I am honored to welcome Jelisa Difo, E-RYT and Reiki Healer, to the team as Vice President for Wellness Initiatives, based in SWFL. Jelisa brings a wealth of experience in community organizing and individual healing, with an emphasis on Trauma Informed methodology. Many dreams and schemes are being birthed through our collaboration.
I hope this finds you well and you’re preparing for a joyful, relaxing holiday break.
You will notice changes in the coming weeks and months as In Yoga Coaching + Consulting broadens its reach.
First off, I am honored to welcome Jelisa Difo, E-RYT and Reiki Healer, to the team as Vice President for Wellness Initiatives, based in SWFL. Jelisa brings a wealth of experience in community organizing and individual healing, with an emphasis on Trauma Informed methodology. Many dreams and schemes are being birthed through our collaboration. I am truly grateful to have Jelisa on board.
(Learn more about Jelisa, bio below.)
Jelisa Difo, In Yoga Consulting’s VP of Wellness Initiatives
Jelisa and I were thrilled to welcome our newest client, Re3 Healing Neuro Institute based in Sarasota, FL, in October 2019. As In Yoga Consulting, we have developed and are implementing a clinical therapeutic wellness program including Chair Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Integrative Health courses, and weekly private sessions.
Shout out to our skilled instructors (including several NPYW 200 hour training graduates): Pallavi Lowery, Carl Eisen, Lynne Zahumeny, Jelisa Difo and Chris Palladino. We look forward to all that 2020 has in store!
I have several upcoming events to share, including an online option!
With even more offerings – including trainings and retreats – to come in the new year. Stay tuned…
January 6, 2020 (Online Series Begins)
I will be serving as Teacher Assistant (TA) for Dr. Christopher Key Chapple’s online Yoga Philosophy course through Loyola Marymount University’s Extension Yoga Studies.
Kick off the new year with self-discovery through an immersion in traditional Yogic texts.
Samkhya Karika (1/06 – 2/07)
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1/06 – 3/13)
Registration is now open!
January 31st, 2020 (All Day)
I am honored to serve as Keynote Presenter for the Kids Thrive Conference hosted by Drug Free Charlotte County. I will be presenting on the science and methodology of childhood trauma and trauma informed mindfulness practices, primarily based on the research of Bessel von Der Kolk, M.D. in “The Body Keeps the Score.”
March 7 + 8, 2020 (9am – 6pm, daily)
Join me at the studio, North Port Yoga + Wellness, for an intensive weekend immersion in Trauma Conscious Yoga, also referred to as Trauma Informed Mindfulness. Details and registration information below.
Pre-register: $199 / Drop In: $249
Pre-register at www.northportyoga.org,
or call: 941.423.5409
Questions? Give me a shout at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma Conscious Weekend Training
March 7 + 8, 2020 at North Port Yoga + Wellness, FL
What is Trauma Conscious Yoga, also referred to as Trauma Informed Mindfulness?
Did you know that stress is stored in the body, within our muscles, fascia and nervous system? The many health benefits of yoga practice derive from the body’s capacity to release stored stress or trauma through asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. In this training, you will learn the “how” and “why” of stress stored in the body, practices to release or “self-regulate,” as well as techniques to promote wellness in your everyday life.
Topics covered include:
- Overview of Subtle Body Anatomy
- Western Physiology + Neurological Overview
(Changing Your Narrative: The Science of Positive Thinking)
- Yoga for Mental Health
- Demographic Specific Techniques (including Veterans, Substance Abuse, Victims of Sexual Abuse, Homeless, Juvenile/Kid’s Yoga, Prison + Refugee Populations)
- Community Outreach Preparation
- Self Identity Reflection
- Trauma Conscious Yoga Methodology + Practice
Open and applicable to yoga students and teachers, caregivers, counselors, health professionals and all.
16 Continuing Education Hours available for Yoga Alliance members.
Jelisa Difo, E-RYT, Reiki Healer
Vice President for Wellness Initiatives
With a background in education and public service, Jelisa’s various roles are aimed at helping humanity grow. She has worked in the non-profit sector as a community organizer and event planner, and most recently as an international wellness retreat coordinator. While serving as Community Liaison in Springfield, MA and for the Board of Education in NYC, Jelisa gained experience working with diverse demographics to reach a common goal.
In 2015, Jelisa’s life took a turn for the best. It was in St. Thomas where she found her first yoga teacher and embarked on a journey of transformation. After completing her 200-hour teacher training and four years of traveling the world, she learned that yoga and meditation are best when integrated into daily life, off the mat or cushion. Whether she is practicing daily meditation, yoga, Reiki or leading a retreat, Jelisa leads with curiosity and an open heart.