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:
CEUs, PDPs, and Yoga Alliance credit hours:
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. However, it is strongly recommended that participants explore a children's yoga teacher training such as Yoga and Mindfulness for Children, Yoga and Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens, and Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Teens with Special Needs.
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or Professional Development Points (PDPs) may also be available through your employer. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements, you should confirm with them that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility. Additional fees may be required.
What participants are saying:
"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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