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L E A R N . S U P P O R T . T E A CH .

This training is designed for yoga teachers, educators and therapists who would like to introduce the tools of yoga and mindfulness from the growing field of trauma research to manage, regulate and even resolve some of the symptoms of trauma. YTIYT educates mental health practitioners and social workers working with marginalized populations on how trauma-informed yoga supports regulation at the individual and relational levels and offers guidance to integrate tools from yoga into their work to with individuals or in groups. This program is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.


TRAINING DATES

September 30 October 24: Online Classroom Modules (Required for yoga teachers CEUs)
October 25 - October 27: In-Person Training in Frederick, Maryland

COSTS

Cost :  $425
Cost for Yogamour Annual Members: $375

CONTINUING EDUCATION

40 CEUs for RYTs Yoga Alliance Approved (with online module work)
20 CEs for Therapists & Counselors Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists Approved
18 CEs for Social Workers Continuing Education Credits awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars


Christiana Lang gives a presentation on the impact of trauma from a global perspective.

Christiana Lang gives a presentation on the impact of trauma from a global perspective.

L E A R N .

Yogamour Trauma-Informed Yoga Training consists of a robust, evidence-based curriculum developed through research from leaders in the field of trauma research and body-based methods of healing.   The training begins with four on-line training modules spanning 4 weeks which will prepare students for a 3 day in-person weekend.  On-line modules will review the neurobiology of trauma and how yoga can play a roll in the healing process.  The 3 day in-person portion of the training will bring together the course material with lecture, discussion, group activities, and practice teaching trauma-informed yoga.

Specific Objectives Include:

  • To Describe the effects of trauma and how the body is impacted.

  • To Identify correlations between yoga philosophy and western psychology in therapeutic application.

  • To Analyze the tools for self-regulation through trauma-informed yoga.

  • To Identify how yoga facilitates self-awareness, regulation, and relaxation in the nervous system to meet those challenges.

  • To List the principles of trauma-informed yoga and the guidelines for practice.

  • To Assess the application of appropriate techniques for their clients in service-based group settings or one-on-one sessions.


Small groups support one another in the learning process, as well as in the practice of guiding or teaching others.

Small groups support one another in the learning process, as well as in the practice of guiding or teaching others.

S U P P O R T .

In this training you will learn techniques for supporting greater nervous system regulation that can be adapted for most any therapeutic situation.  Whether you are a counsellor, social worker or therapist who works with private clients, or yoga teacher or educator who works in groups, this training will provide you with tools to immediately implement in your workplace.

For those who work with private clients, you will experience and learn to guide your clients with somatic techniques that can support greater self-awareness and regulation during a session. Integrating these tools into an understanding of your client's nervous system can offer you and your client new tools for when they may feel stuck.

For those who teach group classes, you will experience and learn methods to adapt yoga classes to accommodate those with trauma, how to support a student who has become overwhelmed or highly agitated during class, and learn basic sequences to teach your own trauma-informed yoga class.  Your understanding therapeutic modalities will deepen, as you gain a broader perspective of the way yoga can become part of an overall healing program.

Time will be given for partnering in pairs or small groups, to practice the techniques you have learned, especially the ones you feel can be most helpful to you in your work with others.


Kristen Townsend teaches details of chair yoga. Great practice for groups or individual clients.

Kristen Townsend teaches details of chair yoga. Great practice for groups or individual clients.

T E A C H .

Yogamour Trauma-Informed Yoga graduates are offered the unique opportunity to apply for grant money to teach their own yoga and mindfulness programs as a complimentary therapy to survivors of trauma and marginalized communities. Is there a group or community that you feel inspired to share the benefits of yoga with?  We can help with funding and navigation through bureaucratic red tape in many organizations.

Your teachers during this training understand the importance of supporting each other, establishing connections, and recognizing relative resources available in the outlying community. In so doing, we welcome your feedback and ideas with regard to offering trauma-informed yoga to as many people as possible, especially those whose resources are limited.

Also, as Yogamour  continues to expand our internal outreach programs, we enthusiastically welcome those who are qualified to join the team of peaceful warriors by teaching trauma-informed classes at our new studio.  Please feel free to talk with Geni about this during or after the training.

"We support and empower our graduates as they join the movement towards healing -  one nervous system at a time!"


