** SOLD OUT ** 50 Hr Trauma-Informed Women's Yoga Teacher Training

Online and in the comfort of your own home

Atira Tan
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Sep 21 - Oct 26, 2021
Group size: 1 - 40
** SOLD OUT ** 50 Hr Trauma-Informed Women's Yoga Teacher Training
Online and in the comfort of your own home

Atira Tan
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Sep 21 - Oct 26, 2021
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

50 Hr Trauma-Informed Women's Yoga Teacher Training

with Atira Tan and Lorraine Taylor

Virtual and Online Training

21st September - 26th October 2021


Are you ready to up-level your yoga qualifications in learning how to respond to trauma in your female students more effectively?

Do you hold women’s circles or focus on feminine wisdom teachings such as menstruality consciousness and womb work?

Or perhaps you're a yogini looking to hold your own experience of trauma through a more feminine and compassionate approach? 

Maybe you’re longing to reconnect with yourself through yogic principles and embodied spiritual practices designed specifically for a woman’s body?

This unique 50-hour YACEP advanced yoga teacher training may be just for you!

In this specialized online 50 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training led by Atira Tan (SEP, MA, 500 E-RYT) and Lorraine Taylor (500 E-RYT), with a combined 50 years of experience in the feminine yogic and therapeutic arts, this teacher training will inspire and empower you to take yoga out from the “asana” into a deeper dimension of healing and transformation for yourself, your students, and ultimately, the world. 

Our Curriculum:


Foundations of Trauma-Informed Yoga: The Importance of TIY Principles:

  • Exploring the fundamental principles of Trauma-Informed Yoga and its importance in creating safer spaces for your students.
  • Understanding why and how your students may have unresolved trauma and the art of attunement and trauma-informed responses to their needs and emotions.
  • Learning the difference of the diverse styles of yoga in the context of the nervous system, and turning the focus from the physicality of the asana, to interception, felt sense and safety in a pose.
  • Understanding the importance of choice and agency for your students.
  • Knowing how rigid and authoritative cueing, adjustments and non-consensual touch can trigger and potentially harm your students.
  • Exploring the elements of a yoga class such as pace, tone of voice and language, and the essentials of trauma sensitivity. 
  • Learning the difference between a regular yoga class and a      trauma-informed yoga class, and the fundamental differences of both.


Overview of Trauma & the Nervous System: The Psychophysiology of Yoga & Trauma.

  • Understanding why and how trauma affects the nervous system, and how this may create a      loss of connection to ourselves and others in the context of a yoga class.
  • Learning about the fight/ flight/ freeze/ fawn and social engagement response, and how to identify these responses in the classroom.
  • Knowing how trauma impacts our bodies, minds, and spirits, and the essential elements and steps of somatic trauma resolution.
  • Understanding how the symptoms of unresolved trauma can wreak havoc on our bodies, minds, and spirits, and how to respond effectively as a yoga teacher to our students in fight/ flight/freeze and fawn.

The Art of Therapeutic Presence: Self-Regulation & Co-Regulation

  • Understanding the art of holding space in a safe and gentle way where we are present, empathetic, and compassionate instead of “giving advice” or rescuing.
  • Learning how our experiences of unresolved trauma and lack of resources and regulation as teachers can impact our students.
  • Creating a safer space for others whilst tending to our own self-care through yogic and embodiment tools to help us regulate as teachers in stressful situations and classes.
  • Cultivating somatic tools of self-regulation, co-regulation, and exploring our own inner and outer resources in order to further assist our students in promoting a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility in their bodies and lives.


Essential elements of Trauma-Informed Yoga Part 1: Asana, Meditation, Philosophy & Pranayama

  • Learning about yoga asanas, pranayamas, and meditation techniques that can heal or harm students who have unresolved trauma.
  • Applying yoga asanas for the different categories of trauma, and how we can safely guide students into supporting trauma in certain areas of the body.
  • Preparing and teaching yoga sequences that can help to support specific physical areas of unresolved trauma and how to respond in your sequencing.
  • Applying somatic and embodied skills into your yoga classes so that you can support your students into a space of self-attunement, instead of over-riding their sensations to achieve the perfect pose.

Essential elements of Trauma-Informed Yoga Part 2: Trauma-Informed Cueing, Adjustments, Consent, Boundaries, and Language

  • Learning about the skills of trauma-informed and invitational language and cues to create a space of safety, trust, and relaxation instead of re-triggering your students, creating fear and anxiety in your classes.
  • Gaining awareness of how the music in the class, tone of voice, adjustments, sequencing, transitions, presence, and eye contact can create greater regulation and agency, instead of constriction and anxiety.
  • Improving your skills on gaining non-verbal and verbal consent in class for touch, and learning how touch and adjustments can be potentially triggering for your students, and how supportive touch can help to regulate your students who may be experiencing fight, flight, or freeze,
  • Developing your ability to provide choice and agency in your classes is an important element of trauma-informed yoga through your cues, attunement, and presence as an antidote to traumatic experiences.

