Trauma Yoga Teacher Training
October 24-25, 2020
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Are you a yogi who wants to give back, help others in need, and change the world? Three and a Half Acres Yoga offers a weekend training course that covers all the basics you’ll need to know to be able to work with trauma-specific populations.
Our training will assist you in working with vulnerable and underserved communities including low-income families, homeless shelters, LGBTQ youth, previously incarcerated youth. drug and sex workers, HIV survivors, and other marginalized populations.
Who is this training for?
This training is perfect for yoga teachers with a 200-hour certification or more who are interested in working with individuals or communities that have experienced trauma.
What will I learn in this training?
We will cover the following topics:
- The best practices for working in service yoga settings
- How to build and teach a trauma-sensitive yoga class
- How to incorporate mindfulness into classes
- The effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress and why yoga is helpful
- Cultural competency
- Basic ashtanga yoga sequences and principles
- How to transform any yoga practice to a chair
- Opportunities for practicum, volunteering, and mentorship
What makes this training unique?
Lara Land, teacher training instructor and founder/director of THAY, has been working with trauma victims and vulnerable communities since 2008 when she first traveled to Rwanda to bring the healing benefits of yoga to HIV genocide survivors. She holds a decade of experience in trauma and service yoga and draws upon this wealth of knowledge in her efforts to empower other yogis to make a difference in their communities. In taking this course, you will walk away with all the tools needed to bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to vulnerable populations in need.
What if I have no previous yoga training?
As this course builds on prior yoga knowledge and terminology, we require all students to have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training before registering. If you are a yoga student with 2+ years of Ashtanga practice, this requirement may be waived.