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Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training

with Angela Jervis-Read

Saturdays & Sundays
October 30, 31
8:30-10:30am / 11 – 1pm
10 hours

Leading researchers in the field of PTSD, like Peter Levine Phd. and Dr. Van Der Kolk, often cite yoga as an effective healing tool for those suffering from the aftermath of a traumatic event(s).
In this program, we will explore why the practice is such an effective tool to regain a healthy sense of Self after life’s challenging moments.
Whether you are seeking a way to understand your own adaptive patterning, or you are
met with a student experiencing an emotional release, or you would like to work with
specific populations that have been effective by trauma, this introductory program will
help you to move forward with confidence and care.

• The importance of self-care.
• What is trauma and when does it become post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
• How does trauma impact society?
• What do yoga and psychotherapy have in common?
• Approaches to Healing – Top down and bottom up.
• How does trauma affect the nervous system?
• Polyvagal theory – Dr. Porges.
• The Window of Tolerance compared to the Gunas.
• Chakras and Myofascial Memory – How is trauma stored in the tissues of the body?
• Mindfulness – meditation as a path to integration.
• Techniques to avoid triggering your students.
• Coming home – grounding, titration, orienting and healing dissociation.
• Special considerations while working with specific populations ( youth, women, veterans, prisoners etc).
• Sequences and techniques (postures, breath work and visualization) for people at various stages of healing and integration.
• Asana will include various forms of Hatha yoga including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin and Restorative.

• Manual – PDF Format
• Password access to Angela’s library of pre-recorded classes required for this program (You Tube, unlimited).

• Bolster cylindrical or rectangular (or a rolled up, thick blanket)
• 2 blocks (or two thick books, think Harry Potter)
• 1 strap (or a belt/scarf, that does not stretch
• 1 blanket