Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching
25Hr Training | March 14-27 2022

“My dictionary defines trauma as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Defined like that, the events which can be considered traumatic are wide-ranging indeed—from what might be considered the stuff of ordinary life such as divorce, illness, accidents, and bereavement to extreme experiences of war, torture, rape, and genocide. Insofar as we adopt this wide-ranging definition, trauma is the stuff of everyday life.” - Stephen Joseph PHD, Psychology Today.

An estimated 8% of Americans, (24 million), meet the criteria for PTSD (PTSD.org). This means that in a yoga class of 25 students, 2 of them may have PTSD.

Trauma is a part of the human experience. At any given time, we will encounter events that are so overwhelming that they leave a lasting negative effect. Our yoga students are no exception. Trauma informed yoga is a method of teaching that avoids retraumatizing a student, helps the student learn to trust themselves and gives them tools for self regulation. 

This training will teach you how to teach trauma informed yoga as well as how to make what you already teach more trauma informed.



  • Polyvagal theory

  • Instruction on how to teach trauma informed yoga

  • Poses for trauma Informed yoga

  • Cueing for trauma Informed clases

  • How to pick music for a trauma informed classes

  • How to build trust and inspire agency with students

  • Yin & Restorative Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Mudras

  • Chakras that are most often affected by trauma

  • Pranayama

  • Room setup

  • Contraindicated poses and assists


Shanna Small, TCYM E-RYT YACEP

Victoria Martinez E500 RYT


MON Mar 14- 6-9pm

TUE Mar 15- 6-9pm

THURS Mar 17- 6-9pm

SUN Mar 20- 9am-12pm

MON Mar 21- 6-9pm

TUE Mar 22- 6-9pm

THURS Mar 24- 6-9pm

SUN Mar 27- 9am-12pm

This course is spread out throughout two weeks to give you time to process the information and apply it to your practice. Each session is presented as a 3 hour module, live with either Victoria or Shanna and with small breaks in between for self care. 




Online Via Zoom

Register for this online training