Yoga Teacher Training
Through lecture, self-inquiry, group discussion, practice teaching, and the latest advances in neurobiology, we will investigate trauma theories, trauma-informed yoga, and the body-based healing. After completion of this training, you will feel empowered to offer trauma-informed yoga classes to a variety of population. If you are not a yoga teacher, this training will support you in your own self-regulation, and offer you tools you can use with patients and clients.
As a student in this training, you will learn:
Gain a deeper understanding of what trauma is and the impact. Specifically, how traumatized people process information, trauma symptoms, and how trauma impacts sensorimotor processing.
Through exploration of A.C.E , complex trauma, developmental trauma, and attachment theories, you will be able to articulate the range of adaptation to trauma in early life.
Learn tools to increase heart rate variability, increase neuroplasticity, decrease activity in the default mode network, induce the relaxation response, support nervous system regulation, body awareness, and communication. These skills will be useful in your own journey as well valuable to integrate in your role as a teacher.
You will have tools to make your standard classes more trauma sensitive. Through practicum, you will feel empowered to offer trauma-informed yoga classes with individuals and small groups.
We will explore recent advances in neurobiology of trauma, and how trauma-informed yoga can be a body-based tool for those healing trauma.
Learn how trauma affects children’s proprioception, interoception, brain development, emotional regulation, and cognition.
Post-course requirements for certification:
Lead 10 trauma-informed classes (minimum three attendees per class), read Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine, PhD and provide a page summary, and choose an area of the Anatomy curriculum that interests you and complete a one-half to one page write up.
THIS IS NOT A THERAPEUTIC INTENSIVE. Whilst we hold space for interpersonal transformation, this is professional training. Also, missing more than two hours of training, will require individual to pay for an individual session(s) with one of our trauma facilitators, to be eligible for certification.
Our Students are Saying:
“I took a Trauma Informed YTT. Eleanor is incredible, she is so engaging that she is able to offer us hard sciences in a very approachable way. She weaves the western science and energetics seamlessly. She understands the neurology, biology, nervous system, and also the layers of human experience and wounding. She is really gifted at reading the room, and responding to what is needed there in each moment.”