A trauma-informed approach is a curiosity-focused methodology and pedagogy that relentlessly asks “why?”. Together in this advanced Trauma-Informed 300hr Yoga Teacher Training, we will deconstruct what Yoga truly is and reconstruct how we define and utilize this ancient and sacred language through the study of somatics, functional movement, intuitive arts, neuroscience and biomechanics. We will delve deep into advanced yoga philosophy and how these incorporeal ideas can not be divorced from the scientific and holistic study of the human body.
This training will invoke deep inquiry, demanding critical thinking and discernment, giving you the tools to move forward with confidence to share your unique art in an embodied way with the world.
This advanced Trauma-Informed 300hr Yoga Teacher Training explores our well-being and humanity through a bio-psycho-social model.
Through this approach, we see Trauma not as what is wrong with us but instead what has happened to us and how we’ve integrated that into the layers of our being. We then use the therapeutic benefits of Yoga to investigate both ourselves and others with compassion and to look at the interplay between all aspects of reality - biology, psychology, society, and spirituality.
It is now academically and medically understood that trauma cannot be healed strictly at the layer of cognitive understanding or processing. In order to work through the deep dimensions of how we store trauma, we need to work with body, conditioning, breath, energetics, and spirituality.
Yogic philosophy and energetic anatomy has understood these principles for centuries. With a focus on vagal toning and a nuanced dissection of Yoga asana through the lens of the pañcamaya model (often known as the the koshas), we can profoundly enhance the way we understand and celebrate both our own existence and complexity as well as the existence and complexity of those we choose to work with. In this program we will move through 5 cycles that correlate with the koshas, discovering how anatomy, cognition, breath, energy, and spirituality all need to have a sense of cohesion for a human being to experience true embodied liberation and peace.
October 13-December 22, 2023
Mondays: 4:30-6:30p PST
Wednesday: 6:30-8:30a PST
Fridays: 6:30-8:30a PST
Bi-Weekly Immersion Weekends:
Friday/Saturday: 6:30a-6:30p PST
Sunday: 6:30a-12:30p PST
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In the past few years, we have discovered the potent potential of gathering online. We have been astounded by the level of authentic and vulnerable relating that is possible in the digital sphere. It is also one of our initiatives as an organization to have our life-changing curriculum be accessible. Without added travel costs and time off required from work/home life, our online format invites folks to integrate the wisdom and holistic healing of yoga into their daily lives.
We will utilize interactive Zoom Rooms to create space for more intimate connections, dialogues, and conversations. We emphasize all three styles of learning in our online programs (visual, audio, kinesthetic) through our didactic material which is organized into thorough powerpoint presentations and our anatomy and asana sessions which are physical and interactive.
Live attendance with camera on is required for this Yoga Alliance 300hr Certification. All live sessions will be recorded and each participant is permitted to miss five (5) classes and submit a written reflection.
~ $ 2800 - Pay in Full
~ $ 3000 - Payment Plan
All Prices are in USD
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*Please note that this a professional Yoga Teacher Training and not an intensive therapy program. It is expected that participants have their own support and therapeutic modalities in place while going through this training. While of course there will be space for personal reflection, it is imperative that the container remains strong and that we are not unloading or processing our traumatic experiences in this space. If you need guidance finding a therapist prior to starting this course, we are happy to help!
Oct 13 - Dec 22, 2023 with Jeanine (lead facilitator), Raquel (lead facilitator) & Brooke (co-facilitator)
Becoming trauma informed means we become true allies in the growth of our students. By weaving trauma-informed principles into our work we can cultivate the safety and trust that are foundations for healing and growth. When taught with awareness, the practice of Yoga is a natural support for nervous system regulation and building physical and emotional resilience. By becoming trauma-informed we, as space holders, can become increasingly aware of how our classes can play an integral part in the healing path of our students.
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