Online Live further training course, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. You DO NOT need to be a Yoga Alliance Professionals registered yoga teacher to be accredited by this course - all yoga teachers are welcome (IYN, YAUSA, BWY, REPs).
Upon successful graduation you will be qualified as an Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher. You receive a certificate and badge. You can join our referral programme to take on new students and you can assist on future courses (paid).
Booking for 2023 Now Open
3 places remaining for 2023 intake.
Regular: can be paid in monthly installments : £925 book now and set up monthly payments
Pre-sale: SOLD OUT
Super Early Bird: Only available before 1st March. SALES ENDED.
Early Bird: Only available before 1st April. SALES ENDED
x2 additional bursary spaces available for Desi teachers. One 50% and 100% space available, please apply here
Read our interview in Glamour Magazine
BY FIONA WARD
14 NOVEMBER 2021
"We spoke to Susi Wrenshaw, a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, to find out what trauma-informed yoga (TIY) really is, and how it could help almost anyone..."
Practical training in key concepts working with the koshas, gunas and chakras – planning a trauma informed session, delivery and developing the practice
Assessment of students and session planning (including watching demos and practicing)
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?
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
Module 1. Stabilization and safety
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.
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.
Practice in dyads/triads
Reading / planning
Module 4. Essentials
Risk assessment and suicide prevention.
Business aspects including marketing and pricing.
Working alongside psychiatry and psychology services including basics of psychiatric medications.
Module 5. Sharing
Assessment, sharing practices, the power of the group, celebration and closing ceremony.
Written assignments and prep
Dates for 2023
After the success of last year, the course is, again, 100% online, from the comfort of your own home
All times are UK time, international students, please check your time zone before booking.
Module 1 Sat 16 to Sun 17 September 2023 9.30am-5pm
Module 2 Sat 14 to Sun 15 October 2023 9.30am-5pm
Module 3 Sat 4 to Sun 5 November 2023 9.30am-5pm
Module 4 Sat 18 November 2023 9.30am-5pm
Module 5 Sat 9 December 2023 9.30am-5pm
You have one year to complete the assignments, case studies and mentoring sessions
Practice sessions are to be arranged in addition to these dates at your convenience. You will have 10 1/2 hours of practice sessions in dyads and triads.
Attendance required - only applicable if you are intending to apply for accreditation, otherwise you can attend whichever modules you are able to as long as you keep us updated so we know when to expect you.
If applying for accreditation, you can miss up to 4 hours of the course, by prior arrangement and only in exceptional circumstances. For any missed teaching, you must arrange to take these privately with a tutor for which there will be an additional fee payable directly to the tutor
Pay now or pay in instalments
Course price: £925 Regular: can be paid in full, or in monthly instalments book now and set up monthly payments
Bursary applications are now open for Desi teachers. To apply for a 50% or 100% bursary please complete this form
Before the course starts, you must have already completed:
200 hour yoga teacher training (any school, any style)
Trauma Therapy Manchester’s 20 hour online course Trauma Sensitive Yoga training. You may book the 100 hour course once you have booked a place on the 20 hour course as long as you will have completed it by the start of the 100 hour course. If you have relevant experience (which includes trauma and yoga) 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 may allow you to skip this 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)
Total: 55 hours
Scheduled dates and times for course - see above. September to December 2023. 52 hours.
After module 2 there is an optional tutorial session where you can bring questions. 1 hour.
Drop in support space
After each day there is an optional 15 minute drop-in to bring questions. 2 hours.
Additional requirements for accreditation (optional)
Total: 19 1/2 hours
Trauma Informed Yoga practice in dyads and triads
Practice delivering Trauma Informed Yoga in dyads and triads: 10 1/2 hours
This will be arranged within your groups outside of scheduled course times. All hours must be logged and submitted for certification.
Have 3 Trauma Informed Yoga sessions with an Accredited TIY teacher
You will arrange to have 3 individual sessions with an Accredited TIY teacher to gain experience from the student perspective. Sessions are likely to be around one hour, prices vary according to teacher. We will provide a list of teachers for you to contact. Approx: 3 hours
Mentoring sessions - individual
If you wish to apply for accreditation, you will arrange to have 3 individual mentoring sessions with your assigned mentor who will also be marking most or all of your case studies. £55 per session during training.
Mentoring sessions - group
If you wish to apply for accreditation, you will take part in at least one group mentoring session with the course leader, Susi Wrenshaw. £45 per 3 hour group session.
Total: 40 hours
Reading and videos - minimum 14 hours
Case studies – contact with students 9 hours
Case studies – write up / planning 17 hours
Total hours: 114.5 hours
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)
TIY class plan
Essay exploring adaptations for TIY
Self reflective essay - personal samskaras, dharma and vidya
Personal competencies worksheets
Log of dyad / triad hours
Log of 3 Trauma Informed Yoga sessions you've attended
End of module quizzes
- Case studies
- Professional agreement upon qualifying
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 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 in person.
Case studies must be submitted within 12 months of starting the 100 hour course
We're here to help you help others
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?
Guide students through the 3-phase trauma recovery model (phase 2 is to be done alongside therapy).
Provide Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga sessions.
Advertise yourself as an Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and use the Accredited TIY badge.
This goes beyond adapting a general yoga class to do no harm (Trauma Sensitive Yoga). For this, you only need the 20 hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga course.
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.
You are required to have ongoing mentoring throughout your career as an Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher. This can be done in small groups (like your dyad/triad) and you split the cost, you can arrange it individually or attend the group mentoring days.
Within your 1st year of TIY teaching (after qualification), you will have a minimum of 1 hour of individual mentoring per 8 hours' TIY sessions (or 3 hours if in a group of 3, 6 hours in a group of 6 etc). If teaching these sessions full time (8 or more per week), you will have a minimum of 1 individual mentoring hour per month (or 3 for 3 people etc). If you are teaching regularly but not every week then 6 hours’ mentoring per year may be sufficient. You can discuss this with your mentor who can be a Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist or Senior Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.
It may include: peer support, masterclasses, q&a, discussion of challenges and successes, self-study and reflection space.
Preparation and written reflections are recommended to help you build self awareness and reflection skills.
Fees and bursaries
Pre-sale - SOLD OUT
Super early bird - SALES ENDED
£875 Early bird - SALES ENDED
General sale is now open
£925 Regular - can be paid in full anytime or paid in monthly installments
For pre-sale and early bird discounts, full payment is required.
For general sale, you can pay in equal monthly installments, final payment due 1st September 2023.
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.
Applications for bursaries are now open: please complete the bursary application form here.
Opening date: 01/05/2023
Closing date: 30/06/2023
The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals even if you are registered with a different organisation for your yoga teaching.
If you decide to apply for accreditation (optional), the following apply:
£15 per case study is due to the mentor (3 cases in total).
Additional fees for you to have Trauma Informed Yoga sessions and mentoring.
All of these additional requirements can be spread over the year.