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Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Where

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica CA, US 90401

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Levels

When

Feb 26 to
Feb 28
2016
12:00 pmto18:00 pm

This 3-day training is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock & complex trauma and how they manifest in the body & mind. You will be given tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage and even resolve symptoms of trauma, for yourself or for those you work with (students, clients, etc.)

Price

$425

or $350 Early Bird (must be paid by Jan 10, 2016)

Full Description

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. You will be given tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage and even resolve symptoms of trauma. The 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 symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

Along with addressing individuals, 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 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 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 therapy tools for resourcing and discharge
-Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditations 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