Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth (8-Week Course)

Gain the confidence and skills to share trauma-informed yoga & mindfulness tools with youth ages 3 to 18 and help them feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

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This course gives you the understanding and confidence to teach yoga to youth in a trauma-informed way.

Over the course of 8 weeks, you will dive into the physiological framework of trauma, how it manifests in the mind and body, and how to identify and address symptoms of trauma, including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues.

Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic applications of yoga for youth considered “at-risk.”

Our goal is to equip you with the confidence and skills to work with youth who have experienced trauma and offer them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

How It Works

Flexible course structure to meet your schedule demands.

Our flexible online training integrates two types of course material - self-paced and instructor-led - for an engaging, interactive learning experience.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Start your self-paced coursework today.

Self-paced coursework means you can learn at your own pace and repeat lectures as often as you need to absorb the material.

By signing up early, you'll get that much more time to dig into the self-paced coursework so you can make the most of the instructor-led coursework when it begins on April 16.

Next Session: April 16 - June 11, 2020

Instructor-led coursework for eight weeks.

Each week, we'll deliver weekly emails straight to your inbox with assignments, due dates, and live check-in access details. Instructor-led coursework lasts eight weeks from April 16 to June 11.

Each week is 1-4 hours of course material.

Live weekly check-ins will be held every Monday at 4:00pm PST | 7:00pm EST during our eight weeks together.

All weekly check-ins are recorded so you can choose to listen on your own time.

For More Information

Click here to view the syllabus or download an information packet to learn more.

What Students are Saying...

Becca C., North Carolina, US
Indiana, US

“As an educator I work with many students who have experienced trauma which is why I’m so grateful to participate in this Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth online teacher training course! The course covers important info about trauma and the brain and includes trauma-informed yoga lesson plans for children and teens. One of the best parts in that I can move at my own pace, so it fits my busy schedule.”

“The information I learned through this course is invaluable to my work as a school psychologist and I highly recommend it to others.”

Kelly W.
New York, US

Course Curriculum

Your Instructor

Chelsea Hylton
Chelsea Hylton

Chelsea Hylton is the Founder of Project Peaceful Warriors, an organization bringing trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness to both students and educators. Chelsea has been passionately serving students and schools through yoga and mindfulness since 2009, starting in South Carolina, where she received her B.S. in Physical Education at the College of Charleston. Chelsea began her work in New Orleans Charter Schools in the fall of 2013, and aims to empower schools and communities with the tools of yoga and mindfulness so students can grow academically and as impactful members of their community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?
We offer weekly check-ins on Mondays 4pm PST | 7pm EST to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.
What if I miss the weekly check-ins? Will I miss the bulk of this course?
No; one of the best parts about this course is that its designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace :) All of the calls will be recorded so that you can listen in as your schedule allows.
What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?
Simply watch course videos, score a cumulative 80% or higher on all corresponding quizzes, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course. Your certificate of completion will be mailed to you one month after the end date of the course.
Does this qualify for CEU’s?
Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:
+ 32 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 2 P-credits for New York City teachers and 30 CTLE hours for New York State teachers through our partnership with the ASPDP/NYCDOE (must register with ASPDP before course start date) - MUST CHOOSE "ASPDP P-CREDIT/CTLE FOR NEW YORK TEACHERS" option at checkout
+ 3.5 semester hours with LMU Extension - MUST CHOOSE "Earn Academic Credit with LMU" option at checkout

Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.
Are group discounts available?
Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
Do you accept purchase orders from schools?
Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.
How long do I have access to this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need to be a teacher to take this course?
No, this course is designed for anyone who works with youth (or would like to work with youth). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to youth in the unique environments they work in.
It's after the start date. Can I still register?
Yes! If you register after the official start date of the course, we will send you all course information up to that point so you can quickly get up to speed. The coursework in the first week is light, meaning you'll easily be able catch up to all material covered to date.
It's after the start date. Can I still register?
Yes! If you register after the official start date of the course, we will send you all course information up to that point so you can quickly get up to speed. The coursework in the first week is light, meaning you'll easily be able catch up to all material covered to date.