Teacher Training for Trauma
August 16-18, 2019
18 Hour Training
Optional Power 1 class (included)
Yoga for Trauma:
A training for yoga teachers, clinicians, social workers, healthcare personnel, and/or individuals working with communities with trauma.
This 3-day training 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 address manifestations of trauma. Our goal 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 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, healthcare personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.
This 18-hour 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-experiencing tools for resourcing and discharge
Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditations to support self-regulation
Trauma-informed cuing and sequencing
Social Justice basics
Self-awareness (how our personal life experiences inform our work)
Vicarious trauma and self-care
Pricing for Training
$325 for Social Workers, Mental Health Professions, and yogis currently working trauma survivors
$395 Full Price
Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT 500*, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change. Through the non-profit A Thousand Joys, Hala works with social workers and direct service providers, educating them on the effects of vicarious trauma and offering them somatic tools to discharge and manage stress and create a culture of wellness. See more at halakhouri.com