Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

July 13 Program

"Yoga Life Skills for Healing Trauma"

Jill Ippolito, RYT, CEO Yoga for Healing Trauma, Founder and Director of UpRising Yoga


Thursday, July 13, 2017


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB provides 1 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider unit to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

Contact info: 818-839-0271, and

Jill Ippolito Jill Marie Ippolito is the founder and CEO of Yoga For Healing Trauma, and UpRising Yoga (URY), a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring yoga to incarcerated and underserved communities.
Jill experienced firsthand the healing power of yoga after recovering from both mental and physical challenges. After breaking her back and being told she would never walk again, she developed a yoga practice as a way to heal her body and her life.
Jill brings yoga wellness into communities that don’t have easy access to yoga. It is her goal to share the gift of yoga with those who need it most: Both the people that need help and those committed to providing it.
Jill is also a writer, consultant, motivational speaker and program developer. She is a contributing author in the Yoga Service Council’s book series and sits on the board of Arts for the Incarcerated and is a member of the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council Community Advisory Committee. Through Yoga For Healing Trauma, Jill offers yoga curriculums, trainings and non-profit consultations.
She is at the forefront of the effort to change probation culture from punitive to restorative by being a vocal advocate to reform the juvenile justice system. In addition to developing a specific yoga curriculum, Jill has educated hundreds of yoga instructors, childcare providers, mental health professionals, and educators. Additionally, she leads Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings nationwide, and is expanding globally, with her upcoming Trauma Informed Yoga Training to take place in Bermuda this September:

Jill Marie Ippolito will discuss her work with Yoga For Healing Trauma and UpRising Yoga, a non-profit she founded that provides yoga life skills for incarcerated youth and underserved communities. In this lecture, Jill will discuss her yoga-based approach to healing trauma and how yoga and stress affect the brain and the body. She will share her successful hands on approach that she developed, having taught weekly in the juvenile hall where she was briefly incarcerated as a teenager.
She also intends to focus on self-care, as the practices and principles of yoga are ideally suited to provide tools and healthy coping mechanisms needed to function successfully in an incarcerated setting or other stressful work environments.
Included in this presentation will be the impact of trauma, such as CSEC, on the youth in juvenile hall, and the prevalence of mental illness in the juvenile justice system. How these traumatized youth can be taught through the use of yoga to apply the benefits as tools for self-healing will be explored in detail, as well as exploring many healing modalities. Participants will experience the techniques of a trauma-informed yoga class, meditation, breathing and mindfulness. Yoga Life skills have been successfully used to de-escalate situations and provide a structure to ensure a healthy atmosphere.
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