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Trauma Training For Yoga Teachers: Core 1 (7 hrs)

On Track Yoga
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Learn to lead trauma informed yoga classes and classes for people who have anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Daisy Yoga's Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training is designed to give yoga teachers the knowledge they need to make their teaching more relevant to the needs of all students. This training is suitable for yoga teachers and trauma workers alike, allowing students to deepen their knowledge of psychology, physiology, and trauma in the context of the practices of yoga and meditation.

The core and elective classes in this training are designed to help you:
• Create safe spaces for survivors of trauma
• Develop trauma-sensitive language and cues
• Set appropriate boundaries for touch, personal space, and teacher-student relationships
• Understand how trauma, anxiety, and depression affect the nervous system
• Understand the roots of trauma in society and the self
• Encourage the natural healing process through appropriate yoga practices
• Have a stronger foundation for work with teen and adult survivors of sexual abuse

As a mind/body practice, yoga is a powerful way to allow students access to the physiological aspects of the nervous system’s process, the pathway to healing and greater resilience. Yoga instructors especially need to be aware of the impact of trauma on their students. Where touch, cues, and sequencing come into play, the possibility of encountering long-held tension and trauma is always present.

Students will learn to understand and engage with students in a way that respects and cares for their unique histories and challenges. Our experienced teachers will teach you how to make your classes safer, more approachable, and more appealing to the general public. You will emerge with a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive teaching practice, grounded in the neuroscience of trauma physiology and the cutting edge of yoga teaching methodology.

The Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Certificate is granted to students who complete 30 or more hours of affiliated coursework.

The training is made up of two required classes and a selection of elective classes. Students must attend a seven-hour training on Yoga Teacher Boundaries, Ethics, and introduction to Trauma-Informed Yoga (this module), and a 10-hour training core module on Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (core 2), for a total of 17 core hours. Students must also read and respond to two assigned trauma related articles (5 hours) and attend an additional 8 hours of trauma-informed yoga classes for a total requirement of 30 hours.

Yoga Alliance Continuing education credits are available for this training.

Cost of Core 1: $160
Register Now through On Track's regular class schedule.

For more information about this or any other teacher trainings with Daisy Yoga, please contact Rhonda Waterhouse directly at rlw118@gmail.com.