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The Training:

 

This training is more than an education, it is a transformational learning experience and an opportunity to expand from a teacher, leader, clinician, or caregiver, to an embodied facilitator, holder of braver spaces, and vessel of social justice. This training allows you to learn the skills to share trauma informed practices that include yoga, embodiment, and somatic therapies with all people and all bodies. You will have access to a global international community of likeminded individuals who are interested to find ways to utilise all our innate wisdom within our bodies and our nervous system to find restoration.

What is Trauma-Informed?

 

Trauma-informed means taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand the behaviours of those we are working alongside. It means bringing empathy and compassion to every interaction and creating a safe and accessible space for all. It means being solution-based, forward-focused, and growth-minded in order to move into possibility and positive change.

Join myself & Kirsten from Legacy Motion, and our international special guest faculty in this trauma-informed approach to facilitation, where you will learn the skills to share trauma informed practices that include yoga, embodiment, and somatic therapies with all people and all bodies.

Connect with an international community of peers to learn, develop & share trauma-informed embodied practices, yoga and somatics.
This is a personable training with only 20 SPACES AVAILABLE so that we are able to build strong communication between all students, whilst creating and maintaining an on-going community of movement facilitators across the globe.

This Training is designed for: 

  • Experienced, new and novice yoga teachers and yoga business owners hoping to integrate trauma-informed and accessible yoga in studios, online and in community settings.
     

  • Health, social, service, and teachers, community professionals hoping to integrate yoga, embodied, and mindful somatic practices with a trauma-informed approach into their existing practice, organizations, and work.
     

  • Activists, humanitarians and social justice advocates hoping to add somatic awareness, embodied practices and community connection to their social justice and systemic change agendas.
     

  • Those wanting to deepen their own understanding of how movement can be used as an integrated tool in the processing and experiencing of everyday life from a more embodied perspective.

Register for the full 300hr Certification OR Join individual 100hr Modules
Timezone and live attendance:

Because we care about community building and group support we ask for 70%+ live online attendance for Certification. 
You can begin the 300hr training during the start of Module 1, 2, or 3 which are offered succinctly every 9 months.
2021/2022 live times will be suited for Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  

All modules include: 2-hour Live Online sessions every Monday and Wednesday (16 sessions over 8 weeks). There will also be videos, readings, additional resources and homework throughout the training.
Please allow for 6-8 additional hours of study per week
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Equity in Investment  

Choosing your tier

We are committed to offering trainings, mentorships and opportunities that are of the highest quality, affordable and accessible while striving to keep equity and mutual exchange at the soul of how we serve.   

We recognize that we live in systems of inequity and we strive to find ways of finding balance within this. We feel that the deepest engagement and greatest benefit comes when there is a meaningful mutual exchange.  

For these reasons, we offer tiered pricing. There is an invitation to reflect on your access to resources and privilege, the value of this work, what you can genuinely afford, and what you might pay for comparable training programs. By committing to what is truly within your means you make it possible for others to show up within theirs and we are all grateful for this.

Payment plans are available if you need. Please reach out to me to discuss this further: info@somapsych.org

Scholarship Applications are now closed. 
 

300hr Trauma-Informed Facilitator Training: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Personalized payment plans are available. To discuss options suitable for you please email amanda@theselfagencyacademy.com with your name, the training you are enrolling on, and your payment needs which we will discuss further.


TIER 1: $5000 – For those who are financially well-resourced and who are able to contribute to our scholarship fund. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.

TIER 2: $4600 – For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources who also are able to contribute to our scholarship fund. 

TIER 3: $4200 – For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.

Individual 100hr Modules

Individual 100hr Modules

TIER 1: $1800 – For those who are financially well-resourced and who are able to contribute to our scholarship fund. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.

TIER 2: $1650– For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources who also are able to contribute to our scholarship fund. 

TIER 3: $1450 – For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.

*We have limited space in our trainings in order to be able to fully support each participant in their learning journey.

*Please note that 25% of your registration fee supports Legacy Motion’s programs with survivors of trauma worldwide.


