• Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (map)
  • 2001 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
  • Montréal, QC, H2X 2T3
  • Canada

A practice based workshop incorporating trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation techniques integrated with Indigenous practices and perspectives to promote balance and resiliency.

Presented by the First Peoples' Justice Centre of Montreal, this workshop is intended to support victims and survivors of crime and trauma. Participants are invited to reflect and share in a circle, use traditional medicines, including tobacco, sage, cedar, sweetgrass and an eagle feather. Participants will co-create a safe space to explore how breath, movement, alignment, stillness and the vibration of the drum can promote healing.

Facilitator:

Jessica Barudin

Jessica is Kwakwaka’wakw from the ‘Namgis First Nation. She is an Indigenous Health Practitioner and Consultant. Jessica has a Masters of Physical Therapy from McGill University and is a registered yoga teacher with specialty training in vinyasa yoga and yoga therapy