***SOLD OUT***100 Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Kathmandu, Nepal

Yue Tan
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Dec 1 - 15, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
***SOLD OUT***100 Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
Kathmandu, Nepal

Yue Tan
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Dec 1 - 15, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

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 spiritually vibrant culture 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.

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 15-day training, we'll explore the following 6 modules with psycho-education, somatic psychology, 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: taking your trauma-informed yoga to the world

6.  Supervised classes and evaluation: observational sessions and teaching  trauma-informed yoga to abused women and children in shelters 

Daily yoga 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 re-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.

Come and join a community of professionals who seek to 'be the  change,' and embrace the chance for contribution — stepping into service  to guide young Nepalese women who've been traumatised through abuse and sex trafficking during supervised placements in local shelters where you can put the trauma-informed teachings into practice.   

While the program is packed with classes, lectures and practical sessions, there will be plenty of time  to immerse yourself in the spiritually vibrant culture, and an  intoxicating riot of sights, sounds and smells that is Nepal.

Excursions to temples, cultural sites and for shopping will be interspersed throughout the program.

Afternoon  and evening breaks give ample space for meandering walks, time to  relax, reflect, connect with each other and enjoy the stunning views  from the Vajra's roof terrace or to read a Sanskrit or Tibetan text in  the East-West library.

You’ll also have time to embody the  practices, honing your understanding of the material. This includes the  cultivation of cross-cultural sensitivity and how to communicate even  when a language barrier exists.

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.

This training is now FULLY BOOKED. Please email atira@atiratan.com to be put on the waiting list. 

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
  • 14 nights accommodation
    Twin or Single Accommodation
  • Full Training
    Inc. certificate, manual, classes
  • Cultural Excursions
    Temple visits inc transportation
  • Yoga Alliance
  • Local Placement
    In shelters for survivors of sex trafficking
  • Supervision
    Teaching traumatized Nepali population
  • Donation for local NGOs
    Sponsoring one woman to receive trauma support through Art to Healing
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfare to/from Nepal
  • Taxi to/from airport

Available Packages

Twin Room Package
only 1 left

Roll out of bed straight into the class from your room

You'll be staying on-site at the Vajra Hotel in a twin, shared room with an en-suite bathroom, hot showers, sink and toilet. Room requests to share with friends can be accommodated.

FREE unlimited WiFi throughout the property.

Enjoy the view of the Himalaya's from the rooftop bar, lush gardens,  Tibetan art in the Great Pagoda Hall and the amazing East-West library housing Sanskrit and Tibetan sacred texts.

ALL-INCLUSIVE - This option includes 14 nights/ 3 meals daily,  snacks, course fees, excursions, course materials and Yoga Alliance registered certification. 



Day 1
Example Daily Schedule

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

Who’s interested

Your Organizer

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.