(Trauma Informed Mind Body Program)

This Fall, yogaHOPE founder Sue Jones and TIMBo head trainer Emily Peterson are excited to offer the very first mixed gender TIMBo program pilot.

This program runs on Tuesday, starting September 19th, 2017 through January 2nd, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Click
HERE to enroll.

mensyogaTIMBo for Men?
Over the years one of the questions most asked of us is "what about TIMBo for men?" Our international male TIMBo facilitators find TIMBo just as empowering, inspiring and healing as the women. So we have decided to pilot a mixed gender program here in the U.S.

TIMBo combines simple yoga-like movements, relaxation breathing, guided meditation, and a workbook-based approach to explore and better understand the impact of emotions such as fear, guilt, shame, and grief. Research has shown that upon completion of one full TIMBo program, participants’ symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD are significantly lower. Not only this, but men and women score significantly higher on a measure of self-compassion after participation in the program as compared to before.

TIMBo creates new neurological, emotional and behavioral responses to internal and external stress triggers by working across five dimensions:

• improved behavioral self-regulation through mindfulness;
• cognitive understanding of the developmental hierarchy of emotional anatomy disruptions;
• social–emotional growth promotes compassionate attunement to self and others;
• contemplative skills that build a structural foundation for the ability to choose responses and reactions;
• development of a resilient worldview and confidence in life and self; 
• compassion toward self and others that offers a sense of peace and well being regardless of the circumstances of life. (Kass 2014)

The total non-refundable cost of the program is $275 and includes the workbook.

Attendance policy: no more than three absences and no more than two consecutive absences.

Click HERE for more detailed information about the program, or register HERE. 

Take a journey into yogaHOPE's work in Haiti by watching this short film,
"Mind Over Trauma: Empowering Women in Haiti," narrated by Amanda Palmer.


Check out this video for more information about Emily's experience with TIMBo and personal path of healing.





Emily Peterson
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Emily is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TIMBo facilitator and trainer. Formerly a competitive athlete, she began practicing yoga to manage chronic pain from injuries more than 15 years ago. While yoga was instrumental in her physical healing, Emily also discovered the power of yoga for practicing mindful acceptance. Emily's practice helped her learn to tolerate emotional discomfort and stop struggling to change the present moment, thus opening up space for healing. For Emily, yoga offered an important meditative practice and the experience of a safe connection to her body, which were transformative and led to personal healing from an eating disorder, depression, and trauma.

Emily has facilitated TIMBo groups both online and in person and has been an integral part of the TIMBo training team for the last year.

Emily holds a B.A. in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois-Chicago, where she began studying Buddhism and mindfulness, which are central to her life and to yoga.

For more information on healing and wellness through Reiki, Yoga, and TIMBo, visit emilypetersonwellness.com.

Sue Jones
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Sue Jones created yogaHOPE to facilitate access to yoga and mindfulness education specifically for women experiencing debilitating life transitions such as establishing independence from domestic violence, finding self-sufficiency from homelessness, and recovering from drug addiction or sexual assault. yogaHOPE’s powerfully effective TIMBo (trauma informed mind body) program offers a deliverable, research-based curriculum based on the ways in which mind-body practices allow for long-term traumatic stress recovery. The TIMBo program is a person centered multi dimentional method of healing and transformation which focuses on helping women reprogram their body’s conditioned stress responses. Through yogaHOPE’s peer to peer and train the trainer model, women across the globe have been empowered to bring TIMBo to their own communities thus creating an exponential culture of healing and empowerment. yogaHOPE has trained TIMBo leaders in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment centers and high schools throughout the U.S. Global TIMBo communities include Haiti and Iran. TIMBo is now being integrated through systems of care, creating a culture of mindfulness and empathetic relationships with an emphasis on measuring systems outcomes. 

yogaHOPE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing rehabilitative trauma-informed mind-body programming to individuals across the globe.
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