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Dr. Shailla Vaidya

Dr. Shailla Vaidya is a dynamic speaker who loves to share her passion for compassion to lead change in medical culture. After burning out from working in non-supportive, toxic environments, she founded The Yoga MD - a trauma-informed practice where she integrates Eastern Mind-Body practices with Western Medicine. Based on her own experience, she developed Rest, Reset, Rise! a yoga and self-compassion-based program for frontline helping professionals experiencing burnout. After sustaining a concussion, she adapted the program for head injury, filling a gap in concussion care. 

Healing the Healers - Self-compassion in Action

Dr. Vaidya is a graduate of Dalhousie Medical School, the University of Ottawa’s Family and Emergency Medicine Program, and has a Master’s in Public Health (Management and Policy) from Harvard University. She completed her Yoga Teacher and Therapy trainings with the Mohans of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda. She has also completed teacher trainings with Drs. Kristen Neff and Chris Germer in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC). You can find out more about her offerings at

Live, In-Person Workshop | Thursday June 2 |  9:30am - 11:30am PST

Self-compassion: you’ve heard about it and may have read Dr. Kristen Neff’s books. Now it’s time to cross it off your “to-do” list. In this 2-hour experiential workshop, we will come together in community, practice compassion for each other, and learn to practice it for ourselves. By the end of the session, you will be able to define the components of self-compassion, delineate between compassion fatigue and empathy fatigue, and utilize the practice of compassion to sustain empathy for yourself and those for whom you care.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1.  Define the components of Self-Compassion

2. Understand the Neuroscience of Empathy and Compassion, and the role of Self-Compassion to reduce Empathic Distress.

3. Utilize the practice of Self-compassion to sustain empathy for yourself and those for whom you care.