200 HOUR TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
March 2023 - ENROL NOW
EMPOWER YOUR COMMUNITY WITH YOGA
The Yoga Impact Charity, in partnership with Body Mind Heart Training, is proud to present a 200 Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training in Sydney and online designed specifically for people who are interested in integrating evidence based Trauma Informed Yoga into their work and in the community.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher with a Trauma Informed Approach
Anyone with an interest in sharing accessible and trauma informed Yoga in Not-for-Profits and Community Organisations, Schools, Hospitals, The Defence Force, Prisons and Private Practice
Not-for-Profit and Community Workers
Psychologists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Workers
Doctors, Nurses and other Health Professionals
THE YOGA IMPACT CHARITY APPROACH:
The Yoga Impact Charity has been providing inclusive, evidence based trauma informed yoga in the community to thousands of people since 2015. We recognise the powerful impact that the practice of Yoga can have on psychological and physical wellbeing and the growing evidence base in this space.
Our methodology combines Yoga, Somatic Therapy and Psychology and is based on the latest research and our program evaluations.
Our approach is trauma informed and recognises that trauma profoundly impacts our psychological and physiological composition and that puts people at risk of re- traumatisation, mental illness and chronic disease. As yoga teachers we want to be aware of how we can create a safe space for people under those circumstances, facilitate a safe environment for healing and be mindful of how we relate to
After completing this program, you will be ready to lead evidence based Trauma Informed Yoga Programs in your community. Examples of our current programs include:
Integrating Trauma Informed Principles to Yoga classes at a Studio
A yoga program with newly arrived refugee children
A yoga for Aboriginal foster carers
A yoga program for survivors of family violence
A yoga program for asylum seekers at a detention centre
A yoga program for mental health workers
A yoga program at an Australian Defence Force Barracks
Integrating yoga into your work as a psychologist, doctor or nurse
A yoga program for refugee women healing from torture co-facilitated with a Psychologist
A yoga program for men in a maximum security prison
A yoga program with frontline healthcare workers
A list of our community partners can be found here
COURSE STRUCTURE & FEES
This course takes place in Sydney and online, part time over 4 months.
We meet on weekends ( Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday ) +
6 Day Intensive
Intensive week 24-29 April
Early Bird $3849 incl GST (until 19 Jan 2023)
Regular Price $4399 incl GST (Booking close 1 March 2023)
One fully funded Scholarship will be made available to anyone from a refugee/asylum seeking background, Aboriginal carers & mental health workers, members of the Defence Force and their families and anyone who has spent time in detention. Priority will be given to people who are currently or have previously engaged in The Yoga Impact Charity's programs and seek to share the practice within their community. Applications will open soon
To learn more about the course and have your questions answered, attend a virtual information session. Details of the next information session will be posted here as they become available.
To learn more about the training request a detailed prospectus
Yoga is an embodiment practice so having your own personal practice of yoga and meditation is crucial to being able to deliver these techniques with authenticity as lived experience. Therefore it is strongly recommended that you already have your own yoga and / or meditation practice before you embark on this training
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I participate Virtually?
Yes! The Yoga Impact Charity 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training has been approved by Yoga Alliance to run both Online and in person. In the interest of accessibility, you can chose which medium suits your needs. Virtual participants can join us live or access Zoom recordings later at a convenient time for you.
Where does the course take place?
Sydney, venue TBC
Are there still places available? How do I secure my in person place?
We have a limited number of in person places available, you can secure your place by making a deposit of paying the full amount. In person and online places are first come, first served. Once in person places are filled, you'll be welcome to join the wait list or participate virtually.
When does the early bird offer close?
Our early bird offer will be available until 15 Jan 2023
I can't do certain Yoga shapes - will I be able to participate in the teacher training?
In line with a trauma informed approach, all shapes you make with your body are your choice. We welcome all bodies and abilities and provide a range of movement options with a focus on the breath being the most important part of the shape.
What certification will I receive at the end of the course?
