July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020
Friday July 31 3:00 – 6:00 pm HST
Saturday Aug 1 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:30pm HST
Sunday Aug 2 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30pm HST
5 hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study
Yoga Alliance CEC’s available
Maximum 25 participantsSign up now!
This 20-hour training introduces participants to specific tools to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement. We will explore hatha yoga and breath practices, which can be vital to the healing process of complex trauma. The training emphasizes core components of the theory and practice of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to other anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive treatment methods.
This program includes:
- The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology
- Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY
- An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY
- Opportunities to practice the methods.
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for Complex Trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and listed with the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This unique intervention is based on the robust research that has emerged from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA.
This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, other health care professionals and anyone looking to deepen their understanding of complex, intersectional trauma. There are no prerequisites to taking this workshop. All are welcome.
Complex trauma dramatically impacts the nervous system. This course is designed to support professionals in broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and incorporate aspects of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) to specifically address the connection between trauma and the nervous system.
This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for application to the Center for Trauma and Embodiment’s TCTSY 300-Hour Annual Certification program and is eligible for CEs (18 contact, 2 non-contact) with Yoga Alliance (YA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and various state licensing boards (as requested). Please let us know if you need Continuing Education Credit hours.
How much you pay for training and practice can be an act of justice. For those of you who can afford to pay on the higher end of the scale, your payment helps to support those who cannot. This is one way to leverage our privilege and stand for equity for everyone. If you cannot pay the higher end suggested, consider what is authentically sustainable for you, and pay that. Please, contact us at 808-397-7678, to select the Community rate.
$450 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$350 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$250 | Community Rate (discounted)
*The value of the training is $350
If none of the above pricing options are within your means, please contact us at email@example.com for more options.
Your facilitator, Jody Hassel, is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga.
Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.
Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling.
Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody is the lead facilitator of Mindfulness and Yoga Practices at Turning Point Counseling Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and she continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga, creative writing, and the performing arts.
Jody can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/
About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/
Frequently Asked Questions on 20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training
Q Do I need to be a yoga teacher to attend?
A No, anyone interested in learning more is welcome and many kinds of professionals attend including mental health professionals, educators, nurses, body workers, nutritionists, wellness and life coaches, etc.
Q What credentials will I have after completing the training?
A You will receive a completion letter showing that you have received 20 hours of training from the Center For Trauma and Embodiment in Boston. This training does not certify you as a TCTSY-Facilitator, however it is a prerequisite for the 300-Hour TCTSY-F Certification Program.
Q Do you offer CEUs or CEs?
A CEs are offered to Registered Yoga Teachers who are registered with Yoga Alliance and with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. CEUs for mental health and social work professionals are currently pending State approval and can be obtained retroactively if the process takes longer than expected. You can also contact your board for more information and offer your letter of completion to your board with their prior approval.
Q Is there any home study?
A There are several hours of independent study assigned, which can be completed before, during, or after the live course, making the training a total of 20 hours.
Q What should I consider regarding self-care?
A During the training, it’s possible that emotions and trauma responses may arise due to the content of the training. Please feel welcome to support your emotional and physical needs. You’re welcome to move in and out of the sessions at any time as needed.
Q What should I wear?
A While this is a professional training, please wear comfortable clothing that you feel you can move in for practicing yoga and keeping warm. We will have one hour of yoga practice on Saturday and Sunday along with group practicum and practice teaching throughout the session.
Questions about this training may be directed to Jody Hassel: email@example.com
Jody Hassel, M.F.A., E-RYT, TCTSY-F, YACEP
Licensed 20-Hour TCTSY Trainer
Supervisor, 300-Hour Certification Program
Friday, June 5, 2020
7:30-10:00 pm (HST)
Golden Circle Discount: 20%
Shoestring Budget Price: $32Sign up now!
During this workshop we’ll explore how the long Vagus Nerve communicates with the face, brain, and heart. When we were in the womb, the head bowed to the heart, connecting through the vagus nerve early on. With unique sounds, breath, and spiral movement, we will explore this vagus nerve communication axis in the WaveContinuum way.
In WaveContinuum, we evoke the healing power of water through sound, breath, and spiral movement, delving into the wisdom of “our inner biology.” Here we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs, and cells.
We learn to sense movements that come from deep inside and let them flow outwardly. In our body, we carry information from all the different stages of life, from the single cell-protozoa to the upright walking being. Diverse movement possibilities expand and provide new opportunities in our life.
