This presentation will prepare you to establish and maintain the collaborative relationship between yoga teachers and mental health professionals and bring yoga into the psychotherapeutic environment in the following ways:
I’m Jody Barnes, a Holistic Psychotherapist and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher but you might also call me a Beacon, Heart-Connection Aficionado, EmPOWERess or a Self-Sabotage Slayer.
I HELP PEOPLE who want to feel better, step into their personal power, express their truth and RE-CONNECT with the joy and passion available to them in this AMAZING life. I help women, children, teens, and families who feel disconnected & unable to move beyond the pain find a reservoir of strengths, inner wisdom and connection. I LEAD PEOPLE in establishing safety, love and acceptance for themselves and embrace their healing journey. I LISTEN compassionately to YOUR NEEDS and HOLD A SACRED SPACE for us to explore how best to move forward.
I earned my Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree from Hood College. I am a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher trained by Zabie Yamasaki, founder of Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga. Additionally, I am certified in mini yogis yoga for kids. I’m a graduate of Cloud Nine Yoga School and a RYT-200. I have dedicated my career to working with people to feel better and gain mastery. I have worked over 12 years with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a history of sexual abuse/assault, PTSD, mood disturbances, poor self-esteem and negative coping strategies. I have worked at a domestic violence/sexual assault agency, residential treatment facilities, post-adoption agency and private practice. Believing that things will get better is never enough; I know that the power to heal is an inside job. JOB? Yes, that’s right, J-O-B, the hardest yet best paying job EVER! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
I provide individual and group therapy, trauma-informed yoga classes, kid and family yoga, healing circles and workshops in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. I VALUE YOUR AUTHENTIC, MESSY & COURAGEOUS SELF. I believe you have unique gifts that the world needs and I would love to witness your profound TRANSFORMATION. I’m a Wife, Mother, Yogi, Survivor and Artist-want-to-be so I know life can get really messy too.
Linda Crossley, MBA, MA, LMFT, E-RYT® 500 is the founder of Sanctuary for Compassion and Connection, a holistic private practice serving Orange County, CA. Linda graduated from Alliant International University with a Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy after a career in supporting numerous health care providers in various leadership roles. Her approach to healing takes a systemic, relational view and integrates research-based meditative, psychotherapeutic, and trauma-informed yogic techniques to facilitate transformation and well-being. Linda is licensed as a marriage and family therapist, certified as a trauma-informed yoga teacher, and registered with Yoga Alliance as an experienced certified yoga teacher. Linda is also a Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer with the Huntington Beach-Irvine School of Cloud Nine Yoga, a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance since 2002. In addition to guiding weekly public group yoga classes, she teaches a 200-hour In-depth Yoga Study and Basic Teacher Certification program once a year for those interested in integrating the various yogic practices for their own personal self-care and/or to offer such tools to others whether through teaching yoga classes or assisting clients with additional self-care tools. Linda is a published author and professional speaker who will be co-presenting with Jody Barnes, LCSW, RYT® 200 and Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT® on how trauma-informed yoga is a tool available for both clients and mental health professionals at CAMFT’s 54 th Annual Conference in 2018. Her clinical specialties include, but are not limited to, stress-related illnesses and developmental trauma integration. Linda is often described as having a calm presence with an approach that is accepting and supportive. To learn more or sign up to receive her monthly e-mail newsletter offering intention-setting ideas for holistic health, visit www.sanctuary4compassion.com.