Yoga Training & Retreat
Oct 23-26, 2020
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia (Canada)
SHE RECOVERS Yoga creator Taryn Strong will lead her immersive trauma informed yoga training program for the second time at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island in October 2020. The training is a retreat experience taking place over three days with 22 classroom hours; participants will emerge with the necessary skills to become a certified SHE RECOVERS Yoga Teacher. Throughout the weekend you will be nourished with farm-to-table meals, yoga classes led by Taryn Strong and evening sharing circles.
What to Expect
You will gain the tools and knowledge to confidently hold space for transformation, teach trauma-informed yoga, and use empowering and inviting language and cues paramount when teaching women in recovery. We will also explore neuroscience, trauma theory, the similarities between yoga philosophy and the 12 steps, Ayurvedic philosophy, chakra healing, meditation and breathwork; all this informed by our SHE RECOVERS Intentions & Guiding Principles (covering the many different pathways and patchworks of recovery). There will be opportunities for practice teaching over the weekend.
More than ever, our world needs your recovery, your healing and your teaching. If you have heard or felt the call to create yoga offerings specifically for women recovering from all of life challenges, now is the time.
And the SHE RECOVERS Yoga Teacher designation program is for you!
Program and Designation Pre-requisites:
- You must have completed a minimum 200-hour teacher training program
- You will fill out a program application survey
- You will attend a Zoom interview with Taryn Strong
- You must be present for all classroom hours and activities during designation weekend
- You must complete practicum within six (6) months of in-person training (practicum consists of three hours of teaching)
Graduates of the program (training & practicum) will be eligible to apply to teach SHE RECOVERS Yoga Classes in their community and/or apply to teach or co-teach SHE RECOVERS Yoga at SHE RECOVERS events in their community.
*Graduates must be a member in good standing of the SHE RECOVERS Yoga Teacher Collective*
Cost of Program TBA
Pricing includes accommodations, all meals including local coffee and tea, and yoga tuition. Airfare and ground transportation to Salt Spring Island is the responsibility of the student.
$500 USD deposit will be required to secure your spot.
Hi! I’m Taryn.
I am in recovery from substance use disorder, trauma, disordered eating, self- harm, codependency and all of the things that came with those things; shame, low self- worth, and low self- esteem.
Today, I know, for a fact, that I have been through everything I have been through – every heartbreak, addiction, trauma, insecurity – to bring me to exactly where I am in this moment. I am the co-founder of SHE RECOVERS (with my mama, Dawn Nickel), a Trauma Informed Yoga instructor, dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and currently completing my Recovery Coach training. I have led over 20 yoga for recovery retreats, presented at several Yoga conferences, and have co-taught alongside Elena Brower. More recently, I’ve started teaching SHE RECOVERS Yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and am creating a SHE RECOVERS Yoga Teacher Training Program.
It is my honor, privilege and responsibility to do this work. Deep bow in gratitude.
MORE ABOUT TARYN
Recovery has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a “12 step home” and I am in recovery myself (not 12 step.) Using movement as a form of therapy has also been a part of my life for as along as I can remember – I started dancing at the age of 3.
I always knew that I wanted to work in the recovery field. At age 18, right after high school, I took a course which was an introduction to becoming an Addiction Therapist. The content wasn’t resonating – so, I moved onto the next career choice on my list – makeup artist! What I loved about being a makeup artist was the confidence I would see in the women at the end of our appointment. All day, everyday, I was helping women (and men!) feel more confident and powerful. The clients who sat in my chair whom had little – or no – self esteem really affected me. I made it my responsibility to make sure they felt heard, seen, confident and beautiful during our time together. Looking back, I was acting as a bit of a coach during those appointments! Some days, I struggled with the “vanity” of the industry, but today I say, if a little (or a lot) of mascara and lipgloss assists in someone feeling like a badass – RIGHT ON, GO FOR IT.
Yoga came into my life during an extremely difficult time – mom had cancer, so my sister and I moved provinces to be with her. We were young, scared, didn’t know anyone and didn’t have jobs. I went to my first class for physical reasons – dancing was too hard on my body and I figured yoga would be a nice alternative. The emotional and mental benefits I received from my first class – freaked me out, to be honest. I was not expecting to I leave class full of gratitude and hope. I didn’t think they were possible to cultivate during such an uncertain time in my life. I immediately started volunteering my time at the front desk of the studio in exchange for free yoga classes.
I realized I had found the avenue to work with people in recovery that resonated with me, so I took my first 300 hour yoga teacher training at Moksana Yoga in 2007. At that time, I was looking for resources, trainings and literature about the profound benefits of adding yoga to a recovery toolbox, as well as the similarities between 12 step and yoga philosophies. I could not find anything on the subject! I realized that I was going to have to develop my own style of teaching to those in recovery. I started volunteer teaching at the local detox facility – and learned a lot about teaching trauma informed yoga – through trial and error. Luckily, in 2011 Durga Lee was offering (and I received) a Yoga of Recovery Certification at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram. In 2014, I attended one of the most important trainings I have ever attended, “Yoga for Mental Health and Trauma” with Nicole Marcia.