FRIDAY, JUNE 27th, 2013
3:45pm – 5:15pm Afternoon Workshops
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga ~ Navneet Kaur, (Heal) Fire Tent
Because trauma is held in the body, the practice of Kundalini Yoga is an important component of healing trauma. No matter what the cause of trauma, movement through Kriya, Breath and Mantra are time-tested approaches effective in helping people reconnect with their body. In this workshop you will learn what PTSD is and 3 essential components to teaching trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga. In this way you will be able to support your students to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm
Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW has been working in the field of social work since 1979. Her professional career is focused on working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. She has extensive experience providing counseling and supervising therapists who work with children who have experienced severe trauma. Her work includes serving families affected by substance abuse, domestic violence and poverty. Navneet Kaur has provided training to child welfare workers across the nation with the goal of improving services provided to these vulnerable children and families.
Navneet Kaur has practiced yoga for over 16 years and experienced her first Kundalini yoga class over five years ago and is now a Certified Kundalini yoga teacher. Navneet Kaur is the Curriculum Development Coordinator for the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology. She is leading a team to develop the 1000-hour yoga therapy program for Kundalini Yoga teachers. Navneet Kaur recently moved to Tucson from Portland, Maine. She lives with her husband and two dogs and is blessed with five wonderful children.