As we prepare and pilot our new Trauma Informed Mind-Body Program, our teacher trainings are on hold. You’re welcome to sign up on our email list for when we offer our first TIMBo Teacher Training!
As a yogaHOPE instructor you will be joining a community of teachers who share a common mission of offering yoga instruction to disempowered women in life transition. – the incarcerated, those in drug and alcohol treatment, those living on the streets, battered women, and women transitioning from hospital treatment for disordered eating issues. The practice of yoga has been shown to produce positive motivational change by helping women regain their vital center of energy, satisfaction and stability. It also teaches mindfulness, impulse control, interpersonal relationship skills, discernment in decision-making, patience, and acceptance of self and of the surrounding world. The practice of yoga can help reduce low self-esteem and
poor body image, and greatly improves a woman's sense of personal empowerment.
yogaHOPE is an outreach program, which means that we conduct classes in the residential facilities of these populations. This often presents us with some unconventional settings and circumstances but these women would not otherwise have the opportunity to make this practice a part of their lives. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car, the facilities we work with may be near a T stop or you can easily find a ride with another teacher.
Read what participants said about our past workshops.
"YogaHOPE calls us all to get out of our comfort zone, pull the rough edges of our mats close together and connect spirit, exploring, identifying and then letting go of those things that create suffering in our lives. The result is a great sense of finding truth and connection, a space where you are witness to real transformation."
"Sue has an amazing ability to work with us with heart and insight and wisdom. She takes us to the places we need to go, to the areas in our life where we hide, where we block our own power, where we separate from love and from ourselves and each other."
"I totally “got” the concept of compassionate teaching and connecting to one another through our own “suffering”, growing, etc. Since then, it was like a light bulb went on in my head and I feel “plugged in” to people like never before."
"I personally have attended the assisting workshop and believe that it is truly unique in comparison to other yoga instruction programs. This half-day workshop teaches the instructors how to access the vulnerable place within themselves to truly connect with the students that they are assisting and provide assistance that moves beyond the physical realm of mechanical adjustments into the spiritual realm of providing a true emotional connection. It is an opportunity for teachers and assistants to bring their work to the next level and enhance their teaching skills in a way that will dramatically improve their students' experience. It is applicable to any yoga method from vinyasa to bikram."
"I experienced compassion from a place somewhere deep inside me that I hoped existed but didn’t trust actually did. I felt things deep inside me that I’d never felt before – a letting go of many past hurts….while making space for newness and life. Although I’ve never taught, I’ve practiced for years. What I learned most – is about accessing the heart – which is the core and the honest truth of what this ancient practice is about."