These training’s are a synthesis of our front-line experiences as a Yoga Therapists in the field of concurrent disorders and a culmination of our on-going personal and professional immersion and education in trauma informed Yoga over the past 9 years. These training’s are for anyone who wants to understand more about their own traumatic experience and healing journey and anyone who wants to know more about how to support others in theirs.

Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatic stressors can cause symptoms including anxiety and depression, and lead individuals to develop a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Research supports the benefits of Yoga as an effective compliment to other traditional therapies in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of acute or chronic, prolonged exposure to trauma. By supporting and enhancing the efficacy of other therapeutic interventions, Yoga can contribute to an individual’s long term stability and recovery. Yoga and healthcare professionals can learn to utilize Yoga with groups and individuals in order to safely support them in developing a sense of agency, safe embodiment and to provide them with tools for self-regulation.

Upon completion of this training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques to support survivors in their healing.  Trauma informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

In this Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training participants will:

  • Gain a theoretical and experiential foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques.
  • Understand the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga when working with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma.
  • Learn how to create safe classes and practices make for trauma survivors that emphasize choice and focus on the importance of internal, felt experience.
  • Explore & practice teaching therapeutic breathing and grounding techniques and the physical forms of Yoga.
  • Examine & discuss the Koshas (levels of the human being), Kleshas (the cycle of suffering), Yamas & Niyamas (ethics and practices), the Gunas (basic psychological archetypes), Langhana & Brahmana (categories of Yoga practices) as they pertain to trauma experience.
  • Investigate the differences and intersections between Western and Eastern perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.
  • Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices.

Since 2008 we’ve been conducting training’s in Vancouver and beyond:

  • Ajna Yoga, Victoria BC
  • Repose Therapy, Abbotsford, BC
  • Valley Centre Yoga, Duncan, BC
  • Balu Yoga, Revelstoke, BC
  • Bowen Island Yoga, Bowen Island, BC
  • Creative Counselling, Vancouver, BC
  • Green Room Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Fernwood Yoga Den, Victoria, BC
  • Hot and Cool Yoga Club, Parksville, BC
  • Langara College Continuing Studies, Vancouver, BC
  • Moksha Yoga, Nanaimo, BC
  • Live Light Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Nourish Yoga, Powell River, BC
  • Ocean & Crow Yoga/Space, Vancouver, BC
  • Om Town Yoga, Nanaimo, BC
  • Open Door Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Pacific Rim, Victoria, BC
  • Satya Yoga, Williams Lake BC
  • STRETCH Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • The Vancouver School of Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • The Yoga Loft, Smithers, BC
  • Village Center Yoga, Surrey, BC
  • The Yoga Studio, Squamish, BC
  • Wainwright on Wellness, Wainwright, AB

To discuss bringing Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training to you contact me.


“Nicole is a presenter with the consistent capacity to create and hold safe space for that necessary balance between learning and inquiry. She embodies a true professional in her field and communicates with clarity and purpose, so that students are able to understand and implement the tools she offers readily. Nicole asks the right questions, is a superb listener, and is unquestionably grounded in offering the highest level of training, often generously sharing from her own experience. She is an invaluable member of our teaching faculty and a huge asset to the yoga community overall.”

Christine Price-Clark, Program Director, Advanced Teacher Training – 300 Hour, The Vancouver School of Yoga