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100HR Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga

Teacher Training

Online | August 19th - October 13th, 2024

This is for those who aim to create a nurturing and restorative space for practitioners to explore body and mind. A space that encourages nervous system regulation on and off the mat.

Module Breakdown
 

Module 1 50 Hrs 

Anatomy & Fascia | A Bioindividual Approach to Yin

 

Module 2 50 Hrs

Nervous System | Foundations of Trauma-Informed Facilitation

Further Information

Download the information pack for a comprehensive overview of the training, including a breakdown of the modules, daily schedule and to meet your facilitator!

Registration

Register today to join us for the 100HR TI Yin YTT! For any further queries please email the team at info@somapsych.org

We welcome you to join us for this educational & somatic journey where you will explore how to build a resilient foundation for restoring, supporting, and nourishing the nervousystem through the practice of yin yoga.

 

A Trauma-Informed & Nervous System Centered Approach to Yin Yoga

Through personal practice, embodiment workshops, and educational lectures, you will learn about functional anatomy, in-depth fascia study, nervous system regulation, the science behind yin yoga's impact on stress and mental health, as well as how to facilitate a somatic experience for others from a trauma-informed lens.

 

SomaPsych approaches yin yoga with the intention of helping to regulate, balance and restore one’s nervous system. Throughout this training, students will learn about the guiding principles of yin and how to weave in somatic tools to help support one’s nervous system. These principles help us move from reaction to response on and off the mat, enabling us to foster our innate resilience by regulating the nervous system through polyvagal-informed practices. Through this method, students can create a supportive environment for practitioners to explore their present moment experience on a somatic level whilst enhancing autonomy, choice, and resilience. Through growth-based discussions and explorations, students will navigate trauma-informed concepts that explore how to make this practice more accessible to those we’re working alongside. 

 

In today's fast-paced world, yin yoga provides a sanctuary for slowing down and cultivating stillness. Students will be able to create an environment where practitioners can fully immerse themselves in the gentle, introspective energy of yin yoga on the mat. Equally important is the integration of this yin energy into the world beyond the mat, fostering a more regulated state as individuals navigate their daily lives. 

 

SomaPsych teacher trainings advocate for social justice and systemic change, recognizing that nurturing both body and mind empowers individuals to effect positive change in their lives and communities.

 

This training offers a valuable opportunity for self-exploration and personal practice enhancement, alongside the development of skills for creating supportive spaces for others. We recognize the significance of equipping teachers with tools to self-regulate, enabling them to seamlessly integrate these techniques into their classes to support the wellbeing of practitioners.

Why should Yin Yoga be Trauma-Informed?

 

The body holds trauma to different degrees and complexities. As a teacher, you are creating space for individuals to explore and connect with their breath, body and mind. Therefore it is important to be sure we are able to hold students in the wholeness of their experience, understand what may be happening for them on a physiological and neurological level, without needing to alter or change their experience. We are here to bear witness, allow, and hold space for transformation in their own time and way.
 

Trauma-Informed Yin Yoga does not aim to heal or "release" trauma. Instead, it prioritizes supporting individuals' nervous systems by offering tools and practices for regulation. This training provides the knowledge and facilitation skills necessary to empower practitioners to manage emotions during practice through regulation tools, while also guiding students to recognize when it's appropriate to modify or step back from a pose. 

Module 1 

Anatomy | A Bioindividual Approach to

Yin Yoga 

  • Yin and yang asana practice 

  • Functional breakdown of muscle groups in relation to Yin

  • Skeletal, muscular, fascial system studies 

  • How tension and compression can impact your yoga practice

  • Mindfully facilitating yin yoga in a safe, accessible way for all

  • Cueing and sequencing workshops 

  • Power of props and an intricate breakdown of each asana

  • Mind-body connection and Embodiment workshop

Module 2 

Nervous System | Foundations of Trauma-Informed Facilitation

  • Mental and emotional approach to yin yoga 

  • Nervous system 

  • Mindfulness theory and workshops 

  • Neuroplasticity, our thoughts, and emotions 

  • Yogic philosophy and social change 

  • Types of stress and trauma 

  • Trauma-informed ways of approaching classes 

  • Appropriate language and communication 

  • Scope of practice and teaching responsibly 

  • Group work and study time

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The ability to regulate our nervous system is a force for good, a catalyst for change. By taking care of self and learning how to regulate and restore, we care for the collective.

"As a Trauma Informed Yin Yoga Teacher, what benefits will this practice bring to the communities and spaces I facilitate in?"

Offering physical alternatives throughout and reinforcing the notion that less truly is more in our yin practice, students grant themselves permission to soften and relax in a physical, mental and energetical sense. In a fast paced world, creating these spaces within our communities is a powerful and needed gateway to bring my harmony into the body, mind and nervous system. 

 

By understanding the workings of the nervous system as a facilitator we can create a safer space for students to bring balance into the nervous system which is the root of overall well being; a mind at ease leads us to a more peaceful and healthy life.​

 

Learning how to facilitate anchor points and grounding practices allows students to explore emotion and sensation whilst knowing that they can come back to relatively safety if and when the practices become too much. Our overall goal is to create safety throughout the practice in a physical, mental and energetical sense. From here students are able to develop emotional awareness and resilience. 

 

Facilitating from a trauma informed lens allows students to build agency, trust and inner resilience whilst moving through their unique embodied experience.  

 

Through an understanding of invitational language and cueing mindfully we create an accessible class for every body. Therefore the practice can be received in a safe manner by a diverse population of practitioners within the community. 

Understanding trauma responses and how to work with them in the moment.

The ability to take a mental-health and human-centred approach within working relationships and with clients/participants.

Finally, the practice of yin yoga cultivates tools for personal resilience and practices for well-being.

Investment & Payment Plans 

TIER 1 

$1,696.25

For those who are financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.

TIER 2

$1,466.25

For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources.

TIER 3

$1,121.25

For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.

Register Today!

Register today to join us for the 100HR TI Yin YTT!

For any further queries please email the team at info@somapsych.org

Download the information pack for a comprehensive overview of the training.

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"Amandas profession as a certified nutritionist, registered psychology student, holding over 500 hours of trauma informed training for other professionals allows this training to focus on nervous system regulation, neuroscience, the muscular system, and bio-individuality.  Real world, evidence based western science beautifully combined and weaved with ancient eastern spirituality and philosophy."

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