• May 24, 2014
Add to Calendar 05/24/2014 05/24/2014 America/Los_Angeles Rebuilding Stability, Celebrating Strength - Using Yoga to Work with Trauma with Darcy Lyon EXA Alum Darcy Lyon is teaching Rebuilding Stability, Celebrating Strength - Using Yoga to Work with Trauma in May and August at the Yoga Tree in San Francisco, California true MM/DD/YYYY

"In love we are swept off our feet In trauma our legs are knocked out from under us" -Peter Levine

Trauma is an experience which, in the moment, over-whelms our capacity to respond or shatters our essential sense of safety in ourselves or in the world. Survivors of trauma may have long-standing effects such as difficulty sleeping, chronic anxiety, panic attacks, challenges in interpersonal relationships and disconnection from their body. However, our capacity to survive traumatic events develops inherent strengths and unique capacities. It is possible not only to be healed from trauma but to be opened by it in profoundly life-affirming ways. Yoga holds many tools which support us in bringing our legs back beneath us, standing strongly and lovingly in ourselves.

This workshop and training will draw on mindfulness practices, asana, meditations and the latest trauma research to support transformation of the residues of trauma and continue on the journey of healing. Participants can expect to receive concrete tools to use beyond our time together. Additionally, teachers will be education and skills about how to appropriately work with trauma in their student populations.

*The trauma workshop is open to the general student population. There will be additional discussions/teachings for those who are doing the 500 hour training.

SCHEDULE: Part 1: May 24th; 1:30-6:30pm May 25th; 12:30-6:30pm

Part 2: August 2nd; 1:30-6:30pm August 3rd; 12:30-6:30pm

Can be taken independently (Part 1 or 2) or as a full training.

Part 1: $200 
Part 2: $200 
Both Parts: $450 

With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.


Darcy Lyon is an ERYT500 and Expressive arts therapist (intern) who has been teaching Yoga for over a decade. Her diverse background with a history in dance, Masters in clinical psychology and two decades of study in mindfulness based practice and spirituality gives her a depth of perspective and wisdom to share in teacher trainings. Having taught in gyms, yoga studios, private homes, retreats and medical clinics she is able to address how to apply the practice to diverse populations and settings. As a teacher and facilitator she bridges eastern and western understanding about psychological change and integrative wisdom.

More than anything, teaching is a joy for Darcy. She loves to teach, adores sharing that skill with teacher trainees and takes great delight in supporting others in developing and refining their unique voice. Yoga is the means we use to take the lead of our lives and turn it into gold. Through the doorway of personal change we create cultural transformation. 

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