Workshop: "Yoga Nidra for Trauma, Healing and Resilience" with Samantha Kinkaid

In the face of traumatic experiences, individuals, families, and communities can experience healing and increased resilience through the use of trauma-sensitive yoga practices. This introductory workshop is suitable for advanced and beginning students of yoga and meditation, yoga therapists, and healthcare providers.

You will gain a solid foundation in:

  • understanding how trauma impacts the body and mind
  • how the skillful application of yoga nidra can support healing and resilience in vulnerable populations
  • personal and professional applications of yoga nidra with sensitivity for culture, language, and nature of trauma
  • energetic aspects of yoga nidra, the panchamaya and iRest(r) models, and their place in clinical practice
  • accessing relevant research and additional resources

A certificate of attendance for eight contact hours will be provided through Courageous Girls. Half of this workshop registration fee will be donated in support of Courageous Girls India and Nepal Healing Project supporting survivors of sex trafficking.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

About the Speaker
Samantha Kinkaid, M.A., C-IAYT, has worked in somatic and yoga-based therapies with traumatized and high-risk populations for over 15 years. Her work has been featured in Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, India West, Nexus, Origin, Mantra, Yoga Therapy Today, and a number of local Southern California publications. She has also spoken on many panels discussing multi-level healing aspects and prevention strategies for human trafficking. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology, Samantha is focused on the health and healing of survivors of trafficking and abuse, as well as counter-trafficking initiatives centered on education and environmental sustainability factors. Samantha is the Director of Therapeutic Programs and Research at Courageous Girls.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30am to 7:30pm

University Hall, 1859
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies


$250 per person




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This event requires registration.