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December News!


Intersections Wellness wishes each of you a joyful and safe holiday season, and a new year of hope and community.  May each of us seek to live every day with courage, integrity and kindness. 
Intersections Wellness and its team of collaborative professionals and organizations aims to grow in helping our communities to be strong and healthy.  We are starting off 2017 with a variety of wellness and educational offerings – something for everyone!

For our Brave Community Protectors:  
First Responders’ Yoga

Police across the country are finding that yoga is helpful in alleviating the impact of job-related stress.   So, when Beaver Falls Elks gave funding to Intersections Wellness to create a program benefitting our community, we partnered with Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness to bring yoga to our courageous community servants.  Andrea Kirkham ERYT500 and Loretta Glomb ERYT, taught yoga to IW’s Paula Soto, and trained her to become a yoga teacher in 2013; then, in 2016, they both received training from Paula on yoga for populations impacted by PTSD, and were inspired to introduce yoga to our community’s first responders.  Paula, who will be assisting in each yoga session, is incredibly honored to be collaborating with her mentors! 
For a downloadable pdf flyer, click here:
· All classes are free of charge and attendance is limited to police, ambulance workers, 911 dispatchers, and fire fighters.
· Instruction will be appropriate to all levels of fitness/yoga experience. (Beginners are welcomed and encouraged.)
· Classes will be held:  Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 7:30am – 8:30am Mondays, January 23 and 30, 4:30pm – 5:30pm.  You can attend any number of classes that you wish.   Please sign up for each class that you plan to attend, at, click on “Classes” and scroll down to find and sign in for your desired class. 
For Mental Health Professionals:
National Association of Social Workers - Southwest Division: CEU Marathon!
7 CEUs Offered - Saturday, January 7, 2017,  8:30am – 3:30pm 
  • Suicidality by Dr. Kaleigh Bantum
  • Yoga for Trauma by Paula Soto, LSW, ERYT
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Training by Kristie Jo King, MSW & Tanisha Bowman, MSW
Workshop Location:  The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pa 15090
Cost of Program:  NASW Members - $50        Non-Member - $80
Register online here:

For Everyone: 
Stress Less & Live More

An event by:  Young Living YLPassion
Intersections Wellness’ Paula Soto will be speaking on Essential Mindfulness and Oils practices for rooting mind, body and spirit in the now.  Discover simple skills to nurture contentment, gratitude, connection and joy.  Paula will introduce practices you can make your own, that will allow you to manage stress, honor powerful emotions, achieve mental clarity, and strengthen the soul.
Attendees will also enjoy presentations by: Andrea Kirkham, Owner of Sangha Center, Yoga Teacher, and Health Coach, and Alysa Radice and Richard Morris, who share their passion for cooking with Young Living Essential Oils.Herban Touch Juice Lab is providing a healthy and delicious meal.  There will be a door prize and Chinese auction.
For tickets and more information, click here:
For Yoga Teachers (and mental health professionals):
Trauma Informed Yoga - Foundational Skills Weekend Training

IW’s Paula Soto LSW, ERYT is excited to be returning to Schoolhouse Yoga in Pittsburgh, and honored to be collaborating again with Linda Meacci, EYRT to offer Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training -  Foundational Skills

Day 1: Trauma-Informed Yoga Instruction - Saturday, Feb 18, 2017  |  Noon – 5pm

Day 1 will set the stage by providing a better understanding of how stress and trauma impact the human brain, body and nervous system, and how yoga can play a vital role in trauma recovery. Trained teachers will begin to recognize signs of trauma in their students/clients, as well as the basics of skillful response. Day 1 will also include an introduction to non-harming language, asana modifications, and mindfulness skills that help create healthy practice space; trauma-informed tips for yoga basics such as savasana; key points of empowerment and embodiment in teaching skills; and yoga practice illustrating the above.

Day 2:  Trauma-Focused Applications of Yoga - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017  |  Noon – 5pm
           *Note: Attendance at Day 1 is a prerequisite for attending Day 2.

Day 2 will deepen the teacher’s knowledge of the modifications and mindfulness skills that help alleviate symptoms of stress and trauma. Yoga teachers and therapists will learn skills to apply to private sessions. Qualities of a sound teacher/therapist and healthy boundaries will be addressed. In addition, the logistics of setting up yoga services for trauma-impacted populations such as veterans, first responders and survivors of abuse will be discussed, including how to connect with organizations serving specific populations; how to identify and collaborate with appropriate resources and professionals; and how to further one’s knowledge.

We highly recommend attending both days of this training. Yoga teachers and licensed mental health professionals can earn Continuing Education Credits.
Register through Schoolhouse Yoga’s website.
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