Thank you for coming to this site to learn more about how you might benefit from allowing myself and Inner Beat Yoga to be of service to you. Inner Beat Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Approved School with both online and offline trainings and collaborations with client sessions in clinical and therapeutic settings.

As dedicated health practitioners and advocates I think we can agree that ALL trauma survivors need to rediscover themselves in new ways outside of their original trauma. Each modality serves the survivor in a different way whether it’s a form of talk therapy, yoga, hypnosis or any other created healing bridge to wholeness. Yoga in particular helps train and balance the brain to focus on the present moment as well as override past conditioning that has led to alienation from one’s best potential.

On this page you will see why:

  • Yoga is an excellent complimentary tool for therapists and clinicians wanting to go deeper with their clients.

  • yoga can support long lasting relationships between therapists’ or clinicians’ with their client base due to yoga’s simple and powerful ability to expand positive outcomes.

I am offering client session collaborations with select trauma resilience focused:

  • Counselors 

  • Therapists

  • Psychologists

  • Psychiatrists


CSC - Client Session Collaborations

CSC - Client Session Collaborations are great for therapeutic professionals who are working with clients that do any or all of the following:

  • Chronically dissociate

  • Are frequently nervous

  • Are extremely fearful of being open, sharing, or vulnerable in any sense

  • Have a difficult time connecting inward to any kind of feeling or emotion

My trauma-informed educational experiences include:

  • Recipient of professional coaching diploma from Rhodes Wellness College where trauma informed coaching was an integrated part of the program. (2013)

  • Recipient of Certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (2013)

  • Recipient of approval of my TSY-230 hour Yoga Teacher Trainer course by the nationwide governing body Yoga Alliance (2017)

  • Author of 2 books on healing trauma (2015 and 2016). An excerpt was published in the New York based USA TODAY magazine in 2017. 

  • Student of 6-month study course in Body Psychology with Dr. Karyne Wilner in Rhode Island (2018)

  • Acceptance into Dr. Peter Levine’s 3-year program in Somatic Experiencing for trauma healing (2018)

  • I have been interviewed by Dr. Felicia Clark and Dr. Kristie Overstreet on my topic of trauma resolution and creating healthy relationships with the body. (2016 and 2019)

  • I have spoken about the subject of Post Traumatic Growth at the Harvard Faculty Club (2016)

  • Student of The Justice Resource Institute's, David Emerson's, online trauma healing through Yoga course

RESEARCH

Research shows that trauma sensitive yoga can reduce the symptoms of PTS, and/or Complex Trauma in all people and age groups.

The focus of trauma sensitive yoga is on giving participants a comfortable way to experience their body, and to identify the present moment ability to make choices based on current day experiences in and out of sessions.

Trauma sensitive yoga is an effective tool to any type of psychotherapy, medication, peer-supported sessions, and/or counseling. 

The Justice Resource Institute as spearheaded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk did a study with people who had been in therapy for 10 years and had little to no experience with Yoga. What they found was that after practicing Yoga one time a week for 10 weeks straight their Post Traumatic Stress symptoms reduced 33% and after 2 months upon check-in this same group no longer had enough symptoms to be classified as having Post Traumatic Stress. They were able to continue working on their lives with their clinician and expand on their mental well-being and health otherwise known as Post Traumatic Growth as illustrated by Dr. Martin Seligman in his research and book Authentic Happiness.

RESOURCES

The following are helpful resources:

  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothschild

  • Waking The Tiger by Dr. Peter Levine 

  • Trauma and Memory by Dr. Peter Levine

  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper PhD

  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman M.D.

  • The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild 

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D

  • Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy by Deirdre Fay

BOOK WITH JO

Client Session Collaboration where Jo comes to you is $75 per 30 mins or $130 per hour. If you’d like to connect with Jo with any questions or to schedule a CSC please email her at jo@jostanding.com, CONTACT, or call at 831-887-8383. Jo is available 9-5PM PST Monday to Friday.


30 HR TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FOR ALREADY CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHERS AND NON-CERTIFIED YOGA ENTHUSIASTS

Learn to build greater levels of trust with your current client base by showing them that you are equipped to be of service to them no matter what they’re going through. 

IN THIS ONLINE CERTIFICATE-AWARDED TRAINING:

  • Learn how to increase your clients' feeling of safety when practicing with you by expanding your teacher knowledge about trauma and it’s effects on the body, mind, and brain.

  • Increase client retention with this course by offerings more yoga class styles at your yoga studio - or with your mobile yoga company. 

  • Increase your confidence and skill set as a Trauma Sensitive teacher. 

  • Learn how to invite students to have the freedom of choice on the mat. 


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 30-HOUR ONLINE TRAINING COURSE - and get 3 free tips to leading trauma sensitive


230-hr Yoga Teacher Training for both new and experienced teachers seeking to learn more:

 CLASS OUTLINE

  • Physical Asana lessons

  • Breathing Pranayama lessons

  • Anatomy lessons for all learning types

  • Meditation styles to be learned

  • Teaching Practice 

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Philosophy of Yoga

CLASS TOPICS

  • How to uncover your authentic self beneath the mental chatter.

  • Discover how to practice non-harm (ahimsa) to deeper levels in the leading of your students.

  • Learn how to be present for yourself, your practice, and your students in new ways.

  • Realize your shadow in a healthy, non-judgmental, way in order to best serve your path as a teacher.

  • Practice teaching beyond perfectionism in order to nurture your students on all levels of self including spiritual growth

  • Understand your boundaries as a yoga facilitator. 

  • BONUS: how to support all survivors no matter what the original trauma.

  • BONUS: what is trauma and how does it show up in the mental, emotional, and energetic self as well as in the brain.

  • BONUS: how to react if a student is triggered and what to do in order to reduce the possibility of re-traumatizing a student.

  • Learn how to best empower survivors and encourage letting go of old stories as a facilitator.