Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training

We believe that all yoga should seek to create a safe space in which to inquire into a felt-sense of being; a space in which the practitioner is given choices about their practice, an opportunity for empowerment, and the chance to experience the deepest rhythms of the body. These key themes of Trauma-Sensitive yoga can be found throughout both our 200 and 300 Hour Training Programs, and our 300 Hour Program features a module specifically designed to explore these important skills and concepts! 

Through experiential practice and collaborative discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the neuroscience of trauma, examine key themes of trauma-informed yoga practice and teaching, explore research that supports yoga as a force for creating positive change in students’ experience of trauma, and learn tools, techniques and contraindications for teaching trauma-sensitive yoga.

Topics include:
Neuroscience of Trauma and Why Yoga Helps
Key Themes of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga – Safety, Empowerment, Choice
Using Yoga Nidra in Trauma-Sensitive Practice and Teaching
Yoga Techniques for Survivors – Choosing Appropriate Pranayama, Asana and Meditative Tools

Suggested reading:

Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy, by David Emerson

Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, by David Emerson

Prerequisite: Minimum 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

When: Sunday April 10th and Sunday May 15th, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom 

Cost: $250 (or $225 for graduates of The Essence of Yoga Center 200 Hour YTT)

About Dr. Becky Morrissey, PhD, ERYT500, TCTSY-F 

Becky Morrissey is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator/trainer, and an Ohio licensed mental health and substance abuse counseling professional (LPCC-S, LICDC-CS) who offers somatic-therapeutic yoga as a component of her counseling wellness practice. She has studied many forms of therapeutic yoga, applying the practices of yoga such as meditation, movement, and breath for understanding management of chronic stress, addiction, and mood. She is inspired by the work of Lisa Clark, Linda Oshins, Tom Myers, Amy Weintraub, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Doug Keller, and many others who she has accessed in workshops and trainings. She offers yoga therapy in her classes, workshops, and trainings for students to explore empowerment of one’s own health and spiritual wellness. She lives in Cincinnati and loves to yoga, meditate, hike, bike, write, and create art with her 9 year old daughter and husband, Tim.

Contact us today to find out more and enroll!