WaveContinuum can help dissolve pain and limitations. We learn to evoke fluids and spark electrical pulses through the body to heal and multiply healthy cells. Through the gentle, intuitive spiral movements and sounds, we explore beauty, strength, and creativity. We may even reverse aging. We tap into the wisdom that lies inside of the body’s fluid system and create a balance between Water, Fire, and Earth elements.
Life flows in the healing energy of spiral movement, breath, sound, love, and awareness!
With this practice, the heart opens and strengthens, the mind calms, wisdom flows, and the spirit soars.
Eva (Honolulu / Cologne) practices the path of embodying the sacred through conscious movement and dance. Originally a professionally trained dancer who performed and made her own evening length dance pieces she ultimately felt that teaching would bring more healing and positive change into the world than performing.
After her Feldenkrais training and working intensively with Emily Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and Susan Harper in the 80’s and 90’s, Eva created Wave-Continuum. This beautiful healing movement practice opens the heart and connects the mover to the wisdom of life embedded in the fluid system of our cells and the universe. Undulating movement meditation, breath and sound bring this ancient awareness to the surface of our consciousness.
From Eva Geueke
When the heart is restless or you’re feeling anxious, gently hold your little finger with your other hand for about 10 minutes. It works to calm the heart.
This hand posture comes from the Jin Shin Jyutsu tradition, a healing art form from Japan said to have been rediscovered in the 20th century. The acupressure points on your pinky correspond with the heart and small intestines. Healing energy is especially strong in your fingertips and the middle of your hand.
Our human emotions run through the heart: whether anger, hatred and fear, or joy, love and compassion. Our hands act as extensions of our hearts, capable of being cruel and destructive, or giving and caring. Our loving hands reach out from our loving hearts, capable of healing and bringing the energy system back into harmony.
Politicians sometimes instinctively (or knowingly) put their fingers together, or hold one wrist with the opposite hand while they are in a crowd shaking hands, to prevent an energy drain.
In moments of stress, the simple resource of holding our little finger is very easy to do. You might also pay attention to how your hands naturally grasp and gesture throughout your day. These positions are often instinctive to our body’s energy system, and you may discover that you are already innately using hand postures to release stress and bring a sense of renewed calm.
Without consciously knowing particular points on the body needed to release an energy lock, a mother intuitively touches her baby where it needs help, and her love for the child comes straight through her hands with healing benefits.
To support our instinct to position our hands and bodies in ways that clear blocked energy, Eva teaches Morning Qigong every Tuesday at 8:30 am, HST.
Mondays 11:00am – 12:00 pm (HST)
Starting June 1, 2020Sign up now!
The results of practicing the ELDOA Method are a sense of ease in your body, especially in your back, improved posture, and an overall sense of well-being. This practice promotes independence. You will learn how to relieve, heal and strengthen your own spine!
A French Osteopath named Guy Voyer created ELDOA to eradicate back pain. Using the body’s fascial chains and the principle of tensegrity, the postures of ELDOA set up specific lines of traction to open up spaces in our spinal column as well as shoulders, hips and ribs. Marla blends this powerful practice with yogic breathing and gentle stretches.
Many of Marla’s Eldoa students feel relief from pain after other approaches have failed them. They leave class feeling relaxed, empowered and taller. They understand her clear instruction with images that help them to remember the movements. Students sleep better, move more easily, and improve their posture!
What Marla’s students are saying:
“Marla has an incredible understanding of the body as well as the generosity and intelligence to communicate her knowledge in a way that can be shared with others.”
“Marla is a great instructor and an amazing, kind person. I attend both her yoga and Eldoa classes. I particularly like the unique stretches and posture focus Marla has for my computer neck!”
“As a chiropractor, with a broken lumbar vertebra, I’m very picky about who I let treat my body or provide me with exercises. When I heard about Marla’s ELDOA in Vancouver, I had to check it out. Apparently, Tiger Woods has used this technique to help him with his spine, so it had to be valuable, right? Right. Marla is very professional, knows her functional anatomy, and is an excellent teacher. Even with my 20 years in practice, she taught this old dog some new tricks! I have already recommended a few clients to her classes, and they are getting a lot of benefits too. Great complement to chiropractic care.”
Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of yoga, from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. Marla then studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA Method created by Guy Voyer and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko.
Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating and directing them to learn through practice, and by sharing tools that promote independence. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with her two children. If you are in Vancouver and would like to attend one of her classes in person, she teaches at Qi Integrated Health.
