The Art of Healing
with Joanne Varni & Rebekah Tayebi
October 11-13, 2019
Through practice, creative expression, meditation and affirming gratitude, become aware of obstacles and move towards release and healing.
Join Joanne and Rebekah, founders of Yoga for Trauma Recovery for one or all of these grounding and heart opening sessions. Each session will build upon the next, creating an experience that will enrich your life.
None of us are immune to stress or challenges. What we think and what we hold in our bodies from stressful experiences impede our ability to live a peaceful and happy existence. Taking time to tap into those difficult aspects of our lives can bring about immense release, healing, and closure. Through therapeutic and dynamic movement, meditation, creative expression, council inspired processing, and unique affirmation practices, be prepared for a transformational weekend.
Grounding Into the Weekend
Friday, October 11th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
During this evening practice, we will begin our weekend with grounding practices of meditation, therapeutic yoga, and intention setting that will create the tone and energy level for the rest of the weekend sessions. Please bring a journal.
Release, Resilience, and Expression
Saturday, October 12th, 9– 11:30am
When our energy is depleted and the stress levels have taken over, our resilience will be impacted. We will begin our morning
session with expressive art to support and build our resilience systems. We will release stressors from the body through somatic yoga and energetic release practices and will complete the morning session once again through creative expression.
Council Inspired Processing and Dynamic Yoga
Saturday, October 12th, 2:00 – 4:30pm
During this afternoon session, you will engage in the ancient tradition of circle sitting, sharing from your heart with your circle of peers and fellow retreaters. This style of processing is taken from the Ojai Foundation, to facilitate connection with Self, others, and the natural world. After our process group, we will move through a strong and stable dynamic yoga practice ending with the soothing healing experience of sound bowls.
Affirm, Gratitude, and Heart Opening
Sunday, October 13th, 9 – 11:30am
We will conclude our weekend with a new way to look at Affirmations, exploring the practices and benefits of Metta meditation and a slow heart opening yoga practice.
All attendees are invited to a catered group dinner at on Saturday night at 6:30pm. Reservations and payment for dinner is required ahead of time. Group dinner on Saturday: $30
BONUS! Afternoon Hike:
Sunday, 1-3:00pm * $15
Seal the weekend with a glorious and beautiful hike through the Sierras! All levels of hiking experience welcome.
All levels of students are welcome.
Space is limited ~ Register in advance.
Each session $40 before 9/21, $45 after
All 4 sessions before 9/21- $140
All 4 sessions after 9/21 – $160
Joanne’s philosophy as a yoga teacher is to help people who seek personal empowerment feel connected to their bodies, quiet their mind, stimulate a healthy nervous system, and release tension in the body caused by stress, anxiety, or trauma. Her teaching technique uses a combination of breath work, meditation, gentle asanas, somatic yoga, and neurogenic tremoring. Additionally, Joanne specializes in helping those with trauma (including PTSD) and has attended and completed her Level II certification in TRE(Trauma/tension release exercises) with Dr. David Bercelli. She is also certified as TSY teacher (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) under the renowned guidance of trauma researcher and pioneer Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Trauma Center at JRI). Joanne teaches classes, workshops, teacher trainings, as well as running retreats locally and internationally. She also teaches Yoga for Trauma Recovery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and San Jose, California and has voluntarily taught yoga to women incarcerated at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas and the Center for Survivors of Torture in San Jose. Learn more at http://www.joannevarni.com/
Rebekah is an associate clinical social worker, specializing in work with teens, young adults, and families. She attended Columbia University’s School of Social Work, with a focus on clinical work with children and families. After that, she worked in residential treatment in Utah, where she was previously a licensed clinical social worker. During that time, Rebekah worked with complicated issues, spanning from personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and adoption, to trauma, eating disorders, and recovery from addiction. Rebekah takes a family systems approach and recognizes the need for parents to be engaged in their own change process.
In addition to her clinical practice, Rebekah founded Satya Family Coaching, a transitional coaching service, supporting teens and young adults in the return home from treatment. She’s written curriculum for various teen and young adult programs, published parenting articles, and co-authored The Wanderlust Warrior Project, a self-help book for young women. She’s a 500-hour RYT certified yoga teacher, teaches mindfulness, and leads Yoga for Trauma Recovery workshops. Learn more at http://satyafamilycoaching.com/
Cancellation Policy for Workshops at Trails Within
Workshops fill on a first come, first served basis. Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of a workshop will receive a full refund.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop, we will only be able to issue a refund or studio credit if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the workshop, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
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