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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?

Statistics

How does Yoga heal trauma?

Studies on trauma and yoga

Queing with trauma sensitive students

Anxiety

Children and trauma

Depression

Domestic violence and abuse

PTSD and Complex PTSD

Sexual assault and violence

Triggers

Recommended readings

Restorative yoga for victims of trauma (each student participates in this one hour class at the conclusion of the workshop)

 

Licensed Social Workers and Therapists Training Modules

What is yoga?

Studies on trauma and yoga

Yoga and trauma

Yoga poses and queuing

Breathing exercises

Meditation

Yoga Nidra

Chakras

Triggers in yoga/ Proper language

Teaching yoga one-on-one

Teaching yoga to a class

Recommended readings

Restorative yoga for victims of trauma (each student participates in this one hour class at the conclusion of the workshop)

Upcoming Trainings

August, date TBD- Virtual training via Zoom. Max is 20 participants.

About The Instructor

Angie Berthelsen is a certified Personal Trainer and 200-Hour Yoga Instructor, also certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through Healing Lotus and Hartgrove Behavioral Health System. She has well over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. She is currently earning her  Master degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on mental health and exercise. 

Angie is a survivor of trauma and domestic Violence, having first hand experience with depression, anxiety and PTSD. She is passionate about psychology, yoga and its healing powers as well as educating yoga instructors and other educators on the benefits of trauma sensitive yoga.

If you’re interested in I Heart Yoga offering a Trauma Sensitive Training Workshop at your place of business, please contact us using the form below.