Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers 15 hr program
Mindful Yoga for Trauma with Suzanne Manafort
15 hour training for 200 hour Certified Yoga Teachers
May 29 - 31, 2020.
For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for people who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.
Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that people need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a healing journey.
Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool that trauma based students can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry people into a life of strength and resilience.
The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs.
- Cost: $425 (or Early Bird 395, one month ahead)
- Friday, May 29: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Saturday May 30: 11:00 am – 5 pm
- Sunday May 31: 11:00 am - 5 pm
This training covers:
- Why yoga for trauma
- The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra,
- Meditation and Gratitude
- Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
- The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
- Appropriateness and variations of asana
- Understanding veteran and military culture?
- How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
- 12 Week Protocol
- Post Traumatic Growth
Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available, and this program is also approved for professional development for continuing education by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
About Suzanne Manfort, C-IAYT, ERYT 500
For at least a decade, Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with PTS. This work led her to study and learn the practical aspects of what benefits Veterans in a yoga program receive. Her experiences along the way have taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of Veterans.
More about her programs and trainings, here.
Suzanne co-authored a book, the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide.
She also produced two CDs—Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out”, a group of short breathing practices designed for Veterans with PTS.