Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
Saturday 20th April – Sunday 21st April
with Gosia Pearce E-RYT500
20 hours CPD
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
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.
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.
How is the course structured?
This is a Saturday-Sunday, two day course. 08:30 – 1730.
There will be an assignment to submit within 6 weeks of the course date if you would like to be YA accredited.
Example daily schedule:
8:30am – 9:30am – Practical experience
9:30am- 1230am Theory, Techniques and Practices
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm – Theory, Techniques and Practices
3:15pm – 5:30pm – Practical experience
What is the content of the course?
- 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
- 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 integration
- How 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)
What is the fee?
There are 3 options for payment.
Option 1 – Pay in full – £295 (click here)
Option 2 – Pay in two parts (deposit and balance) – £345
Option 3 Special Price for past alumni
Past / Present Alumni just £275 (click here) paid in full (deposit option not available)
You are eligible for this if you have graduated from a TTC/CPD course at the Breathing Space previously, such as Aerial Yoga (20 hours), Chair Yoga (20 hours) or Hatha TTC (200 hours)
Is there homework?
In addition to the in-person hours, there is a requirement of 6 hours of learning outside of the course if you would like to be Yoga Alliance Accredited. This will be submitted within 6 weeks after the course.
What is included?
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 (even if the course is unexpectedly cancelled – we recommend you take out travel insurance)
Your Yoga mat
A notebook and pen
A bottle of water
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.