Roundtable: Trauma-Sensitive Tools for Back to School


Tuesday, July 27

@ 6PM ET | 3PM PT

*Recording available for those who register.

Yoga Ed. in partnership with Number Story presents our first back to school workshop this year.

Trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness tools can help support our students’ physical and mental health as we return to school campuses this season.

In this roundtable discussion, our experts will discuss what is trauma, how it affects school communities, share simple, practical tools for all ages, and offer best practices for adapting them to the needs of any setting.

Enter your email address to join us for this online workshop.

what you’ll learn

This workshop is designed to help you:

Understand what is trauma, and what is the collective trauma we are experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic;

Identify the compounding effects of multiple collective traumas on vulnerable youth, including marginalized, disabled, and/or disenfranchised individuals and communities;

Understand ways that trauma may present in children, in various settings including at home and within the online learning space;

Learn accessible yoga and mindfulness tools to support your children through the effects of trauma; and

Implement these practices into distance learning and modified on-campus learning environments.

Live Q&A to answer your questions about Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness practices.


Joy Thomas, Panelist

Joy trains educators, counselors, and other service providers in integrating creative tools to support connection, empathy, growth, and healing. Joy is the Head of Research and Strategy at the ACE Resource Network and Number Story.

Dana DeShiro, Guest Speaker

Dana DeShiro (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Boston, MA.  Dana is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Dana has spent her career working with children who have experienced significant complex trauma and children who are involved with the foster care system.  Dana works with survivors of sexual/physical abuse, children impacted by parental substance abuse, neglect, mental health, homelessness and community violence. 

Angie Buenafe, Guest Speaker

Angie Buenafe is a School Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Seattle area. She has worked with children, youth and families for over 25 years in various capacities, providing mental health counseling, family support and advocacy. Much of her work has been in educational settings, where she has found opportunities to build resilience in children and youth by creating positive relationships and community, especially for BIPOC students and their families. Angie is currently a School Social Worker at an elementary school in the Seattle School District. She is also a RYT 200 and has introduced yoga to her staff and students as a valuable practice for emotional and mental well-being and healing.

Moderated by Brynne Caleda, Co-Founder

Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children.

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