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At Fine Balance Yoga we teach therapeutic yoga classes and offer 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. We also  train yoga teachers and clinicians in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery. 


There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence about the health benefits of exercise, but now Mobility BC is trying to see if exercise can be medicine. It has launched a study in conjunction with the Mood Disorders Association of BC looking at treating patients with anxiety and depression through group exercise. The main study launched at the start of October, but if there are enough participants, they will consider starting a second group. The exercise sessions take place in Vancouver, with mindful walking groups facilitated by Fine Balance Yoga's Founder and Director Nicole Marcia. Click here to watch the Global News coverage of this story. 

Trauma Informed Yoga & Meditation Group

Register by 5 pm, Monday October 28th


This special extended class (1 hour 45 min) features guest facilitators and offers a unique opportunity to explore the healing benefits of yoga and meditation in more depth. Nicole and Sarah will be joined by Marcia Jacobs, MSW, Psychotherapist & Trauma Consultant and Ariana Hyakurei Florence, Zen Priest, Retired.

8 Wednesday Evenings
October 30th – December 18th

5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
The Vancouver School of Body Work
#300 – 342 Water St.
$256.00 (For the 8 class series)
$100.00 deposit is required by October 28th
For more information & to register email: or call
604 725 7287
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Eastside Yoga Studio Presents:
A Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training

November 9th-12th

Eastside Yoga, 1707 Grant St, Vancouver, BC
$455.00 payment plans available; email for more information. A deposit of $100 reserves your spot. Click here.

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UK Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teachers Training
December 13th-15th
Brighton, UK

In this 16-hour training, yoga teachers and other clinicians will learn how to build a trauma sensitive yoga class and how to teach yoga-based self-regulation techniques to meet the needs of a wide variety of individuals.

Earlybird special £145.00 until November 8, then £160.00

To register & for more information, click here or contact or 778 889 7067.

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Also Coming Up:

Yoga Outreach Core Training
Next training date: November 22, 23, & 24th
Earlybird Tuition: $299 until October 22nd Regular Tuition: $360

Langara College Continuing Studies 2014 Northern India Yoga Training & Retreat

Embrace the opportunity to travel to Northern India with a group and experience the rich history, philosophy and culture. Tour historical monuments and gain an additional 50 hours of teacher training in Rishikesh, one of the birthplaces of Yoga. Deepen your studies of the art and science of classical Yoga and Ayurveda.

Tour dates: March 4 – March 21, 2014.

Support Yoga Outreach's Reachout Challenge
The goal is to raise $20,000 in support of Yoga Outreach. These funds will support yoga programs for men, women, and youth struggling with to overcome addiction, living with mental illness, facing homelessness, violence, and incarceration. Click here for more information and to contribute.  

Yoga Outreach Pub Night Fundraiser November 3rd
Join us for this very special event with music from the super-talented Buckman Coe at Calabash Bistro, Gastown. There will be sweet music, raffle prizes and more! Info & tickets available here.

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772 Union St, Vancouver V6A 2C2
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