Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
“The same immense energies that create the symptoms of trauma, when properly engaged and mobilized, can transform the trauma and propel us into new heights of healing, mastery and even wisdom. Trauma resolved is a great gift.”
-- Peter Levine, PhD.
Due to the rise of distressing world events, trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have become international buzzwords. Growing evidence shows that the imprints of traumatic events remain lodged in the body and brain, and that somatic awareness practices are essential for complete trauma recovery. Modern findings in neuroscience support these notions and have paved the way for yoga and meditation to find their rightful place as bona fide adjunctive therapies in treating traumatic stress.
Inspired by the wisdom teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the triumphant story of Ganesha, this training helps reframe the negative effects of trauma from victimhood and suffering into an opportunity to yoke with ourselves. As we unpack the pranic implications of holding trauma in the body, we will discover that the unwinding or thawing of this “frozen potential” allows greater possibilities for stability, healing and vitality to emerge.
This 50 hour module will include explorations in:
The training will offer tools for yoga teachers to help their students “come home” to themselves in a way that fosters self-listening, establishes safety, and enlivens the muscle of trust. Of particular emphasis is learning the use of appropriate language, which is seminal in engendering this embodiment process without re-traumatizing.
Together, we will be encouraged to find comfort in the unknown, befriend our own triggers, and practice listening and feedback skills to create a strong, loving presence for our students.
S. Grier, RYT 200
"Alana’s depth of experience, impeccability and finesse as a teacher, her tremendous caring, resourcefulness and sincerity were all so valuable. I feel very confident because of the information Alana provided. She is a powerhouse woman – heart-centered in every sense. She embodies her practice. She has truly changed my life, and this course has given me the tools to heal that I had been searching and longing for—for a very long time.”
P. Dillon, Ph.D. Trauma Therapist, RYT 200
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