100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Ericeira, Portugal

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Yue Tan
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Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20
100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
Ericeira, Portugal

Yue Tan
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€1950
Deposit: €300
Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip


This Yoga Alliance® certified training is ideal for 200/300/500 hr registered yoga teachers and yoga therapists are designed to immerse you in a retreat environment while upgrading  your skills. So you can work safely and therapeutically with those suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, CPTSD and  unresolved trauma from abuse, surgery, injury, accidents or difficult  birth and support students' healing in classes, retreats, or as private clients. We also welcome participants who are not yet yoga teachers, but who would like to understand how to be more trauma-informed in their practice and personal development.


Led by social activist and senior teacher Atira Tan, MA, SEP, 500 E-RYT founder of Art to Healing, a charity dedicated to providing psychological support and recovery to sex traffic survivors, and Yoga for Freedom, together with trauma specialist, somatic therapist and founder of Womb * Sense, Gemini Adams, 200 E-RYT, C-TREP, who share 40 years combined experience in teaching yoga and trauma recovery.


Over the course of the 10-day training, we'll explore the following 6 modules with psycho-education, somatic psychology, yoga asanas, pranayama, yogic philosophy,  mentorship and more:


1. What is trauma: how it interrupts and impacts our ability to relax, react, and respond

2. Signs of trauma: how the body holds and shows signs of trauma

3. Touch and trauma: how it can harm or heal

4. Trauma-sensitive language: what to say, what not to say, and why

5. Cross-cultural sensitivity & community yoga: taking your trauma-informed yoga to the world

6.  Supervised classes and evaluation: practice teaching of trauma-informed yoga as well as learning clinical skills of observation.

 

Daily yoga, pranayama, somatic experiential exercises and Trauma Release Exercise (TRE®) classes, combined with hands-on-dyad's, classes and lectures to provide a deep understanding of  the impact unresolved trauma has on the mind, body, nervous system, ability to voice one’s needs and effect on our capacity for compassion.


You’ll  learn to spot patterns of physical and physiological withholding to  identify bodies that are at risk of being traumatised.


You'll  discover how certain asana, pranayama, and meditation practices can  actually cause further suffering or injury, and how the language used in  class can trigger constriction and fear rather than trust and  relaxation.


As  teachers or therapists, you’ll improve your ability to be a therapeutic  presence to cultivate a safe, supportive space and to promote deeper  healing and peace in the world.


While the program is packed with classes, lectures and practical sessions, there will be plenty of time  to immerse yourself in the beautiful ocean and beaches a 5 min walk from our yoga studio overlooking the Atlantic ocean,  as well as to enjoy the lovely Portuguese culture in the quaint village of Ericeira. Afternoon  and evening breaks give ample space for meandering walks, time to  relax, reflect, connect with each other and enjoy the nature around.


You’ll also have time to embody the  practices, honing your understanding of the material.  This training will equip you with the skills to attune your classes  or private sessions to work safely and therapeutically with those  suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, CPTSD, and unresolved  trauma from abuse, surgery, injury, accidents, or difficult pregnancy  and birth. 


In addition, you'll learn how to address the  general population of students who are unaware of how trauma is  impacting their mental and physical well-being and ability to deepen their own practice.


For more information, please view  our curriculum here.


Please note that this training will also be complemented with reading and homework assignments, observation classes and teaching a 1 - hour trauma-informed yoga class in your community. 

Words from Previous Students

“Since the training, it’s been really exciting. I‘ve been teaching a trauma informed yoga class at a private counselling center for rape survivors, and I just got hired to teach at an outpatient treatment facility.  I’ve also partnered with a local counsellor and we’re offering CEU classes for mental health professionals to learn how they can incorporate trauma informed yoga techniques into their sessions.”


