Five-day Virtual Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings
YBB’s first Virtual TIYT, June 2020
Our 21 hour Virtual Trauma-Informed Yoga Training is open to anyone interested in learning trauma-informed, body-based tools to address trauma and promote healing. Participants have included social workers, yoga teachers, health care professionals, detention staff, educators and people who want to deepen their own practice.
In response to COVID-19, we’ve temporarily moved our Trauma-Informed Yoga Training online.
We believe now more than ever is the time to practice, study, and offer trauma-informed, somatic (body-based) tools.
Our training alumni have spoken and again and again, and we’re finally listening – we’ve decided to add an additional day to both trainings! Join our fabulous training team on Zoom for five days as we dive deep into social justice and yoga, trauma-informed instructional strategies, boundaries, self care, and more.
August 22-23 + 28-30
9am – 3pm (11:30-1pm break each day)
9am – 3pm (11:30-1pm break each day)
What to Expect
We are limiting the number of participants to 20 people so we can create a courageous container for self-exploration, growth, and community building. Expect a thorough preparation to offer trauma-informed yoga and meditation in jail, prison or any other setting to foster connection, safety, and healing, including:
- Multiple trauma-sensitive yoga, movement and meditation classes
- Trauma-informed language and neuroscience
- Understanding mass incarceration and how we got here
- Training on race and social justice
- Self-care and boundaries for working in environments of suffering/trauma in a sustainable and just way
- Time with current YBB instructors
- Personal stories from former YBB students
- Inspiration and online community
- The 60+ page Yoga Behind Bars manual, valued at $75
- 21 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance
Also expect to engage in conversation about how we can move forward together to work towards equity and justice. How can we use the tools of trauma healing to stand for what matters?
“This training is as much intellectually eye-opening as it is deeply heart-opening. This training and this work are what the world needs more of.”–YBB Trainee, Olympia – 2019
Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link to meet online and some homework to prepare before the training. We are aware of the increased screen time right now – Zoom fatigue is real! In the training, we will offer and encourage folks to adapt participation in ways that are conducive to staying present and engaged. We will offer ample breaks, and we are choosing to expand this training an extra day to give us more time to integrate and reflect.
Prerequisites and Cost
This training is open to all. Past participants have included yoga instructors, medical professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, detention staff, social justice allies, and people who want to deepen their own practice. Since we want to make our training as accessible as possible during these uncertain times, we are lowering the cost significantly to a sliding scale:
- $435 Access Rate
- $535 Standard Rate
- $635 Sustaining Rate
We offer scholarships for people of color and formerly incarcerated folks; email email@example.com for more questions about scholarships, payment plan options, or financial assistance.
- Cancellations within one week or more of the training will be refunded at 50%, minus the $40 admin fee.
- Cancellations within less than one week of the training will not be refunded.
- We will give a full refund, including the admin fee, for any COVID-related emergencies.
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