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In the Union (again!)  

This time for Pioneering the First Ever Yoga Program at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility! 
Click here to read the article...
Inmates in a study
at Wake Correctional Facility, North Carolina, were divided into two groups, those who attended at least one, but less than four classes, and those who attended more than four classes. Differences in reincarceration rates between these two groups during a two-year post-release period were striking. Of those who attended more than four classes, 8.5% were reincarcerated, while 25.2% of those who attended fewer than four classes were reincarcerated during this same period.

Eight Trauma Informed Yoga & Ayurveda Graduates!

Time has flown since my last email!   And so much news to process....  Who is feeling overwhelmed?!    With all the irreversible trauma that has been created by separating children from their families and the ripple effect from that, I am convinced more than ever of the need for somatic therapy, and yet, it is slow to find acceptance in traditional mainstream institutions.  

Even though I have made headway starting a pilot yoga program at the jail, since this article in the paper, it has since received enough pushback that County Council prohibited it for being 'spiritual.'  I am permitted to teach tonight, but it may be the last time- or not.  There are plenty of Christian services being offered, so it's confusing what they mean as spiritual.   Wish I could just teach the Council a mindfulness and mindful movement exercise so they know what they are prohibiting!

 

Since my last email, I graduated eight professionals from my 50 hour Trauma Informed Yoga & Ayurveda training, even though it probably ended up being 55 or more hours!  Each of these amazing students ended up humbling me in some way.  It was an amazing honor to guide the course, but they filled in so much, sharing their knowledge, everyone learned something from everyone.  Two of my students were therapists, all but one were yoga instructors, and one Ayurvedic practitioner.  

So I decided to highlight one of them in each newsletter in the coming months since I will not have much going on, besides being an exhausted new mommy again.  First teacher highlight will be in next e-newsletter.

In the next few weeks, however, I will have two events- my last offerings before I retire into my maternity bubble....!

July 18- 10:30am-12 Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Mindful Movement, and Self Care for Family Providers Webinar with Strategies 2.0.  Free! 

In April, I attended a wonderful conference in Sacramento called "Toward a Trauma Informed Northern California."  About 350 people from all the major agencies dealing with child abuse were there, including Cal OES and First 5.  There is a wave of Trauma Informed awareness spreading right now through government agencies, the judicial system, and law enforcement.  The basis of this is to share how post traumatic stress often looks like bad behavior.  So, with a little luck and guidance, I am hosting a webinar through them.  It will be a very basic introduction to my work.  This presentation will be focused for family providers, but will be accessible for anyone! Link to follow in a week....

July 22, 2-5pm Trauma Informed Ayurveda at the Yoga Seed Collective in Sacramento.  $55 until 7/19, $65 after. 

In this training, you will learn how Ayurveda can benefit people in or with trauma, how the Polyvagal Theory points to Ayurveda for treatment, and five ways you can start immediately applying it with your clients or for your own healing.


Thank you all for reading this far!  Hope to see you soon!  

Blessings to you, your family, and all our relations,

Schuyler Bright, C-IAYT, CAS, CMT, CDVSAC

Holistic Trauma Recovery Institute Founder, Director

 

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