Trauma Informed Yoga   
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Trauma Informed Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

This online Trauma Informed Yoga Nidra Teacher Training course fulfills the US Yoga Alliance’s CE non-contact 3-year requirement (20 CE’s). Weekend workshops accrue 14 hours CPD/CE credits.

3 modules - 100 hours average requirement for completion – 20 hours per module study, research and assignment responses, plus personal YN practice. To be completed within 6 months of enrolling.

Create a 3-month treatment plan for an individual or group

Create and deliver your own YN script

Submit monthly summaries of your YN personal practice

Skype/Whatsapp/Zoom with tutor monthly
For healthcare and trauma professionals, yoga teachers and individuals who have a regular personal Yoga Nidra practice of at least 6 months.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of what trauma, grief, chronic stress and PTSD are, and how to teach Yoga Nidra sessions that will enable people to move gently through trauma, chronic stress and grief towards post traumatic growth. There is a focus on grief – losses experienced by so many are often traumatic; grief doesn’t always contain trauma, but trauma almost always contains grief.

Embedded within the 3 modules are links to relevant articles, books and audiovisual reference sources from experts in the field of trauma and trauma informed yoga.

In addition to the course text, the required reading books The Body Keeps the Score (Bessel van der Kolk) and The Wild Edge of Sorrow (Francis Weller) are invaluable  lifelong resources. You will also receive a YN recording and several written scripts to help you take the slog out of writing your own script. 

The assignments are designed to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of trauma in all its forms, consequences of untreated post traumatic stress, the profound importance of resilience building and deep relaxation to counteract hyper-vigilance and triggering using Yoga Nidra practices.  Working with an individual/small group over a 3-month period – creating, implementing and assessing a treatment plan.

On completion you will have the confidence and skills to transform your own life through continued practice of YN, and to guide others to do the same.
Course Overview

The course examines the causes and consequences of trauma and chronic stress. Whilst military trauma is covered briefly, the focus of this course is on civilian, non-combat trauma and its prevalence (PTSD is more prevalent in the civilian, non-combat, general population than it is in military serving and retired personnel). Chronic stress, burnout, post-traumatic stress, PTSD, traumatic grief, miscarriage and loss are examined in detail from a physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.

The course examines why most cognitive/medication-based treatments are unable to provide significant long-term improvement for sufferers, and why appropriate YN practice can provide true healing and attenuation of symptoms.

Most of us are taught how to acquire things in life; few are taught that significant loss is inevitable for almost all of us, far less how to deal with it when it occurs. Grief is a normal human response to loss, but this doesn’t make it any easier to bear the pain we feel on every level.

The course studies the nature and reality of trauma and grief, their on-going impact, and how Yoga Nidra practice provides solace, resilience and self-compassion on the path to post-traumatic growth. To offer effective trauma sensitive Yoga Nidra, it is essential to understand how it feels to be traumatised, and how the body, brain and spirit are affected.

The course aims to enable healthcare professionals and individuals to deepen their understanding of trauma and its consequences, and to enable trauma sufferers to heal/reduce the imprint of trauma through appropriate practice.

On successful completion you will be equipped to offer well-informed, effective, safe teaching to those affected by trauma and chronic stress.

Jane, the course author, has experienced significant trauma and loss, both recent and remote. She created the course in the hope that it will help others who find themselves floored by devastating trauma and grief.

"Why do we meditate? We meditate precisely because this world of ours has disappointed us and because failure looms large in our day-to-day life. We want fulfillment. We want joy, peace, bliss and perfection within and without. Meditation is the answer, the only answer". 

Sri Chinmoy