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Drop-in Courses Workshops

Care for Caregivers: Restorative Yoga & Resilience Building ($30)

A workshop for individuals who provide care to others, including family members, first responders, healthcare practitioners, social workers, and others in helping roles.

Learn ways to thrive in the challenges and stresses of providing support, and experience a space to slow down, reflect, and build greater mastery in juggling what you're called to do. This workshop will combine restorative yoga with concrete tools and techniques to be a present & effective support to yourself and others.

Christopher Bourke is a yoga teacher who comes from a background in social services, with over a decade of experience working with youth and adults living with acute, complex, and/or developmental trauma. He weaves together this background as a counsellor, trauma-informed facilitator, and yoga teacher, and shares from his personal experiences of using yoga and mindfulness as self-care techniques to cope with burnout and build resilience for providing support to others.

Trauma-Aware Yoga Teaching ($60)

Trauma is a common experience for many people, and while yoga can be a helpful modality for healing, many poses or instructions have the potential to be triggering or re-traumatizing. In this workshop we will work to understand the neurological basis of trauma and why some commonly taught and well-loved yoga and meditation practices can be triggering for some people. Learn a repertoire of teaching skills to create classes that feel emotionally and physically safer.

Rather than approaching trauma-informed teaching as a set of rules or things to avoid, this workshop will help you gain embodied awareness of how you can be present with and hold space for your students and yourself.

Drop-in Courses Workshops