S C H E D U L E F O R W E E K E N D T R A I N I N G

Friday
4:30 to 5pm - Check-In
5 to 5:30pm – Meet & Greet
5:30 to 6:30pm – Dinner & Self-care and Tools for Regulation  
6:30 to 8:30pm - Restorative Yoga: Practice & Analysis                                              

Saturday
8 to 9am – Trauma-Informed Yoga Class
9 to 9:30am – Light Breakfast
9:30 to 12:30pm – Lecture & Discussion: Defining Trauma
12:30 to 1:00pm -  Lunch (on your own)
1:00 to 3:45 – Lecture & Discussion: The Automatic Nervous System and the Yoga Connection
3:45 to 4pm - Break
4:00 to 5:00pm – Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga: Working with Limited Mobility
5:00 to 5:30pm – Discussion, Q & A    

Sunday
8 to 9am – Trauma-Informed Yoga Class
9 to 9:30am – Light Breakfast
9:30 to 11pm - Lecture & Discussion: Eastern Yoga Philosophy and West Psychology
11:00 to 12:30pm – Reconnecting the Mind and the Body – Post Traumatic Growth
12:30 to 1:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00 to 3:45pm – Activity & Discussion: Principles & Application of Trauma-Informed
3:45 to 4pm - Break
4 to 5pm - Lecture & Discussion: Working with Marginalized Populations & Next Steps
5:00 to 5:30 – Q & A, Closing

*Schedule may be subject to minor alterations.


T E A C H E R S    A N D    F A C I L I T A T O R S

Geni Donnelly ERYT-500, YACEP owner of Yogamour Yoga & Healing Arts Center, in Frederick, Maryland. Geni is E-RYT 500® certified, YACEP® approved , and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Yogamour.  She is a registered Prana Flow® yoga teacher and 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Therapy certified. Further qualifications include Somatic Experiencing Training™ , certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for PTSD founded by David Emerson of the Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, certification with Street Yoga working with Traumatized and Disadvantage Youth, as well as a Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster, Trauma-Informed Yoga Training taught by Kala Khouri with Off The Mat Into the World, and Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison at the Omega Institute with Kath Meadows.

Having practiced yoga for decades, Geni has been teaching public yoga classes, and trauma sensitive yoga classes for survivors of trauma and marginalized communities since 2009. Teaching to marginalized populations include addiction recovery, incarcerated populations and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. She has led yoga volunteer retreats to the US, Puerto Rico and Asia inviting individuals to take their practice off of the mat through participation in volunteer out-reach programs globally and locally. Geni co-leads Yogamour Trauma-Informed Yoga Training Programs for yoga teachers, educators, clinicians and social workers.

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Leeann Randow, LCSW-C, RYT is both a trauma-informed therapist in the Frederick area, as well as a yoga instructor. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont in 2009, and her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2015. She truly believes that yoga is a wonderful way to heal, and incorporates yogic principles and practices into her therapeutic work. She has worked with youths and their families in various settings, and is passionate about her work with those who struggle with symptoms of PTSD.

Leeann is a participant in the Yogamour Outreach Lab. She collaborates on programs such as Yoga for Pregnancy Loss and traumatic births with the International Cesarean Awareness Network.

As a yoga instructor, Leeann likes to focus on grounding through foundation and breath as a means to complement and enhance asana practice. She enjoys incorporating humor and lightheartedness into her cuing and sequencing, creating a fun and inviting space for practitioners of all levels.


Sandy Morrell, E-RYT Prana Vinyasa®, she has been honored to train with Dr. Nicole Absar, neuropsychiatrist, studying Yoga and Brain Disorders. She also took Geni Donnelly’s very comprehensive Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Yogamour.

Sandy is a teacher for Yogamour’s Outreach Lab which offers yoga and mindfulness as adjunct therapies towards the healing process for survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and in-need populations. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade to all body types, ages, and activity levels. Most recently she has been working with Senior and chair bound individuals. Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge  to her yoga classes and has instructed hundreds of students . She mindfully senses the needs of the students and instructs in a way that meets each person where they are. Sandy is additionally trained and specializes in Chair Yoga, Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She is also a Reike Master, adding another level of holistic healing.

In a student’s words, “Sandy’s teaching style is the perfect blend of inspiration, instruction and reassurance.”



G R I E V A N C E P O L I C Y

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Geni Donnelley. geni@yogamour.com, (240) 285-7812. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.


A C C O M M O D A T I O N S F O R T H E D I F F E R E N T L Y A B L E D

Yogamour training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, or housing please contact: Geni Donnelley, geni@yogamour.com, (240) 285-7812.


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C A T I O N F O R S O C I A L W O R K E R S

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Social Workers:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 18.0 clinical hours of continuing education credit. Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.