Trauma-Informed Yoga Training
Whether you seek to offer classes specifically for sexual violence survivors or survivor of other forms of trauma, through private instruction or at a local community-based center, or you simply desire additional tools to make appropriate modifications within your public classes, this training will provide you with options, information and confidence in how to create a trauma-informed space. The training is appropriate for new and seasoned teachers, as well as serious practitioners, and will also be delivered in a format that is trauma-informed and attentive to the needs of participants who are also survivors of violence. We will examine trauma through a broad lens* that includes a variety of forms of trauma so that the core of these teachings is naturally applicable to many forms of traumatic experiences and working with students as they navigate grief, loss, physical injury and unexpected change.
This training will cover:
Understanding the Spectrum of Trauma
Definitions, statistics, barriers and resources for healing
Trauma Resilience Theories
Physiological impact of trauma, symptoms, non-linear healing, complementary care across healing arts disciplines, insights from Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Modifications, recommendations, sequences, breathing and meditation considerations, self-care
The Parallel Practices of Yoga and Healing After Trauma
Connecting theory and the body, survivor-centered yoga, teaching philosophy, mentorship and self-practice.
*This entire training can be adapted to be specific to the trauma of sexual violence*