Teaching Yoga for Stress and Trauma:
This is a two-day workshop for yoga teachers, psychotherapists or others interested in working with stress and trauma. The workshop will focus on teaching the restorative yoga practices through which healing naturally unfolds. Learn about how yoga helps recovery from trauma and eases stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Where: Nestled in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Grempoli is 30 km from Florence. For arrival by air, the best airports are either Florence or Pisa. Both are served by regular airport buses to the main Florence railway station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN). From Firenze SMN there are almost hourly trains to Scopeti, departing five minutes to the hour at most times.
When: The workshop will be held from 31 August-2 September 2017. Arrival is on Thursday afternoon by 4.30 pm, and departure after lunch on Saturday.
Who: The workshop will be led by Sn Shantipriya (Melanie King) from UK. She is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher with 15 years experience of working with people who have suffered complex trauma. In addition to herself teaching yoga in mental health settings, she also trains other yoga teachers from the UK and Europe in yoga and mental health. Tools for Inner Peace recently organised a weekend retreat on yoga and trauma in the UK at which Shantipriya shared insights from her deep understanding of PTSD and how restorative yoga can help people to regain their resilience in the face of trauma – we are lucky to have her with us again.
Accommodation and meals: Accommodation is in comfortable, mostly shared rooms (from singles up to three occupants), with shared bathrooms. Meals are home-cooked, simple, nutritious and vegetarian, using local ingredients.
Cost of workshop: Food, accommodation and teaching €200, (non-refundable deposit €75) – early bird €175 if booked before 31st July 2017.