I co-host Care Retreats in partnership with Kelly Caul, MSW, LCSW of Empowered Therapy, LLC, which are designed to offer a space to cultivate embodied practices for individual and collective care and healing.
They are customized to the needs of your group/organization and can range from a two hour offering to a day-long gathering. Care Retreats will include Trauma-informed yoga and guided meditation for building nervous system awareness and regulation, as well as any of the below topics.
-Cultivating compassion for self and others
-Building awareness of signs of compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma
-Exploration of the impact that trauma has individually and collectively
-Polyvagal theory and the autonomic nervous system
-Space for self-inquiry and self-reflection
-Cultivating a culture of care and belonging
-Somatic practices for regulation and healing
-Practices to cultivate presence and curiosity
These care retreats can be customized for any organization or group of people to support individuals through compassion fatigue, burn-out, vicarious trauma, and maintaining a work/life/family balance during a pandemic.
To book your Care Retreat or learn more, please contact me.
“I just wanted to send a “quick” thank-you to you and the amazing facilitation you provide in the Trauma-Informed classes. The work I’ve been doing in your class (and your particular energy and presence) has offered me the space and capability to tune more deeply into where I hold tightness and why, and has given me more internal resources and trust in myself that I will be present, accountable, and supportive of myself and my needs during challenging moments. I can’t express how different and exciting that is for me. So, with deep gratitude, thank you.” ~Anonymous
“I love your calm voice and your loving energy/presence. I also really enjoyed how you injected appropriate quotes for that week’s lessons during the yoga. Your yoga always made me feel loved and supported and fully held. I loved how you always asked permission in a very respectful way of what movement we wanted to enter into. Thanks, Colleen, for your service to the world.” ~Angie Monko
“Colleen is the very embodiment of gentleness. She holds space for each student while respecting the need for each participant ultimately to define their own experience. Her class was a perfect place for me as I returned to the mat at a hard time after a long lapse.” ~Ellie