200 HOUR TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 

 

APRIL 2022 ENROLMENTS OPEN SOON

EMPOWER YOUR COMMUNITY WITH YOGA 

The Yoga Impact Charity 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 Hatha Yoga into their work and in the community. 

SUITABLE FOR: 

  • 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

  • Social workers

  • Doctors, Nurses and other Health Professionals 

  • Teachers

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

people.

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 at Circa BC on Gould St Bondi part time over 6 months. Participants not able to attend in person can take part online. 

 

1 x weekend per month ( Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday ) for 6 months 

6 Day Intensive (held in Sydney )

 

2022 Dates:

 

To be announced shortly 


 

Investment:

 

Early Bird  $3499 (until 15 Feb 2022)

Regular Price $3999 (Booking close 1 April 2022)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

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

 

 

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

To learn more about the course and have your questions answered, attend a virtual information session. To register your interest and receive the Zoom details Click Here

To learn more about the training request a detailed prospectus

 

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES 

 

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? 

Circa BC, Gould Street Bondi 

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 31 August 2021 

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. 

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"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."

Susy, Sydney

"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"

Ellie, Sydney 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

We are not able to offer refunds for deposits or any subsequent payments.

If for any reason you are unable to complete The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will be eligible to enrol in a subsequent 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with The Yoga Impact Charity. 

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.