Trauma Informed Yoga

Course Description

Trauma Informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings. Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatic stressors can cause symptoms including anxiety and depression, and lead individuals to develop a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies.

Research supports the benefits of Yoga as an effective compliment to other traditional therapies in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of acute or chronic, prolonged exposure to trauma.

By supporting and enhancing the efficacy of other therapeutic interventions, Yoga can contribute to an individual’s long-term stability and recovery. Yoga and healthcare professionals can learn to utilize Yoga with groups and individuals in order to safely support them in developing a sense of agency, safe embodiment and to provide them with tools for self-regulation.

Upon completion of this 25 hour training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques to support survivors in their healing.


  • Gain a foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques
  • Therapeutic application of yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and developmental/complex trauma
  • Learn how to create safe classes
  • Investigate the differences and intersections between
  • Western medical and Yogic perspectives
    Trauma and the brain, polyvagal and attachment theory.
  • Anti-oppressive practice of Yoga as a form of embodied activism
  • Dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of
    boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices

Full Tuition:
$550 + 5% GST

Price Breakdown:
Includes Tuition & Manual

For Dates and Location of the Next Training:
February 23 – 25, 2024 at Heights Yoga & Wellness

Times: Fri 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday 11-6

200 hour yoga teacher training is not a prerequisite

There is pre-reading for this course

Teacher: Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, TCTSY-F, YACEP

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