Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma
with Hala Khouri
for Yoga Teachers, Educators, Activists and anyone working in communities impacted by trauma
October 16 - 20, 2017*
1:30 - 2:45 pm PST / 4:30 - 5:45 pm EST
* The course will be recorded. If you cannot attend live sessions, you can listen to the recordings at any time. All participants will have access to the recording within 24 hours after each session.
This course provides 6 hours of CE for Yoga Alliance.
The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel safe in the world, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.
This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.
If you are a registered yoga teacher, this course provides 6 hours of CE for Yoga Alliance.
Session 1: Mind-Body Connection
What is the mind body connection?
Brief overview of developmental psychology and why children are vulnerable to trauma
Trauma and Resilience
Session 2: Trauma Basics
Overview of the stress response
Triune Brain Model
The impact of trauma on the ability to self-regulate
Recognizing trauma symptoms
Trauma and Social Justice
Session 3: Tools for Self-Regulation and Managing Trauma Symptoms
Tools for addressing trauma: grounding, centering, resourcing
Incorporating tools into a yoga class: language DO’s and DON’T’s for teachers.
Additional tools: mirroring, active listening, empathy
Adjustments, sequencing and special considerations
Session 4: Teacher Student Relationship
Boundaries, Transference, Countertransference
Dealing with personal triggers
Trauma Stewardship: Tools for self care
Session 5: For Educators, Clinicians and Anyone Wanting to Get Yoga into a Facility
Tools for educators, parents, administrators
How to talk about yoga in a way that people can hear: language for pitching yoga programs in schools, correctional facilities, community centers, etc.
$210 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$170 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$125* | Community Rate (discounted)
*if this is not affordable for you, please email us at email@example.com to inquire about a lower payment. No one will be turned away due to funds.