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Train to become an

Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher

CPD 100 hours

Online Live further training course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals during the pandemic (and throughout 2021)

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Trainer: Susi Wrenshaw C-IAYT

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Pre-requisites

Before booking, you must have already completed:

  • 200 hour yoga teacher training (any school, any style)

  • Trauma Therapy Manchester’s 2-day foundation workshop Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers / Trauma Workshop for Yoga Teachers. You may book the 100 hour course once you have booked a place on the 2-day course as long as you will have completed it by the start of the 100 hour course. If you have relevant experience or trauma training from another school, please let us know and we will discuss with you whether you have covered everything on our syllabus which would allow you to skip this 2-day requirement.

  • 50 hours yoga teaching experience (exceptions may be made if you have other experience leading groups or teaching another discipline eg qi gong, pilates, some sports - contact us before booking)

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Dates for 2021

For 2021 the course is 100% online, from the comfort of your own home

Sat 2 and Sun 3 Oct 9.30am-5pm 13 hours

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Oct 9.30am-5pm 13 hours

Sat 13 and Sun 14 Nov 9.30am-5pm 13 hours

Sat 27 Nov Assessment 10am-5pm 6 hours

Practice sessions, tutorials and mentoring are to be arranged in addition to these dates at your convenience

Attendance required: 90% - for any missed modules you must arrange to take these privately with a tutor for which there will be an additional fee payable directly to the tutor

Course syllabus

Module 1. Stabilization

 

Practical training in key concepts working with the koshas and gunas – planning a trauma informed stabilization session, delivery and developing the practice.

Assessing students’ stabilization and capacity to self regulate.

Intro to course requirements, case studies and assessment.

 

Practice in dyads/triads

 

Reading and written assignments

 

Module 2. Processing

 

Building on safety, using the skills of self regulation to build capacity for emotion.

Practical training in key concepts working with the chakras – planning a trauma informed session, delivery and developing the practice. Keeping people safe as survival patterns get reactivated. Allowing them to create a new relationship to their patterns.

Assessing students’ daily challenges relating to triggers and dysregulation. Working with complex or developmental trauma versus shock trauma. Working alongside psychiatry and psychology services including basics of psychiatric medications

 

Practice in dyads / triads

 

Reading and written assignments

 

Module 3. Integration

Practical training in key concepts working with the koshas, gunas and chakras – planning a trauma informed session, delivery and developing the practice. Considering the yamas and niyamas, and the student’s own spirituality.

Spiritual bypass, meditation and dissociation.

Handling stories, memories and other content. Addressing uncertainty.

Risk assessment and suicide prevention.

Safeguarding

Business aspects including marketing and pricing.

 

Practice in dyads/triads

 

Case studies

 

Reading / planning

 

Module 4. Sharing

 

Assessment, sharing practices, the power of the group, celebration and closing ceremony.

 

Written assignments and prep

Module 5. Mentoring

 

Peer support, masterclass, q&a, challenges and successes, self-study and reflection space.

 

Preparation and written reflections are recommended but not assessed.

Taking part in trauma informed yoga classes

 

Self study, awareness of personal history, triggers and emotional pain

 

Developing a healthy teacher/student relationship: the role you take – helper, rescuer, what of your personal history is coming into it?

 

Assessment of students and session planning (including watching demos and practicing)

 

Practical training in key concepts working with the koshas, gunas and chakras – planning a trauma informed session, delivery and developing the practice

 

Yoga practices for 3 phases of treatment as an adjunct to therapy: stabilization, processing, integration

Working with complex or developmental trauma versus shock trauma

Spiritual bypass, meditation and dissociation

 

Handling stories, memories and other content. Addressing uncertainty

 

Risk assessment and suicide prevention

 

Safeguarding

 

Working alongside psychiatry and psychology services including basics of psychiatric medications

 

Business aspects including marketing and pricing

 

Outlining case studies, mentoring and assessment

 

Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher assessment

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Time commitment

Contact hours

Total: 53 hours

Course

Dates and times for course - see above. October to November 2021. 45 hours.

