Compassionate Teaching, Resilient Student: Teaching and Understanding Trauma Informed Yoga
Begins Friday, October 18
- Are you a yoga teacher looking to incorporate trauma informed teaching techniques into your group classes?
- Are you a mental health care professional or social worker desiring to incorporate trauma sensitive yoga practice into your current practice?
- Are you a healthcare provider, educator or administrator who works with communities with trauma?
Join senior Yoga Yoga faculty in this 50 hour course to learn the essential tools you need to teach trauma-informed yoga. Through the exploration of yogic techniques and the latest science and research in trauma and resilience, you will gain understanding and acumen of the yoga-informed methods that best support your clients, students and Self on the journey to trauma integration and recovery.
A unique aspect of this course is the integration and application of the philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and Western Spiritual psychology with trauma informed teaching.
In this training you will learn:
- The Neuroscience of trauma and how it impacts the human system
- Key methods of Nervous System Regulation for a safe and grounded presence
- A systematic, science-based and yoga informed principles and suggested guidelines for teaching trauma sensitive group yoga classes
- Communication skills as well as tools and techniques for teaching trauma informed yoga classes
- How to understand and use Yoga Philosophy to prepare the ground of integration for the dis-regulated mind, body and spirit
- An introduction to the concepts of transference, counter-transference and projection as it relates to holding space as a yoga teacher
- Specialized self-care techniques
*** This program is for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma. Personal trauma healing is best done in a one to one setting. Please note that talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training, can be activating. This training will offer recommended resources for trauma therapists with a somatic approach, but is not intended for personal trauma resolution.
Course meets on Fridays from 5:30 – 8:30pm + Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-6:00pm
October 18 – 20, 2019
November 8 – 10, 2019
December 6 – 8, 2019
Jenny O, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500hr-Hatha , 500hr Kundalini, MS, began her teaching career in 2006, after yoga helped her recover from a severe injury to her spine. She has since accumulated over 1000 hours of study in multiple lineages of yoga, and is now a yoga therapist certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She incorporates movement, breath, meditation, and sound into both her public classes and private lessons, always striving to make yoga accessible to all levels and for every body.
Jenny currently holds a position as part of the Expressive Therapy Department at Seton Shoal Creek in Austin, TX, bringing yoga to 5 distinct populations. Jenny has also joined Restore, and outpatient program specifically designed for complex trauma with Seton Behavioral Health Center. She has completed an additional 300 hours of training in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar with Chase Bossart, leading to a two week internship at KYM in Chennai, India. A 100+hours of training in Ayurveda with Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, Trauma Sensitive training with David Emerson at Kirpaula, a Level 1 iRest Training with Richard Miller, and has also studied meditation extensively with Mehtab Benton and Gurucharan Khalsa at Yoga Yoga. She continues her healing studies with Indigenous groups in Shamanism through Maria Elena Martinez.
Shanti Kelley, McSP., C-IAYT, E-RYT500; Senior teacher within Annie Carpenter’s Smartflow system of yoga, holds 2 different 500-Hr certifications, completed a Masters program in Spiritual Psychology in 2003 and is an accredited Yoga Therapist with the IAYT. Shanti is a Level 2 iRest Practitioner-in training, for which she wrote her dissertation on the application of iRest within a Yoga Therapeutic setting; and is currently completing her Integrative Restoration certification with Richard Miller. She is a certified Functional Range Conditioning practitioner and has taken her love for alignment, anatomy, metaphor and philosophy and has written her first book, the Shanti Kelley, McSP., C-IAYT, E-RYT500; Senior teacher within Annie Carpenter’s Smartflow system of yoga, holds 2 different 500-Hr certifications, completed a Masters program in Spiritual Psychology in 2003 and is an accredited Yoga Therapist with the IAYT. Shanti is a Level 2 iRest Practitioner-in training, for which she wrote her dissertation on the application of iRest within a Yoga Therapeutic setting; and is currently completing her Integrative Restoration certification with Richard Miller. She is a certified Functional Range Conditioning practitioner and has taken her love for alignment, anatomy, metaphor and philosophy and has written her first book, the Body of Metaphor: Anatomy and Kinesiology for Yoga Teachers. Shanti leads anatomy and philosophy modules for teacher trainings in the yoga field.. Shanti leads anatomy and philosophy modules for teacher trainings in the yoga field
Jenn Wooten is an intuitive, a yogini and a mother who has been living and teaching yoga for over a decade. She has an educational background in physiology and neurobiology. Her focus is in nervous system regulation and moving from trauma through to resilience. Her gift as a teacher and guide is her deep compassion and the ability to connect somatically and emotionally with her students to guide them to connect with the wisdom of their own bodies.
For 20 years, Jenn has delved deeply into numerous yoga lineages, philosophies and therapeutic modalities. Her study with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga has had one of the most profound influences on her yoga practice and her life. The practice of Yin Yoga has carried her through pregnancy, injury, illness and loss. Jenn loves teaching students how to practice this form of yoga as a pathway for healing and awakening.
Kristen has first hand experience with SI joint instability, rotator cuff injuries, trauma, as well as anxiety/depression conditions improving with the use of yogic tools. As of 2016, Kristen has participated in Prevention Magazine’s Annual Women’s Health Summit, as well as speaking at the University of Texas Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Education lecture hall. She has lead or participated in 200 hour yoga teacher trainings throughout the city. Kristen is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT. Kristen draws inspiration not only from her teachers Judith Hanson Lasater, Chase Bossart, Robin Gueth, David Swenson, Anodea Judith, Douglas Brooks, Leslie Kaminoff, Gary Kraftsow, & Sadie Nardini, but from her daily life and ever-changing practicing. She believes the best teachers are students first and finds deeper understanding weekly from her mentors Jenn Wooten, Rachel Hector, Amanda Green, and Libby Cox. Clients can expect a safe place to explore whatever it is their body or mind needs. She will draw from any tradition that feels good in her body to offer her students a well-rounded healing experience. She strives to push her students when needed but prefers an environment where every student grows a teacher within. Zero judgement, communication, meditation, and philosophy are staples in her practice.
If you are a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in becoming a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher please contact Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 326-2273, to learn how this course can apply! To receive your Advanced Training credit, you will register through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, not through this web page.
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT)Apply these hours towards your CEU requirements.