YOGA & HEALING TRAUMA
This workshop series is designed to educate Yoga Teachers on how to work with students who need healing from trauma.
Yoga offers unique and powerful tools for understanding this process and healing it. As a ‘science of experience’ Yoga has a wide range of experiential tools specifically designed to influence how the human system functions.
From a Yoga perspective, any experience that we are unable to digest and integrate remains active in our system and affects not only our mental health, but also our physiology, behavior, and emotions. This is why the symptoms of trauma can be observed in almost every aspect of life. Indeed they manifest in many different ways including addiction, sleep disorders, and pain in the body. While the impact of these effects can range from very strong and debilitating to barely noticeable, what they all have in common is that a past event is continuing to operate in the present.
In this workshop series, you’ll learn how to attune to the needs of the individual while maintaining your own center. You’ll also gain skills for adapting movement practice (āsana), breathing techniques (prāṇāyāma), visualizations (bhāvana) and hand gestures (nyāsa) for people seeking to recover from addiction, disrupted sleep patterns, or pain in the body.
This workshop is designed to equip Yoga Teachers to support their students.
To get value from this workshop, you should already:
- Be a Yoga Teacher
- Teach regular group classes
- Feel ready to work with students 1:1
Please note that this workshop will educate you on how to work with clients to cope with trauma through Yoga and is not intended to focus on your personal journey.
This is a four-part workshop series. Each workshop will be conducted in two 2-hour sessions.
You are invited to attend the next individual workshop live or sign up for all 4 workshops.
If you join the entire series, you will be able to attend all upcoming workshops as well as gain additional access to recordings and earn IAYT or Yoga Alliance CEs.
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga:May 26th & 27th (This workshop has passed.)
Yoga to Manage Trauma-Related Pain: June 23rd & 24th
Yoga for Trauma-Related Sleep Disturbances: July 28th & 29th
Yoga for Addiction Recovery: August 25th & 26th
Schedule: The workshops will be held on the last Tuesday & Wednesday of May-August.
Time: 5:30pm PT / 7:30pm CT / 8:30pm ET
Duration: 2 hours each day (4 hours total per workshop)
Location: Zoom. If you sign up for the full series, the workshop recordings will also be made available for replay via your Student Portal.
Please Note: Webcam is preferred, but not required to participate. A dial-in option is also available.
Teacher: Amanda Green, C-IAYT, E-RYT
Cost: $88 for individual workshop or
$299 for all four (including recordings)
What You Will Learn
Yoga has gentle and effective methods for helping people reconnect with themselves and soothe symptoms caused by trauma.
When you feel called to work with people dealing with addiction, sleep disorders, or pain, it’s important to consider that these symptoms can all be caused by trauma. If these symptoms are rooted in traumatic events or experiences, then you need to have tools for managing symptoms, to be able to recognize the indicators that trauma may be involved, and to have some resources (including professional referral options) to help your student or client heal.
In this workshop series, we will cover:
- Brief overview of how western medical science sees and talks about these issues
- How Yoga looks at these issues (models we use for understanding the conditions)
- How to assess what the student is ready for and what tools will support them
- How to evolve the student’s practice as they move through healing
- The human system through the lens of Yoga and application of the pañca maya model
- Specific techniques to use with students to alleviate the symptoms that arise as the result of unprocessed trauma
Who This Course is For
- Yoga Teachers working with (or wanting to work with) individual students.
- Yoga Teachers who already have experience teaching group classes.
- Yoga Teachers who see that their students are willing and would benefit from working one-on-one.
- Yoga Teachers who are interested in taking their work to the next level professionally by learning about particular conditions.
- Yoga Therapists who want to continue their education and increase their knowledge and awareness of how to work with students in healing from trauma.
Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she enrolled in a hatha yoga teacher-training program and immediately began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her mentor, Chase Bossart in 2011. At this time, her yoga practice took a turn toward a more gentle and therapeutic approach and her yoga study expanded to embrace the broader teachings of yoga.
Amanda’s teaching style is down-to-earth, clear and practical. She candidly relates yogic concepts to life experiences. In this way, yoga practice becomes a deeply personal journey and a means to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Amanda is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy program and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She offers individual yoga therapy to students in Austin, TX and online. Amanda is a mentor to yoga therapy students in YogaWell and Yoga Yoga programs, and offers lectures and classes in her local and online community. When Amanda isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her awesome family, gardening, painting, or singing karaoke, usually out of tune.
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At the Yoga Well Institute, we are committed to our students and ensuring this life-changing work is available to all. If finances are the only thing preventing you from enrolling, we invite you to complete our scholarship application and we’ll do our best to work with you. We are especially committed to supporting BIPOC, LGBT+, Veterans, First Responders and other under-represented communities.