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Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training

with Nathalie Edmond

Honor Yoga Hillsborough
July 27-28, 2019
12-7pm

Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Trauma Informed Yoga has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, and neuroscience as well as deep roots in yoga. At the moment of trauma our arousal system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) is impacted moving us into hyperarousal or hypoarousal. The imprint of trauma can lead to depression and/or anxiety. Trauma sensitive yoga aims to cultivate awareness of the mind-body connection and build self-regulation skills to address the ways in which trauma is held in the body.

Day 1 will explore foundations of trauma sensitive yoga and
Day 2 will focus on yoga for depression and anxiety. You are welcome to take one or both days.

Training will be didactic and experiential so come prepared to practice. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to participate.

Investment: $395 for both days or $199 for one day

Discounts available for HY teachers, TTs/TT graduates and Honor Members
promo code: hytraumateacher

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training – Day 1

During trauma, we are wired to automatically engage our animal defenses which are fight, flight, freeze, submit or attach to help us survive. If we experience repeated traumas there can be lasting effects on our body and arousal system which makes yoga a healing modality to help address the body’s memories of the trauma. It can also lead to expressions of depression and anxiety. The breath is the vehicle for helping to regulate our arousal system.

Pillars of trauma informed care that will be reviewed in the training:
-building awareness/mindfulness of mind-body connection and how trauma is held in the body
-teaching in a way that focuses on internal experience rather than expression of asana
-understanding how depression and anxiety is connected to nervous system response
-fostering curiosity, self-trust, and self-confidence
-development of safety
-promotion of healing relationships
-teaching of self-management and coping skills
-empowering choices in how one practices and move’s one’s body
-pacing of practice so one doesn’t feel overwhelmed
-helping to safely connect to one’s body
-identifying and changing somatic patterns
-learning somatic resources and focused breathing exercises
-understanding role of mindfulness
-understanding how privilege and power can impact relationship
-promoting post-traumatic growth

Yoga for Depression and Anxiety – Day 2

This training will explore principles of the polyvagal theory related to our autonomic nervous system which neuroscience is showing significantly contributes to our experience of depression and anxiety.  We will explore yogic and psychological principles to help people shift their energy level and associated thoughts and behaviors. A variety of techniques such as yin and yang movement, behavioral activation, mindfulness meditation, breathing, radical acceptance and self-compassion will be reviewed which makes yoga a complementary approach to therapy.

Register below to reserve your space in the training. Open to the public.

Investment: $395 for both days or $199 for one day

Discounts available for HY teachers, TTs/TT graduates and Honor Members
promo code: hytraumateacher

Honor Yoga Hillsborough
July 27-28, 2019
12-7pm

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