“You can take the principals and practices of yoga that are so powerful in self transformation and open them up into community transformation; transforming the lives of people who face incredible challenges.”
Join us tomorrow afternoon for a national conference call on Trauma and Resilience with Street Yoga Founder Mark Lilly! We are looking forward to connecting yoga practitioners and professionals from all over by creating conversation around healing from life challenges through mindfullness practices.
When: October 22nd, 12-1pm PST
Call: (712) 432- 1500
Access Code: 566928#
Please post your questions to Facebook and Twitter by tagging @StreetYoga and using the hashtag #streetyogachat
Learn About Your Host: Mark Lilly
Mark Lilly is a mindfulness and communication trainer who has taught workshops all over North America to widely diverse audiences including physicians, nurses, social workers, police officers, therapists, mental health workers and countless others. Mark is the founder and Board President of Street Yoga, an internationally recognized non-profit which provides yoga and mindfulness classes to at-risk populations in Portland and Seattle.
Mark has extensive expertise in community- as well as hospital-based mindfulness practices, and is initiating Mindful Communication workshops for physicians, along with similar trainings for nurses and social workers. In addition to ongoing work with Street Yoga, he has developed the practice of Body-Mind Rehab Therapy, which he currently offers to pediatric inpatients recovering from significant illness or injury, at Portland’s Emanuel Hospital. He is also co-creator of the Mindful Parents & Caregiver program which serves social workers and their client families with practical, everyday mindfulness.
Mark has developed many specialized mindfulness curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, including specialized work for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.
For Mark, yoga is an everyday survival skill, a practice he has shared with thousands of youth through Street Yoga. He still lives with the tremors of traumas past and realizes the delicate line between suffering and awakening. His teaching emphasizes cultivation of the best within each of us by using the authentic stories and experiences that illuminate our being and drive our teaching to places of deep truthfulness.
Mark has developed the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings as well a yoga curricula used for specialized work with young patients recovering from illness or injury in the hospital, for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.
Through it all, he brings a lightness and love to his teaching that is rooted in humility, grace and joy.