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Community Sangha | Retreat to Spirit Through Self-Care

July 10, 2020, 10am ET

About This Event

This community sangha includes discussion with Retreat to Spirit founders Pamela Stokes Eggleston and Amina Naru with their take on self-care and contemplative yogic practices that they have used in the past and throughout their collective self-care and self-love journeys.

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About the Presenters

Pamela Stokes Eggleston (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) is the Founder of Yoga2Sleep and Co-Founder of Retreat to Spirit. She is a certified yoga therapist with training in plant-based nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and trauma-informed yoga. Previously serving as Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, she cultivated financial resilience and strategic partnerships. Pamela has an MS in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She is a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (YSC/Omega, 2016) and the recent release, Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma (Handspring, June 2020).

Amina Naru (E-RYT 200, YACEP), recent past Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, is the founder of Posh Yoga LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, and works as a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, workshop facilitator, and YSC Best Practices project manager. She has served three terms as secretary for the YSC Board of Directors and is a contributing author to the books Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (YSC/Omega, 2016) and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System (YSC/Omega, 2017). She has served as the project manager for Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma (YSC/Omega) and Best Practices for Yoga with People in Addictions and Recovery. Her professional expertise is in the field of yoga service for communities, juvenile detention centers, and adult prisons. Amina has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Therapy Today, and on the J. Brown and Yoga Alliance podcasts. She served as Executive Director of the nonprofit Empowered Community and is the first black woman to implement curriculum-based yoga and mindfulness programs for juvenile detention centers in the state of Delaware.


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