Trauma Informed Training for Yoga Teachers
January 25 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
According to the National Center for PTSD, about 6 of every 10 men and about 5 of every 10 women have experienced at least one trauma in their lives. That means half of the students in our average yoga class are affected by trauma, and while many yoga instructors are aware of the negative implications trauma has, a lot haven’t received any instruction. Trauma informed practices benefits all students and can be a universal approach that’s easier to implement than you think. This workshop will provide the latest research on how trauma affects the brain and behaviors, how to create a safe and trauma aware yoga class to prevent triggers, and how to implement trauma informed instruction so we can best respond if challenges may arise. This is a hands-on, collaborative, and activity based workshop so come ready to move, talk, and take home strategies you can implement tomorrow.
This 3 hour training is $75.
This training for teachers is brought to you by Sarah Sherman. Sarah Sherman received her 200 hr YTT from Core Power Yoga in San Diego 10 years ago during a difficult time in her life and it has become her own natural medication to stay balanced and grounded. With a career in mental health and serving under privileged communities Sarah’s natural next steps were to bring yoga into inner city schools, to military vets, and to parks and breweries all around the country. Upon moving to NH, she found her true passion with Yoga In Action (formerly SATYA). There she has been teaching an Empower Yoga class in partnership with Haven for women survivors of sexual or physical violence, which she’s been doing for 4 years. She also taught Yoga for Recovery for 2 years and has been offering workshops to teachers and yoga instructors in the community. Seeing the transformation these students make, the way they keep showing up to their mat even when they have a million reasons not to and even when it can be physically/emotionally challenging, is an honor to witness. Her creative flow and experience working with such diverse populations of clients allows Sarah to read her students needs and deliver a class everyone gets something out of. When she’s not teaching Special Education at a local elementary school or teaching yoga, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling, and being on the water with her family.