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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.  The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation.  It is about feeling safe and at-home in the body so that  stability,  self-esteem, and healthy relationships can be established.  This training is for those who would like to work with individuals, or communities with trauma, and reveal how to integrate the basic tools of yoga into their work to support greater regulation, health and well-being. 

 

On-line Classroom Modules:  Nov. 5 - Nov. 30, 2018
In-person Weekend:  Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018 (Friday Evening, All Day Saturday & Sunday)
Cost:  $375 Early Bird till Oct. 1, 2108
$425  Total (after Oct. 1, 2018)

In-person weekend: @ Yogamour Yoga & Healing Arts Center
1 Wormans Mill Court
Frederick, MD  21701

*Total payment is due one week prior to training

**40 Hour Continuing Education Units which are Yoga Alliance approved, and 20 Hour CEUs approved through Maryland Board of
Professional Counselors and Therapists. 

***Yogamour is a registered nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, thereby a portion of this training program may be tax-deductible as permitted by law. 


 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 (40 Hour CEUS Yoga Alliance approved, and 20 Hour CEUs approved through Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists), 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.

This training will offer:

  • understanding the effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • how the body stores the effects of trauma and how yoga can help

  • connecting yoga theory to western therapy models

  • learning the underpinnings of the nervous system through the Polyvagal Theory

  • recognizing your own self-regulation, how to access personal resources to support this work with yourself and with your clients


 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. Plus, your own experience of yoga will also deepen as a support for your own healing process.

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.

The mission of this training is to empower you, as you support each other and the community we serve, with authenticity.  By honoring our true nature and interconnectedness, we can learn to thrive in a supportive, healing environment. Sharing in the journey towards greater health and mental well-being, we focus on people not as a host of symptoms, but as unique individuals.


 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, Geni and Sera, 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!"


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, owner of Yogamour Yoga & Healing Arts Center, Geni is a registered Prana Flow Yoga® E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Therapist. Further credentials include certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for PTSD (founded by David Emerson of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts), Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri, Trauma Informed Yoga Training for Disadvantaged Youth with Street Yoga in Seattle, Prison Yoga Training with Kath Meadows, Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster and Somatic Experience Training. Geni co-founded Yogamour, a non-profit organization offering yoga-volunteer retreats, fundraising trips, and therapeutic yoga and mindfulness programs locally and globally. The organization promotes Seva, or the philosophy of "yogis for selfless service.

J. Sera Crandell has been teaching the practice of yoga for over a decade as a means for healing, and feeling  where the body holds the experience of stress and trauma.  Her skills include training as a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner,  ERYT-500 in Prana Vinyasa Yoga Certification, 500-hr Pranava Meditation teacher, Power Pilates Apparatus instructor, as well as extensive studies in yoga as an adjunct modality in healing.  Her eclectic skills as a yoga and Pilates instructor, bodyworker, meditation guide and somatic therapist create a broad vision that informs Sera's unique style, called Somatic Pathways Yoga, www.somaticpathways.com.