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Welcoming Spaces: Embracing gender diversity in your bodywork practice

  • PDX Power Yoga 1915 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)

You became a healer to help people, and you're doing incredible work. But when you think about transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who come to your practice... are they receiving truly dignified care? Do you know how to address them with respect, treat them with confidence, and receive their feedback with humility?

If you're ready to up your trans inclusion game, join professional trans educator Trystan Reese as he brings his interactive, engaging trans competency workshop to Portland's body workers... including chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists! You'll hear his personal trans narrative, learn about trauma-informed care and how it applies to the trans community, and gain concrete tools to help you build a welcoming practice *right now.*

Gender-neutral pronouns? No problem. Inclusive language for your website? You got it. Skills for rebuilding trust when you make a mistake? Absolutely. With concrete takeaways and embodied exercises, you'll learn how to provide excellent care for any trans person who might come to you for help.

This session is offered in partnership with ZenSpace and will offer CE’s for LME’s, with possible continuing learning credits offered for chiropractors (TBD). It will take place on October 20th at PDX Power Yoga on MLK Blvd. There is limited space, so registration is required, along with your registration fee of $100.

If you are a practitioner who is trans and/or POC, please contact Trystan for a reduced/waived registration fee.

Trystan Reese is a professional trans educator who works with medical and support providers across the country. His online trainings on LGBTQ+ family-building, offered through Family Equality, have been completed by over 1200 medical professionals at some of the nation's top fertility organizations. He hosts quarterly trainings on trans pregnancy for birthworkers, both online and in-person in cities across the US. He is a certified social justice facilitator who trained with the Social Justice Training Institute. He has presented workshops and keynotes at dozens of acclaimed conferences, including Born Into This Doula Conference, Creating Change LGBTQ Conference, Out & Equal's Global Workplace Summit, and more. His storytelling adventures have been captured on The Moth Radiohour (with a viral video recording of that story being viewed over 2.5 million times online), the RISK! podcast, at The Mystery Box and Seven Deadly Sins (Portland-based storytelling events), and more. He has told his trans pregnancy story in partnership with outlets such as CNN, People Magazine, Vice News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Portland with his partner and their three amazing kids.