Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Come Relax and Experience a FREE AcuDetox (5-point ear acupuncture) Treatment
Treatment Start times are 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Treatments will last 30-45 minutes (or shorter if you prefer)
Acudetox is a 5-point ear acupuncture protocol through the National Acupunture Detoxification Association (NADA). It focuses on five points in the ear to help induce a sense of calm as well as detoxify the body. Possible benefits include: general feeling of well-being, improved sleep, a sense of relaxation, and decreased cravings for addictive substances.
Our own Jen Baumgardner will be providing the treatment, supervised by a NADA 5-point ear acupuncture specialist. Jen is nearing the end of her training in this protocol, only needing more supervised practice sessions until becoming a NADA 5-point ear acupuncture specialist. Once Jen has completed her training, she is excited to bring the NADA 5-point ear acupuncture protocol to Playoga, coupling it with yoga and meditation.
Prior registration is requested but not required to give us an idea of necessary supplies. To register, scroll down and select “Sign up” on the calendar below for Acudetox.
Learning to Be Trauma Sensitive in Yoga Teaching Jen Baumgardner
Part of being trauma sensitive in yoga is having an understanding of the impact of trauma on the body including the brain. In this workshop, you will learn about our understanding of trauma at this time with some background on how this understanding evolved. You will learn about parts of the body, particularly in the brain, impacted by trauma and involved in trauma resolution. Lastly, you will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of and primary components in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) with a focus on which components you can apply in your own teaching. Note that you will not learn how to treat people with a trauma history, but rather learn how to create a safe space for them. We will end our time together with a 30 minute TCTSY practice as an opportunity for you to experience first hand the principles discussed.
Jen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), an E-RYT200, and a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F). She earned her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine in 2005. In April 2016 she completed the Trauma Center at JRI’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga certification program becoming a TCTSY-F. Jen has practiced within the social services field with a focus in mental health since 2000. She has worked with a variety of populations including military members and their families as well as civilian children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns with a focus on mental health and trauma. Jen was inspired by Bessel van Der Kolk’s work with yoga for trauma survivors in 2009 and entered yoga teacher training at that time, completing her 230 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis.
This training will be geared towards yoga teachers, but all are welcome.
The knees are one of our most vulnerable joints in the body, yet we ask a lot of them in our yoga practice and with the sports and outdoor pursuits that we love and do. In this workshop learn how to align your knees so that you are not straining their crucial ligaments, how to prevent wear and tear in the joint that can lead to osteoarthritis there, and address knee pain. As an added bonus, we’ll also be working in the ankles and hips, as anytime you work in one joint, you’ve got to work upstream and downstream of it too!
Healthy knee practices now, plus attending to knee pain, will keep them performing for you for the long haul. Using both strengthening and mobility yoga therapy poses, corrective exercises and self-massage techniques with yoga therapy balls, you’ll take home a practice for strong, properly tracking and aligned knees.
This workshop is open to all, and no prior yoga experience is required. Yoga teachers can received continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance upon completion. More info about Bea: www.beadoyle.com
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Jen Baumgardner, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
This group is designed for anyone who self-identifies as a woman having experienced trauma. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a SAMHSA approved, NREPP listed, evidenced based protocol for treating PTSD and Complex Trauma developed by leading researchers in the field of trauma and psychology. It is based on clinical trials performed at the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts by psychiatrist and leading trauma researcher Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and yoga teacher David Emerson.
TCTSY is an opportunity for you to be in complete control of your body in the present moment via yoga forms; you will be welcome to make choices and notice feelings in your body in a way that feels useful to you. Potential benefits include enhanced ability to make healthy choices in your life, feeling more at ease in your body, integration of physical and mental health, greater acceptance of yourself and your body, increased self-worth, and connection to self and others. For more information please visit www.pathwaystowellnessllc.com on the TCTSY tab.
Series Includes: – 20 – 30 minute intake interview
– Six hour-long Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga sessions
– Access to a 20-minute video for at home practice (after three sessions)
Pricing: $30 per class (cash discount)
Returning TCTSY students, who have completed a minimum of six session (of Jen’s), can attend the entire these classes for $22 per class (cash discount).
In some cases, health insurance may cover the cost of TCTSY. Inquire with Jen to see if your insurance may cover it.
Prerequisites: TCTSY is an adjunctive treatment to traditional therapy. Active participation in regular therapy is a requirement for class participation. If you would like assistance connecting with a therapist, Jen can help you with this during our intake interview.
Registration: The first step in registering is to contact Jen at email@example.com or 719-651-1934 to set up your complimentary 20-30 minute phone consultation. This consultation will be a place for you to ask questions about Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, learn more about the series, and to determine if this series is a fit for you.