- Lisa Orozco, Equine Therapist & Yoga Teacher, USA


“Both Gemini and Atira are not only great yoga teachers, they know so much about trauma and how to teach yoga accordingly. I’ve learned so much more than I could have ever expected. They both have amazing personalities, lovely laughter and a great sense of humour and their standards and ethics are really high. I’d really recommend this trauma informed yoga teacher training to anyone interested in healing traumas of their own and others.”


– Hanne Lyngholm, Social Worker & Yoga Teacher, Denmark

What’s included

  • 3 yummy meals each day
    Vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full accommodation
    10 days/ 9 nights of Single/Twin share rooms
  • Full Training
    Inc. certificate, manual, classes
  • Giving Back
    $75 of your fee goes back to supporting other sex trafficked survivors to receive trauma-informed yoga for their recovery.
  • Yoga Alliance
    Certification
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfare to/from Portugal
  • Taxi to/from airport

Available Packages

Deluxe Single Room
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Roll out of bed straight into the class from your bed!


You'll be staying on-site at our private guesthouse Sal Da Costa in a deluxe single room with an en-suite bathroom, hot showers, sink and toilet.  Sal da Costa is a family-owned small Bed & Breakfast located at Casais de São Lourenço, a small village just atop the cliffs of São Lourenço Bay. The São Lourenço Beach is the first beach in the region to receive awards for its pristine waters and majestic surfing waves. 


FREE unlimited wifi throughout the property.


Enjoy the Atlantic ocean and our private beach 5 mins walk from your guesthouse. Our yoga studio is a 3 mins walk from the property.


ALL  INCLUSIVE - This option includes 10 days/ 3 vegetarian meals daily,  snacks, course fees, course materials, a donation to Art to Healing and Yoga Alliance registered certification

€1950
Deposit: €300
Shared Twin Room
10 left

Roll out of bed straight into the class from your bed!


You'll be staying on-site at our private guesthouse Sal Da Costa in a twin shared room with an en-suite bathroom, hot showers, sink and toilet.  Sal da Costa is a family-owned small Bed & Breakfast located at Casais de São Lourenço, a small village just atop the cliffs of São Lourenço Bay. The São Lourenço Beach is the first beach in the region to receive awards for its pristine waters and majestic surfing waves. 


FREE unlimited wifi throughout the property.


Enjoy the Atlantic ocean and our private beach 5 mins walk from your guesthouse. Our yoga studio is a 3 mins walk from the property.


ALL  INCLUSIVE - This option includes 10 days/ 3 vegetarian meals daily,  snacks, course fees, course materials, a donation to Art to Healing and Yoga Alliance registered certification and Yoga Alliance registered certification

€1750
Deposit: €300
No Food and Accommodation Package
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This option includes snacks, course fees, course materials, a donation to Art to Healing and Yoga Alliance registered certification and Yoga Alliance registered certification only. Food and accommodation are not included.


You are invited to enjoy the Atlantic ocean and our private beach 5 mins walk from the yoga studio. Meals are provided for €15/meal if you would like to eat with the group. 

€1450
Deposit: €300
€1950
Deposit: €300

Deluxe Single Room

Itinerary

Training Schedule
Trauma-Informed 100 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

Day 1:

Check in at 2 pm. First class starts at 3.30 pm.

Day 2 - 9:

7 - 9am - Yoga Practice

9 - 10.30am - Breakfast Break

10.30 - 12.30 - Class 

12.30 - 3.30 - Lunch and Break

3.30 - 5.30 - Class & Group Sessions

5.30 - 7pm -Somatic & Embodiment Sessions

7pm - 9pm - Dinner

Day  10: 

Check out at 12 pm after brunch.


** Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


YT
Yue Tan
Atira (MA Art Therapy, SEP, E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga for over a decade. She is the founder and CEO of Art to Healing, an Australian charity assisting sex-trafficked women and children globally, and Yoga for Freedom. Over 14 years, Atira has set up numerous yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, Somatic Experiencing, women’s health and trauma-informed programs internationally. Atira is a TEDx speaker, yoga teacher, trauma specialist, author, art therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner & group facilitator.