This 5-day training is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock and complex trauma and how they manifest in the body and mind. It includes a Foundations module and a Social Justice & Embodiment Module. We will give you tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage and even resolve symptoms of trauma. Our goal is to equip yoga teachers to teach to students with trauma, and to offer tools to those working with those with trauma in other capacities.
Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. 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 stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. 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.
The Foundations Module provides an integrative framework for understanding how complex trauma and chronic stress impact the body and mind while also focusing on the ancient practices of yoga and somatic meditation and their ability to reduce Post Traumatic Stress symptoms and increase a greater sense of well-being. It equips students with relevant theory, tools, and in-person practice to better support trauma survivors as they befriend their bodies and reclaim a sense of safety and empowerment in their lives.
The Social Justice & Embodiment Module explores the intersection of trauma and social justice while focusing on inclusivity as an approach. It provides a somatic and socio-political framework of personal, interpersonal, and systemic trauma and how these patterns manifest in individuals, their communities, ourselves, and our teaching. It also investigates the link between personal trauma and institutionalized and normalized systems of oppression and marginalization, including issues at the forefront of social justice such as poverty, racism, ableism, sexism and homophobia.
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.
This 40-hour training covers the following essential information for teaching trauma-informed yoga:
o Shock, Developmental, Complex, and Collective trauma
o The Stress Response and the Nervous System
o Somatic Therapy Tools for Resourcing and Discharge
o Yoga Postures, Breathing Techniques, and Meditations for Self-Regulation
o Trauma-Informed Cueing and Sequencing
o Practice Teaching
o Social Justice Basics
o Self-awareness (how our personal experiences inform our work)
o Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

Some scholarships are available for those in financial need. Applications are reviewed 2 months before a training and monthly until the start of a training. Recipients will be notified directly. Trauma-Informed Yoga keeps a scholarship waiting list, so please fill out an application even if all scholarships have been given out or it's close to the start date as sometimes we have spots open up! Click here to apply for a scholarship. (Mobile users: Click this link to navigate to the application:
Trauma-Informed Yoga Intensive
Hala Khouri + Kyra Haglund
September 16-20, 2019
Yoga Tree Training Center, 175 De Haro St.
(415) 655-3936
*We use sliding scale pricing to make this workshop affordable for those who cannot pay the full fee. We know that many people interested in this work volunteer their time without pay. We ask that you pay what you can afford. Those of you who can pay the Supporter rate allow us to offer the discount rate as well as scholarships.
Supporter Rate: $800 
Sustainer Rate: $650 
Community (Discount) Rate: $500
Hala Khouri (pictured here) + Kyra Haglund will lead Trauma-Informed Yoga Intensive September 16-20, 2019 at Yoga Tree SF Training Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hala Khouri M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga & the movement arts for over 20 years. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms. Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, which bridges yoga & activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma-informed yoga trainings nationally and her own 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles.
Kyra Haglund (seen here) + Hala Khouri will lead Trauma-Informed Yoga Intensive September 16-20, 2019 at Yoga Tree SF Training Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT, is a clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner and yoga teacher based in Los Angeles. She is a co-creator of the Santa Monica Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Trauma Informed Yoga Program. Kyra completed her graduate studies in social work at USC focusing on mental health, military social work, family systems and public policy.
With online registration, you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.

Sep 16 - 20, 2019

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm


Supporter Rate: $800 

Sustainer Rate: $650

Community (Discount) Rate: $500

Yoga Tree - Potrero

1500 16th St
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 655-3936

Workshop Return Policy

Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.

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