The Yoga Impact Charity is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and upon completion of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you'll be eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
What opportunities are there to teach trauma informed yoga once I've finished this course?
At the end of the program you'll be eligible to join The Yoga Impact Charity teaching team sharing trauma informed yoga globally.
You can also utilise our network of community partners to set up your own program within a not-for-profit, government organisation or school.
We can also support you to integrate a yoga program in your existing workplace.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
You can find more information about the scholarship application process here.
"This is hands down the best course I have ever done. This course gave me the confidence and the intelligence to follow my dreams and realise my true purpose in life. The support from Danielle and the teaching faculty, and all of my fellow yogis was genuinely life-affirming and that helped my confidence and resilience to grow - I am so excited to see what happens next!
I want to share yoga with people who need it the most. Not studio, perfect pose yoga, but real, compassionate, love yourself and others yoga. Yoga for chronic pain, for divorce, for menopause, for those with eating disorders. Yoga for all the people who need to access their bodies to find the love and beauty that exists inside themselves.
If you are considering it, take the plunge - you won’t regret it. If you are worried you can’t do it, you can. You will experience so much love and support during this course and you will just grow so much during the process."
"This this training was so much more than I expected it to be. It offered all the practical and educational information that I had expected and hoped for from a Trauma Informed Training, but it went far deeper than that. It felt like being part of an empowering, loving and impactful collective and it offered profound healing and personal growth.
Its difficult to put into a few words what I learned from this wonderful course. A few key things come to mind:
An understanding of what trauma is, the myriad ways it can impact people and some things to be mindful of within the context of a yoga class
How to design and teach classes that are appropriate for people severely impacted by trauma
How to teach yoga in a way that is accessible
How to design and teach classes to lead to a physical/emotional outcome based on evidence based practices
An understanding of the physical and emotional impact of different asana and pranayama
The importance of evidence based practices in order to be able to share yoga in more diverse settings
How to use invitational language in a way that feels natural
The importance of creating a culture of choice
What interception means!
How to design yoga programs for different populations
The power of a collective and of connection
I really could keep going… but I’ll leave it there!
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart"
"I developed a better understanding of what yoga means for me, how I can use it as part of healing and then consider how that could also be used for others. I gained insight into the Yoga Impact Charity model and its applicability to yoga at every level. I learnt about the multidimensional aspects of yoga - from the spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and all bodied approach. I learnt how yoga is for everyone and how to moderate sequences and practices to meet all needs. That even when i do not know everything, that having a basic framework can be enough to support others in a safe practice. The list is endless really. It was invaluable and not enough words to describe the The Yoga Impact Charity's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training's impact on me!
For anyone thinking about undertaking this journey, my advice is to have an openness to explore whatever comes up - lean into the challenges (internal and external). Trust that Danielle is amazingly experienced in holding space and supporting the differning journey's that people are enduring and she does so in a safe way without judgement."
"I wanted to say a huge thank you again for everything you do, being involved with The Yoga Impact Charity over the last 6 months has been such a fulfilling and rewarding experience. The learnings I have gained have been transformative for so many aspects of my life - I have noticed shifts in my work as a counsellor and my resources for self-regulation and interoception have improved in such a beneficial way. This is something that is so important to me as I have struggled for a long time with my mental health and finding lasting ways to shift my thought patterns and daily habits is a challenge, so it is exciting to find new ways to integrate knowledge and resources which contribute to my wellbeing."
"This course exceeded my expectations in every way.
The content was comprehensive, practical, relevant and fascinating. It was presented by excellent teachers in a supportive, inclusive and nurturing environment. I learnt so much and am deeply inspired to continue exploring the path of trauma informed yoga therapy. Under the expert guidance of Danielle, I felt safe, courageous and committed, and there was a deep sense of trust and respect for her as a teacher and as a fellow human."
We are not able to offer refunds for deposits or any subsequent payments.
If the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is cancelled by The Yoga Impact Charity, you may transfer the full amount to another workshop or retreat, or request a full refund.