GAIN THE SKILLS TO SHARE YOGA PRACTICES WITH YOUTH WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA



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 who have experienced trauma. The yoga and mindfulness practices shared in this course can be taught to children and teens in-person and online to support students at home, in classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings. 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.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Online 8-week teacher training

Starting December 10, learn the theory and practice of teaching yoga to children in-person and online.

Live weekly check-ins for tailored course instruction

1-hour sessions each week on Wednesday at 3:30pm PST | 6:30pm EST via Zoom to connect with your cohort and course instructor. All sessions are optional and recorded so you may watch on your own time.

Backed by research

Our programs have been the focus of studies by Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton, with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.

Global community of learners

Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 45 countries, 78K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.

Evidence-based, standards-based curriculum

Our program is evidence-based, meets national and international Physical Education standards, and is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Timeless practices for the modern child

Even before COVID-19, youth were experiencing increased mental health challenges. Learn the art and science of yoga education to improve students’ lifelong health and wellness.

I'm just finishing up this course with several others from my district, and we have LOVED it! Very well put together and run. It's been easy to follow along, is self-paced, and the communication with the Yoga Ed staff has been very prompt. Thank you guys!
SARA K., EDUCATOR
I use the program all the time. I have used the curriculum in a women's shelter, residential facility and short-term shelter for youth. I am currently implementing the program in a juvenile detention center on the weekends. The youth love it.
TIFFANY G., CLINICAL THERAPIST

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1
This week we will introduce ourselves and review the course schedule. We will also experience a trauma-informed yoga class in action we we can start to get a feeling for the work.
Week 2
This week we will build our foundation for understanding trauma. We will explore the science of trauma in the mind and body, as well as how to recognize symptoms of trauma in the yoga classroom.
Week 3
This week we will dive into the practice of being a yoga educator, including teaching philosophy. We will put theory into practice with experiential activities designed to deepen your understanding.
Week 4
This week we will look at what it takes to create a safe space for learning. We'll see how trauma shows up in the classroom and how you can cultivate positive realionships with your stdents through positve classroom management teachiques.
Week 5
This week we will dive into trauma-informed yoga education. We will start with understanding mind-body resources and dynamic teaching techiques, including orienting, grounding, centering, language, and more. We'll also explore how to create alesson plan, put together a yoga sequence, and cue for a trauma-informed class.
Week 6
This week we will begin to introduce yoga tools, starting with trauma-informed breathing and warm-ups. We will also introduce yoga postures. Leactures will be interspersed with opportunities to put what you learn into practice with practice teaching.
Week 7
This week we will cover partners poses, games, and relaxation teachniques. We will also take what you have learned and put iit inot practice with a final assignment. We will also discuss how to create a safe space for effective teaching and things to be aware of in the yoga enviroment.
Week 8
This week we will put everything together by presenting final assignments. We will also share teaching resources that can help enrich your students' yoga experience.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

CHELSEA HYLTON

B.Sc., e-RYT

MEGAN MCWILLIAMS

MSW, MPH, LCSW, RYT

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$299

Pay in Full

Pay in one payment.

4 payments of $75/month

Payment Plan

Pay in 4 monthly installments

$359

Earn Academic Credit with Loyola Marymount University

Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to receive 3.5 semester hours.

Courses taken through Loyola Marymount University (LMU) provide graduate-level professional development credits and a university transcript is available upon completion of the course.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?
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We offer weekly check-ins on Wednesdays at 3:30pm - 4:30pm PT | 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET 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?
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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?
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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 credits?
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Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:
+ 32 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 3.5 semester hours with LMU - view eligible states
here; 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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children (or would like to work with children). 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 children in the unique environments they work in.
How relevant is this program? Will it incorporate current events in the world or is it a more general course?
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The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and live.

The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos and quizzes, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations.

The live component includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.
How do I gift this course?
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Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!