Date / Time: March 31, 2023 – April 2, 2023
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET each day
Instructor: Kathleen
Location: education centre and online
Everyone has been touched by trauma in some way, and there is a vital need for trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness.
Holding space is a continual learning process, and an environment is not a “safe space” just because a facilitator says so. Although teachers and other wellness practitioners show up with positive intent, offerings may have an unexpected impact. Many folks do not feel welcome, face obstacles of all kinds, and are sometimes adversely affected by what happens in yoga and mindfulness classes.
Through discussion about the dynamics of power and privilege, participants will learn more about systems of oppression and pathways to collective liberation to offer yoga in a way that honours the tradition and celebrates the full spectrum of human diversity. By understanding the connections between social justice, trauma and yoga, we can take skillful action.
This course explores trauma in a comprehensive way to understand the impacts and healing potentials. A wide variety of best practices and protocols are shared to create spaces that are genuinely inclusive and supportive. These trauma-sensitive tools for self-regulation and resiliency can be applied to any style of practice.
Participants will develop a trauma-informed lens and come away with resources to integrate into their own lives and to support the well-being of others. This course is an experiential learning opportunity designed to build on current capacities and empower sustainable service.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain awareness about social justice and the importance of strengths-based approaches.
  2. Develop an understanding of trauma and how to design trauma-informed offerings.
  3. Build care capacities to address issues as needed and serve in a sustainable way.

Dates and Times

March 31, 2023, to April 2, 2023.

  • Friday: 6 pm ET to 9 pm ET;
  • Saturday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET 
  • Sunday: 9 am ET to 5 pm ET 

Breaks included.

Pre-Training Assignment


Post-Training Assignment

Answer a set of essay questions (details provided during course).


SAVE $50.00 with Early Bird Savings when registering before January 31, 2023, for $475.00 per person.
$525.00 per person thereafter.


This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga and meditation practice is recommended for participation.
Educators, social workers, healing practitioners, clinicians and other direct service providers who are integrating yoga and mindfulness into their work are welcome to participate.
For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
300 Hour Program – Elective Module – 20 Hours