We open our fourth monthly Wellness Day programs with this talk with Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT.
Author Lisa Danylchuk has taught yoga as a healing modality in schools, prisons, recovery centers, and to traumatized populations abroad in Kenya, Haiti, and Tibet. In Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress, she shares the foundation of her approach and offers simple ways to understand and apply the theoretical bridges between the fields of yoga and psychotherapy. She outlines core elements of trauma treatment, yoga philosophy, and effective healing approaches. • Learn how trauma theory and yoga philosophy interconnect. • Find out the healing foundations of yoga that are so easily hidden by our culture’s fixation on the external form. • Discover the role of the nervous system and how to cultivate balance through yoga.
If you don’t have time for wellness, how will you have time for sickness?
The talk is followed by a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class from 4:00–5:30pm.
Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT
Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT is an author, licensed psychotherapist, and yoga teacher trainer specializing in bringing yoga into trauma treatment. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard University, Lisa is the founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, CA, and creator the Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Online Training Program. She has authored three books: Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy, and Practice (2019), Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress (2015), and How You Can Heal: A Strength Based Guide to Trauma Recovery (2017), and is a contributing editor for Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the UN Task Force for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and was recently elected to serve as Secretary for the organization. A leader in the movement to incorporate yoga into trauma treatment, she has trained yoga and mental health professionals around the world, and presents her work internationally.
Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not writing or traveling, you’ll likely find her climbing mountains and running trails in nearby parks.