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April Elliot (She/Her)
Ed.S, SEP, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500



 

My Approach:

I specialize in a somatic trauma-informed approach using Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Therapy and Eco-therapy as hallmarks of my practice. While I specialize in working with stress and trauma, the modalities I use are beautiful heart-centered approaches that can help us all be more connected human beings. 

In sessions, my hope is to support you in slowing down to more deeply feel, connect with yourself, and use our time together in ways that feel most meaningful to you. While we will of course be talking during sessions, we will also be listening for the stories your body and psyche are asking you to be with for deeper healing. It’s this wisdom that holds the capacity to transform trauma into healing, constriction into ease, and pain into empowerment. I approach this process of befriending yourself and becoming a more conscious participant to your life with deep reverence. 

I invite awareness around how our ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and socio-economic backgrounds might influence the space between us; I hope to be an ally on your journey.

I currently offer sessions online, which much to my initial surprise, is a format I love connecting through and works well for many people. I also offer sessions outside near Lambertville, NJ for those who resonate with being with nature as a pathway to healing and more conscious living. 


 

Education & Training: 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

Ed.S (Masters + Degree) School Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2015)  

B.A., Psychology. Education Minor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2012)


CERTIFICATIONS:

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing International (2021)

Permaculture Design Certification (2021)

Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500), Yoga Alliance (2018)

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), International Association of Yoga Therapists (2016)



CERTIFICATES & SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

Somatics & Psychology

​Attachment Theory: An Embodied Approach with Dr. Maureen Gallagher

Positive Psychology with Katie Curran, MAPP

Yoga Therapy: 

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy:

  • Yoga Therapist Training (900 hrs.)

  • Yoga Teacher Training (approx. 32 hrs).

  • Group Facilitator Training (370 hrs) 


Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training (300 hrs.)

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200 hrs.)


Restorative Yoga  

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jilllian Pransky:  Level 1 & Level 2 (31.5 hrs.)


Trauma-Informed Yoga 

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with BodyWise Institute (50 hrs.)

Trauma-Sensitive Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with BodyWise Institute (25 hrs.)


Eco-Therapy & Earth-Based Practices: 

Eco-Therapy Training, Earthbody Institute & Ariana Candell- Level 1 

Whole Systems Permaculture Design Certification 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Instructor Training


Bodywork

Thai Bodywork Training (75 hrs.)

CLASSES  & COURSES:

Restoring Resilience and Healthy Sexuality with Ariel Giarretto

Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Transgenerational Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine

Body exercises and An In-Depth Review of Psychological discharge with Abi Blakeslee 

Psychedelics & Somatics with Camille Barton


CURRENT TRAINING: 

Inner Relationship Focusing with Dr. Maureen Gallagher (beginning Feb. 2022)

Dynamic Attachment Repatterning by Diane Poole Heller (DARe) Level 1 (beginning Feb. 2022)

 

CONTACT

Thank you for reaching out. I look forward to connecting.

609-458-8732

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