Connection Coalition – Trauma Informed Outreach Training

When: March 13th-15th 2020
Friday – 3/13/20 @ 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday – 3/14/20 @ 11:00AM – 12:30AM / break / 2:00PM – 7:30PM
Sunday – 3/15/20 @ 11:30AM – 4:30PM

Where: Haslett Hot Yoga – Barre Room

Connection Coalition – Trauma Informed Outreach Training
The Connection Coalition (formerly known as Yoga Gangsters) certification is for anyone who would like to provide outreach yoga programming at schools, shelters, rehab facilities, or through other non-profit organizations. Working with these populations requires specific skills and awareness so that you can connect with the youth through yoga while providing messages of empowerment, teaching self respect, self awareness and self control.

This 15-hour certification is taught by Jennifer Cousineau, on behalf of Connection Coalition (501c3). 15 hour credits towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.

This course will cover:

  • Intro to trauma and how it is held in the body
  • 4 types of students
  • Showing up and speaking authentically
  • Appropriate touch
  • Classroom sequencing, lesson plans, & practice teaching
  • Privilege & access

The Connection Coalition (aka CoCo) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which offers programming throughout the country. As of 2018, CoCo has connected with over 17,000 kids and trained more than 3,200 volunteer teachers across the US! CoCo is always seeking emerging leaders in existing and new markets who share the desire to collaborate with youth organizations in order to bring access to yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Certified yoga teachers are welcome as well as yoga lovers who want to connect (yoga teacher certification is NOT required to join our team for volunteer programming)

Facilitator: Jennifer Cousineau
Jen is an E-RYT certified yoga instructor who also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University. In addition to being a yoga instructor, she also runs a 14 bed shelter for runaway and homeless youth. For over 13 years, she has been dedicated to working with runaway and homeless teens. Jen is very passionate about living a trauma informed life both on and off the mat and brings this energy to every training experience.

Price: Early bird price until TBD – $329
Regular price – $349
Non-Profit/Social Services/Educator/College Student Rate (must show from of organization affiliation ie: work email address, business card, work ID, license #) – $299


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