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Trauma Informed Yoga - 25 Hours

A course for both students and yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge of energetic and physical principles in practice. Take your yoga teaching to the next level by learning how to

enhance another's practice.

 Trauma Informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

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Program Overview

Many people experience trauma in their lives and these events may have deep-reaching influences on behavior. Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness and traumatic stressors can cause symptoms including anxiety and depression, and lead individuals to develop a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Research supports the benefits of yoga as an effective compliment to other traditional therapies in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of acute or chronic, prolonged exposure to trauma. 

 

By supporting and enhancing the efficacy of other therapeutic interventions, yoga can contribute to an individual’s long-term stability and recovery. Yoga instructors and healthcare professionals can learn to utilize yoga to safely support groups and individuals in developing a sense of agency, and safe embodiment, as well as provide them with the tools for self-regulation. Upon completion of this training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed yoga theories and techniques to support survivors in their healing.

Upon Completion

After receiving your certificate, you can count it towards your continuing education units with Yoga Alliance and towards your 300/500-hour Phoenix Community Yoga certificate. In addition, you may integrate trauma sensitivity into your teaching method if you are already a 200-hour certified instructor.

Curriculum
  • Theory of trauma informed yoga

  • Practical application of techniques

  • Therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and developmental/complex trauma.

  • Creating safer classes and practices for trauma survivors

  • Emphasizing choice and internal experience

  • Therapeutic breathing and grounding techniques

  • Poly-vagal theory and vagal nerve health.

  • Examine & discuss the Koshas, Kleshas, Yamas and Niyamas, the Gunas, Langhana & Brahmana as they pertain to trauma experience.

  • Differences and intersections between Western medical and yogic perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.

  • Trauma, the brain and attachment theory.

  • Explore anti-oppressive practice and yoga as a form of embodied activism.

  • Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices

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Upcoming Trainings
Dates TBD
 
Fri, 5 - 9p
Sat Sun, 9a - 5p
 

Send your $300 deposit to reserve your spot

Tuition and Payment Plans

$680 - ($300 non-refundable deposit + $346 + 5% GST [$34])

 

To inquire about rates and payment plans, please contact info@phoenixcommunityyoga.org

Typically, the final payment must be made before the training start date, but we do consider special circumstances on a case-by case basis.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

$300 deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable to another program or workshop.

 

Up to two weeks prior to training, any payments (less the $300 non-refundable deposit) may be returned to you. Withdrawals with less than 2 weeks notice before the start date will be refunded up to 50%.

 

After the training start date, no refunds will be made.

*Exceptions are at the discretion of the Board of Directors and YTT Coordinators.