• Trauma Informed Yoga Training
    June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
    6:00 pm - 5:30 pm

An introduction to trauma informed yoga for yoga teachers. This course will give participants insight and ability to increase trauma awareness in their current offerings.

In this course we will explore trauma theory through the lens of western psychological treatment and the ways in which yoga and eastern medicine intersect with this approach.

Discussion and analysis of ways in which yoga can provide support and how our language, teaching methodologies, traditions and perceptions can be shifted to become more inclusive.

We will explore recent discoveries in trauma theory which validate yoga and other mindfulness practices and contraindicated certain others.
Required Reading:

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by: David Emerson
Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be familiar with the evolution of trauma theory and the current approach/best practices for working with trauma
Participants will become familiar with trauma informed teaching tools such as trauma informed language, physical contact, boundary awareness and how to create a safer more inclusive environment for those living with PTSD
Participants will gain a basic understanding of the physiology of the nervous system and how it relates to trauma

Course Includes:

Interactive classes including discussion, asana and theory
Course materials with room for notes provided at beginning of first class
25 CEUs with Yoga Alliance
25 elective credits towards Empowered Yoga 300 HR advanced teacher training
Friday June 23, 6 – 9pm, Saturday June 24 & Sunday June 25, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Investment: $450.00

Event Location


2003 91 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada