Nicole Marcia

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Bio

Nicole Marcia, MA, ERYT 500 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.

She 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 the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners.

The Quote

When you are determined to practice zazen with the great mind of Buddha, you will find the worst horse is the most valuable one. In your very imperfections you will find the basis for your firm, way-seeking mind. Those who can sit perfectly physically usually take more time to obtain the true way of Zen, the actual feeling of Zen, the marrow of Zen. But those who find great difficulties in practicing Zen will find more meaning in it. So I think that sometimes the best horse may be the worst horse, and the worst horse can be the best one.
― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?

Nicole shares her journey from personal tragedy to realization to trauma-informed yoga teacher.

Nicole’s advice

  • If you’re a therapist and are curious about how the body is impacted by trauma, take a training in trauma-informed yoga.

Nicole’s go-to books

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