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Trauma-Sensitive Tools for Back to School

Learn trauma-sensitive tools to support your students this school year.

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Explore trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness tools that can support the children and teens in your life this school year.

In this introductory workshop, we will:

  • Understand what trauma is, and what is the collective trauma we are experiencing from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Learn how trauma may present in children and teens, in various settings including at home and within the online learning space, including anxiety, hopelessness, withdrawal, irritability, depression, and exhaustion.
  • Identify the compounding effects of multiple collective traumas on vulnerable youth, including marginalized, disabled, and/or disenfranchised individuals and communities.
  • Learn accessible yoga and mindfulness tools to support your children and teens through the effects of trauma.
  • Explore how to implement these practices into distance learning and modified on-campus learning environments.
  • Engage in a live Q&A with our panelists to answer all of your questions about trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with your students.

This workshop will be interpreted in American Sign Language live.



Tools for Teaching & Learning

You'll receive the following transformative tools for teaching and learning for this workshop:

  • Lifetime access to recording
  • Downloadable toolkit with step-by-step instructions and photos: Trauma-Sensitive Tools for Back to School
  • Extended Q&A: all questions submitted during the live session will be thoughtfully answered and written responses will be made available after the live workshop. Click here to view a sample.
  • Certificate of Completion that may count towards teacher professional development hours

Meet Your Instructors


Mariah Nevers
Mariah Nevers

Mariah Nevers is an American Sign Language interpreter, RYT-200 Yoga teacher, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling student currently finishing her Master’s degree from Gallaudet University. After several years working as an interpreter in the FL public school system and absorbing the goodness that therapy and Yoga have to offer, she felt compelled to ensure the benefits of these practices are accessible to ALL. Especially our marginalized communities and youth. Mariah strongly believes in the unique brilliance of each human being and knows when we are given access to tools for wellness, we thrive!


Rochelle Humphrey-Burton
Rochelle Humphrey-Burton

Rochelle Humphrey-Burton is a mental health professional who has been working in the Philadelphia area for the last 20 years. Her work began in the foster care system where she worked as a Clinical Coordinator providing individual and family counseling to children and their natural and foster families. The passion to help children was birthed out of her own trauma that included losing both of her parents by the age of 16 to illness and being raised by her older brother until she left for college. Rochelle Humphrey-Burton experienced first hand what a lot of her children had been through and was called a “wounded healer” by a compassionate professional whose path she crossed. Rochelle Humphrey-Burton has been a Clinical Case Manager in an acute mental health facility working with adolescents and their families for the last 10 years. Even though it is extremely rewarding work, stress is a natural companion of the position. Looking for ways to manage her stress, Rochelle Humphrey-Burton discovered yoga and it became an unexpected balm for her spirit. Still new to the practice, she has been working to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga through Yoga Ed. Rochelle Humphrey-Burton’s educational background includes a MS Ed. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Psychology from Long Island University, CW Post Campus.


Harmony Turner
Megan McWilliams

Megan McWilliams is a full-time social worker in Austin, TX. She received a dual Master's Degree in Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University where she developed a passion for the mind-body connection. Megan has spent her career in the education system providing individual, group, and family therapy in schools. Megan is an advocate for mental and physical health in her community and sincerely believes in the healing power of yoga.


Brynne Caleda
Brynne Caleda

Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the recording?
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.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion for this course. To receive a certificate of completion, we ask that you either attend the workshop live or watch the recording, and afterwards complete the corresponding short quiz.
Are there scholarships?
Please email us at [email protected] to learn about our scholarships.
Is the material covered in this workshop different from what I learn in Yoga Ed. online 8-week trainings?
Yes. This workshop is an introduction to recognizing trauma in online learning and modified on-campus learning environments and simple tools to support your students. In our online 8-week training course, we expand on the concepts introduced in this workshop by diving into the physiological framework of trauma, how it manifests in the mind and body, and how to identify and address symptoms of trauma through trauma-informed yoga classes for at-home learning, in-person classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings.