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Brittny Manos is a Research Coordinator in the Adolescent Medicine Division at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is personally dedicated to supporting adolescents and young adults, more specifically vulnerable youth, in health and wellness. The research Brittny manages at Nationwide Children’s General Adolescent Clinic, Eating Disorder Clinic, and Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction Clinic has naturally aligned with this goal. In July of 2016, she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on High and is now teaching yoga to youth at the hospital. She also leads programming involving mindfulness and yoga at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, a safe and empowering center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally youth. Brittny is enrolled in Yoga on High’s 100 Hour Trauma Sensitive Teacher Training Program and teaches a trade marked class called EMBER (Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience). She is always evolving the skills needed to better teach special populations.
Activity: EMBER (Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience)
Time: 12PM – 1PM
EMBER (Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience) is a course that draws from traditions of yoga and meditation created by Michele Vinbury and Marybeth Hamilton for people rebuilding their lives after trauma. Each session focuses upon the body, with evidence-based tools and strategies that skillfully address trauma’s somatic dimension, the overwhelming physical and emotional sensations that make it so debilitating to endure. Each session includes: self massage, essential oils, mindful stretching, breath exercises, yoga postures, restorative poses, and a guided meditation.
This activity will offer ways to experience ‘grounding’ or feeling into the body in general. Sometimes we experience life in such a way that we might feel outside of the body, and grounding may lead to feelings of greater ease and stability. All practices taught in EMBER classes are entirely non-religious in nature and can be practiced by anyone, whatever their spiritual beliefs or background. Underlying all the techniques you will learn is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment and allowing things to be just as they are. Research shows that mindfulness techniques are highly effective for managing stress that they can help change patterns in the brain and nervous system to build the capacity for calm and courage. For that reason mindfulness techniques are useful wherever people are coping with intense pressure, change, and upheaval, and where they are seeking tools to help them relax and build their resilience their capacity to ride out difficult times. During this program you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to learn about yourself. The hope is that you will come away from each session feeling more at ease and more grounded, with new tools at your disposal to help you manage stress.