Yoga For Mental Health – A deep transformational program & Teacher Training


Teacher Training Curriculum

A Deep Transformational Program & Teacher Training

The training involves our unique style of yoga called Rainbow Yoga which is a social, interactive and playful yoga.

We also use many techniques from yoga therapy, yin yoga, vinyasa and more.

Elevate Your Practice and Empower Lives with Trauma-Informed Mental Health Yoga Teacher Training. Are you ready to take your yoga teaching skills to the next level and make a profound impact on the lives of others?

Look no further! Our comprehensive 120-hour Trauma-Informed Mental Health Yoga Teacher Training is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and expertise to become a compassionate and effective yoga teacher in the realm of mental health.


The 21st century is super fast, noisy, stimulating and irritating. We are not made for this speed and sensory bombardment…it is truly not easy to be a human in a not-so-human world. So we must equip ourselves with the tools to cope with the constant bombardment of our senses and our mind. From breathing to a change of attitude, we can equip ourselves with the means to thrive here rather than just survive.

We need you…

people need you – The world is in a mental health strife and you can help!


In this program, we are going to work with our, minds and hearts, our breath, our body, our senses and our community to affect the positive change we crave. Practical knowledge we can apply right away and individual and group practices to shift our mood and perspective will be the pillars of our work together.

Through our own experiences in the program, we will learn how to induce a transformation in others.


When we are more mindful of our thoughts and feelings we can take responsibility for our actions and reactions and we can recreate different mental pathways to create the life we want

a life we don’t want to escape from, a life we can fully enjoy.

The program is full of mindful tools from East and West to help us lift ourselves up and live to our full potential.


Trauma and emotions get stuck in the body, when we move and stretch in intentional ways we can release this stagnant energy and be open again to living with confidence, balance and joy. This is the magic of yoga!

The mind is complicated so we start with the body and watch the rest of the journey unfold.


When you learn how to understand and master your nervous system, you can cultivate a life of balance, peace, and enjoyment. Understanding and liberating our unconscious mind is vital to letting go of what we don’t need, loving ourselves, and experiencing freedom. Knowing our reason for being, and living out a meaningful and purposeful life, is a recipe for happiness and fulfilment.

Knowledge is power and freedom. By knowing our minds and how they function we can start directing our lives to where we want them to flow and help others to steer to a more positive mindset and manifestation as well.


We are social animals and to thrive we need human connections just like we need food and water. No one can claim to do it all on their own. Even though we do need to do the work ourselves and become our own friends, we are interdependent and a helping hand and a nudge or even a little kick in the behind from a community that keeps you accountable goes a long way in helping us move forward and upwards on this path.

The work in this training will be done together in the Rainbow Yoga spirit and you will receive many tools to share with your clients not just in individual work but also in group settings.


Gerry Bronn is a clinical and coaching psychologist who has extensive experience in the personal development and transformational space. He runs a private practice in Byron Bay, where he supports people to heal, transform, and be their best selves.

Gerry also regularly facilitates sharing circles, workshops, and transformational retreats. He is devoted to his own personal development and spiritual awakening, and helping others to awaken to their potential.

Gopala Amir Yaffa, founder of Rainbow Yoga has been training yoga teachers in his playful, social and transformational style since 1999. Having been through mental challenges himself, he has developed mindful yogic techniques to elevate the spirit and open up again to the full and colourful spectrum of life.

The Practical Details

TIMING: 10 months February to November 2024

50 hours in person

70 hours online study

RETREAT: February 16-18, 2024 (24 hours of study and practice)



10 GROUP LEARNING AND PRACTICE WORKSHOPS: Once a month over Zoom (3 hours each = 30 hours)

10 SHARING CIRCLES ONCE A MONTH: Once a month over Zoom (2 hours each = 20 hours)

FINAL TRANSFORMATIVE WORKSHOP: November 30, 2024 day face-to-face nature experience (8 hours)

TEACHER TRAINING: Learn how to share this with others and help improve the mental health of people in your community, we will provide an additional 2 days of teaching techniques and teaching practice. This is Yoga Australia approved and you will receive a Yoga For Mental Health Yoga Teacher Certificate. This 2 day certification course will be held in Byron Bay December 1-2 (18 hours)


PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: Here you will receive ongoing support from us and the community while we journey together here and dive deeper than ever before into the magic of being an integrated, happy and thriving human

Topics Covered

TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH: In this cutting-edge training, we prioritize understanding trauma’s profound effects on individuals and how it manifests in the mind and body. You will learn to create a safe and supportive space where students can heal and reconnect with themselves through the practice of yoga.

