is based on the evidence-based methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. While taught by a Registered Psychotherapist, the course itself is not Group Therapy. As an adjunctive therapy, the course is not intended as a replacement for working with a qualified therapist. However, during this time of increased trauma and stress due to COVID-19, we are adding a Virtual Group Therapy option for those who wish to have that added support. Look for the Virtual BIPOC-Only Group Therapy Add-On.

In-Person 7-Week Course Overview:

This listing is for the In-Person version of this course. This 7-week course includes 4 In-Person classes alternating with 3 weeks of online videos. All videos (plus recordings of the live classes) are yours to keep for a year.

Our In-Person classes follow strict physical distancing and cleaning protocols. We have a very large, well-ventilated room, and we are limiting class sizes to provide more than 2 metres between each mat. In the event of a second wave of COVID or any closures to our physical location, we will deliver the course Virtually. No refunds will be given for In-Person classes that must switch to Virtual-Only.

What the Course Includes:

Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be live classes attended in person. These are interactive classes with opportunities for questions/feedback and connection with your instructor and classmates. Live classes will be recorded and available online afterwards if you are unable to make the class time.

Weeks 2, 4, and 6 will be opportunities for you to practice along with specially created videos to review and build on your knowledge. You can practice these once or several times, and all the videos, including recordings of live classes, are yours to keep for a year.

Tech Requirements:

A computer, tablet, or smartphone and internet connection is required to participate in weeks 2, 4, and 6. The online platform is very user-friendly, and two days before your course begins we will provide you with instructions for getting started.

This listing is for the In-Person version of this course. A Virtual-Only version is also available.

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