Sundays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)
Starting May 31
Move through the energy – prana – of inhaling and exhaling, smoothly flowing between postures. Yin Yoga then becomes the soothing tonic that can help us find balance and inner calm. In this practice poses are held longer, with deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open and energize the “meridians,” or energy pathways of the body, restoring youthful joint mobility as you quietly activate your life force.
Optional: You can come to class with a yoga mat and any cushions, towels or blankets that you may want to use as props during your practice.
David is a well-loved yogi of tremendous insight and inspiration, which he artfully and humorously weaves into every class, making it a beautiful body mind spirit experience for his students. He is also skilled at creating classes that uniquely meet the needs of every student in attendance. David began teaching at Still & Moving Center on its first anniversary in 2011 and has been a vibrant member of our community ever since.
David began his personal yoga practice in college in 1973 while attending San Diego State University and continued studying at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, primarily Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David deepened his practice at Kalani Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii, graduating from their Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. David taught at Kalani from 2003 to 2009, both regular classes and at yoga retreats held there. While at Kalani, he had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong. As a life-long student, David never ceases to acquire knowledge and greater understanding into application.
February 10 & May 18, 2020Book now!
Rather than an in-depth lomilomi training, this is a stand-alone event for you to enjoy on a single day. Lomilomi, like all forms of healing, is an unfolding process of many steps, and this would be a good first step!
Kumu Malia’s Puana approach to lomilomi focuses on settling the nervous system and integrating all parts of the body into one. Drawing on lessons from hula and lei making, students weave lomilomi massage techniques into a tailored treatment that addresses body, mind and spirit.
This activity begins and ends at Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu, a community based mindful movement Center that has been offering multicultural classes, events and workshops for over 9 years, in the heart of Kaka’ako.
- The activity is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor
- The activity is offered with live simultaneous translation to Japanese.
- Discover a new perspective through the eyes of a traditional healer and cultural practitioner
- Learn about the historical highlights and evolution of the Hawaiian traditional art of lomilomi
- Make connections between traditional & contemporary healing practices and their relation to overall health and well-being
- Experience a hula & self-care massage techniques
Know before you book
- Minimum 5 participants
- Suitable for children ages 14 and up
- Hands-on techniques encouraged and practiced. Observation-only also possible if requested
- some proceeds from the price you pay for this tour are donated back to travel2change and other Hawaii charities
with Bhagavan Das & Amulya Maa
Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 – 9:00pm
Spiritual Discourse, Chanting and Meditation ~ $25
Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 – 9:30pm
Ecstatic Devotional Kirtan ~ $35
Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 1:30 – 4:30pm
Nada Yoga: Sound Journey ~ $75
Special Price for all three events $108Sign up now!
Please come to this once in a lifetime special event at Still and Moving Center Oahu with Bhagavan Das + Amulya Maa !
Three days of music and devotion to enliven your soul! One of the great 1960’s spiritual music icons, BHAGAVAN DAS journeyed to India before the Beatles and gained international recognition from Ram Dass’s book “Be Here Now”. Many people experience a heightened transformation from his chanting. He has played with The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Sting and many others. Bhagavan Das received initiation from his spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, with blessings and empowerments from Anandamayi Ma, Ammachi, Baba Hari Dass, Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa and his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda.
Please come join us!
I left America for India in 1963 to find my guru. I was the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalayas as a hermit-sadhu. I was given the holy name of Ram by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I went off alone to the caves in the mountains to meditate. There I met Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave me tapas to pray for God’s Grace. After a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification I met my Sat Guru, the Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba – who I lived with side by side for many years. He sent me to Anandamayi Ma to receive initiation from the Divine Mother.
Then one day, Maharaji sent me away towards Tibet to go deeper, deeper, and then beyond with the last living yogis from high in the mountain peaks of Tibet and Nepal. During my time with the Tibetan yogis, I met and lived with Lama Kalu – the guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave me the Mahamudra transmission, mind to mind. I received the Clear Light of Primordial Awareness from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini transmission directly from the 16th Karmapa in Sikkim.
I lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to me in English in his hermitage in Kalimpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, I met Richard Alpert who was to become Ram Dass after I brought him to Neem Karoli Baba.
I am here now by the grace of my Sat Guru Neem Karoli Baba. He led me to my precious beloved, Amulya Maa, who is always guiding me on the true path of Bodhichitta with her crystal clarity, ancient wisdom and pure love. This is It for Now.
