Trauma- Informed Yoga Educator TIYE – 100 ®

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The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma create patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. Through intentional and classical yoga we are able to create intentional pathways for connection and wellbeing. Considering this, our training is based on resiliency, embodiment, and deep connection. The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

103-Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator

Prerequisites: Formal or informal study in yoga as a
practitioner, teacher, educator or yoga therapist. Everyone who seeking
an opportunity to engage with yoga as a healing practice to support their
own journey and the journey of others are encouraged to apply. All
applications will be considered.
● Required reading: The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
M.D.

Investment: $1400.00

* Includes Level I & Level II the 100 hrs is our TRAUMA- INFORMED YOGA EDUCATOR TIYE – 100 ® 

L-II L-III 80hrs 45-CEU

Instructors: Raechel, Erin

The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

Independent Work: Reading assignments, Writing assignments, Daily
Sadhana (spiritual) practice with reflection writing, asana,
pranayama(breath practice), Build your business assignments, individual
mentor meetings

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

Level I: Understanding trauma theory. Practicing resilience and embodiment.

  • Understanding the nervous system 
  • Yoga and the nervous system
  • Trauma Theory and the physiological and psychological effects of trauma 
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology research studies about embodiment and trauma
  • Considerations for working with & teaching yoga to trauma survivors
  • Depathologizing & destigmatizing mental illness
  • Types of trauma

Level-II (Educator ) Invites: We continue understanding the impact of attachment theory and relationships. How to be in a deeper relationship with self and others. A deeper reflective space of Self Awareness. The space to shift wounds into wisdom and suffering into purpose. This training prepares you to educate on the impacts of trauma.  Engage only from a place of presence, trust, and safety to initiate conscious conversations about equity and decolonizing of the healing process. This training includes evidence based protocols for working with trauma survivors and those directly or indirectly affected by trauma. 

  • Pranayama for trauma
  • The magic of inquiry
  • Understanding triggers -how to use edge
  • The impact of Relationship and  Your own barriers of disconnection.
  • Shadow work
  • Anti-racist Trauma Informed Care
  • Leadership tools
  • How trauma is stored in the body and how to offer somatic,
  • Body-based only treatment.
  • Scope of Practice for Yoga Teachers
101- Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator

Instructors: Raechel, Erin,Betsy

The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

Independent Work: Reading assignments, Writing assignments, Daily
Sadhana (spiritual) practice with reflection writing, asana,
pranayama(breath practice), Build your business assignments, individual
mentor meetings

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

Level I: Understanding trauma theory. Practicing resilience and embodiment.

  • Understanding the nervous system 
  • Yoga and the nervous system
  • Trauma Theory and the physiological and psychological effects of trauma 
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology research studies about embodiment and trauma
  • Considerations for working with & teaching yoga to trauma survivors
  • Depathologizing & destigmatizing mental illness
  • Types of trauma
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“Through relationships, trauma survivors can learn to feel safe, trust others, learn new ways of relating to people, and develop self-compassion” (Van der
Kolk 2014). The relationship between the Trauma-Centered Equity Yoga Educator and client/student is shared, authentic, expansive, and inclusive of the whole human experience. The Educator engages from a place of presence, trust, and safety to initiate conscious conversations about equity, and decolonizing of the healing process. “The biomedical approach and associated interventions fail to acknowledge the value of healthy and meaningful relationships, which mitigate the destructive impact of trauma” (Van der Kolk 2005). This limits the potentiality of re-traumatizing our clients and students.

This training includes evidence based protocols for working with trauma
survivors and those directly or indirectly affected by trauma. These
protocols are currently used/taught in yoga studios, hospitals, wellness
centers, other health care facilities, prisons, and addiction centers,
mental-health facilities, both as stand-alone programs and as a
complementary mental health modality. Learn how to facilitate private
Trauma Sensitive Equity Centered Yoga sessions or integrate yoga into
your current profession and offerings.

Meet Your Lead Instructor

Phone: (616) 791-2899
Email: info@bodymindbeinginstitute.org