Our Trauma Based Yoga Training offers two types of training. One for mental health professionals and one for yoga teachers. Each training explores ways we as yoga instructors can use breath work, meditation techniques and yoga to help those recover from trauma.

In-person training is completed in approximately 4-5 hours with a short break.  All material will be provided, and each participant will receive a certificate upon completion.

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. 

Yoga Teacher Training

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.

Our program is divided into modules offering yoga teachers an education on various types of traumas and its aftereffects and how yoga, breathing exercises and mediation when done using trauma sensitive queuing, poses etc... can help trauma survivors heal.


What is trauma?


How does Yoga heal trauma?

Studies on trauma and yoga

Cueing with trauma sensitive students


Children and trauma


Domestic violence and abuse

PTSD and Complex PTSD

Sexual assault and violence


Recommended readings

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


Mental Health Professionals Training

*Application for approved continuing education provider pending*

Mental Health Professionals will learn about yoga and how to incorporate poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation into their practice.


What is yoga?

Studies on trauma and yoga

Yoga poses and queuing

Breathing exercises


Yoga Nidra

Chakras/Vagas Nerve

Triggers in yoga/ Proper language

Recommended readings

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

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 has her master's degree Kinesiology with an emphasis on mental health and senior exercise. 

Angie is a survivor of trauma and domestic violence, having firsthand 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.