Understanding Trauma, How it Impacts Children, and Why Yoga Can Help
As a yoga instructor, therapist, teacher, or anyone who regularly serves children, it is almost certain that you will encounter children who have experienced trauma in their young lives.
This introductory one-day workshop will present information on the two main types of trauma experienced by children, the basics of the neuroscience of trauma, signs, symptoms and common misdiagnoses, how to make your classes more trauma-informed, how yoga can be part of the healing process, and self-care. It includes practical tools presented in both lecture and experiential format.
Who should attend: This workshop is open to yoga teachers and yoga students (1+ yrs. yoga practice) who work with children, including:
The workshop curriculum includes:
It is not necessary to be a Registered Adult Yoga Teacher (RYT) or complete our 95 hour RCYS program in order to attend our trainings. Candidates who successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website.
"It was so vitally informative that I'm constantly re-thinking my approach to cues & assists w/kids. The other important thing to note is that it goes beyond kids into teaching yoga to adults. I came away from this thoroughly convinced that EVERY YOGA TEACHER SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS!" ~ DD
"The facilitation of the workshop was very good. The presenters were very knowledgeable and well informed.” Patty Lavey
“Very good overall information. This was a good introduction for me as someone who had no background in trauma.” Kathie Bowen
“Amazing workshop!” Michelle Desjardins, OTR/L
“I have experience working with lots of at risk youth. This was a great way to confirm that yoga is a great resource for children who have experienced trauma.” Melissa Nutting
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Tuition & Materials: $150
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"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub
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