Trauma-Informed Yoga Alliance Teacher Training
27th June – 6th July 2020
Online Virtual Training
Are you ready to up-skill your yoga qualifications to learn how to respond to trauma in your students more effectively?
Or perhaps you are looking to understand your own experience of trauma, and to heal yourself with yoga?
In this specialised online 100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, you will be inspired and empowered to take yoga out from the “asana” into a deeper dimension of healing and transformation for the world.
Join our tribe of trauma-informed yoga teachers, who are committed to their own personal healing, and seek to take yoga out into marginalised populations all over the world, to create a deeper contribution in the world!
Are you ready to expand your impact in the world through yoga and an embodied understanding of trauma in the Body, Mind and Spirit?
This Yoga Alliance Swara Yoga School certified online yoga trainings is designed for you to learn, not just through theoretical knowledge, but through somatic and embodied practices, group discussion, video lectures and yoga workshops, and valuable placement and supervision so that you can be immersed in this content holistically.
Our unique program is led by Somatic Experiencing™ Therapist , yoga teacher, TEDx speaker and social activist Atira Tan, ( MA Art Therapy, SEP, 500 E-RYT) founder of both Art to Healing, an Australian charity which supports the psychological recovery of sex trafficked survivors, and Yoga for Freedom, which has raised over $65,000 for the fight against child sex slavery.
This training provides life-long tools for you as a yoga teacher to create safer spaces in your classes, as well as the foundation of understanding of the impact of trauma on the body, mind and emotions.
You will also learn how to respond with empathy, therapeutic presence and attunement with your students, in turn, creating a more compassionate presence in the world.
Join Us To:
- Improve your ability to create safer spaces
- Identify patterns of trauma in your students
- Learn which yoga asanas heal, and which can harm
- Trauma-Informed language and cueing which create safety
- Learn the Art of Therapeutic Presence
- Understand the foundations of trauma and how it impacts the nervous system.
This training is perfect for you if you’re looking to:
Become more trauma-sensitive
Deepen your ability to hold space
Understand how to identify trauma in students
Expand your knowledge in Somatic and Embodied Approaches
Deepen your knowledge in Somatic and Embodied Approaches
Identify trauma in the body and mind
Connect with an inspiring yoga community
Set up your own yoga program
Learn about the deeper dimensions of yoga
Experience the gifts of Somatic Experiencing®
Becoming an agent of healing in the world
Learn about Somatic Yoga, BMC & Introceptive Yoga
Cultivate your therapeutic presence as a teacher
“Both Gemini and Atira are not only GREAT yoga teachers, they know everything there is to know about trauma and how to teach yoga accordingly. Not only are they great teachers; both of them also have amazing personalities and loveliest laughter and humour. Their standards are really high, so are their ethics.
I have learned SO much more than I could have ever expected. I highly recommend this teacher training to anyone interested in healing traumas of their own or/and others.”
Our curriculum covers a comprehensive dive into the deeper dimensions of trauma, facilitation and healing which will prepare you to teach in this new approach with confidence and awareness.
Many past students are now teaching trauma-informed yoga to marginalised populations such as refugees, asylum seekers, sex trafficked girls and women, and women shelters around the world. We continue to mentor and supervise our students so that you can receive the proper support to take yoga off the mat, and into the world to create more therapeutic and empathic spaces for healing and recovery.
Learn how to work with groups, privates or in community settings with populations such as people suffering from PTSD, violence, war, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression, refugees and asylum seekers and more. In this training, you will also learn how to tailor your studio classes to those who may be unaware of how unresolved trauma may be impacting their bodies, emotions and lives.
What you will receive:
Yoga class videos (to start our training days, done in the comfort of your own home)
Video lectures (for you to watch beforehand and to keep)
Zoom conferencing in-person virtual workshops & classes
Individual supervision sessions with Atira or Gemini
Email and wassapp contact throughout the course.
|Ongoing||Private FB group where you can ask questions.|
MODULE 1: THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRAUMA
MODULE 2: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA
MODULE 3: TAKING IT INTO THE WORLD
Module 1: The Foundations of Trauma
1. Foundations of Trauma-Informed Yoga: The Importance of TIY Principles
2. Overview of Trauma & the Nervous System: The Psycho-physiology of Yoga & Trauma.
3. Different Categories of Trauma: The Signs and Symptoms in the Body.
Module 2: Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed Yoga
4. The Art of Therapeutic Presence: How Regulation and Resourcing is Vital
5. Essential elements of Trauma-Informed Yoga Part 1: Asana, Meditation, Philosophy & Pranayama
6. Essential elements of Trauma-Informed Yoga Part 2: Trauma-Informed Cueing, Adjustments, Consent, Boundaries, and Language
Module 3: Taking Trauma-Informed Yoga Into The World
7. Cross-Cultural Sensitivity: Taking Trauma-informed Yoga to the World
8. Teaching & Integration: Practicing and Creating TIY Programs & Classes In The World
This YTT comprises of 80 hours of contact hours, and 20 hours of non-contact hours. Please note that there will be additional reading and homework assignments to integrate your learning will be required.
