Understanding Trauma for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists • 4-week Live Online Course
- Starts Jan 22, 2024Starts Jan 22, 2024
- Online via Zoom
Trauma is ever present in our culture on both an individual level and a collective, systemic level; the scarred presence of trauma is essentially unavoidable in our human interactions. An estimated 70% of adults have experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime. Yoga teachers and yoga therapists are in the constant position of having students and clients who are carrying trauma; yet may not be fully equipped with the tools for holding sensitive space for the individuals who are experiencing dysregulation in a variety of ways. In this course, learn to recognize trauma responses, somatic dysregulation in yourself and others, and develop tools for creating safety in your classroom and yoga space. Becoming trauma-informed means that as professionals working with bodies, we can intentionally reduce the potential to cause harm or exacerbation to our students and clients in any way, shape, or form. This course is not intended to prepare yoga teachers/yoga therapists for treating trauma directly, rather to educate on the manifestations of trauma and how it may show up in your classroom or yoga space. This 15- hour training will cover the basics of trauma, neuroscience theories of trauma, basic nervous system responses, self-regulation tools, sensory awareness, ethics, safety, and self-care techniques essential for personal stability as a yoga teacher. The training is for trained yoga teachers and yoga therapists at the minimum 200-hour level or currently enrolled in a 200-hour level training. Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner, M.S., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, has been an internationally certified yoga therapist for the past 12 years working with individuals with chronic pain, life-threatening disease, spinal cord injury and brain injury. She has her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling for Couples and Families with an emphasis on Somatic-Based practices for treating trauma in addition to being a fully-trained Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner. She is currently a Somatic-Oriented Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Tokyo, Japan working with individuals and couples who are dealing with complex trauma. ONLINE VIA ZOOM FOUR SUNDAYS US TIME: 6pm-9pm CST Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 FOUR MONDAYS Asia TIME: 9am-12noon JST Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 TUITION: $495USD EARLY BIRD before DEC 20th. $545USD REGULAR RATE after DEC 20th. 15 hours. Yoga Alliance CEUs and Certificate of Completion granted for attending all hours + completion of one assignment.
WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS: If you are unable to attend a paid workshop/training you must notify Michelle one-week prior for a potential refund on a case by case basis; cancellations in less that time will result in partial refund. No shows and same day cancellations to paid workshops & trainings are not subject to any refunds. Never hesitate to contact Michelle by email with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
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