Nicole Marcia

Nicole Marcia

Comment(s) October 5, 2015

“Nicole Marcia, MA, ERYT-500 is the Founder and Director of Fine Balance Yoga in Vancouver, BC. Since 2004, she has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with addiction, depression and anxiety, teaching them healthy self-regulation strategies to empower them to live connected and embodied lives. She also trains yoga […]Read More

Shelley Pentony

Shelley Pentony

Comment(s) September 14, 2020

“Shelley Pentony, E-RYT 500, YACEP, received her initial Trauma Informed Yoga training with Zabie Yamasaki through Transcending Trauma through Yoga. She has also received extensive training in Ayurveda & Pranayama with Larissa Carlson, former Dean of Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Shelley received both her 200 & 300 Hour RYT certificates through Sol Yoga Studio. Over […]Read More

Grace Poon

Grace Poon Ghaffari

Comment(s) June 12, 2015

“Grace Poon Ghaffari is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher through Core Power Yoga and successfully completed her certification as a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher through Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga. Additionally, Grace has successfully completed Off the Mat’s Beyond Duality: Yoga & Social Justice teacher workshop series and holds certifications in Mental Health First Aid and as a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems for Women Instructor. Due to her […]Read More

Edda Rodriguez

Edda Rodriguez

Comment(s) February 21, 2017

“Originally from Peru, Edda Rodriguez moved to Chicago in 2002. She started practicing Yoga out of necessity in order to relieve back pain. Not only did Yoga help her eliminate her back pain, but she quickly realized that there was a lot more going on than just a physical practice. Her mission, as a Yoga Teacher and Energy […]Read More

Dorie Silverman

Dorie Silverman

Comment(s) June 28, 2017

“Dorie Silverman’s first yoga experience in 1999 immediately shifted her relationship to years of depression. In her first class, she felt yoga’s power to transform us physically, emotionally, and energetically, and she began teaching so that she could share that experience of transformation. Dorie sees her yoga mat as an opportunity to to practice self-love […]Read More

manisha tare

Manisha Tare

Comment(s) June 14, 2015

“Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT, is a licensed occupational therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people understand the connection between their minds and bodies. These modalities facilitate the release of old outdated patterns, address structural and energetic misalignment […]Read More

Tara Tonini

Tara Tonini

Comment(s) February 12, 2016

“Tara Tonini is a lover of nature, movement, color and creativity. Tara discovered yoga as a means of recovery from a relationship of domestic violence. Through her dedicated practice, yoga provided a way to reduce stress and regain strength and clarity in her daily life. Tara strives to build a community where survivors and teachers […]Read More

Laura Beth Wenger

Laura Beth Wenger

Comment(s) April 13, 2021

“Laura Beth Wenger is a yoga, meditation, and movement teacher (E-RYT 500), personal trainer, and mobility coach (through Functional Range Systems) with 5,000 hours of teaching experience. She specializes in movement for trauma, stress, anxiety and depression, especially for those who do not feel welcome or safe in traditional wellness spaces.” Contact Information: Email: hello@laurabethwenger.com […]Read More

Greg Wieting

Greg Wieting

Comment(s) January 4, 2016

“Greg Wieting is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and Yoga & Meditation Instructor. Working with BodyTalk, a comprehensive healthcare system, allows Greg to provide personalized care that honors the precise needs of each client. Instead of a cookie cutter approach to healthcare, Greg addresses the unique makeup of each client. This ensures he […]Read More

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence with Yoga

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence With Yoga

Comment(s) July 23, 2012

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence With Yoga Sexual violence can impact every facet of a survivor’s life, including their physical, mental and spiritual health. Feminist philosopher Ann Cahill, PhD captures the pervasive, embodied nature of the trauma of rape in her book Rethinking Rape, explaining: “As a traumatic, violent, embodied experience, rape does not merely attack […]Read More

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