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Wednesdays: Sept.21 – Dec.14, 2022


Nurture and Nourish

Fall is a time of harvest. Time to gather what we have learned over the summer months. We are given the opportunity to explore how to nurture and nourish ourselves inside and out.

What does it mean to feel supported?

Your Invitation Each Wednesday to Be Bodyful  I  Mindfulness, Meditation & Movement  

We will take time to pause, connect to our wise body and restore whole-body health through the healing practice of Qigong (chee-gong). Somatic Qigong brings together the body wisdom of somatics with gentle, easy-to-learn body movements and breathing of Qigong that still your mind, move your emotions and restore the flow of life-energy or “Qi” to your body. Our circle is offers a compassionate, body-oriented and trauma0informed experience. 

Everyone Welcome | Celebrate the Wise Teacher and Healer Inside You:

Qigong’s simplicity and Elisa’s warm, welcoming approach makes this a class for everyone to experience. No experience needed… only your presence!

Recording Available

After our class at 10:45am PST, a recording will be sent each Wednesday and be available for seven days to view and enjoy the practice.


Recordings will ONLY show me teaching the class and ONLY my voice will be heard. Any questions after the practice/class will not be part of the recording.


A sliding scale is open to all. If you want to be part of the circle, simply Get in Touch with Elisa.


The class is delivered live as an Online Zoom Class. Once registered, you will be sent simple instructions to connect to Zoom and join the class.

Elisa Peterson is an extraordinary teacher. Her remarkable ability to impart her knowledge, skills and wisdom about qi-gong in an engaging, caring and gentle manner brings me back to her time and again. From each session with Elisa, I have gained new insights to further my understanding of qi-gong. The beautifully simple practice of qi-gong has taught me how to quiet my mind and live more fully in the present. I am forever grateful to Elisa for enabling me to bring “better karma” into my life.
Charlene Dulacka

Retired High School Teacher

Somatic Foundations

Trauma- Informed Practice: Healthcare Clinicians



Somatic Foundations:
Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) for Healthcare Clinicians

Raise Trauma Awareness | Build Compassionate and Collaborative Practices | Promote Resilience and Regulation


Facilitator: Elisa Peterson, BA, MEd Candidate, SEP I Somatic Trauma Therapist, Somatic Communication Educator
Self-Care Guest: Dinyar Mistry, BE.RMT.P-DTR, I Senior Instructor – Shiamak’s Inner Dance Movement.
All Healthcare Clinicians Welcome

Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, Dentists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Athletic Trainers, Physiotherapists and other healthcare providers.

Dates & Times | Mixed Mode Delivery
  • Online: Friday Evening I April 29th, 2022, 6:30pm-8:30pm PST
  • In-person: Saturday and Sunday I April 30th & May 1st, 2022, 9:30am- 4:30pm PST
  • Online: Group Discussion: Sunday I June 12th, 2022, 10:30am- 12:00pm PST
About Trauma-Informed Practice for Healthcare Clinicians

Trauma-informed practice fosters an environment where the unique story of each person’s life experience is met with body-oriented compassion and awareness in order to safely and respectfully provide appropriate care and service.

Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) for Healthcare Clinicians is a unique, body-oriented training designed to support healthcare clinicians in creating a trauma-informed environment for their clients. The goal of the training is to raise awareness of trauma and develop somatic communication skills to build compassion, safety, and regulation in the therapeutic relationship. Curriculum is tailored to meet the unique needs of clinicians and their clients with relevant considerations for working one-on-one in practice.

Learning Approach | Knowledge + Embodiment = Whole Body Learning

Participants are given the opportunity to explore and expand their theoretical learning through somatic or body-centred exercises. This process of embodied learning deepens understanding by gaining a body-oriented perspective of intellectual concepts. Individual and group exercises offer time for reflection, building self-awareness, and the development of trust in the classroom.

Curriculum At-A-Glance

I. Relational Nature of Stress and Trauma

  • Trauma through the Lens of the Nervous System, Dr. Peter Levine
  • Neuroception, The Science of Safety
  • Sources of Trauma and Statistics

II. Introduction to Trauma Physiology:

  • Self-Regulation and the Threat Response Cycle
  • Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges
  • Symptoms of Traumatic Stress

III. Somatic Communication I Principles and Practice

  • Body Awareness, Body Cues & Boundaries
  • Interoception, The Language of Sensation
  • Attunement and Window of Tolerance

IV. Somatic Communication I Building Blocks of Safety

V. Scope of Practice and Trauma Support Referrals

VI. Regulation Self-Care for Healthcare Clinicians

Sliding Scale | Open to Everyone

If you would like to be part of the training,  Get in Touch with Elisa.

Donated Class Fee | Healing As A Community

10% of your registration fees will be donated to support Indigenous Communities of Canada:


LocationHollyburn Family Services

Venue Phone: +1 604-987-8211

Address: 267 Esplanade West, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7M 1A5

Elisa is a true healer. She has beautifully integrated her expertise in many healing therapies with her passion for teaching qigong. The result is a unique experience that will create an opportunity for you to heal, grow, and transform your life. Elisa’s open heart and old soul wisdom is the perfect companion for your journey. Enjoy!

Dr. Jason Loken, RMT, ND

Naturopathic Doctor, Author