Releasing Trauma: a Story of Psoas, Hips and Chest

with Sandra Pribanić

"Knowledge is only rumor until it lives in your bones." - Asaro tribe

This workshop is created as a support to all yoga practitioners, and even more to all yoga teachers.
The human body opens so many worlds:  physical, emotional, cognitive, energetic, spiritual; personal and transpersonal. If the body doesn’t activate completely, the soul has a difficult time “working through” all of the thoughts, emotions and beliefs stored within. In our bodies we store all of our own personal stories, injuries, traumas... Yoga can heal it, but very often we don't know how to handle the emotional releases, energy bursts, openings, tears that deep yogic healing can bring forth.

The focus of the workshop will be on hips, psoas and chest/heart centers, as gateways towards our aliveness, creativity, authenticity and integrity.

We will explore our physical, emotional, cognitive, and energy bodies as we bring consciousness to underlying patterns reflected in them. Some patterns bring a sense of freedom and enjoyment, while others show up as frozen energy, chronic pain, or a reflection of traumatic experiences. 

Get curious about your bodies (physical, emotional, mental, energy, spiritual…) as faithful witnesses, and understand the underlying patterns reflected in your body, as well in your students' if you are a yoga teacher. Know how to hold the space of your class, for each student and yourself during challenges and difficulties on the yoga path.


Sandra leads this workshop as an intimate circle, combining explorations of depth psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, curiosity, meditation, personal, partner and group work, journaling and creative processes.

Sandra's bio

Sandra Pribanić

gost predavač | Registered Psychotherapist

Sandra is a Croatian born Canadian. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), and divides her work between private practices in Toronto and Collingwood. Her approach is holistic, and integrates body centered psychotherapy, neuroscience, mindfulness, early childhood development theories, and early relational and collective trauma.

She works with a broad range of issues including relationships, intimacy, anxiety, stress, emotional overwhelm, low self-esteem, depression, effects of early childhood trauma, body image, shame, complex changes in family, and dealing with life threatening illnesses.

In her private practice she offers individual and couples therapy, as well as workshops and seminars, and supervision. She have co-facilitated workshops and trainings in USA and Canada, among which David Robson's Teacher Training. 

Program details

The focus of the workshop will be on hips, psoas and chest/heart centers, as gateways towards our aliveness, creativity, authenticity and integrity.

In this workshop ( Friday to Sunday - 15 hrs credit of Advanced GaiaYoga TT300 training) we will explore:

  • Reinforcing ways in which daily yoga practice opens up our bodies, making the invisible visible;
  • Gaining insight into inevitable: fight-flight-freeze-faint responses;
  • Understanding the complexities of early conditioning and support our growth and healing;
  • Exploring how breathing, anchoring, and attention to inner sensations helps us recognize ways the body compensates, and how to prevent injuries and re-traumatizing;
  • Integrating body, mind, emotions, spirit;
  • Emphasizing the importance of Mindfulness, and a mind-sight that is heart-felt, where the mind- heart-belly serve as one “organ”

Workshop schedule:

Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm (lunch break included)
Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm (lunch break included)


Reservation of your spot is possible only upon the payment of 200 kn of non-refundable deposit.

Early bird price / Gaia TT's:  150 €
Full price:   180 €

Early bird price (full payment only) until 30th of January - spaces limited!

Terms & Conditions

The deposit is non-refundable.

For full payments: cancellations made more than 60 days before training start date will not incur cancellation charges and will receive a full refund (except for the bank transitions charge). Cancellations after that date will incur 50% cancellation fee. One week prior to the course no refund will be possible.

By registering for this programme, you voluntarily understand and accept the following terms and conditions as set out below:

I am aware that participating in the programme requires a certain level of fitness and general physical health. I acknowledge and voluntarily assume my responsibility to assess my level of fitness and the risks of injury that are associated with physical activity of any kind including any variety of yoga. I confirm that I shall retain all control over my activities at all times. I voluntarily assume full liability and accept the risk of harm, including physical injury and discomfort as a result of my participation in the activities in this programme. I will inform the teachers and/or assistants of any limitations or medical conditions that may affect my practice.

I agree that organisers reserve the right to accept or kindly decline the application of a participant at any time, to make changes in the schedule whenever reputed necessary for the comfort and convenience to all participants. In the case that the event is cancelled or postponed organisers shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of money or expenses paid by the participant if the event cannot be re-scheduled.

I understand that photos may be utilized for communications efforts. To that end, I hereby grant the organizer permission to record the name, image and/or appearance on the above referenced date or dates of me and to use and publish the pictures, video and digital images and the like without compensation, and I waive any right to inspect or to approve any project that may be created using these materials.


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