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Solemarch - a trauma informed yoga training is an 25 hour weekend training, meant to lay the foundation for teaching more specialized populations. 

We live in an incredibly diverse society, with equally diverse life experiences. And how anyone responds to any one type of traumatic experience varies from person to person. There is no wrong way or right way to respond to any stressful event, but how we treat each other and ourselves sometimes requires more care and consideration. After more traumatic experiences, such as rape, war, systemic racism, car accidents, losing a loved one or physical, sexual or verbal abuse, to name only a few, most of us would benefit from a type of yoga or meditation practice that is unlike your typical “open” class. For a traumatized individual, those classes can seem intimidating, alienating and simply not comforting. In this training, you will learn some methods and concepts of teaching a trauma informed class. We will explore serving different populations such as rape and domestic violence survivors, veterans and the military community and communities of color.

This training will include lecture, practicing trauma informed yoga and practice teaching sessions.

All online sessions must be attended live. Sessions will not be recorded.

October 16, 6-9pm
Oct 17-18, 10am-2pm
Oct 24-25, 10am-2pm

Required reading
The Body Keeps the Score, p 265-278
Recommended reading
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van der Kolk
Trauma & Recovery - Judith Herman
Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy - David Emerson

Self Investment: $400
Early Bird Pricing: $350 (ends 9/1)

**We are also offering a BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) scholarship for this training. Please submit in writing, in 500-1000 words, "What does studying trauma informed yoga mean to you? What do you hope to gain from this training?" to Sangeeta at [email protected] by September 1, 2020. The recipient will be notified by September 8, 2020.