I am just settling back into my life here in Madison after being away for a week in St. Paul and Minnetonka, Minnesota. I am still coming down.
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1. The Breathe Network
I was lucky enough to go to a training last weekend in Chicago, led by the founder of this amazing nonprofit, Molly Boeder-Harris. The Breathe Network "is a resource and referral network connecting survivors of sexual violence to trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners. We educate healing arts practitioners in trauma-sensitive care and we empower future healers through scholarship opportunities to train in the healing arts."
The training was invaluable, and I'm more committed than ever to continue to bring trauma-informed yoga to survivors of sexual violence.
I was already emotionally raw.
I had just completed an amazing workshop in Chicago with Molly Boeder-Harris of The Breathe Network on Trauma-Informed Yoga. I'm already an instructor of Trauma-Informed Yoga, and this workshop added so much to toolbox! I felt like I was in a safe space with like-minded people who genuinely cared about survivors of trauma, specifically survivors of sexual violence. I got teary-eyed at one point when we all shared our names and background, and so many of us identified as survivors. My own experiences of sexual violence were drudged up, but they didn't upset me as much as they could have, because I was with this group of people who really understood. I left elated, and more assured than ever that I'm doing what I'm meant to do.