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Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

This training offers a physiological framework of shock & complex trauma and how they manifest in the body & mind. Learn tools from the fields of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage symptoms of trauma for yourself or those you teach or work with. This training also explores how systemic patterns of trauma can impact entire communities.


1605 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383 US

Type of Event

  • Workshop



Sep 21 to
Sep 23
18:00 pmto17:00 pm

Friday 9/21: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9/22: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9/23: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*there will be 1hr lunch breaks



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