Nicole Marcia

In 2009, I was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, I have been employed as the Director of Therapeutic Yoga Programming by the Provincial Health Services Authority at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions, where I developed and deliver a comprehensive yoga therapy program for in-patient clients in various stages of recovery from mental health and addiction issues.

I also serve as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, a not-for-profit organization providing volunteer yoga teachers to marginalized populations. In 2010, I completed the Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Dave Emerson at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA, and a course on teaching yoga in military communities with Warriors at Ease in Silver Spring, MD.

I’m a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga  and a project coordinator and instructor at Langara College Continuing Studies  in addition to being the yoga programming coordinator at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

I’m a Certified Yoga therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners.