Yoga is a practice of collective liberation. In this way, trauma-informed yoga is people-informed yoga.
Our Trauma Informed programs are designed not only to provide you with the tools you need to share the ancient wisdom of yoga with others in a trauma sensitive way, but also to inquire into your own life from this perspective. We will focus heavily on the ways you can take yoga off of the mat and into the world, insighting powerful change in your communities.
We created the Trauma-Informed section of School Yoga Institute in 2019 as we recognized an emerging desire for Yoga Trainings that focus on mental health, emotional intelligence, and social justice. Our Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainings were created and are led by Jeanine Talento and Brooke Alexander, two of our most beloved and seasoned facilitators.
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.
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Nov 3 - Dec 17, 2023
Online: Apr 7-26, 2023.
In-Person: May 1-10, 2023 (Costa Rica)
** PRIVATE AND DOUBLE ROOMS SOLD OUT, TRIPLE AND QUAD ROOMS AVAILABLE **
Online: Sep 15-27, 2023.
In-Person: Oct 1-10, 2023 (Mexico)
Jul 2 - 7, 2023
January 4 - 10, 2024
Hybrid 200hr YTT - Apr 7-26, 2023 (Online) & May 1-10, 2023 (In-Person Costa Rica) - Jeanine & Brooke
Hybrid 200hr YTT - Sep 15-27, 2023 (Online) & Oct 1-10, 2023 (In-Person Mexico) - Jeanine & Brooke
Spain Embodied Joy - A Trauma-Informed Women's Retreat - Jul 2-7, 2023 - Jeanine & Brooke
Online 200hr YTT - Nov 3 - Dec 17, 2023 - Jeanine & Brooke
Portugal 50Hr YTT - Jan 4-10, 2024 - Jeanine & Brooke
The curriculum for our Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainings differs quite greatly from our Mystical approach.
Because of the sensitive and intimate subject matter, we encourage all participants to have their own therapeutic support systems outside of the program container. Some of the topics covered in these programs are:
30hr YACEP Online Training
Mar 11 - Mar 26, 2023
LIVE ZOOM SESSION DATES:
8am - 4pm PST
Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26
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