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Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence - Infusing Your Healing Arts Practice with a Trauma-Informed Lens

  • Yoga Shanti 46 West 24th Street New York, NY, 10010 United States (map)

Join The Breathe Network for this specialized and experiential training for healing arts and health + wellness practitioners seeking to enhance their work with survivors of sexual violence. 

Drawing from personal testimony, cutting-edge research and professional insights, our team will provide an in-depth conversation about the impacts of sexual trauma, along with the tools and resources to assist participants in fostering a trauma-informed environment for the people they serve in a variety of healing settings. 

The training will include interactive presentations from practitioners of the following modalities - holistic personal training, yoga, herbalism, writing, addiction recovery, and more. Each presenter will demonstrate how these practices can meet the unique mind-body-soul needs of survivors and be modified and delivered most effectively for trauma resilience.  

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Presenters Include -

Jane Clapp

Jane Clapp is a master of mind, body and soul. While it is widely accepted that mindfulness is necessary to shape the body, Jane asserts that the body is one of the most powerful alchemic tools for shaping the mind. A practitioner in the holistic health industry for two decades, Jane combines personal training with tension and trauma healing to help clients gain strength, mobility and energy. As the founder of Urbanfitt, Jane has helped more than a 1000 clients improve emotional and nervous system regulation, positively shift neuroplasticity and release somatized stress and trauma.

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Mark Gerow

Mark Gerow is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He uses Emotional Freedom Technique, trauma-sensitive tools based on Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as well as Tension + Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) and various meditation and breath techniques to help clients manage anxiety, pain relief, triggers, insomnia and other symptoms. He is the Mind Body Spirit Director at Mountainside Treatment Center in Caanan, Connecticut. Mark is also the Founder/Creator of Lunarhythms Yoga™, and draws on a diverse background including his service as a survival instructor in the U.S. Air Force to his work as an actor in New York City, in his unique blend of flowing yoga which combines various styles and incorporates elements to include chakras, ayurveda, yoga therapy, and organic movement. 

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Jennifer Patterson

Jennifer Patterson is an herbalist, grief worker, writer and creative who uses words, threads and plants to explore queer survivorhood, the body and healing. She is an herbalist who centers queer and trans trauma, survivorhood and grief in her practice & through her apothecary Corpus Ritual. Coming from a disability justice and healing justice framework, she works to center queer and trans survivors and people who are moving through sexual violence and other forms of trauma. Jennifer is also the Editor and a contributing writer to the recently published anthology, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from within the Anti-Violence Movement.

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Karen Rose

Karen Rose is a Master Herbalist and the owner of Sacred Vibes, an apothecary in Brooklyn, NY. She is a single mother of three, who owns her own business, of African American descent, loves fashion and is a trained Master Herbalist. Born and raised in Guyana until she was in her early teens, she was no stranger to natural/nature medicine, it was part of her breeding. As with many of those of Caribbean heritage, "bush medicine" was the back bone to her healing process. Karen is the portrait of a modern urban herbalist. The study of herbalism is the most defining aspect of her life. It is incorporated in all areas of her life from the way she raises her children to her basic everyday decisions.

Molly Boeder Harris

Molly Boeder Harris is the Founder and Executive Director of The Breathe Network and an Experienced Register Yoga Teacher. She has worked in community-based rape crisis centers as a medical and legal advocate and has provided crisis intervention support and prevention education for students on two college campuses. After a decade of anti-violence advocacy work, Molly has completed two years of the 3-year certificate training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) - a body-inclusive, therapeutic approach to healing trauma that naturally complements and informs her teaching and work with trauma survivors. 

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Space is limited, please register in advance to secure your spot!