Trauma-Informed YTT Continuing Education

Join School Yoga Institute for this unique & comprehensive Trauma Informed yoga Teacher Training! Trauma Informed Yoga is a rapidly growing field based on neuroscience research. It is quickly becoming a necessity for individuals wishing to become more effective yoga teachers, leaders, healers, or trauma recovery facilitators.

This program is specifically designed for Yoga Teachers (RYT-200 required) or Health Care Providers who wish to broaden their scope of knowledge in the field of Trauma Recovery. This training is for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of how trauma affects the brain and the nervous system, as well as how to increase awareness and sensitivity when working with trauma survivors. Trainees will learn how trauma lives in the body and the incredible healing potential that is available through embodiment practices and breathwork. After completion of this training, graduates will feel empowered to share Trauma Informed Yoga classes in their communities and beyond.


This program qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance for RYTs.

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50 Hour Trauma-Informed Course-Work & Retreat for women

May 21-27, 2022 in Panama with Jeanine & Brooke


Read below more information about this program


What To Expect

  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Understanding the nervous system
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology research studies about embodiment and trauma
  • Considerations for working with & teaching yoga to trauma survivors
  • Understanding symptomology ~ Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
  • Depathologizing & destigmatizing mental illness
  • Inclusive language
  • Resourcing
  • Pranayama for trauma
  • Understanding triggers
  • Leadership tools
  • Productive & effective hands-on adjustments
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Self care within community care
  • Ceremonies & rituals

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:30 Somatic Study
8:30-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-1:00 Lecture/Special Topic
1:00-3:00 Lunch
3:00-6:00 Practical Application/Consideration for TIY
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-9:00 Ceremony/Movement Medicine


Required Book

Please purchase The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk. Reading is not required prior to the training unless trainee feels so inclined. We will be using Van Der Kolk’s book as a reference throughout the course.


MAY 21-27, 2022

50-Hour Trauma Informed Course-Work & Retreat for Women

All female identifying folks are welcome!

We will begin at 4pm on May 21st & finish at 12pm on May 27th. There will be one full day off on May 24th to schedule activities or have a day of rest. There will be many different options for activities through Istmo that you can book upon arrival. ISTMO is a family owned and operated full-service yoga retreat center in Playa Grande, San Carlos, 1.5 hours from Panama City.


Book your flight into Panama City and we will organize a group shuttle on May 21st from Panama City to the retreat center and all plan to arrive together. There will be a shuttle organized for departure on May 27th as well. May is a fantastic time to travel to Panama. The surrounding rainforest is lush and thriving from the rainy season, but it’s not quite time for the intense summer heat or humidity. Istmo Retreat Center is only a short 5 minute walk to the pristine Playa Grande beach! Istmo Retreat Center has 7 comfortable bungalows, which have air conditioning, pillow top mattresses, luxury linens, essential oil diffusers, private baths, and balconies with hammocks and panoramic views.


The facilities include an 80m2 hardwood floor yoga studio surrounded by nature; free stand-up-paddleboard classes and tours; a nature trail in the forest; a full size walking meditation labyrinth; an air-conditioned living room for group gatherings; a gazebo with hammocks; and a fully equipped dining area.



~ What is Trauma?

~ The Trauma of Womanhood: Breathing in competition, jealousy, and envy into allyship and sisterhood.

~ Embodiment practices, such as Yoga, as the antithesis of Trauma

~ Radical Self Love

~ Conscious Relationships

~ Tantra: Awake, Alive, & Turned On

~ Intro Women's History, Oppression, Objectification, & becoming Pioneers of a new Paradigm

~ Body Image, Body positivity, conscious social media

~ Untaming & Rewilding. Mother line Healing.

~ Core Beliefs & Trauma

~ Facilitating Freedom

~ Sensuality, Joy Codes & Pleasure Portals

~ Cycles, Rhythms & Walking forward on the path of Divine Femininity

~ Sharing Trauma Informed work with others


Includes tuition, manual, YACEP certificate, 3 meals/day, and rooming option. (flight not included)
$1300 – Quad Room
$1500 – Double room
$1800 – Private Room
(All prices are in U.S dollar)


*Orada Retreat Center, Algarve, Portugal*

We will begin at 4pm on November 14th & finish at 12pm on November 20th. There will be one full day off on November 17th.

Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based soul retreat centre, nestles in 71 ha of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and proposing purposeful transformational experiences.

Orada is a transitional educational community promoting and bridging spiritual, ecological, and transformative embodied experience and retreats towards a transition into new attitudes and paradigm community living. It is found in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve.

Orada focuses on organic farming and conscious nutrition, meditation, and nature contemplation spaces. Orada is a space holding community and a force for innovative possibilities & new mindsets.

Orada was founded on the vision that nature, health, sustainability, and community are fundamental insights to transition out of the toxicity of modern times. It is a place to get inspired and redesign life on earth and manifest collective awakening.


Orada is located 1.5 hours from Faro Airport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon & is equipped with a bio-pool, yoga and meditation temple, panoramic solarium, rooftop terrace, bird watching habitat and a natural fire amphitheatre, peace and nourishment is easily accessible throughout the property.

Permaculture is a primary focus at Orada and delicious and nutritious vegetarian food straight from the garden will be provided during the program.

Orada is located in one of the most diverse regions of Portugal, close to some of the most precious beaches this country has to offer as well as an incredibly beautiful countryside. The Costa Alentejana has unique characteristics, which very few destinations in the world combine: Easy access from any European airport, breathtaking scenery and an itinerary of excellent sporting, cultural and leisure activities.

Explore the Rota Vicentina hiking trails, take a surf lesson, explore the area in a kayak, take your friend on a horse riding adventure or on a Jeep Safari through the countryside. Orada is more than happy to help you organize a trip & there will be opportunities to explore as much as you’d like on the day off!

Orada offers different accommodation types from private suites and bungalows to tepees and cozy dorm rooms. The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials (adobe) giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather.

Includes tuition, manual, YACEP certificate, 3 meals/day, and rooming option. (flight not included)
$1300 – Quad Room
$1500 – Double room
$1800 – Private Room
(All prices are in U.S dollar)


November is the end of peak season in Portugal. Weather ranges from lows of 50 degrees to highs of 80 degrees Farenheit. Please pack accordingly! 🙂



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