Frontline Yoga runs various courses and workshops for our clients.
Current courses, and details on how to register can be found below.
Check back regularly or stay up to date via our socials for more information on when we release new courses or workshops.
MBSR for Trauma Recovery
Frontline yoga has secured grant funding to offer another two heavily subsidised 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Trauma Recovery (MBSRtr) courses.
For those not familiar with MBSRtr, there is more information below. We ran this course later last year with a group of 16 frontline workers and achieved stunning results. The course, run by psychologist Lisa Brown and Firefighter Paramedic Kate Duncan is eight weeks online with a three night in-person retreat, and is mostly subsidised by grant funding. This program is now open to all current and ex-serving Defence Members provided that are able to attend the in-person retreats.
Current or ex-serving defence member, able to attend the in person retreat
23rd – 26th November 2023(Strathalbyn, SA)
26th Feb – 29th Feb 2024(Springbrook, QLD)
Cost to participant: $360
Format: 8x 2.5-hour zoom session + immersive retreat
- Recorded practices
- Yoga Mat
- Eye pillow
- Accommodation + main meals
- Additional support if required
- Travel & Transport to retreat
If you have any further questions that have not been answered please reach out to Kate at Frontline yoga. Places are limited to 20 only.
MBSR for Trauma Recovery (MBSR-tr) is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program tailored specifically to meet the needs of frontline workers- including (but not limited to) veterans, police, fire and ambulance personnel.
MBSR-tr provides intensive and systematic training in trauma sensitive mindfulness meditation and movement practices, integrating into daily life what is discovered and learned through the process of participating in the program.
First created in 1979, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR has over 40 years of research that consistently demonstrates increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation.
There is a growing body of research indicating MBSR has a positive effect on reducing the impact of psychological trauma, as well as statistically significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, along with positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.
MBSR-tr participants can expect to experience:
• Guided instruction in trauma sensitive mindfulness meditation practices.
• Gentle stretching and trauma sensitive mindful yoga.
• Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises.
• Individually tailored instruction to meet the needs of frontline workers.
• Daily home assignments.
• Guided meditations and workbooks.
With focus on developing…
• Recognition of the present moment.
• Development of skills and tools to manage the effects of trauma.
• The breath and body as a place to come back to in moments of stress
• Mindfulness practice
• Understanding of stress physiology
• The ability to recognise automatic mind and body reactivity to stress.
• Awareness of the link between stress and thoughts
• Interpersonal mindfulness and mindful communication
• Self compassion and kindness
• Interoceptive Awareness
• Applying mindfulness to our daily lives
• Mindfulness as part of your life
Who will benefit?
The MBSR Programme has benefited thousands of people around the world who report a variety of conditions and concerns including:
• Stress Related Life Issues – Work, school, family, financial, illness, ageing, grief, uncertainty about the future and feeling ’out of control’.
• Medical conditions – Chronic illness, chronic pain, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, asthma, skin disorders and many other conditions
• Psychological distress – Anxiety, trauma, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances
• Prevention and Wellbeing – Enhancement of health and wellbeing that encourages a deeper sense of equanimity in ourselves and our relationships.
This programme is challenging and life-affirming. Participating in MBSR-tr requires an ongoing commitment to yourself
We are running 2 programs one in 2023 in South Australia and one in 2024 in Queensland. The subsidised rate is $360.00(excluding sundries, food and travel costs to the retreat).
You can register for either location below.
On Thursday 20 July at 4.00pm we are running an online Q&A information session for those of you thinking about attending the programme. You must register to attend this session. Or if you are ready to secure your place now, you can register for either location below.
Course 1 – Glenbarr, SA Retreat (2023) (Nominations now closed)
Orientation Thursday 12th Oct
8 Week MBSR 19th Oct – 7th Dec
Retreat: 23rd – 26th Nov, Glenbarr, SA
All Virtual classes will take place at 4 pm EDST
This program’s retreat will take place in South Australia to give accessibility to those in this area. However, anyone from the country can join the program, provided they are willing to travel.
Orientation Thursday 18th January 2024
8 Week MBSR 1st Feb – 21st March
Retreat: 26th Feb – 29th Feb, Springbrook, QLD
All Virtual classes will take place at 4 pm EDST/ 3pmEST
This program’s retreat will take place in Queensland to give accessibility to those in this area. However, anyone from the country can join the program, provided they are willing to travel.
6 Hour Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher Training
Want to get a snapshot of Trauma Aware Yoga and it’s benefits to support people during their journeys through trauma? This short 6 hour professional development course will provide an introduction into how trauma effects the brain, how the body retains trauma, and how yoga and meditation can support people with trauma. Recognised by Yoga Alliance, this training is a great way to start. $165.00 earlybird pricing, $195.00 regular pricing.
Follow the link to register.
Adelaide Saturday 11 November 2023 (In person and online via Zoom)
(Earlybird pricing of $165.00 ends on 31 October 2023)