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EMDR & Trauma-Informed Yoga for Kids: Integrative Practices for the Mind, Body, and Heart
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What if you could combine the healing powers of trauma-informed yoga & EMDR therapy to help children of all ages?   

In this workshop you’ll learn how trauma-informed yoga and EMDR can be complimentary offerings for children to process and heal from trauma in their minds, bodies & hearts.  

Join Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT and author of children’s book “Your Joy is Beautiful” (PESI Publishing & Media 2023) and Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW and author of “EMDR Workbook for Kids” (PESI Publishing & Media 2023) to learn how to maximize children’s capacity for healing.  

You’ll discover approaches to help children: 

  • Gain insight and strengthen their mind 
  • Increase emotional regulation and align with expressing what is in their hearts 
  • Utilize movement to enhance physical strength and attunement to their bodies 

Zabie and Christine will share a variety of child-friendly approaches and practices for kids to feel empowered in their healing process while strengthening their emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and interpersonal skills. 

Christine Mark Griffin, LCSW, Spark All Wellness

Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA-approved consultant. She is the owner of Spark All Wellness, a private practice specializing in EMDR therapy with children, EMDR consultation for clinicians, and trauma-informed trainings for professional organizations. Christine started her social work career in child protective serves and later transitioned to school-based mental health, where she was a clinical supervisor and trainer. Christine lectures at California State University, Monterey Bay, where she teaches undergraduate courses in abnormal child psychology. Christine lives in San Francisco with her husband, two children, and dog. The things that make her happiest include her family and friends, a good cup of coffee, baked goods, yoga, traveling, cycling, music and dancing.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Christine Mark-Griffin is the owner of Spark All Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Christine Mark-Griffin is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Zabie Yamasaki, MEd, RYT
Zabie Yamasaki, MEd, RYT, (she/her) is the founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga, which is an organization that offers trauma-informed yoga to survivors, consultation for universities and trauma agencies, and training for healing professionals. Zabie has trained thousands of yoga instructors and mental health professionals and her trauma-informed yoga program and curriculum is now being implemented at over 40 college campuses and trauma agencies including the University of California (UC) system, Stanford, Yale, USC, University of Notre Dame, and Johns Hopkins University.

Zabie received her undergraduate in psychology and social behavior and education at UC Irvine and completed her graduate degree in higher education administration and student affairs at The George Washington University. Her work has been highlighted on CNN, NBC, KTLA 5, and The Huffington Post.

Zabie is widely recognized for her intentionality, soulful activism, and passionate dedication to her field. She is a sought-after consultant and keynote speaker. She has worked with thousands of survivors to support them in their healing journey, ground them in their own worthiness and remind them they are inherently whole. Zabie centers survivors in her work and provides them with tools to help uncover trauma imprints, support the healing process, create balance of the nervous system, and lessen the grip that past experiences of trauma may have on the heart.

Zabie has received countless awards in victim services and leadership, including the Visionary in Victim Services award from one of the largest rape crisis centers in California and the Voice of Courage Award from Exhale to Inhale. She is the author of the book and affirmation deck: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Practices for Healing and Teaching with Compassion and children’s book: Your Joy is Beautiful: The Magic of Remembering that You Are Enough, Just as You Are.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Zahabiyah Yamasaki has employment relationships with UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona, and John Hopkins University. She is the founder of Trancending Sexual Trauma though Yoga. Zahabiyah Yamasaki receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Zahabiyah Yamasaki has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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