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Different traumatized populations are found inside prisons and jails, and incarceration is itself a traumatic experience. How do we offer a safe space within an inherently unsafe environment? How do we reach people who’ve been shut down by trauma and mental illness? How do we set boundaries? During this workshop, we will explore power dynamics, within ourselves and as reflected in the outside world, and in the justice system. You will learn tools to work with traumatized populations, practice and maybe even teach in the trauma-informed style. We will do meditations and mindfulness exercises in the specific Liberation Prison Yoga method, focused on unconditional, non-judgmental acceptance rather than on accountability and changing behavior. If you are interested in joining our team, you’ll be ready for your on-site training after this Orientation. No professional teaching certification is required to take the workshop, though having an active yoga/meditation practice is helpful.

Saturday July 21  |  1:30 - 5:30PM

$85  |  $68 for members

Anneke Lucas founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she used elements of her own healing journey to develop programs based on how she would have wished to be treated in her young adult life. A close analysis of those people who were able to get through to her when she was shut down by trauma forms the cornerstone of LPY’s philosophy – for Liberation teachers to become those people; aware and unconditionally present for their students.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors and also speaks on the subject. She is writing a book about her healing journey, Seeds Beneath the Snow: Post Traumatic Growth and Purpose in Dark Times represented by Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory