Darlene Nordyke MLIS, RYT-200HR, TCTSY-F
My hope is to offer a supportive environment for people to experience the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of yoga and mindfulness. At my most vulnerable a decade ago yoga and meditation guided me on my personal path to recovery, where I found connection to my body, spirit, and community. Drawing on my experience and training I offer trauma-sensitive yoga supporting reconnection and recovery.
With my love of literature, research, and cultures I have earned a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington. Through my work with the Street Yoga program facilitating yoga groups with LGBTQIA youth and with tribal health services as a substance use counseling intern I discovered my passion to combine the benefits of mindfulness and yoga with recovery and trauma support. I am a 300-hour certified Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute and hold an Addictions Studies certificate which deeply informs my work with recovery and yoga.
Education and Certification
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) 300-hour Certification
Phinney Ridge Yoga Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training
IRest® Yoga Nidra Level I
S.O.A.R.™ Certified Yoga Instructor (Success Over Addiction and Relapse)
Street Yoga Trauma Informed Yoga Training
Veterans Yoga Project Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Yoga
Living Yoga Trauma Resilience Training
The Samarya Center Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) Training for Children and Teens
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthropology, Cum Laude. University of Washington
Addictions Studies Certificate, with Honors. Edmonds Community College