Specialisation and Integrative Practice for Continued Professional Development – 50 Hours

Yoga Therapy

The Biomedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation

The Biomedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation



19 Jul 2019

22 Jul 2019


50 Hours



Upfront Payment Required

CPD03 Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training: Compassion based Yoga Therapy

Trauma is a prevalent sociological health ailment. Adverse child experiences, inept assistance, or compassionate connection in the face of suffering, as well as levels of disconnect that impact inability to feel safe, significant, or to make sense and meaning in life have impacted our society in ways that are quite often to vast to fully fathom. Clients come seeking wellbeing through various primary or secondary treatment methodologies that include (albeit not limited to) therapy, yoga, or meditation.

It is our role as both yoga and meditation teachers to always ensure the safety of our clients while promoting increasing levels of wellbeing. In many ways this stems from understanding aliments and suffering from a multiplicity of perspectives. This includes the neurobiology of trauma, interpersonal relationships, and the role of the practitioner, as well as various practices of meditation.

Moreover, in learning to become more trauma-informed in your teaching, you will be focusing not only on the emotional and physical state of your student but helping them on a path towards regaining their sense of control and ownership over their own body and their own experience.

This intensive is intended to support yoga and meditation teachers, or therapists make their classes more trauma-informed. Please be aware that this course is not a qualification or certification to provide trauma therapy or trauma treatment. Moreover, is practices and theories discussed and taught are not intended as interventions for those who have experienced trauma.

Talking about trauma, even in the context of professional development, can be triggering. Please be aware of your own and others safety. If you have any questions or enquiries pertaining to the content of this course, please [email protected]

What you will learn throughout this course
• Understanding the philosophy behind practice including the historical roots of the meaning of suffering within the yoga tradition in combination with the ethics of teaching trauma informed practice.
• Understanding the physiology behind practice including concepts such as heart rate variability, plus the latest neurophysiological research based theoretical models of trauma for personalised yoga.
• Understanding the psychology behind practice including how to build safe and trusted relationships before taking someone to the state of yoga in combination with how to apply research within the classroom.
• Understanding from a complete immersive experience the foundations, applications, and teaching methodologies of trauma informed practice with awareness and mindfulness.

Taught by
Celia Roberts (Head Senior Teacher, BSc)
Leanne Davis (Yoga Australia President, Vinyoga)
Clare Sillence (Social Worker & Mental Health Specialist)
Edwina Kempe (Licenced TCTSYSpecialist, Social Worker)

Required book
1. Van K. (2015). The body keeps the score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma. New York, NY: Penguin.

Required Props
• zafu (meditation cushion)
• zabuton (meditation cushion base)
• yoga mat
• 2 x blankets
• 1 x eye pillow

Website: http://www.biyome.com.au

Email: [email protected]

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