Many of you know that this podcast was born out of, in part, desperation. Several years ago, during one of my internships, I had been doing a lot of commuting, and during those rides I’d spend much of the time thinking about my clients; wondering whether or not I was doing the “right” thing, worrying about the interventions I did and didn’t do.
I often thought to myself that it would be great if I had a master trauma therapist sitting right there in the passenger seat to mentor me.
Well, it was obvious that that wasn’t going to happen, so the podcast was the next best thing.
And let me tell you, during that time I’d wished I had the opportunity to listen to Nicole Marcia. She’s incredible and inspiring.
Nicole radiates such groundedness with her words and voice, and it is clear from talking with her that she has the utmost of compassion for those she works with.
Nicole Marcia, MA, ERYT has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with trauma and addiction since 2004.
She also trains yoga teachers and clinicians in the trauma-sensitive yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.
In 2009, Nicole was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.
Nicole serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and a curriculum developer and instructor the Langara College Continuing Studies.
She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site and is a member of Bridge for Health and theBreathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners.