Yoga Outreach offers training opportunities for professionals working with adults and youth. Our professional trainings are designed to give professionals the skills to integrate mindfulness and yoga based techniques into daily work with clients, and for stress reduction and self-care. No yoga experience necessary. 5 non-contact Continuing Education hours BCRPA Continuing Education Credits

Using Yoga in Your Work™

Delivered at your workplace in either a half or full day format, this highly experiential workshop will explore how specific breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, grounding, and chair-based yoga practices can be incorporated into work and home life. Learn about how trauma-informed yoga can support stress reduction and resilience for yourself and for the clients you serve.

Half day – $450

Full day – $800

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Testimonials

“I am excited about using some of the scripts with my clients next week!” Using Yoga in Your Work™ participant

I just wanted to thank you again for coming and doing the session with us last week, it was perfect for our staff! And really helpful both in our work and also for our own self care.” Using Yoga in Your Work™ participant

So helpful – loved the practicality and experiential aspects as well as the theoretical groundwork. Good balance.” Using Yoga in Your Work™ participant

Facilitators

Nicole MarciaNicole Marcia, MA, TCTSY-F, C-IAYT, YACEP
She / Her

 

Since 2004, Nicole has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors. Nicole also trains yoga and healthcare professionals in trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques. In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. From 2008 – 2017 Nicole served as Director of Therapeutic Yoga Programming for the Provincial Health Services Authority at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions and at Riverview Hospital, where she developed and delivered a comprehensive yoga therapy program for in-patient clients in various stages of recovery from mental health and addiction issues. From 2009 – 2018 she worked as a yoga therapist at Onsite, the rehab arm of North Americas first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown east side.

 

At present, in addition to maintaining a private practice working with public safety personnel and first responders at Boreal Wellness, Nicole is a program director and teacher trainer with Yoga Outreach. She provides trauma informed yoga programming to the residents at Deborah’s Gate, a program serving women who have been trafficked into situations of sexual and/or labor exploitation and Tupper Nova, a day treatment program for youth who have serious mental health concerns. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners.

 

Nicole Loves:

 

  • Mr. Weslowski
  • Riding my bike
  • Swimming & hiking
  • Hosting dinner parties for friends

Niki LaceyNiki Lacey
She /Her

Niki is an authentic and creative professional with extensive experience working within “the system” as a Child and Youth Care Worker, Emergency Foster Care Provider, as well as Adult Mental Health Support Worker. She has dedicated her career to connecting, supporting and empowering others. Niki regularly integrates mindfulness, yoga, and calming sensory elements into her life. She facilitates Using Yoga in Your Work and Yoga Tools for Youth™ Workshops.

 

A morning gremlin and coffee connoisseur, she throughly enjoys oversized sweats and spends her evenings laughing at Bob’s Burgers episodes. In the cooler months, you’ll likely find her at an arena playing or coaching her favourite sport, Ringette. In Spring and Summer she’ll be barefoot in nature exploring all the amazing elements and eating as many fresh raspberries as she can find.

 

Niki Loves:
  • All the colours of the Rainbow
  • Smell of fresh cut grass
  • Kayaking, SUP, snowboarding
  • Arts & Crafts
Sarah Holmes de Castro - facilitatorSarah Holmes de Castro, MA, TCTSY-F, C-IAYT, YACEP
She / Her

 

Sarah was born and raised in the UK where she lived until 2003, and now lives on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded Indigenous territories of the Lekwungen-speaking Coast Salish People. Embodiment has always been her jam, from early days in grad school exploring feminist collaborative art-making and the body, through til now. Her work as the Director of Programs at Yoga Outreach, as a trauma-informed yoga therapist at Fine Balance Yoga, and as a facilitator and trainer in TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) with the Center for Trauma & Embodiment is all about creating opportunities for people to discover and cultivate embodied resilience in a way that works for them. She’s a firm believer that any conversations about ‘self-care’ need to take place within a context of community care and with a focus on equity.

 

Sarah Loves:
  • Bug-hunting & geocaching with her kids
  • Splashing/swimming/surfing in saltwater
  • Hot cups of tea on a cold day
  • Socializing & solitude, in equal measure