Amulya Bodden aka Amulya Maa has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for more than 25 years, and dream yoga since she was a little girl. Mystic, muse and lover of life, Amulya is an advanced Vipassana meditator and bhakti yogini who deepens her practices through the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana lineage.
As an alchemist, writer, teacher and shamanic healer, Amulya facilitates transformational healings and heart path awakening through spiritual and intuitive guidance. She pierces deeply into the real grit, while transmitting a refined sense of subtleties – identifying where Self-Love is needed for purification and where the Light of awareness is most needed to integrate shadow material. One of Amulya’s greatest gifts is the ability to hold crystal clear presence and offer her clients razor sharp reflections as they journey through life-changing initiations and strip into the raw and grounded remembrance of their Authentic Self.
Amulya is an advanced craniosacral therapist, death doula, meditation instructor and soul friend. Her MS degree is in Organizational Psychology, grounding her ability to work with all people, not just those on the yogic path.
Amulya Maa has partnered with Baba Bhagavan Das and together they cultivate a sacred space for progressive holistic healing on all levels along with the conscious reactivation and realignment of creative energies. They offer devotional chanting, yoga workshops, healing retreats and powerful online sessions.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Saturdays 2:15 – 3:15 pm (HST)
Start date March 28, 2020 **Class end date July 18, 2020**
No class July 4th, 2020 for Superclass EventSign up now!
This class is for de-stressing and re-balancing our energy. This combined yoga practice will renew and ready us for a calm evening, good night’s sleep and clear day ahead. Our Restorative Yoga will use a variety of postures supported with props, such as chairs, bolsters, blankets and straps to experience a deep body relaxation. We move our spine in all directions, alternately stimulating and soothing our organ systems. We reverse the effects of gravity, returning the fluids to our upper body and enhancing heart function. Reducing muscle tension and fatigue, as well as improving digestion, we provide a supportive environment to relax the body. We end with Yoga Nidra as a very powerful way to still the mind. It is not necessary to concentrate. Simply listen to the instructions, follow them mentally, and refrain from sleeping. Yoga Nidra can calm the mind and elevate our spirit.
Taking yoga with Paula gives you a deep feeling of participating in something sacred and good for the soul, beyond just a healthy physical activity.
Paula started finding her Yogic path through the practice of asanas. In 2015, she encountered the “Bhagavad Gita” which led her to a deeper understanding of what Yoga truly is. Her lifestyle of study and practice incorporates: Vedic scriptures, kirtan, asanas, and meditation brought her to sharing her experience through teaching.
After completing her 200RYT at Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh, India, Paula took her 36hr Yoga Nidra teacher training with Mary Bastien, Jennifer Reuter and Brenda Kwon. She completed Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez. All the while she continues to practice under the guidance of her primary teacher, Yogi Charu.
Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:
1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.
2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.
3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.
With Melinda Quesenberry, Malcolm Wasserman and Crystal HintonSign up now!
Price: $29, Golden Circle Members $26.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Improves Quality of Sleep
Increases Levels of Happiness
Unclutters the Unconscious
Potential to Heal Psychological Wounds
Join Melinda and Malcolm on a journey of profound inner peace and healing. As you rest in a supported savansna, yoga instructor Melinda Quesenberry will guide you through a step-by-step journey, Yoga Nidra, in which you will travel into the subconscious layers of the mind and experience deeper states of physical and mental relaxation. Malcolm Wasserman will accompany the journey with healing energies of sound and vibration through Gongs, providing the perfect soundscape for relaxation.
Melinda Quesenberry – yoga teacher
Melinda Quesenbery’s compassionate, lighthearted and genuine nature truly shine through in her yoga classes. With an emphasis on relaxation and inner peace, Melinda creates an environment in which her students feel secure and genuinely cared for, while she encourages exploration to deeper levels of the self.
Crystal Hinton and Malcolm Wasserman – gong masters
Crystal and Malcolm travel the world sharing their healing gongs. The Language Of Gong brings forward the teachings of sound and vibration, we as human beings are living manifestations of our beliefs that conditions the intentions we set for ourselves and the world. Their intention with the gong is help us access the deepest parts of the Mind-Body-Spirit to bring forward compassion, harmony, and resolution to some of life’s challenging moments.
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Eva Alewa Geueke studied Continuum Movement with founder Emily Conrad and S. Harper for many years. She loves teaching Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement, as it brings her and her fellow movement surfers into a very special heart opening loving creative state.
Eva has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement, and therefore herself, forever. Eva also teaches Contemporary Dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, and is a IAO healer.