Learn the art of teaching yoga to individuals with a trauma history, and the science of the impact of trauma on the brain and body and the role of yoga and mindfulness as a healing tool.

This training includes:

  • Training on trauma sensitive practices when teaching yoga to the general population as well as part of the therapeutic process.
  • Training on the science of trauma and its impact on the nervous system and brain, and yoga’s relationship to this process.
  • Self reflective inquiry and process work.
  • Practice teaching.
  • In addition to workshop times noted, 3-5 hours of pre-workshop preparation will be required.


  • If you choose, a placement in a partner site, so you can put your training into action.

This training is appropriate for:

  • Yoga teachers already teaching or wanting to teach in outreach settings
  • Therapists, social workers, psychologists and other professionals in mental health settings;
  • Teachers and school social workers and leaders, interested in meeting the needs of children and youth with a trauma history through yoga and mindfulness practices;
  • Anyone interested in offering their knowledge, passion and time to a yoga program in a school or mental health setting.

Training Staff:


CEU: 15 hours Yoga Alliance



Date: June 1 & 2, 2019  9am – 4pm (Lunch Break 12-1)

Location: Breathing Room Center, 216 Crown St., 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT


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