Tutorials

In groups of 6 you will attend 2 x 1 hour tutorials with a course facilitator to discuss wellbeing, progress, questions, case studies and certification.

Mentoring

6 hours of mentoring – can be attended live online in one day (6 hours required annually) see Group Mentoring or can be booked as 6 x 1 hour individual sessions. 

Additional requirements for certification

Total: 9 hours

Trauma Informed Yoga in dyads and triads

Practice delivering Trauma Informed Yoga in dyads and triads: 9 hours

This will be arranged within your groups outside of scheduled course times. All hours must be logged and submitted for certification.

Non-contact hours

Total: 38 hours

Reading and videos - minimum 12 hours

 

Case studies – contact with students 9 hours

 

Case studies – write up / planning 17 hours

Meet the teachers

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Course leader, lead teacher: Susi Wrenshaw

Second lead teacher: Sara-mae Martin

Guest Teacher: Dr Laura Murphy

Guest Teacher: Gitu Menghani

Assignments

We aim to support you in your learning style and needs. If written work is a barrier to you accessing this course then contact us to discuss your needs. It can be arranged that you submit your work as a presentation / recording instead of in writing.

Subject to change, the written work currently required for completion of the course is:

  • Personal safety plan (pre-course requirement)

  • Registration form for your TIY sessions

  • Assessment form for your TIY sessions

  • TIY class plan

  • Essay exploring adaptations for TIY

  • Self reflective essay - personal samskaras, dharma and vidya

  • Personal competencies worksheets

  • Log of dyad / triad hours

  • End of module quizzes

  • Case studies

Case studies

Option A: 3 individual case studies. You will offer TIY to 3 students delivering 3 x one hour TIY sessions to each of them, total 9 hours. This can either be online or, if permitted, in person.

 

Option B: 1 individual case study of 3 x 1 hour TIY sessions plus 1 group case study of 6 x 1 hour group sessions, total 9 hours. This can either be online or, if permitted, in person.

Case studies must be submitted within 12 months of starting the 100 hour course

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Assessment

This is how the course will be assessed:

Ongoing assessment – self evaluation and feedback from assistants and trainers.

 

There will be short quizzes to help integrate knowledge and highlight areas for development.

 

You will be asked to provide a short explanation of a psychoeducation topic of your choice that’s been covered on the course, in a way you might say it to a student (5-10 minutes).

 

Participation in practice sessions in dyads and triads with self and peer evaluation.

 

Submission of case studies and written assignments.

 

Students who do not meet the course requirements will be given the opportunity to improve and be encouraged to pass at a later date.

 

Assessment style can be flexed for individual students who may find writing (or other forms of assessment) a barrier to course completion

What will graduates be able to do at the end of the course?

  • Provide Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga sessions.

  • Advertise yourself as an Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and use the Yoga Alliance Professionals badge on your profile.

This goes beyond adapting a general yoga class so that it is trauma informed. For this, you only need the 2-day Trauma Workshop for Yoga Teachers.

Our accredited 100 hour course is an in-depth, practical approach to guiding students through each of the three phases of trauma recovery: stabilization, processing and integration. It includes plenty of teaching practice, observations and feedback.

You will receive practical training in experiencing, designing and implementing trauma recovery plans.

 

You will gain knowledge of working alongside psychology and psychiatry, basics of psychiatric medications, considering risk, safeguarding and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the NHS or privately.

Fees and bursaries

Fees

  • Fee for 100 hour certification course: £890 full price, £820 early bird rate if paid IN FULL by end of July 2021

  • A £100 deposit secures you place, the balance is due 4 weeks before the course begins.

Additional fees for

  • Group mentoring day 6 hours £80 or 6 individual mentoring hours at £50/hour. Book Now.

  • Case study submission: £10 per individual case, £20 per group case

Please note that everybody contributing to the running and delivery of this course gets paid a fair living wage.

 

We do not use unpaid volunteers as we believe in paying people for their time and expertise.

Bursaries

Applications have now closed. All bursaries have been awarded and we already have a reserves list.