“Since the training, it’s been really exciting. I‘ve been teaching a trauma-informed yoga class at a private counselling centre for rape survivors, and I just got hired to teach at an outpatient treatment facility. I’ve also partnered with a local counsellor and we’re offering CEU classes for mental health professionals to learn how they can incorporate trauma-informed yoga techniques into their sessions.”
– Lisa Orozco, Equine Therapist & Yoga Teacher, USA
Our Social Change Model
“Paying It Forward”
We believe that every girl and woman deserves to determine her future.
As part of our feminine social change model, this teacher training “pays it forward” to assist women and girls from Nepal who have experienced sex slavery and exploitation to also receive valuable therapeutic support and education.
$75 from your fee in this teacher training will sponsor ONE woman in Nepal to attend the Women’s Life Transformational Program, providing the chance for these girls to live a life free from slavery with our charity partner Art to Healing.
Registration Deposit: €300
This includes all tuition fees, your PDF trauma-informed manual, your yoga alliance certified certificate, and a contribution to our “Pay it Forward” social change initiative of supporting 1 woman who has experienced sex slavery in Nepal to also receive valuable women’s health education too.
DAY 1: 9 AM – 12 PM (CEST)
1st Virtual Live Workshop: 9 – 11.30 am (CEST)
2nd Virtual Live Workshop: 12.30 – 3 pm (CEST)
DAY 10 : 9 AM – 12 PM (CEST)
Each day, you’ll receive 1 x 2 hour yoga video for your morning practice, or you can do this in your own time. The yoga videos are for your keeping and are available to watch and download.
You’ll also get 2 x 1 hr video lectures to watch before our Live Virtual Workshops. These video lectures are also for your keeping, and available for downloads.
In addition, our Virtual Workshops will be recorded, and for your keeping and available to download.
You will also receive a 120 page TIY PDF Manual after the training is over.
- 16-hour yoga class videos (to start our training days, done in the comfort of your own home)
- 16 hours of video lectures (for you to watch beforehand and to keep)
- 42 hours of zoom conferencing in-person classes
- 2 x individual supervision 1 hr sessions with Atira Tan
- Email and Wassapp contact throughout the course
- Private FB group where you can ask questions.
In addition, you’ll be required to do:
- 4 hours of additional homework, required reading and journaling.
- 20 non-contact hours of observational notes, practice teaching and assignments due on the 30th of September.
As part of our training, you will be required to partake of required reading, homework assignments, observational classes, practice teaching classes and reflection essays.
The dateline for the teacher training assignments, homework and essays are due on the 30th of September.
To sign up, please pay the non-refundable deposit of €300, and register your interest by clicking on our registration form: https://forms.gle/GUD8EpbrhJiMg4DL6
**Payment plans are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment options.
Payments can be made by Paypal (5% surcharge) or bank transfer. For PayPal options, please pay via https://www.paypal.me/atiratan
Please add the 5% PayPal surcharge to your payment.
If you choose bank transfer, please transfer to the following bank details:
Account Holder: Lydia Tan
IBAN: DE25 7001 1110 6052 6945 64
BANK CODE (SWIFT/BIC): DEKTDE7GXXX
ADDRESS: Handelsbank, Elsenheimer Str. 41
Muchen 80687 Germany
To reserve your space in the training, you will need to contribute a €300 non-refundable deposit.
Your remaining balance is due on the 15th of June 2020.
No refunds for no-shows, or cancellations before 30 days of the commencement date of the training.
We reserve the right to refuse a sale to anyone at any reason at any time.
Please be aware that our training is not equivalent to therapy, and although personal growth is part of our experiential educational approach, this training focuses on professional development.
We strongly suggest for all students to seek additional emotional and therapeutic support from an external therapist or psychologist to assist them in their personal process during this training.
WE ARE A YOGA ALLIANCE TRAINING AND REGISTERED WITH YACEP.
I’ve been teaching yoga for 5 years and would have loved this information in every yoga training I’ve done. This content is so profound and important. It changes your perspective on what trauma is, and how to respond. For me, it was like a window which opened. It has changed my teaching, as well as my life off the mat. I am now teaching with Art to Healing as a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher with girls who have experienced child sex slavery.”
– Lisa Mosvich, Yoga Teacher, Germany.
Your Lead Teacher
SOCIAL ACTIVIST | TRAUMA SPECIALIST | TEACHER
EDUCATOR | THERAPIST | AUTHOR
YOGA NIDRA TEACHER | FACILITATOR
And we are super passionate about making a difference in the world through yoga!
Art to Healing:
Women’s Transformation Program
Atira Tan’s TED X Talk:
Inspired Action from the Heart
We hope that you’ll join us in this special and unique experience!
We’re excited to share with you our passion for trauma recovery, the gifts of yoga, and social change and healing.
We hope that this training will empower you to lead from your heart, connect in a deeper service to the world, inspire others to heal and create safer spaces for ourselves and our community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Atira at email@example.com
With much warmth and gratitude,
Atira, Gemini & Simone