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Trauma: Identifying and Moving Through

  • The Yoga Collective 135 W 29th St #603 New York, NY (map)

As yoga teachers and healers, it is likely you will encounter clients who are healing from Trauma. There may be students or clients in various stages of PTSD or working through the layers of healing. Occasionally the physical and energetic work can also unexpectedly activate flashbacks and or physical and emotional responses. It is vitally important that as practitioners, we are trauma-informed in order to ensure we do not cause un-intentional harm. This workshop presents a holistic view, with the most current cutting edge science and information on the approach of working with trauma from a physiological, neurological, psychological, emotional and spiritual viewpoint. We will engage in an open and powerful conversation, furthering basic knowledge of how to work with the complexities that may be present, while understanding how to hold our own trauma informed boundaries, so we can best support the process of healing.


Allison develops and leads programs, classes, workshops and retreats for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and the healers working on the front lines of trauma for the Joyful Heart Foundation. She co-­developed the current retreat model that is being researched by Georgetown University. Allison is also a consultant with A Thousand Joys, serving children, women and organizations in residential Domestic Violence Shelters, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Incarcerated Women. Allison is the Founder of Creative Seeds, a non ­profit organization, which focuses on preventative and post ­trauma healing work through creative arts, movement, yoga and wellness immersion projects and initiatives in both South Africa and the United States. Allison is a certified vinyasa yoga teacher with specialized training in yoga for trauma. She has taught all around the world.