Trauma informed Yoga is an effective adjunct therapy in the stabilization and healing of individuals struggling with the aftermath of 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 health care professionals can learn to utilize trauma informed Yoga with groups and individuals in order to safely support them in developing a sense of agency, safe embodiment, and an understanding of how to use their own bodies as a resource for self-regulation.

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 how to support others in theirs. Upon completion, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques.  These techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

Training’s are eligible for CEU’s with Yoga Alliance. Certificates of completion can be submitted to other professional bodies for consideration for CEU credits.

In 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 developmental/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 in addition to understanding poly vagal theory and how to work effectively to support vagal health.
  • 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 medical and Yogic perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.
  • Understand more about trauma and the brain and attachment theory.
  • Explore anti-oppressive practice and Yoga as a form of embodied activism.
  • Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices.

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Since 2008  I’ve been conducting training’s in Vancouver & beyond:

  • Ajna Yoga, Victoria BC
  • Balu Yoga, Revelstoke, BC
  • Bowen Island Yoga, Bowen Island, BC
  • Creative Counselling, Vancouver, BC
  • Fernwood Yoga Den, Victoria, BC
  • Green Room Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Heart Center Yoga, Surrey, BC
  • Hot and Cool Yoga Club, Parksville, BC
  • Inner Vision Yoga, Chilliwack, BC
  • Langara College Continuing Studies, Vancouver, BC
  • Live Light Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Moksha Yoga, Nanaimo, 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
  • Repose Therapy, Abbotsford, BC
  • Satya Yoga, Williams Lake BC
  • STRETCH Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • The Yoga Loft, Smithers, BC
  • The Yoga Studio, Squamish, BC
  • Valley Centre Yoga, Duncan, BC
  • Vancouver School of Healing Arts, Vancouver, BC
  • Village Center Yoga, Surrey, BC
  • Wainwright on Wellness, Wainwright, AB
  • Yoga Outreach, Kamloops, BC
  • Yoga Therapy International, Vancouver, BC
  • Sources Counseling, Surrey, BC

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