Transformation Yoga Project Yoga for Recovery Training

Transformation Yoga Project Yoga for Recovery Training

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Transformation Yoga Project Yoga for Recovery Training

Saturday September 28th 9am–5pm
Sunday Sunday 29th 9am–5pm

Libertae Wellness & Recovery Center
5245 Bensalen Boulevard
Bensalem, PA 19020

Cost: $350

Are you interested in how trauma sensitive mindfulness practices, yoga and meditation support individuals in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders?

Are you interested in trauma and how unresolved trauma impacts the mind body connection?

Are you interested in how trauma impacts the brain and the central nervous system?

Transformation Yoga Project is offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers, behavioral health providers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and addiction.

Join the Transformation Yoga Project team for this specialized training led by Colleen DeVirgiliis, Director of Training and Nicole Breen, Director of Recovery and Behavioral Health, both with the Transformation Yoga Project. This training will include interactive lecture, group dialogue, experiential instruction and practice instruction based on research, evidence based practices and experience working in the field.

The 2 day group training will reflect on their experiences leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities and various mental health treatment settings. Several guest instructors from the Transformation Yoga Project team will share experiences and insights gained from teaching trauma sensitive yoga for recovery.

For the first time, Transformation Yoga Project will be offering their Yoga for Recovery training on site of one of their Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Recovery Program partners.

Libertae, Inc is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering women and their families to maintain recovery through comprehensive treatment programs that support healthy communities. Libertae is one of only a handful of facilities in Pennsylvania that helps both single women and mothers with children recover from addiction using gender-informed treatment.

The training will take place in the conference room located in Libertae’s outpatient services. 

Other topics include:

  • What is yoga service

  • Accessibility and Inclusion in class facilitation

  • Pillars and framework of Trauma Sensitivity

  • Best Practices for teaching asana, meditation and mindfulness that support resilience

  • How unresolved trauma  impacts the body mind and spirit

  • Understanding addiction, options for treatment and the treatment environments

  • Exploring how yoga philosophy can support recovery plans

15 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits are available upon completion of the training.



If you pay a registration fee and later find you must change your plans, you can either transfer your fee to a later Training or ask for a refund. Our policy is to refund the amount less an administrative fee of $25. If you have to cancel within twenty-four (24) hours of Training or after Training has begun, we will refund one half of the total fee because our expenses accelerate dramatically. The more notice you provide, the more likely we can fill your spot. We appreciate your understanding.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Justice and Social Impact

Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Justice and Social Impact

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Justice and Social Impact

Friday November 8th 6:30pm–8:30pm
Saturday November 9th 9am-4pm
Sunday November 10th 9am-4pm

Yoga Home
424 E Elm St
Suite 100
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Cost: $350

This training is for anyone interested in the intersection of social justice and yoga including mindfulness and yoga providers, social workers, counselors, and others impacted by the justice system. Leave with a better understanding of the justice system and how to offer trauma informed yoga and mindfulness programs in these settings.

Bri Murphy, Director of Justice and Reentry Programs with Transformation Yoga Project , Colleen DeVirgiliis, Director of Training with Transformation Yoga Project, and Mike Huggins, founder of TYP will share their experience offering mindfulness, meditation and trauma sensitive yoga programs within carceral settings.

The weekend will kick-off with a book discussion led by Michael Huggins, founder of Transformation Yoga Project and author of Going Om, A CEO’s Journey From a Prison Facility to Spiritual Tranquility.

Throughout the weekend sessions will include interactive lecture, group process and discussion, experiential exercises and practice instruction. Training topics will include:

  • Self-study, cultural awareness and humility within yoga service

  • Trauma and its impact on individuals, communities and systems

  • Pillars and framework of trauma sensitive yoga

  • Brief history of mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline

  • Race and privilege

  • Best Practices for engagement and designing classes (asana, pranayama, and meditation) appropriate for trauma sensitive yoga

15 Continuing Education credits from Yoga Alliance will be available upon completion.

Special Note: Friday Event Only: $25
Books will be available for sale at the event. If you wish to only attend Friday night, please register here