Feminine Approaches to Yoga: Cultivating self-love, and appreciation 

  • Learning how to honor the feminine shape and form in our yoga practice. 
  • Understanding how to journey inwards using the five bodies as a map.
  • Discovering specific practices dedicated to self-love and reducing anxiety, stress, insomnia.
  • Utilizing the feminine breath ~ embracing the practice of pranayama in a more feminine way.
  • Developing the connection with Eco-Therapy ~ understanding the ability of nature to heal, calm and soothe.
  • Gaining awareness of Ayurvedic tips and remedies for restoring balance in the nervous system.

This training will teach you to :

✭ Become more trauma aware

✭ Understand how some asanas can heal, and others can harm

✭ Learn how to modify your classes for sexual abuse survivors

✭ Be more embodied and connected to feminine wisdom

✭ Discover a more compassionate relationship with your body

✭ Embody a more feminine way of being

✭ Learn how to respond more effectively to trauma

✭ Gain a foundation in trauma in the nervous system

✭ Learn yogic tools for support and self-love

✭ Find a softer, more nurturing approach to healing

✭ Live a more enlivened life.

✭ Educate yourself in somatic approaches for trauma recovery

Booking Policies

Please read our terms and conditions before booking in. Your payment is an agreement to our booking policies. 

What’s included

  • 20 Hours
    Yoga, Pranayama, and Embodied Practice Classes
  • 12 hours
    Video Lectures
  • 10 hours
    Live Zoom Workshops
  • 8 hours
    Homework assignments
  • 1
    50 Hr YA Certificate
  • 3 months
    Continued teachers support

Your Organizer

Atira Tan
6 reviews
Atira (MA Art Therapy, SEP, E-RYT 500) has been teaching somatic trauma education for over a decade. She is the founder and CEO of Art to Healing, an Australian charity assisting sex-trafficked women and children globally. Over 17 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, #1 Best Selling author, art therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner & group facilitator.


Stellar!! I am so impressed with this course and the presence that Atira and her team demonstrated. So professional, so deep and compassionate. And so many powerful tools to bring into my work. I am eternally grateful. This is such a great example of how medicine work should be conducted - responsibly, thoughtfully and with such kindness.
By Rachel F for Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation Program on 05 Apr, 2022
This workshop was absolutely the best I've attended (online or in person) in a long time. I'm so grateful for the eloquence, attention to detail, professionalism, and depth with which this important work was presented. Atira is an excellent, compassionate, and gifted teacher and her heart-centered knowledge and passion for this work is inspiring. This in-depth approach to integrating plant medicine experiences is definitely the missing link for me both personally and in my work in facilitating sacred ceremonies. Thank you.
By Peter B for * SOLD OUT *Trauma-Informed Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Program on 13 Oct, 2021
Atira is an incredible teacher. Her passion, curiosity, and vast experience speak through in every aspect of this course. The materials provided are robust and informative, and will take a lot of time to go through and take in. The workshops were really well organized and managed, and Atira's presence and support was beautiful. Thank you so, so much Atira and Elio for putting this program together, it was such a great experience for me and I am so grateful for all of the learning and how beautifully it was all shared. I highly recommend this program to anyone curious about deepening their integration processes, or who are working with plant medicine integration in a client-oriented way. Thank you so much!
By Brian V for * SOLD OUT *Trauma-Informed Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Program on 12 Oct, 2021
I feel lucky to have found Atira and her trauma-informed yoga teacher training. It was such a rich experience to learn this vital information that has so much potential to aid in trauma healing. And Atira brings so many gifts to this field of work: not only her inspirational work history and her depth of knowledge, wisdom, and passion about what she teaches, but also her compassion and patience, her clarity of boundaries, her commitment to continuing her own self-work, and her ability to create a safe space for learning. I got so much personally and professionally out of the training. Thank you Atira!
By Danielle L for *Sold Out* 100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training on 03 Jul, 2021
This was a really well put together course, clearly done with lots of experience and care. I completely recommend this to any one wanting to facilitate trauma-informed plant medicine.
By Joana F for Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation Program on 08 Jun, 2021
Thank you so much Joanna! It was such a pleasure having you on the program!
By Atira Tan on 08 Jun, 2021
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