a training for yoga teachers, clinicians, social workers, medical personnel and/or individuals working with communities with trauma
This 3-day (and sometimes offered in 5-day) training, led by either Hala or Kyra, is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock and complex trauma and how they manifest in the body and mind. We will give you tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage, and even resolve, symptoms of trauma. Our aim is to equip yoga teachers to teach to students with trauma and to offer tools to those working with those with trauma in other capacities.
Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.
Along with addressing individuals, this training will also explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism, impact entire communities of people.
This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.
This 18-24hr (3-day) training covers the following essential information for teaching trauma-informed yoga:
- Shock, developmental, complex, and collective trauma
- The stress response and the nervous system
- Somatic therapy tools for resourcing and discharge
- Yoga postures, breathing techniques, & meditations that support self-regulation
- Trauma-informed cueing & sequencing
- Practice teaching
- Social justice basics
- Self-awareness (how our personal life experiences inform our work)
- Vicarious trauma & self-care
3-day trainings range in price from $350-$650, depending on the exact hours/days. We do our best to offer scholarships whenever possible.