Workshops & Events:
Personal Safety for Women Workshop
with Carey Rockland & Sharon Sanghera

Sunday, February 10th

Pre-registration recommended
Sliding scale options available*

Develop your inner strength and learn to move well and maintain personal safety in an urban environment. On the rare occasion where physical safe-guarding becomes necessary, a personal foundation and plan is helpful.

Our course teaches methods for maintaining personal space, boundaries, and self-awareness including incident
prevention and de-escalization. We train the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves to be prepared for any external scenario. We also teach self-defense basics including blocks, strikes, escapes, use of weapons of the environment and basic weapon take-aways. The participants in our program learn how to deal with reality-based physical scenarios.

All of the movement training, partner training and contact is optional. We create a safe space to learn this material.

*Women’s Self Preservation in co-operation with Bernal Yoga would like to offer this course at a sliding scale in response to the recent events in the neighborhood and around the city. We would like to make this program accessible to women regardless of price point. Please email [email protected] to discuss reduced or no-cost attendance.

About the Instructors:

As a Wellness Coach, Pilates and Martial Arts Instructor, Sharon Sanghera, believes in working on internal dialog and its effects on our wellness and flow of energy. Sharon helps in creating plans for daily wellness habits and practices which will help support healthy lasting lifestyle change and stress reduction. Sharon has been training in martial arts for over 12 years and has been using martial arts to help empower men and women of all ages. She has a blackbelt in JKD/KALI and her foundation is the bedrock of many modern weapons systems and is one of the art choices for many professional executive protection services, military, US Navy SEAL Teams and Special Forces operative. Sharon is the Editor-in-Chief of Vincit Magazine, a mixed martial arts magazine and CoFounder of Major Combat Sports.

Carey Rockland is a full-time fitness trainer and a purple belt at Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. She and has learned street-style self-preservation from several elite mentors in martial disciplines. Carey won the Gold in the Blue Belt Lightweight Division at the 2010 US Open and Gold in the Purple Belt Middleweight Division at the 2011 US Open. Carey has a Masters in Sport Management and physical training certifications through the NSCA (CSCS) and NPTI. For a full bio please visit:

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