Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training
Yoga for Survivors of Trauma Training explores ways we as yoga instructors can use breath work, meditation techniques and yoga to help students recover from trauma. I Heart Yoga offers two training programs, one for certified yoga instructors and one for licensed social workers and therapists or anyone who desires to incorporate trauma sensitive yoga into their practice or teachings. Our program is divided into modules that offer yoga teachers an education on various types of trauma and its aftereffects and how yoga, breathing exercises and mediation when done using trauma sensitive queuing, poses etc… can help trauma survivors heal. Licensed social workers and therapists will learn about yoga and how to incorporate poses and breathing techniques into their practice, in addition to therapy, helping their clients heal from trauma.
Both training programs can be used with students/clients in a private setting, in a classroom or in setting where a group of individuals are recovering from trauma. We will discuss various types of trauma and what yoga techniques can and should be used or not used in those situations.
Training is completed in 6 hours with a short break for lunch. All material will be provided and each participant will receive a certificate upon completion. This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance’s continuing education. We offer workshops virtually via zoom, at I Heart Yoga and also travel to other locations upon request.
Yoga Teacher Training Modules
What is trauma?
How does Yoga heal trauma?
Studies on trauma and yoga
Queing with trauma sensitive students
Children and trauma
Domestic violence and abuse
PTSD and Complex PTSD
Sexual assault and violence
Restorative yoga for victims of trauma (each student participates in this one hour class at the conclusion of the workshop)