This Trauma-Informed 50-hour YTT takes place at Samahita Retreat Center. Samahita, meaning centered, is one of the original wellness retreat centers in Southeast Asia. Koh Samui is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and dense, mountainous rainforests. Tropical, lush, and unique, this is the perfect setting to dive into the nuances of Trauma-Informed care, nervous system education, and social-emotional learning skills.
This program is open to RYT 200+ or mental health professionals looking to integrate Yoga Asana, meditation, and breathwork into their clinical settings.
This program qualifies for 50 Hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance.
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.
Schedules may vary
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.
A 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 and empowerment 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. 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.
Thailand ~ August 10 - August 17, 2024
7 Day Immersion at Samahita Resort & Retreat Center in Koh Samui with Jeanine & Brooke
Includes tuition, manual, room, 3 meals/day, and use of facility equipment. (flight not included)
~ $ 1450 – Double Room (Shared Room & Shared Bathroom with 1 other)
~ $ 1600 – Semi-Private Room (Private Room, Shared Bathroom with 1 other)
~ $ 1900 – Fully Private Room (Private Bed & Bathroom)
All prices are in USD.
Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials, or extra nights.
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This Trauma-Informed 50hr YTT takes place at Samahita Retreat Center. Samahita, meaning centered is one of the original wellness retreat centers in Southeast Asia. Koh Samui is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and dense, mountainous rainforests. Tropical, lush, and unique, this is the perfect setting for the in-person portion of our YTT.
Thailand is a spiritual, colorful, and peaceful land. Koh Samui, in particular, is lush and beautiful, with tropical jungles and white-sand beaches surrounded by a sapphire-blue sea. An island in the Gulf of Thailand, Samui is situated in a high-energy zone, which directly affects practices like yoga and meditation, and makes it an ideal place for positive transformation and growth.
As well as being a tropical haven of beaches, five-star hotels and spas, Samui has a rich Buddhist heritage and is home to many active temples. Only a five-minute walk from Samahita Retreat is the Laem Sor Pagoda. With its shining golden tiles and peaceful atmosphere next to the mangroves and the ocean you can also visit the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk and climb up to the Khao Chedi, high on the mountain with breathtaking views. Wat Kunaram is home to the preserved body of the revered Lung Padaeng, known as the Mummified Monk as he is still sitting in the meditation position over 20 years after his death. The most iconic Buddha statue on Samui is Wat Phra Yai, or Big Buddha temple not far from the Airport, where you can climb the steps up to see the large majestic Buddha.
For deep swimming beaches the North and East of Samui have less reef protection, with Chaweng’s powdery sands drawing in vast crowds of tourists from around the globe. A hub of shopping, nightlife and entertainment, this bustling metropolis feels like a million miles from the tranquility of Samahita Retreat’s quiet beach. Silver Beach near Lamai is still reminiscent of old Samui with a few family run resorts and restaurants and is a favorite for swimming beach with the locals.
To discover authentic Thai food not far from Samahita take a taxi or wander down the beach to Sweet Sisters where Khun Noi and her team will take good care of you. They also have a good selection of snacks, clothing and crafts if you are looking for gifts to take home. For the best coffee on Samui look no further than Boy’s Organic Coffee in the fishing village of Tong Krut, you can also stock up on some delicious organic coffee from Chiang Mai. Although many of our guests prefer to stay in the peaceful tranquility of our bay in the South of Samui if you feel like venturing further afield there are many great restaurants on the island.
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