INTEGRATION OF PSYCHOLOGY & YOGA: Our program goes beyond traditional yoga teacher training by seamlessly integrating psychology with the science and practice of yoga. You will gain insights into how yoga can complement evidence-based psychological techniques, empowering you to support your students more effectively.

HOLISTIC HEALING TECHNIQUES: Discover a holistic approach to mental well-being, as we delve into breathwork, meditation, and asanas that are specifically tailored to address trauma-related symptoms. Learn to cultivate self-awareness and mindfulness as powerful tools for healing.

EMPATHY & COMPASSION DEVELOPMENT: We believe that cultivating empathy and compassion is key to providing trauma-informed yoga instruction. Through interactive workshops and role-playing exercises, you will enhance your ability to connect with your students on a deeper level.

UNDERSTANDING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: Gain a solid understanding of the autonomic nervous system’s role in the stress response and learn how to create sequences that regulate and support the nervous system’s balance.

PRACTICAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Put theory into practice with supervised teaching sessions. Receive constructive feedback from experienced instructors to refine your teaching style and create impactful classes.

LEARN TOOLS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE AT EVERY STAGE OF LIFE: Mental health effects people of all ages and all walks of life. You will be able to use the knowledge and tools you will learn in this training to add to your adult or your children yoga teacher certificate.

Why Choose Our Trauma-Informed Mental Health Yoga Teacher Training?

MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE: As a trauma-informed yoga teacher, you will have the power to offer healing and hope to individuals struggling with past traumas or mental health challenges. Your classes will become safe havens for growth and transformation.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The integration of psychology and yoga makes our training stand out, providing you with a unique skill set that is highly sought-after in the wellness industry. Enhance your professional development and open doors to various opportunities as a trauma-informed yoga teacher.

COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATION: Upon completing the 120-hour training, you will receive a prestigious Rainbow Yoga Trauma-Informed Mental Health Yoga Teacher certificate. This valuable credential will boost your credibility and allow you to build a fulfilling career as a well-respected instructor.

CREATE LASTING CONNECTIONS: Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for yoga and mental health. Forge lasting connections with fellow trainees and experienced mentors, creating a supportive network for continuous growth.

Don’t miss this transformative opportunity to become a Trauma-Informed Mental Health Yoga Teacher and inspire positive change in yourself and others. Simply click the button below and fill out your details to reserve your spot now.

Our Training is approved for continuous education credits by Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK & The Canadian Yoga Alliance.

How Will You Be Able To Benefit Your Community With The Tools Learned In This Program?

STRESS REDUCTION: Yoga combines physical movement, deep breathing and mindfulness, which help activate the body’s relaxation response. The practice can lower levels of stress hormones and promote a sense of calm and tranquillity.

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION MANAGMENT: Yoga & mindfulness has been shown to be effective in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression. The practice of yoga encourages mindful awareness and promotes positive thoughts. Additionally, the physical activity and deep breathing exercises in yoga stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood-enhancing chemicals.

IMPROVED EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING: Yoga helps individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness and emotional regulation. By focusing on the breath and connecting with the body, practitioners can become more attuned to their emotions and better equipped to manage them. Yoga can enhance emotional resilience and provide a healthier outlet for processing difficult emotions.

ENHANCED COGNATIVE FUNCTIONS: Regular yoga practice has been associated with improved cognitive function, including increased attention span, better memory, and enhanced problem-solving skills. The combination of physical postures, breath control, and meditation in yoga promotes mental clarity and concentration, allowing for greater focus and mental agility.

Course Category
Approved Professional Development courses
Delivery Mode
Online - LiveIn-person via RetreatOnline - Self paced
OnlineNew South WalesByron Bay