Experiencing trauma is an all too common issue that our yoga students have faced. Are you presenting a trauma informed class that is inclusive for everyone? Jill Weiss Ippolito joins us to talk all things trauma for yoga teachers and therapists...
Experiencing trauma is an all too common issue that our yoga students have faced. Are you presenting a trauma informed class that is inclusive for everyone?
Jill Weiss Ippolito joins us to talk all things trauma for yoga teachers and therapists in this candid interview where she shares her personal and professional experiences around trauma.
She is the founder and CEO of Yoga For Healing Trauma Coaching & Consultations as well as the internationally known nonprofit UpRising Yoga. Jill is a trauma informed yoga educator and coach, and has experienced first hand the healing power of yoga. She leads online Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings, and is a writer, consultant, and community program developer; and she mentors and offers coaching in private and groups online as well as Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings.
-Jill’s rocky path to yoga
-How she used yoga to heal her own childhood trauma
-Her full circle moment with the Los Angeles juvenile hall
-Why yoga professionals need to be trauma informed
-How trauma can be hidden and how it shows up later
-Structuring a yoga class to be accessible by assuming everyone has trauma
-Ancestral trauma and the effects of generational trauma
-How to keep yoga classes trauma informed
-Jill’s humbling lesson from a student about language we use
-Giving ourself grace to move forward from old patterns that weren’t trauma informed
-Differentiating your classes to account for students who have trauma
-Using “why” in your classes to allow agency
-Trauma informed vs trauma sensitive
-When students are triggered by your actions as a teacher
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