Upcoming 20hr Understanding Trauma for Safer Space 2021 Training Dates:

  • June 18 - 20 Online (suitable for Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Asia timezones)

  • July 23 -25 In-Person Dunedin, New Zealand

  • August 27 - 29 Online (suitable for Africa, Europe and the Middle East timezones)

  • September 24 - 26 Online (suitable for Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Asia timezones) 

  • November 5 - 7 Online (suitable for Africa, Europe and the Middle East timezones)

Training Facilitators

Join Amanda & Kirsten, and our international special guest faculty who will guide you through this training.

Amanda Jane is the Founder & Director of The Self-Agency Academy, an organization that offers online and in-person sessions & trainings to ignite a sense of
inner curiosity and promote self-inquiry, discovery, and actualization. Through Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings, Trauma-Informed trainings and more, Amanda offers accessible, inclusive and engaging spaces for all.
 
Kirsten Wilkinson is the Executive Director of Legacy Motion where she brings restorative movement based practices to people who are impacted by trauma. With programmes in Venezuela, Columbia, Greece, Iraq and more, Legacy Motion incorporates yoga, dance and embodied movement practices for people who are in need of alternative healthcare and self-agency.

How will this training provide me with the tools to actually integrate the teachings into my work as a facilitator?


This training will give you multiple opportunities to practice teaching live online with the main facilitators and your fellow participants. Through practice teaching in each module you will begin to understand how you can integrate the most applicable tools to your professional offerings, assist you to find your own voice within a trauma informed scope, and offer supportive feedback so you can continue to explore how you might personalize your tools for your teachings. Alongside practice teaching, your lead facilitators will offer you ongoing opportunities to ask questions and discover which tools will be the most supportive in your own offerings and teachings from a wide range of somatic techniques.uestion go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.




What aspects of trauma will be covered in this training?


Trauma is a human condition. It is not something we can eradicate, but it is something that we can persevere with support, compassion, and connection. We will be exploring how trauma affects different parts of the body, symptoms of trauma (including understanding the differences between PTSD, Complex Trauma, VIcarious Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment Theory, Chronic and Acute Trauma and Community Trauma), as well as learning how we might be able to take a whole human approach to supporting ourselves and others on the journey from trauma event and aftermath to relative safety, regulation, and restoration.




Will this training offer support for me as an individual, recognising that my own trauma may arise during the training?


Absolutely. While you are responsible for your own wellbeing and health during this training, the lead facilitators will be available to offer vetted resources and team building support, as well as assistance within their own scope of practice during this training.




Why is it beneficial to learn a range of different somatic tools and teaching styles, rather than subscribe to one teaching method?


This process is not linear; healing/restoring, whatever terminology resonates with you, is not a one-answer-fits-all and so we need a toolkit that allows us to creatively critically think, be adaptable and agile, and show up authentically in each moment. It is important that we have exposure to a variety of different ideologies, modalities, and practices so that we can be fully present and allow intuition and wisdom to guide us when working through our own stuff and when walking alongside others in their experience. What works one moment might not work the next so having an integrative library to pull from means you have more resources and room to explore as you weave together your own practice and offering.




What is the relevance of social justice and systemic change in this training? How will I be able to integrate this into my own life as well as offering help & guidance to the individuals and communities I interact with?


Unfortunately, trauma is perpetuated by the very systems and structures that make up our society. To ask ourselves and others to heal and thrive without holding the systems accountable is only addressing part of the equation. We can’t ask for healing and then send people back into the very systems that continue to perpetuate harm, we have to embody change and create it on all levels and layers. We will explore what it looks like to powerfully and compassionately stand for the changes that need to be made and connect you will people and tools to step into braver spaces and interactions going forward.




If I have less experience with yoga, is this training still suitable for me and how?


Definitely! This is open to anyone and everyone who has a desire to make their interactions and spaces safer and more inclusive and accessible. You don’t have to have any experience with yoga to do this. We are simply bringing yogic philosophy and practices to the forefront as wisdom, guidance, and a modality that you can add to your repertoire. Just like asana is only a small component of yoga, yoga is only a portion of what we will bringing to you within this training :)





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