The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.
This training provides the foundational framework to understand how trauma impacts the body and mind and how to use mindful movement and somatic education to reduce trauma and stress symptoms and cultivate a greater sense of well-being and resilience. This training also introduces an embodied approach to understanding and transforming entrenched patterns of relating to others based on inequitable social power dynamics. offering a clear description of how oppression is experienced as a bodily ‘felt sense’ and identifying the mostly unconscious behaviours that perpetuate oppression.
This training is open to all backgrounds, especially will be most helpful for yoga teachers, social workers, therapists, health care professionals, educators, and activists looking for tools to better support people to reclaim a sense of safety in their bodies and empowerment in their lives.
You will be working with tools like:
- Sensorimotor art therapy
- Somatic education
- Task-based movement
- And more
This 100HR training divides into two modules
1st 50HR: Starting with ourselves
We cannot take others to where we have not been, and strategies alone do not produce healing experiences. We support facilitators in connecting to their own self-compassion and worthiness so that they can offer a more compassion-centred experience for their students.
2nd 50HR: Facilitating an embodied trauma-informed movement class
- Daily morning yoga
- Somatic education of the nervous system
- The biology of stress
- The enteric nervous system through somatic education
- The Polyvagal theory
- Movement tools for self-regulation
- Trauma-informed language and cueing
- Practice teaching
- Oppression and embodiment
- 15:00 - 16:00 Arrival, pick up at the bus station
- 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
Daily program (subject to changes)
- 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
- 07:30 - 09:00 Movement practice
- 09:30 Breakfast
- 10:30 - 13:30 Session
- 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
- 16:30 - 18:30 Session
- 19:00 Community Dinner
- 11:00 Leave to the bus station (KiekariTerra is around 1 hour away from the bus station)
Saturdays are days off (on this day the meals are not provided, only breakfast).
On Saturdays, you will have a free day. On this day you could go to the organic market and the nearest coffee towns. On this day, afternoon meals and dinners are not provided, only breakfast.
- Visiting the town and local markets