Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga - Teacher Training
Sunday March 10 11-2pm
Every yoga class provides an opportunity to guide students into healthy self-discovery of the mind, body and spirit. Because of this, there is the potential for students with a trauma history to face unexpected emotional release or flashbacks to prior memories. This introductory course lays a foundation for yoga teachers to create a safe space for all yoga students regardless of their trauma background. The course will give teachers a basic understanding of trauma in the body and how that can be influenced by the practice of yoga. This course is a pre-requisite for more advanced training in creating a trauma-sensitive yoga practice for those working with specific student populations suffering from trauma.
Students should bring mat, water bottle and healthy snacks for class time. Some gentle Asana practice will be covered from teaching perspective so dress for simple movement. There will not be a lunch break.
Class may qualify for CE credits for social workers, bodyworkers or other. Check with your professional continuing educational requirements for details.
Susan Pokorny bio
Susan has been teaching yoga since 2001. She leads her practice and teaching with compassion and care to help students discover mind-body-spirit practices that will bring them to a healthier place. Susan is an ERYT and YACEP with a background in Vinyasa flow, Children's and Holy Yoga. She's also been a Thai Bodywork practitioner since 2006 and in most recent years done work with sex trafficking survivors overseas as well as locally at Lad Lake and Milwaukee County Mental Health Department.