Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Seattle Networking Meeting: Bringing Mindfulness and Yoga into the Play Therapy Room

  • September 23, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Kirkland, WA

Seattle Area Networking Meeting

*Saturday, September 23rd, 2017*


New Location: Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

440 Central Way, Kirkland, Washington 98033

****Parking is easy and free at the 'Little Brother' restaurant underground parking lot on 85th St (it's the immediate right after the Wells Fargo sign). Conference room is located opposite the 'Arete' residential office.****

Title: Bringing Mindfulness and Yoga into the Play Therapy Room


The intention of this workshop is to provide mental health practitioners with a basic level of knowledge of how

mindfulness and yoga techniques/postures can be integrated into play therapy practice. This workshop will provide

information about the benefits of using yoga and mindfulness with children, and discuss specific interventions that

can be used in sessions in developmentally appropriate ways.

Workshop Objectives:

1. List 3 mental and/or physical benefits of utilizing yoga with children in play therapy practice.

2. Identify 3-5 yoga postures and (how to) integrate these into a play therapy session.

3. Apply at least 1 mindfulness technique in a play therapy session.


Daisy Vergara, LMHC, is a therapist working with children ages 0-9 in a private practice at Spring Behavioral Health in Issaquah, WA. Daisy has been utilizing yoga, and specifically, mindfulness in her play therapy practice with clients. Daisy has approximately 9 years of experience working with her current population and over a decade of experience working in mental health field in various settings with diverse client populations.

Pamela Chang has been teaching yoga since 2009. Pam is inspired by her teachers Molly Lannon Kenny and Stephanie Sission. Since then, she has trained with Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers and you will often find her focused on teaching what she loves the most, Yin Yoga. Pam’s Yin Yoga classes offer quiet, long-held stretches focusing on love, compassion and acceptance. As a teacher, Pam encourages students to follow their own path, finding balance between accepting themselves as they are and pushing their limits. She is committed to bringing joy, understanding and kindness to every class. Her goal is to guide others to finding happiness from within and to show everyone that they are already perfect and whole. Pam is grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with others. She teaches Yin yoga, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra. She also offers Yin yoga teacher trainings and Ayurveda workshops.


1.5 FREE CE Clock Hours Provided (APT-APPROVED PROVIDER #11-296)

Please email info@wa4pt.com for further information.


Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, nurses, interns, undergraduate and graduate students

Students are highly encouraged to attend. If you are new to play therapy or still learning, please come with your curiosity and questions!

** Students: Did you know you can begin to accrue APT Approved CEs that will count toward your RPT credential even before you graduate with your Master's Degree?!

Cost: Free!!!

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