Introduction to Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training (16hrs)
Friday Nov. 15 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (2hrs)
Saturday Nov. 16 from 9:30am - 5:30pm (7hrs)
Sunday Nov. 17 from 9:30am - 5:30pm (7hrs)
Join Alex Bauermeister for an introductory training in the art of Trauma-Informed Yoga Teaching. Whether you're an experienced or aspiring yoga teacher, therapist, bodyworker or other healing professional, this training will equip you with foundational tools for bridging the mind-body-emotional connection that is essential for healing trauma. Through group yoga classes, demo's, partner exchanges, presentation and discussion, you'll learn the defining elements and benefits of trauma-informed yoga, and gather tools that you can immediately apply to your work and life.
COURSE CONTENT: Over the course of the training, we will:
- Define trauma-informed yoga, understand its underlying intentions, values and purpose, and see it in action through group yoga classes and 1-on-1 sessions.
- Learn cues and dialogue prompts to take clients beyond physical yoga (asana) instruction to facilitate mind-body-emotional connection, meditative awareness, and radical presence.
- Refine posture guidance that helps clients sense and befriend their body, energy and nervous system, instead of fighting, dissociating and overriding.
- Explore hands-on bodywork coupled with 1-on-1 dialogue to practice ongoing consent, trauma-responsiveness, and nervous system soothing.
- Illuminate tools, concepts and ways of being that not only support personal healing, but also help shift oppressive systems and culture.
PREREQUISITES: Please come with some previous experience of yoga. This training is ideal for current and aspiring yoga teachers, bodyworkers, therapists, and other healing professionals. For students of yoga who wish to take this training to deepen their own practice, please inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org. To be best prepared for this training, here is some recommended exposure:
- Read about trauma and the nervous system, such My Grandmother’s Hands, and/or Buddha’s Brain, and/or books on this list: www.nerdycreator.com/bookclub/trauma-books/.
- Understand how trauma and healing is bound up in disrupting oppressive cultural and social systems, such as this article: www.medium.com/@ginwright/the-future-of-healing-shifting-from-trauma-informed-care-to-healing-centered-engagement-634f557ce69c
- Educate yourself about the sociocultural evolution of yoga through Indian-American perspectives by listening to www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com.
- Follow experts on trauma, social justice and yoga on social media, such as @the.holistic.psychologist, @integrate_network, @susannabarkataki, @matthewlicata, #accessibleyoga and #traumainformed.
ABOUT YOUR TRAINER: Alex Bauermeister is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT). Her own training background includes Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Soulful Yoga Therapy, Inner Peace School of Yoga Therapy, Kripalu School of Yoga, Susanna Barkataki's Integrating Equity Program, Michelle Cassandra Johnson’s Race & Resiliency Program, Trauma-Responsive Innovations for Mind-Body Program (TIMBo), Prana Power Yoga, and Interaction Institute for Social Change. She teaches public classes and workshops at JP Centre Yoga (Jamaica Plain, Boston MA). Intra Yoga Therapy is her private yoga therapy practice in Roslindale, where she specializes in helping clients through their trauma, anxiety and depression. Learn more about Alex at www.intrayogatherapy.com.
Nov 17, 2019