Join us on the last Tuesday at 8pm EST of each month for a 90-minute live-stream webinar with leaders in the yoga service field. Gain insight, ask questions, and build community. Live webinars are free for all individual and organizational YSC members! If you’re not a member, you can join us for $19 per webinar. Scroll down to our webinar library to gain access to previously recorded courses, and be in touch anytime if you have questions.

Upcoming Webinars

The Role of Touch in Trauma Informed Yoga

February 28, 2017, 8:00 pm

Presenter: Sue Jones

This webinar will review the positive implications for nurturing touch as well as the manner in which negative touch perception and touch aversion develops through the years. A review of best practices for offering nurturing touch in your class along with tips for self care and alternatives to touching your students will be followed by a Q & A.

Rooting to Rise: Applying our Practice for Social Change

March 8, 2017, 8:00 pm

Presenter: Kate Werning, Shawna Wakefield and Jacoby Ballard

How does our yoga practice call us to respond when the safety of our communities, students, and environment is under threat in these tumultuous political times? Join us to move together from overwhelm to shared vision, and from outrage to united action. Kate Werning – community organizer, yoga teacher, and CTZNWELL faculty – will join Shawna Wakefield – trauma-informed yoga teacher and activist in the field of international women’s rights and gender justice for 18 years – and Jacoby Ballard – co-founder of Bending Towards Justice, which trains contemplative teachers in diversity, anti-oppression, and social justice – to recognize International Women’s Day on March 8 with embodied and empowered tools for practice, analysis, and action.

** This free webinar is an intro to what will be covered in the Tools for Social Change: Building a Movement of Wellbeing for All one-day intensive as part of the Yoga Service Council Conference at Omega Institute on May 19. Sign up for the intensive here! **

A Universal Approach to Teaching Asana

March 28, 2017, 8:00 pm

Presenter: Matthew Sanford

The principles of yoga do not discriminate.  Yoga poses do.  This interactive webinar explores how to teach asana to ANY body regardless of his or her level of ability.  A universal approach to asana is very different than learning to adapt yoga poses to an individual’s particular needs. (This will not be a webinar on yoga therapy.)  It requires the teachers to know what they know but from a different perspective.  For example, how does physical asana reveal the subtle body without simply defaulting to emphasizing breath?  How can one reveal the subtle body in movement without utilizing overt muscular action.  The reality is that the yoga student demographic is changing to include more and more elderly and more and more people with disabilities and various conditions.  Every yoga teacher needs to offer value to such students without simply treating them as “special” or “different.”  Finally, a universal approach to teaching asana will deepen your ability to teach more “traditional” students.

Yoga for Trauma

April 25, 2017, 8:00 pm

Presenter: Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT

During this 90 minute lecture and discussion, Hala will share a framework for trauma informed yoga and simple tools for making a yoga practice trauma sensitive.  Unresolved trauma impacts our ability to self regulate, causing anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, or dissociation.  Trauma survivors can benefit greatly from yoga because yoga can help us reconnect to our body in a safe and healthy way, allowing for greater resilience and stability.

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