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The Retreat Center of Maryland &

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute

are proud to co-host the following workshop at

Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, MD:


Sat/Sun June 1 & 2, 2019

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing


This workshop is especially designed for O.T.s, other allied and licensed mental health professionals, and yoga therapists who would like to learn how to incorporate Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related ANS disorders. The course will be presented by Trisha Barry, M.F.A., E-RYT 200, C-iRest, C-WAE, YACEP and Lucy Lomax, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C-iRest, C-WAE, and will present the science/evidence base, theoretical model, guidelines for practice as well as the specific yoga forms, movements, breathing, and meditation techniques to implement the program. Participants will be taught both mat and chair versions of the program, as well as strategies for teaching the program to groups of individuals with mixed mobility levels. The workshop is highly experiential and includes a 133-page, detailed manual.  The course qualifies for 14 NBCOT PDUs/14 Contact Hours (for occupational therapists) and 16 contact hours from Yoga Alliance; other professions pending. Some yoga experience is helpful but not required.


   We have secured a great group hotel rate ($110 plus tax per room per night) at a highly rated hotel near the venue with shuttle service to and from the workshop location!  If interested, you will receive the link upon registration for the workshop.



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   You can learn about the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute here:   https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/ and on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/sensoryenhancedyoga/ .  


   The direct link to the Workshop Registration Page is here: https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/trainings-for-health-professionals/.


   Add your name to our Book Launch list here:  https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/book-in-press/


Hope you will decide to join us!




Trisha Barry, M.F.A., E-RYT 200, C-iRest, C-WAE, YACEP

Trisha is certified as an iRest®, Warriors at Ease and Yoga Warriors instructor and thus brings a remarkable depth of expertise to her trauma-sensitive yoga work with veterans and other traumatized populations. Trisha is also an experienced licensed masseuse (NY#006843; FL#MA71523) with special training from the AMTA for massage for emergency responders (traumatized recipients of massage). Trisha has a Masters in Fine Arts with a media background as a writer and editor, and is currently a part-time prop trader.  She has been a yoga instructor since 2003, and is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor. From 2012-2014, Trisha led and assisted with trauma-sensitive (adaptive) yoga classes for the Exalted Warrior Foundation at Yogani Studio and at the Poly Trauma Unit and Assisted Living Facility at James A. Haley VA Hospital. She also led classes for veterans through Team Red, White & Blue (at Yogani Studio) during that timeframe. In the fall of 2014, Trisha initiated and currently manages an open-to-the-public (by donation) ongoing iRest program at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, which is taught by a community of certified instructors. Trisha also recently provided iRest® yoga intervention for a sleep study that produced positive results from the practice and was subsequently published in 2016 in the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. Trisha serves as a faculty member of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute.


Lucy Lomax, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C-iRest, C-WAE

Lucy Lomax is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, Experienced Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher, C-iRest, Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher, C-WAE, Cancer Exercise Specialist, CES, and Yoga for Amputees, Y4A, Master Teacher Trainer. She began meditating and practicing yoga in the 70's and teaching yoga in 1999. After 33 years as a financial policy analyst (BS Organizational Behavior, Masters, Public Financial Management) Lucy became a full-time yoga teacher. Her yoga background includes 19 years study and practice in alignment-based yoga. Lucy is a yoga teacher trainer for both entry and advanced level yoga teachers, and teaches public classes, workshops, retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions. Her teaching is based on anatomy, posture, movement, and integrative body/mind principles and focuses on trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation, and adaptive yoga for injuries, illnesses, special conditions, and recovery. Lucy also serves as Director of Business Development for the Retreat Center of Maryland.


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Updated on: 05/17/2018



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