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
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)
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
Total: 53 hours
Dates and times for course - see above. October to November 2021. 45 hours.
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.
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.
Total: 38 hours
Reading and videos - minimum 12 hours
Case studies – contact with students 9 hours
Case studies – write up / planning 17 hours
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.
Business aspects including marketing and pricing.
Practice in dyads/triads
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
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
The threads of TIY training
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
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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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
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.
There are two bursaries available for the cost of the 100 hour course: a 100% bursary and a 50% bursary. Please contact us for an application form. Applications close 20/06/2021 and successful applicants will be contacted by 30/06/2021.