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Trauma Informed Yoga 20-Hour Training

Trauma Informed Yoga Training with Kyra Haglund is designed to offer a physiological understanding of shock and complex trauma and how that manifests in the body and mind. It will present you with tools from the growing fields of trauma research and yoga/mindfulness to manage and even resolve symptoms of trauma.


1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz CA, US 95060
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

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Oct 7 to
Oct 9
17:00 pmto17:00 pm

Friday, October 7th: 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, October 8th: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 9th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



$395 per person.
$350 Early Bird Rate (before 9/1/16)

Full Description

The goal of a trauma informed yoga practice is to reconnect with our self-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. Along with addressing trauma at the individual level, this training will explore how systemic patterns of trauma at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism impact entire communities of people.

This 20-hr Yoga Alliance certified 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 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, and mediations that support greater self-regulation

• Trauma informed cueing and sequencing

• Practice teaching

• Social Justice basics

• Self-awareness (how our personal life experiences inform our work)

• Vicarious trauma and Self-care

Learning Objectives include:

• Ability to recognize the important role of body-based interventions in trauma recovery

• Understand the body’s neurobiological response to threat and how to restore a sense of safety using mind-body modalities

• Learn specific mindful movement practices and means of integrating them into group and individual therapeutic work that will help clients cultivate greater self- regulation and affect tolerance

• Consider epidemiology of trauma and trauma healing as social justice