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We have a NEW workshop with Doug Keller coming in February. Check back with this page for details and other events that will be added as they become available.

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Join us at Yoga Loft for Trauma, the Body and Yoga 

January 19, 2019
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Facilitated by Jessa Walters, MA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Dan Gaustad, DC, RYT, SEP this daylong workshop is designed for yoga teachers and yoga teachers-in-training who are interested in integrating trauma awareness into their teaching. This workshop is also open to clinicians who wish to bring embodiment into their work with clients.

Participants will learn about the neurological and physiological responses occurring in the body during times of stress and ease. We will explore how these responses become dysregulated as a result of chronic stress and various forms of trauma. Keeping these responses in mind, participants will learn key practical components to guiding yoga/embodiment practices with trauma awareness, including the use of language, the importance of interoception and the facilitator qualities needed to create a trauma-sensitive experience.

In addition to presentation and discussion, Jessa and Dan will guide embodied (somatic) practices throughout the day, including a 60-minute trauma-sensitive yoga practice. 

6 CECs for the daylong are available for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance. 

Jessa Walters completed the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) certification with David Emerson through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute based in Boston. Jessa began teaching TCTSY in 2013 as part of a study through the University of MN and the Domestic Abuse Project researching TCTSY as a viable clinical treatment for trauma.

Dan Gaustad completed the 3-year Somatic Experiencing Professional Trauma Training Program, the 40-hour TCTSY training at Kripalu with David Emerson and has been teaching yoga to men in recovery since 2012. He also integrates trauma-sensitivity into his practice as a chiropractor.

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Workshop with Doug Keller

April 25, 26  Watch for information in newsletter.


Today’s Challenges; Yoga’s Answers

A Therapeutically Inspired Yoga Workshop and Training with Doug Keller — open to all

Throughout history, yoga has always adapted to meet the needs of its practitioners — from ascetics in the early days to the people of today. Yoga has evolved, finding applications of yoga practices — both therapeutic and spiritual — that have gone far beyond what the original yogis had ever imagined for the practice.

This therapeutically inspired yoga training and workshop with Doug Keller honors that evolution with news-you-can-use insights into applications of yoga for your own well-being.

The workshop will cover practical, accessible approaches to common physical challenges tied to modern lifestyle, including pain problems such as sciatica, low back and sacroiliac pain, and neck and shoulder pain. These insights will be incorporated into enjoyable, challenging (and doable) flowing practices of yoga’s fundamental poses — with deeper insights into doing the poses well and beneficially. 

What is covered in the workshop will also include self-care techniques of fascial release and marma that you can incorporate into your warmup for practice (or everyday activities) for your feet, wrists, low back and hips, and more.

The ‘sankalpa’ or intention of the weekend is that you leave refreshed, renewed and inspired with practical tools to meet the new year, and a deep appreciation of yoga!

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Workshop with Dr. Indu 

  Dates to be determined.

* Private Consults available for $150. Call in advance to schedule. 320.214.7231

Dr. Indu Arora is a true Yogini by Karma. She is highly accomplished international speaker, Master Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, a Registered Ayurvedic Clinician, Healer and Author, with more than 35,000 hours/ 13 years of teaching experience. She is a Registered Ayurvedic Clinician 4500 Hours through AAPNA and an Academic Board member of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of Northern America, Board member of the World Movement of Yoga and International Advisor to World Yoga Council. She hasa Doctorate in Alternate Medicine (MD) and Awarded with Yoga Shiromani and Yoga Bhaskar. She has a Grand Parenting E-500 T-500 from Yoga Alliance and is registered Yoga Therapist. Dr. Arora is pursuing PhD. In Metaphysical Sciences from University of Metaphysical Sciences, CA.


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Yoga Studio.
Offering a variety of
yoga classes, 200 and 500 Hour
Yoga Study Groups.


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7215 Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201