March 28-31 2019 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Lisa Greenbaum

Lisa Greenbaum C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP is the Director of YogaFit Canada, Senior Master Trainer with YogaFit and creator of the Warrior Ambassador Program, linking Trauma-Informed Yoga Teachers to Addiction and Mental Health Facilities. She is a seasoned presenter for yoga at the world fitness expo in Toronto, FILEX and the Ignite Yoga Summit in Sydney Australia, and recently bridging the gap between yoga and social work at the Mental Health and Addictions Conference of Ontario. An avid writer and traveler, Lisa is known for bringing an easy-going style to her teaching, encouraging everyone to honour and listen to their bodies. Lisa has been teaching group fitness and yoga in Toronto, Canada since 2001.

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CHANGING PERCEPTION--YOGA AS SELF-CARE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Lisa Greenbaum - TH6GRE

Yoga is not the new cure for chronic pain and this session is not intended to help heal your pain. However, Yogic interventions may change your perception of how pain is experienced in the body. Learn daily self-care practices to reduce symptoms of pain and how to identify ways in which we may be unconsciously triggering or intensifying physical and/or emotional pain from samskaras, negative habits, or unresolved trauma.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)

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Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga : Being Trauma-Sensitive, Creating a Healing Practice

Lisa Greenbaum - SA1GRE

We all have our stories, and for some people they involve traumatic chapters of abuse or neglect. Somatically, we store these experiences in our body and tissues, and many of the movements of a typical Yoga practice—such as backbends and hip openers—can unexpectedly trigger these repressed memories and emotions. Join Lisa to learn why, in a trauma-informed practice, we must be cognizant of the space, the poses, our adjustments and, most importantly, our language. Through understanding these concepts, you can work towards creating a safe and open environment for healing and release in your students and clients. This workshop shares the latest scientific research on trauma, including the polyvagal theory and the social nervous system, and combines it with Eastern traditional methods of Yoga to provide a trauma-informed Yoga practice that anyone can do.

SATURDAY MARCH 30

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)

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TEACHING TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA: POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH--MOVING BEYOND HEALING

Lisa Greenbaum - SU3GRE

There is an emerging concept in the study of healing from trauma: post-traumatic growth. The idea is that despite and also because of the trauma experienced, there is an opportunity to move beyond healing, to experience a sense of connection, and even joy, that wasn’t available before the trauma. Learn to embrace this empowerment of self that comes from within, where we can honor and accept our whole selves and allow our inner light to shine brightly. Until processed, trauma will linger in our body as chronic tension and stress. In this workshop we will discuss and practice daily self-care techniques for both ourselves and our clients to move out of the shadows and into the light.

SUNDAY MARCH 31

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2 HRS)

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