Promote Well-being | Prevent Burnout

This training will teach participants how to practice and facilitate trauma-informed yoga techniques, including therapeutic breathing, grounding and all levels of chair-based movement to address emotional and physical self-regulation and increase co-regulation. No yoga experience necessary.

Why Yoga?

Yoga is a non-invasive, and therapeutic method that has been used for centuries to address a variety of health conditions. Research shows that yoga used alongside conventional therapies offers effective stress reduction techniques for populations living with mental illness, substance use disorders, justice involved youth, trauma-related obstacles, and incarcerated populations.

Impacts of Chronic Stress:

  • Stress accounts for between 60% and 80% of visits to primary care doctors.
  • Chronic stress has been linked to accelerated biological aging, increased chronic inflammation, and oxidative stress, two processes that cause cellular and genetic damage. Scientists refer to chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body as “inflammaging.”
  • Inflammaging has been associated with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system.
  • Increased Anxiety & Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches, Muscle tension and pain
  • High blood pressure and stroke
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration impairment
Our team really enjoyed our session with Candice. It was so informative, and we all enjoyed the mix of conversation, going through the workbook, and especially the hands-on parts like the breathing exercises, chair poses and getting to learn how to guide each other. I found that the four hours flew by, and I found Candice really approachable and kind! I also really appreciated Candice's sensitivity in the language she used, and her attention to accessibility and choice throughout the session.
Jenn Elliott
Jenn Elliott
Food Stash Foundation

Research shows Yoga:

  • can significantly reduce work-related stress
  • increase employees ability to cope with stress at work
  • can drastically reduce sicks days
  • supports improved sleep
  • Tools from yoga can support employees to feel more present at work and more energized

Yoga for Stress Management:

  • Yoga has been shown to be the most effective relaxation method to reduce work related stress
  • Yoga is accessible and cost effective
  • Burnout is a workplace hazard and can impact everyone on a team
  • Yoga can protect against burnout

Some Further Benefits of Yoga Include:

  • Increased body/self awareness, acceptance. The development of a sense of safety in the body (Emerson, 2009)
  • Increased self esteem.
  • The opportunity to practice being in the present moment.
  • Stress reduction and improved sleep.
  • An opportunity to take effective action through “corrective experience” (Emerson, 2009).
  • Frameworks for supporting long lasting changes which help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • A positive method for coping with depression and anxiety.
  • A decrease in autonomic dysregulation which is associated with a decrease in symptoms associated with PTS and PTSD (Emerson, 2009).
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I found the workshop helpful in learning how to integrate these practices into the small spare moments in my busy life - I sometimes try to make everything "perfect" setting up my space for yoga - I feel more empowered to making it fit into my imperfect work settings.
A light skinned woman with brown hair in a messy bun wearing jeans and a pink tank top that says warrior woman in warrior 2 form. Her eyes are closed and stars are flying out of her finger tips.
Lu'ma Medical Centre

4 – 8 hours | Onsite or virtual

We offer half and full day training facilitated right in your workplace. Our interactive teaching methods provide participants with theory, practice, and skills to integrate trauma-informed yoga techniques into their daily lives.

Simple Yoga-based techniques

This program provides staff with simple yoga techniques to integrate in their daily lives for their own self-care. The easy practices offer an opportunity to support long lasting changes which can help maintain a healthy lifestyle for your staff. No yoga experience necessary.

Grounding & Breathing Techniques

  • can reduce perceived stress levels & calm the nervous system
  • improve stress response
  • reduce daytime sleepiness & improve sleep quality
  • promote relaxation and improve lung function
  • improve executive function
  • strengthen the connection between body & mind

Trauma-informed Chair Yoga

  • can significantly reduce work-related stress
  • increase employees ability to cope with stress at work
  • can drastically reduce sicks days
  • supports improved sleep
  • Tools from yoga can support employees to feel more present at work and more energized

Book a Session Today!

Sliding Scale:

4 hour group workshop | $1200 – $2200
8 hour group workshop | $2400 – $4400

Includes resource manual & certificate of completion for each participant.

To book your session or to learn more, please contact us. | 604.385.3891


Farah Nazarali
Board Chair | Training Faculty
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Mercedes Miller
Laurel MacKay
Candice Baldwin