Trauma-Informed is a non-hierarchical, heart forward, and humanity centered approach.

This ½ online, ½ in-person Trauma-Informed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed to fuse the accessibility of online learning with the excitement and adventure of our in-person trainings.


Join us virtually for the first half of this training before you meet us in person for 10 days to continue your study in Costa Rica!


The online portion of this program will allow us to cultivate a strong container with clear guidelines and foundational principles to follow as a cohort so that our time together can be utilized as a space of vulnerability, discovery, and learning. We will use our virtual time together to cover didactic material to ensure that we all have the same fundamental understanding of trauma-informed work before we meet in-person.


With this solid foundation in place, we can then continue this exploration which is further amplified through interpersonal, in-real-life exchanges and discussions. We hope you can join us!

When “teaching” Yoga, we are not just guiding poses.

We are guiding people.

We are guiding nervous systems.

We are guiding complex and unique physiologies.

Each of us has a different orientation of how we perceive our own safety or lack thereof. Through a psycho-somatic understanding of Trauma and the ways it lives in the body, we can embrace the practice of Yoga in a way that permits each individual to have their own experience. Psycho-education around dissociation and disembodiment can give us the tools to not only understand our own physiology but the ways in which the inner worlds and trauma responses of the folks that we work with may differ from our own.

A yoga space that honors the nuance of the human experience facilitates an environment where each practitioner can take agency over their own bodily autonomy, nervous system regulation, and power of choice. A truly trauma-informed environment embraces and welcomes all emotional realities while highlighting the undeniable truth that embodiment means discerning for oneself what feels right and what feels safe in each moment.


Our integration of this knowledge then informs the way that we show up to hold space for others on their mats. With compassion, curiosity, and kindness we can broaden our willingness to meet the fluctuations of being human both within ourselves and within each other. Embodiment practices, such as Yoga asana, are proven to be the most effective modality in trauma recovery. With this in mind, we learn that we can excavate art from our painful experiences and use it all as a source of freedom and authentic self-expression.


Through the lens of Trauma-Informed education, Yoga is not only an art and a science but a necessity for the future of our world at large.


~ ONLINE: Apr 7-26, 2023 ~ Virtual Program

~ IN-PERSON: May 1-10, 2023 ~ Immersion at Aves Resort & Retreat Center in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Online Schedule:


Friday - Sunday: April 7-9, 2023

Wednesday: April 12, 2023

Friday-Sunday: April 21-23, 2023

Wednesday: April 26, 2023


Wednesday/Friday: 3-7p PST Live on Zoom

Saturday/Sunday: 8a-4p PST Live on Zoom

In Person Schedule:


7:00-9:00a - Asana, Meditation, Pranayama

9:30-10:30a - Breakfast

10:30-1:30p - Trauma Informed Lecture

1:30-3:30p - Lunch/Break

3:30-6:30p - Asana Lab

6:30-7:30p - 6:30p Dinner

7:30p - Evening Activity


This 200hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Training will weave through 4 cycles: Stabilize, Metabolize, Visualize, and Alchemize. The intention for the flow of this program is to invite students into a deep reflective space of Self Confrontation and then to empower them to excavate their wounds into their wisdom and their pain into their purpose through Service.

The Trauma-Informed 200hr Curriculum includes:


  • Creating community + setting a solid container
  • SYI’s Trauma-Informed Slow Flow + Yin Sequences
  • How to safely cue + guide Meditation, Pranayama + Surya Namaskar (classical, A + B)
  • Foundations of Trauma-Informed yoga
  • Nervous System Education
  • Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
  • Dissociation + Embodiment
  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
  • Trauma-Sensitive Meditation + Pranayama
  • Trauma, Core Beliefs + Reparenting
  • Yoga Anatomy + Physiology
  • Guest workshop with The Prison Yoga Project!


  • Asana Alignment + Hands-on Assists
  • SYI’s Trauma Informed Vinyasa Flow
  • Ceremonies + Rituals
  • Interpersonal Workshops, Partner Work, and Authentic Relating Exercises
  • Somatic Experiencing Foundations
  • Peer Teaching (To receive your Yoga Alliance 200 hr Certification you will be required to teach a full 90-minute sequence to a peer)
  • Principles of Trauma-Informed spaces - Community Project offerings
  • Inclusivity, Accessibility, + Yoga for Social Justice
  • Business of Yoga - Stepping out into the world Trauma-Informed


There are two required booked for this course:

Hybrid Trauma-Informed YTT Books
  • The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

You will receive our Trauma-Informed 200-hour Manuals before the course begins.

Need more information? Have questions about our trauma-informed programs?




~ $ 2300 - Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)

~ $ 2500 - Payment Plan



10 days/9 nights + all meals


~ $ 950 - Quad Shared (4 people)

~ $ 1100 - Triple Shared (max 3 guests)

~ $ 1300 - Double (2 people)

~ $ 1700 - Private room


* Your tuition + room and board includes our online virtual experience along with 9 nights of lodging and 3 delicious Gourmet meals per day in Costa Rica. Tuition is a separate cost from rooming. All prices are in USD.

Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras.

We offer a limited amount of scholarships for our Trauma-Informed trainings! Scholarships are on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more about scholarships here.

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Apr 7-26, 2023 (Virtual Program) & May 1-10, 2023 (Costa Rica In-Person) - Jeanine & Brooke



Montezuma is unique among beach destinations in Guanacaste and Nicoya. For years, this remote village and its surrounding beaches, forests and waterfalls have enjoyed near-legendary status among backpackers, UFO seekers, hippie expatriates, and European travelers. Although it maintains its unique vibe, Montezuma has emerged as a great destination for all manner of travelers looking for a beach retreat surrounded by some stunning scenery.


Various cultural influences can be felt in the outstanding restaurants in the area. Active pursuits abound, from hiking in the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve to horseback riding to a beach-side waterfall. The hotel itself is also walking distance to a Canopy (zip-line) Tour and a Butterfly Farm Gardens, and the delicious Cocina Clandestina restaurant. As ever, it's the natural beauty, miles of almost abandoned beaches, rich wildlife, and jungle waterfalls that first made Montezuma famous, and they continue to make this one of the favorite beach towns in Costa Rica.


Getting there:


Take a shuttle! Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared-ride shuttles usually leave from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and generally cost around $60 each way. The shuttles take about 4-5 hours and include a ferry ride. One can also take a 20-minute airplane flight from San Jose to Tambor and then take a taxi to the resort.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Trauma Informed and a standard 200hr Yoga Teacher Training?


In terms of credentials, our Trauma-Informed 200hr Yoga Teacher Training provides you with the same Yoga Alliance standard protocols for teaching yoga internationally that any standard 200hr curriculum would. The primary differences in the Trauma-informed approach are the focus and emphasis on Yoga for mental health, emotional regulation, nervous system psycho-education and teaching Yoga in a more accessible way.

Is this hybrid program certified with Yoga Alliance?



What is the total cost?


Tuition is $2500 for this program or $2300 if you pay in full. Room + Board is a separate cost depending on your room choice.


~Quad - $950

~Triple - $1100

~Double - $1300

~Private- $1700


On top of that, you are required to pay for and plan your travel to and from Aves Retreat Center in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Once you arrive, everything at the center is included!

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