100 hour Trauma Sensitive teacher training, columbus OH

100 Hour Trauma Sensitive Teacher Training

The 100hr YOHI Trauma Sensitive TT consists of eight modules over the course of 9 months. You will receive personalized mentoring, a 9-month unlimited open class pass to Yoga on High and an in-depth understanding of teaching to traumatized populations as well as a detailed 12 week curriculum.

Module 1 – Introduction to Trauma Informed teaching EMBER TT, August 31 through September 2

  • An exploration of the dynamics of creating “safe space” for practice in challenging institutional settings, particularly the singular environment of prison.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with women and men in challenging settings and circumstances.
  • Psychiatrist and yoga teacher Lee Shackelford shares relevant aspects of brain anatomy and function to shed light on how yoga can facilitate the integration of traumatic experiences for more healthful everyday functioning in the world.
  • Overview of EMBER™ (Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience) trauma sensitive curriculum.

Modules 2 & 5 – In-depth exploration of EMBER’s evidence based 12 week trauma sensitive curriculum (Only open to those registered in the 100hr Trauma Sensitive TT) September 29 & 30; January 12 & 13

  • Specific, in-depth look at EMBER’s evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive methodology for working with women in prison, in transition, and in recovery.
  • Week by week handouts, teaching guides and sequences

Module 3 – Secondary Traumatic Stress & Self-care (only open to those registered in 100hr) November 4

  • Conversations on how this work can affect you as a teacher and as a human.
  • Exploration of student-teacher dynamics, including issues of transference, boundaries, and the importance of teacher self-care
  • Full day of self-care practices and strategies to support your journey as a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher

Module 4 – Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, (Only open to those doing 100hr) December 8 & 9

  • Learn basic physiology of stress and anxiety
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama, meditation and ayurvedic practices that can help alleviate and ease the discomfort of anxiety and depression for your students

Module 6 – Creating Ease, Restorative poses (Only open to those doing 100hr) February 9

  • You will also learn principles of teaching restorative poses and applications of these principles to help your students therapeutically.
  • Instruction in techniques for teaching all major categories of restorative poses (inversions, back bends, forward bends and twists) for students with varying capabilities

Module 7 – Teacher Round (Only open to those doing 100hr) February 10

  • A panel of local trauma sensitive teachers will discuss their experiences teaching to traumatized populations as well as special considerations for teaching specialized classes.

Module 8 – Certification (Only open to those doing 100hr), April 13 & 14

  • You will teach a 90 minute trauma sensitive yoga class to a group of your peers.
  • Discussion regarding how to get started: practical strategies for establishing EMBER classes in prisons, therapeutic communities, hospitals, detention centers, and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Graduation celebration – you will receive a Yoga on High and EMBER Yoga certificate that will certify you to teach Trauma Sensitive yoga, and specifically, the evidence based EMBER yoga trauma sensitive curriculum.

Required Reading: TBA


August 31st through September 2nd, 2018
September 29th & 30th, 2018
November 4th, 2018
December 8th & 9th, 2018
January 12th & 13th, 2019
February 9th & 10th, 2019
April 13th & 14th, 2019


Michele Vinbury


$1,499 Paid in Full / or Monthly payment plan: Please contact the front desk at 614-291-4444 for payment


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