Service Leadership – Yoga for PTSD + Special Populations with Heather Metzler, ERYT500 + Kristin Cooper, ERYT500 – November 2015

“It’s not where you’re from, it’s not where you’re at, it’s what you do.”

In this training, you will:

  • cultivate compassion, self-compassion and self-esteem
  • forge powerful relationships
  • learn specific awarenesses for working with underserved communities
  • get inspired to reach your fullest potential and make a lasting impact on the lives of others
  • learn practical tools for reducing suffering in classrooms and communities
  • learn about the connection between yoga, neuroscience, and trauma
  • explore creative, dynamic, and FUN activities to build your leadership muscles
  • learn to cultivate diversity and cultural awareness
  • network and create with other like-minded students/leaders in a supportive environment

Despite tough economic times; donations, volunteerism, and social activism is on the rise. The Kunga Yoga Service Leadership: Yoga for PTSD & Special Populations Training is for yoga teachers, students, activists, community leaders, and anyone feeling the call to give back and help others. This training is for those that wish to make a difference but don’t know where to start, and also for seasoned activists needing to refill their cup. Led by Kristin Cooper, this training offers participants a very unique opportunity to explore the process of self-inquiry and transformation, and to become effective community leaders and outreach facilitators

What to Bring:

Spiral Notebook
Journal
2 Magazines of any kind
Required Texts:

“Trauma Stewardship”-Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
“Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga”-Emerson

Recommended Texts (not required):
“At-Risk Tools For Teachers Manual”-Yoga ED
“Give Smart-Philanthropy that Gets Results-Thomas Tierney, Joel Fleishman
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About Heather Metzler, ERYT500
Heather Metzler

Kunga Yoga Faculty Instructor Heather Metzler, ERYT is a certified 500-hour Kunga Yoga teacher. She has also completed the 100 hour Professional Level Kunga Yoga Apprenticeship under Kristin Cooper for Kunga Yoga Leaders, and is working towards 1000-hour Kunga Yoga certification. As a Special Education teacher for many years, Heather started looking for a way to alleviate stress and create a healthier lifestyle for herself. She took her first yoga class in 2000 at a local gym, and was soon in love with the way it made her feel. She found the Wilmington Yoga Center where she started to deepen her practice through the love and teachings of Kristin Cooper, Larry Hobbs and Donna Gardner. After the birth of her first daughter in 2006, she began her yoga training, and is a graduate of the 220 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga School. She has completed certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Thai Yoga Massage, Kunga Power Vinyasa and Therapeutics and has traveled with Kunga Journeys for volunteer work at the Home of Hope Orphanage in Kerala, India. She feels blessed to have her family and students in her life everyday, supporting her growth as an individual and as a teacher. She is currently working towards her 1000 hour certification, to deepen her practice and experiences while serving others in her classes.

About Kristin Cooper, ERYT500
Kristin CooperThe Founder of the Kunga Yoga 200/500hour Teacher Training School is Kristin Cooper, ERYT500. Kristin teaches advanced modules and retreats and often teaches along with a group of highly experienced Kunga Yoga faculty locally at the Wilmington Yoga Center location. Kristin’s teaching background includes teaching full time since 1999 and training hundreds of yoga teachers nationally and internationally since 2003. She has worked with children, seniors, and students living with cancer and HIV, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Kristin has worked privately with celebrity clients Katie Holmes, Ashley Judd and Cheryl Hines, and is founder of the Wilmington Yoga Center and Kunga Yoga. She traveled for several years at the beginning of her career as a teaching assistant and percussionist for Shiva Rea, working as a mentor for Shiva’s Prana Flow 500hr Teacher Training. Kristin is also a guest presenter for various teacher training schools in the U.S and has assisted the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Teacher Trainings. Her training background includes several trips to India and Thailand, with ongoing study in Thai Yoga Massage in the Lek Chaiya tradition, Ayurveda, and yoga along with studies in vegan living and macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute. She has enjoyed the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle since 1994 and shares her love of all things plant-based with passion! Her primary vinyasa studies began with Shiva Rea in 2000 and have continued for many years, and she has completed a wide range of trainings and certifications including Kripalu yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini, YogaDance, Yoga for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Advanced Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, Kids Yoga, Therapeutics, Non-Violent Communication, and studies in bodywork and nutrition. She enjoys incorporating many teaching methods and theories into her trainings and feels that all forms and philosophies inform one another and have the same goal of union, or “yoga”. Kristin has contributed to Yoga Journal and has been interviewed by the Huffington Post for her social entrepreneurship models and work with Homes of Hope Orphanage India. She is the creator of Rhythmic Flow Yoga w/live drumming and founder of Kunga Journeys: international volunteer retreats working with orphanages in developing countries. Kunga Journeys are led by Kristin and her percussionist husband, Loren Gulak. The Kunga team is grateful for the opportunity to use yoga as a platform and tool for collaboration, education, connection, and fundraising for underserved children around the world. For info on Kristin and upcoming service events, please visit: www.kristinyoga.com

Date & Time

Thursday – Sunday, November 5 – 8, 2015

9am – 6pm

Cost

$600.00 after October 22, 2015
$550.00 before October 22, 2015

MyCAA Information:

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.
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Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School 500hrCEUs & Yoga Certification Info

32 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
$15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registrationS01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300
Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 500Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given for workshops. 10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for WYC account credit only (minus a $25 administrative fee). 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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