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Antonia Fokken

Antonia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with a background in Somatic Therapy and Art Therapy. She was introduced to yoga and meditation in college in 1994, while completing a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Eastern Perspectives on Holistic Health at SFSU and has continued to dive into the teachings since then. In 1998, she graduated with an MA in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family therapy from the College of Notre Dame. In 2001, she became a licensed psychotherapist, a certified yoga teacher in 2005, and a certified yoga therapist in 2008. Antonia has taught yoga in yoga studios across the SF Bay Area, as well as taught yoga in juvenile halls, schools, group homes, hospitals, and chemical dependency recovery programs. She was also proud to be on the faculty of the Niroga Institute (www.niroga.org) Yoga Teacher and Therapy Training Programs. She has been a psychotherapist for the past 22 years and is currently in private practice in Oakland Ca. Her other formal studies include: training in Bioenergetics (founded by Alexander Lowen), Restorative Teacher Training with Judith Lasater, Integrative Restoration (I-Rest) Training with Richard Miller PhD, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (body and mindfulness oriented therapy) training in the treatment of Trauma, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT,) Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction (MBSR), Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Self-Compassion Practices. Academically, she has been on the faculty of Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), where she taught graduate coursework to students becoming therapists. In addition, she has enjoyed being a Clinical Supervisor of interns and trainees going through the psychotherapy licensure process.

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