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Social Work & Yoga Conference Call

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Jill Strahan, LMSW,

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Yoga infused therapy is an emerging approach amongst social workers.  However, with this new approach there are some questions:  Can a social worker also facilitate a yoga group?  What are the requirements to become a certified yoga instructor?  Who can benefit from yoga infused therapy?  Join NASW on a networking call to explore these questions and more!  


The number is (877) 245-2275. There is no pin required.


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Presenter Bio:

Jill Strahan, LMSW, 200RYT graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2012.  She has always been passionate about helping others and offering holistic approaches to assist in mind body connection while working through trauma, and also to reduce stress. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in June 2018, and is working on developing a Yoga Infused Therapy group that will utilize breath and movement along with mindfulness at the Traverse Health Clinic located in Traverse City, Michigan.  


NASW-Michigan Yoga Therapy Networking Call Agenda

Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 12:00 pm- 1:00pm

NASW Office (741 N Cedar, Lansing MI 48906)

1-877-245-2275 (no pin required)


·         Introductions

·         Purpose of call

·         Personal experiences with yoga

·         Differences between therapy and yoga and how they can be integrated

·         Additional Questions and Answers

o   What would folks like out of a group?

·         Can we bill for yoga infused therapy?

·         Trainings and education

o - This training is available in Traverse City, Michigan and is every other weekend for 6 months




    • Going through 200 hour training is generally required before completing any further training for specific yoga classes (ie 300 hour, 500 hour,  Yin, Restorative, Hot Yoga workshops)

·         Resources

o   Abram, B. (2018). Teaching trauma sensitive yoga: A practical guide. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

o   Emerson, D. (2015). Trauma-sensitive yoga in therapy: Bringing the body into treatment. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

·         Action Items

·         Next meeting:  To be determined.

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