This Trauma Informed Yoga Training will provide students with an understanding of the embodied impacts of trauma and how to offer safe and suitable yoga, somatic and mindfulness practices.
This training assumes that all individuals have been impacted by some form of trauma or significant life stress and thus this approach will foster safe, inclusive, and appropriate practices for everyone.
Expect a combination of lectures, interactive exploration, experience-based learning, and practical skills to provide a well-rounded education experience. Students will develop their understanding how yoga can build an individual’s capacity for regulation and resilience.
This program is appropriate for individuals interested in self-healing, yoga teachers and mental health professionals alike, who are looking to increase their skill base when working with trauma.
Course material will be provided.
Understanding Trauma and Stress Physiology
The Latest Trauma Theories and Neurophysiology
Principles and Practices of Trauma Informed Yoga
Nurturing a Safe Practice Space
Energy, Emotions, and the Sensing Body
Regulation, Resiliency, and the Optimal Healing State
Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-Care Practices, and more…
Saturday Mornings – September 18, 25, October 2, 9; Time: 9am – 12pm (via Zoom)
Wednesday Evenings – September 22, 29, October 6, 13; Time: 7pm – 9pm (via Zoom)
The sessions will be available after as recordings.
$275 + HST
Early Bird: $250 + HST if paid before to September 1st;
Yogatown and training lead Dana Wemyss have established a full scholarship covering the cost of tuition for Black, Indigenous, and other People’s of Colour.
If you are a Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour who is interested in applying for this scholarship, please email email@example.com for an application.
Dana is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and yoga teacher who has been working in the rehabilitation and healing field for 10+ years.
She has used a blend of these approaches while working with clients experiencing symptoms such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, chronic pain and health challenges.
Dana has always believed in an integrative and holistic approach to health and healing. Her approach to working with trauma draws on the wisdom of the natural world, the nervous system, and the innate healing capacity of the body.
Dana works 1:1 with individuals as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner as well as offers trauma-informed yoga practices for individuals and groups.