We off EMBER™ (Mindfulness-based Emotional Resilience) in two training formats: a three day weekend workshop introduction to trauma sensitive yoga; and a 9 month 100hr EMBER Teacher Training Certification Program.

The 2018 Weekend Workshop offers teachers an opportunity to experience the EMBER curriculum while exploring the concepts and methods that underpin it. It is intended for yoga teachers, meditation instructors, and practitioners with relevant professional experience who are interested in bringing mindfulness-based tools of proven effectiveness to underserved or at-risk populations.

The weekend training will include:

-       An  exploration of portions of EMBER’s evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive methodology for working with students who are in prison, in transition, and in recovery.

-       Discussion of the foundations of the EMBER curriculum: trauma-sensitive yoga, restorative yoga, pranayama, and mindfulness-based yoga nidra.

-       An experience of two EMBER classes

-       A review of clinical research on the practical application of mindfulness-based practices for emotional and psychological issues, including PTSD.

-       An exploration of the dynamics of creating “safe space” for practice in challenging institutional settings, particularly the singular environment of prison.

-       Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with women and men in challenging settings and circumstances.

-       Exploration of student-teacher dynamics, including issues of transference, boundaries, and the importance of teacher self-care

-       How to get started: practical strategies for establishing EMBER classes in prisons, therapeutic communities, hospitals, detention centers, and rehabilitation facilities.

Dates:  Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10, Sunday, December 11 2016

Teachers:  Michele Vinbury, Marybeth Hamilton, Marcia Miller and Lee Shakelford

Cost:  $297/$327

Location:  Yoga on High, Columbus, Ohio