Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September 

with Gosia Pearce E-RYT500 

20 hours CPD

from £275

 Yoga Alliance registered  Christine is ERYT500

Mental Health professionals at the forefront of work in the field of trauma and PTSD such as 
Bessel van der Kolk, author of the bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score, often point to  movement and yoga as being a powerful and transformative tool for survivors of traumatic events. 

As a tool, extensive research has shown that Yoga can:

  • Harness resilience by calibrating the nervous system
  • Develop mindfulness and meditation as a path to reconnecting with the inner experiences of the body and breath with perspective and distance
  • Cultivate a deeper body-mind connection for improved interoception
  • Release stored trauma which may present as tension, aches or pains in the body
  • Build techniques and strategies to cope with moments of overwhelm

Become Trauma-informed

In this 20 hour course, you will gain knowledge, skills and understanding to allow you to share yoga and movement in a trauma-informed way. This will make your classes more inclusive and more empowering for a wider range of practitioners.

The curriculum

The curriculum blends building knowledge of Trauma Theory and building skills in sharing practices in a Trauma informed way

  • The history and basic principles of trauma therapy.  
  • The nervous system 
  • The many forms of trauma (cultural, community, complex, racial. transgenerational, relational. etc) 
  • Polyvagal Theory 
  • PTSD 
  • Approaches to Healing  – Top down and bottom up
  • What yoga and psychotherapy have in common
  • Techniques to create a trauma-informed environment and approach
  • invitational language, introspection, choice-making and authenticity
  • Exploration of basic movement practices and principles to consider how they can be integrated into general yoga and therapeutic movement settings
  • Development of  Mindfulness practices and meditation 
  • Sequences and techniques (postures, breath work and visualisation) for people at various stages of healing and integrationHow to use existing knowledge and experience of Āsana from a variety of disciplines such as hatha yoga, vinyasa, Iyengar, yin and restorative. 
  • Cultivation of a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection and what it means to be trauma informed. 
  • Consideration of needs and challenges which specific populations face (minority, youth, women, veterans, prisoners etc)

Who is this course for?

  • Yoga teachers who want to be inclusive and reach more practitioners where they are
  • Individuals who want to understand trauma for their own personal practice and development
  • Healthcare and education providers such as teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, social workers, nurses that would like to use breathing and movement practices in their work

A 200 hour teacher training certificate is not mandatory. If you haven’t trained formally as a yoga teacher, drop us an email and let us know your background and we will look into what other experiences you have and we’ll give you extra support during the course. 

The structure

This is a Saturday-Sunday, two day course. 0900 – 1730. (15 hours contact)

There will be a 5 hour assignment to submit within 6 weeks of the course date if you would like to be Yoga Alliance accredited.

  • Pay in Full – Includes a saving of £20 compared to the Deposit Option.
  • £295
  • Deposit – Balance due no later than 2 weeks prior to the course. £345 in total.
  • £100
  • The remaining balance – Due 2 weeks prior to the course start date. £345 in total.
  • £245
  • Alumni Special Price – For those who have previously attended a minimum of 20 hrs CPD with us.
  • £275

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What is included: 

You will receive a manual to take away and a certificate

All props will be provided during the course

What is not included: 

Lunch. Please bring your own or enjoy lunch in many of the local cafes.


Travel and accommodation costs incurred

We have exclusive discounts to local accommodation we will share on booking

Please bring: 

Your Yoga mat

A notebook and pen

A bottle of water

Warm layers for when sitting still in lecture/ discussion

All monies paid are non refundable and non transferable, except in reasonable and extenuating circumstances and only at the discretion of the course director.

A doctor’s certificate must be provided if any absence is due to ill health. In this case, only a transfer to a later date will be considered but not guaranteed.

No refunds will be given for those who do not pass the course to a satisfactory standard.  No partial refunds will be given for hours missed.

100% attendance is required.