As yoga instructors, we encounter a wide variety of students. While we are not necessarily called upon to treat trauma in our classes, we must recognize that many people will seek remedy for their trauma symptoms with yoga and that yoga, when taught in a trauma-informed manner, is proven to help alleviate the effects of trauma. Thus, to practice ahimsa (non-harming) in our teaching, we must learn to recognize the signs of trauma in our students and create a safe learning experience that respects our most vulnerable students.
In this introductory training, Linda Meacci, E-RYT, and Paula Soto, a licensed social worker, will teach you to recognize signs of traumatic stress in your students and will introduce tools for skillful response. This training presents the basics necessary to create a non-harming atmosphere; subsequent weekend trainings will equip you to address trauma and other therapeutic issues skillfully in your class and private sessions.
This workshop is for therapists and yoga instructors of all levels. Continuing education credits are earned upon completion.
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Click here to register at the Schoolhouse Yoga website.