Learn to teach from a trauma-informed perspective.
What is Trauma-Informed Yoga?
KAY’s Trauma-Informed Yoga course will provide students with a better understanding of trauma- what it is, how it works, and how it impacts people in everyday life- as well as techniques, principles, and sequences yoga teachers can use to become more effective teachers, and able to teach from a trauma informed perspective.
For this self-paced course, students will be required to complete online modules (written content, videos, readings, journal entries, and quizzes), and to practice creating trauma informed lesson plans.
While the lesson content is geared towards teaching children, the principles of trauma informed teaching can be applied to teaching students of any age.
What will I learn?
- Understand the definition of trauma.
- Understand how the nervous system works.
- Be able to explain how trauma manifests in children.
- Identify which poses and exercises in yoga could be triggering.
- Utilize adaptations to make class activities less likely to activate trauma responses.
- Learn how to create an environment of authenticity and support.
- Identify specific asana and pranayama that help support trauma healing.
- Understand how yoga can help heal trauma.
- Understand the importance of self-care as a yoga teacher.
Who is this course for?
This Course is for:
Anyone who has successfully completed a Kids Yoga teacher training and wants to be able to teach from a trauma-informed perspective.
Anyone who has successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and wants to be able to teach from a trauma-informed perspective.
Anyone without a 200-hour or Kids Yoga teacher certification who wants a better understanding of trauma and the healing benefits of yoga for trauma.
Note: If you do not already have a Kids Yoga or 200-hour yoga certification, this course will not adequately prepare you to teach yoga. This course is designed to work in conjunction with other yoga teacher training.