Renata De La Pena, Trauma Informed, RYT-200
Renata began teaching in 2008 at Inner Bodyworks and received her 200 Hours YRT certification in 2010. She trained in yoga for Emotional Balance with Bo Forbes: “Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and the Body: Healing Anxiety, Depression, & Chronic Pain” at The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics (40hr) 2014. After this training, she began to feel passionate about the effects that yoga can have on people with anxiety, depression, chronic pain and, more specifically, PTSD. It is for this reason that in 2015 she took a 10 hour workshop with Bessel van der Kolk, Director of the Trauma Center at JRI and author of the book, “The Body Keeps the Score” and a 40 hour workshop with Dave Emerson and Jenn Turner in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. She is currently training with Mark Taylor to be certified as a Somatic Movement Educator and is also training at the SE Institute in Berkeley to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Renata sporadically teaches workshops about somatic healing, here at our studio, as well as in Mexico City for therapists and survivors of sexual abuse. All of her classes have a therapeutic focus with an emphasis on somatic movement and body awareness.