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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. 

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can address certain individual and societal problems. For children dealing with extreme stressors, trauma and abuse, putting these practices into schools could mean the difference between failure and success. Last month, a group of American and Canadian scholars, researchers, business people, and yoga teachers came together for a weekend at the Omega Institute to discuss how these practices could be of help in regards to issues such as the dropout rate of school kids, substance abuse, PTSD among veterans and high incarceration and recidivism rates which cost volumes in human potential, not to mention trillions of dollars. The evidence suggests that practices like meditation and yoga  help to redirect attention, improve concentration, support self- regulation and endow people with reliable and healthy coping mechanisms in the face of stress and trauma. Full story here.

Yoga for Trauma Survivors Workshop at Open Door Yoga - Saturday August 24th

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August 24th, 2013 2:00 - 5:00
Cost: $56.25
 
Traumatic events often result in isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatic stressors can cause symptoms including, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Yoga can help trauma survivors by introducing body based coping strategies, and helping them to use their breath and body sensations to connect to the present moment.

Who Should Attend: Yoga students & individuals who are interested in learning more about how yoga can be helpful for trauma survivors and individuals living with mental health and addictions.
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Register now for 2 new Fine Balance Yoga classes beginning Wednesday Sept 4th

We are thrilled to offer 2 new classes this fall at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage:

Women’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga & Meditation Class (with guest facilitator Ariana Hyakurei Florence, Zen Priest, Retired)
  • 8 Wednesday evenings Sept 4-Oct 23, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
  • No experience necessary
  • Classes accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability
Women’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class: Creating Resilience through the Mind Body Connection (with guest facilitator Marcia Jacobs, MSW, Psychotherapist, Trauma Consultant)
  • 8 Wednesday evenings Sept 4-Oct 23, 7:30 pm-8:45 pm
  • No experience necessary
  • Classes accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability
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Also coming September 26th:
Women’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy Series for Stress with Nicole Marcia at Baseline Health

  • Thursday Evenings (September 26th – October 17th)
  • Early class time – 5:30-6:45pm; evening class time – 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location @ Baseline Health (106-2419 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver)
  • Cost – $120/4 classes
For more information click here.

Yoga Outreach Core Training Sept 13th-15th
Join us for this upcoming training empowering yoga teachers to work with students confronting a wide range of challenges within diverse settings.

For more information click here. 

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Visit our website at www.finebalanceyoga.ca for further information about any of the above events, to book individual sessions, community classes, to book a workshop for trauma survivors or a training for clinicians and/or yoga teachers.

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Our mailing address is:
772 Union St, Vancouver V6A 2C2
 
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