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Teaching Mindful Movement practices that are functional, safe, supportive and trauma sensitive – (Master class)

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT  – TEACHING FUNCTIONAL, TRAUMA SENSITIVE PRACTICES (Master class in collaboration with the Mindful Academy Solterreno)

Our course is a collaboration between Synergy Yoga and Pilates and Mindful Academy Solterreno

Course Details

Where: Anywhere in the world (online via zoom)

Timeframes: 3 x 3 hour sessions

Cost: 180Euro/$300 AUD/ 160 Pounds or 200 USD

Course Dates: Wednesday September 2nd, 9th and 16th from 10:30 CET (EU) time (6:00pm AEST Sydney time) 9:30 GMT (UK) time

or

Saturday September 5th, 12th, 19th from 2:00pm CET (EU) time, 1:00pm GMT (UK) time and 8:00 am EST (USA)

Location: Zoom

Who can attend?

Those who wish to further their skills in teaching mindful movement sessions online and in person to their community and meet the following criteria:

  • MBSR TTR1
  • TTR2
  • TTR3
  • An 8 week MBSR course
  • Yoga teachers (minimum of 200 hrs qualification)

Jon Kabat Zinn the founder of MBSR 8 week course asserts, “mindful yoga is a yoga of wholeness that has nothing to do with what your body can or can’t do in any given moment, or with how your posture looks. It has everything to do with the sincerity of your effort, with how awake you are in your life, and how embodied you are in the only moment in which you are ever alive–which is always now.  Mindful yoga is a specific attitude and attentional stance that we bring to our practice, both on the mat and in daily life: namely, a refined moment-to-moment non-judgmental, non-striving attending to the entire range of our experience. This orientation is in complete accord with the core principles of yoga as a science of the body and its energies as well as an art of inquiry, exploration, human development, and ultimately liberation. And we always err on the side of being conservative, with a spirit of letting the yoga do (and undo) us rather than thinking that we are doing the yoga. In this way, we minimize the of injury, even tiny muscle pulls that can occur when the mind gets overly enthusiastic and stops listening to the body.” (http://yogachicago.com/2014/03/mindful-yoga-movement-and-meditation/)

Your Teacher

Monique is an international yoga, pilates and mindfulness educator and wellness coach. A Mum, Wife, Daughter, colleague and Friend. These master’s classes are a culmination of her life’s work and experiences, insights and study with many various international teachers. With over 23 years of working and studying in many community settings in various roles, Monique attributes her studies to her teachers and their collective wisdom and is honoured to be able to continue to pass on these teachings.

Monique’s most recent role of the past 10 years has allowed her as creator and business owner of Synergy Yoga and Pilates to share the power of mindfulness and movement with communities far and wide. Monique has integrated her past work experiences as a Youth Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Addictions Counsellor, Lecturer in Adult Education and Co-morbidity with her experience of guiding yoga, pilates, movement and Mindfulness.

Monique is a qualified teacher and facilitator of the popular 8-week Mindfulness Course MBSR or otherwise known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Endorsed by Jon Kabat Zinn and The University of Massachusetts. Monique completed TR1, TR2 and TR3 with The Mindful Academy at Solterreno Retreat Centre in Spain. Monique also offers on demand and live meditation classes at Wellness Coach Meditation.live and Insight Timer.

LEARNING THEMES AND OUTCOMES

SESSION 1 – 3 hrs

  • What is Mindful Movement?
  • What is functional movement
  • Interoception
  • Proprioception
  • Kinesthetic awareness

SESSION 2 – 3 hours

  • PTSD, Trauma and Mindfulness
  • Window of tolerance
  • Self-Regulation
  • Dissociation
  • Signals of Trauma
  • Keeping participants safe
  • Integrating relevant conditions that include trauma sensitivity

SESSION 3 – 3 hours

  • Foundations of Mindful Movement
  • Body, thoughts and emotions – Attention
  • Integrating the Attitudes
  • The Intention

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of these session’s participants will:

  • Understand how to provide a creative, supportive, trauma informed and heartfelt mindful movement session both online and in person
  • Have foundational understanding of best practices for teaching students of all shapes, sizes and ability
  • Have an understanding how to adapt and modify movement according to student’s needs and providing safe and supportive conditions for those who may have experienced trauma at some point in their lives.
  • Have an understanding how to teach students both online and in person with clear cues and guidance.

Feel confident to teach mindful movement to meet a range of student needs that include:

  • Trauma sensitivities
  • Injury
  • Aches and Pains
  • Physical restrictions
  • Mobility
  • Online and in person

 Cost: – 300 AUD or (180 Euro) (160 pounds) (200 USD)

To Register please email Monique Leverington synergyyogapilates@gmail.com