I’ve developed dozens of yoga and resilience-related workshops that can be offered in a variety of settings and adapted to different populations. I’ve presented at nonprofits, universities, museums, libraries, hospitals, companies, conferences, yoga studios, and in yoga teacher training programs.
50 Hour In-Person Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Offered through The Yoga Shala May 21-22, June 18-19 and July 9-10, 2022
If you’re a yoga teacher wishing to enhance your teaching or personal practice by touching upon deeper (t)issues rarely worked in more dynamic styles, consider joining Yael’s 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. By the end of this training, you will feel confident facilitating Yin sessions to a wide range of students in a way that is anatomy-informed, trauma-aware and compassionate. You will be able to sequence Yin classes using principles of both physical and energetic anatomy, and understand how to create and hold space for students to be in touch with their psychological and spiritual motivations.
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Pen & Pose : Writing the Body @ Montpelier
What’s happening now on our planet, in our nation, in our neighborhoods and workplaces and homes become embodied in ways we’re only beginning to find language for. Undischarged and unresolved grief, trauma and stress can embed itself in our tissues and nervous systems and limit how safe and connected we feel in the world. By using the dual tools of writing and yoga, we can allow fluidity to return to our bodies and brains and. In this workshop, we’ll intersperse movement with writing prompts to help us listen to the stories that we’ve been holding deep inside. Participants should dress comfortably, have a yoga mat and any other props they like (a blanket, blocks or a thick book, a strap). Be sure to bring your favorite notebook and pen and an open attitude. Free but you must register. More info here
Some workshops I’ve taught recently include…
Yoga Therapy for Special Populations or Conditions
I can customize a six- to eight-week program for your population or condition. These programs have included yoga for people dealing with cancer, yoga for insomnia, yoga for grief, yoga for medical school students, and yoga/mindfulness for doctors.
Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing
Since 2007, I’ve helped participants use literal and metaphorical vehicles to reveal concealed aspects of themselves using mindfulness, movement and creative expression. I’ve offered Pen & Pose at libraries, universities, poetry festivals, art galleries, hospices and places of worship. Each workshop is unique with themes ranging from the chakras to crossroads, from Mother’s Day to the New Year.
I teach what resilience is and why it matters. Can be adapted for different populations (e.g., physicians, medical students, Jewish women) or times (e.g., during a pandemic, election season, etc.)
Breath & Tonic
A combination of breathwork with restorative yoga postures to revitalize. An excellent “chill pill” and especially delightful for those suffering adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, or any auto-immune or chronic conditions.
I offer First and Second Degree training at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, usually co-taught with Luann Jacobs. Check out GW Center for Integrative Medicine for more information.
Yoga Teacher Training
I have served as core and guest faculty for both 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, offering modules ranging from resilience to restoratives, sequencing to storytelling, ethics to energetic anatomy, theme to trauma-informed yoga. In addition, I offer a stand alone 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. More info here
Heart Rate Variability & Contemplative Practices
I’ve co-presented this experiential session for doctors and other health care professionals wishing to incorporate mindfulness practices in reducing patients’ stress and improving health care outcomes.