Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice
with Kathleen Burr
Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2021

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 environments not safe just because an instructor says so.Although teachers show up with positive intent, something offered may have an unexpected impact. Many folks do not feel welcome and face obstacles to participate, and people are often adversely affected by what happens in yoga 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 and trauma, we can take skillful action.

Course Outline

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. 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 Timings

March 26-28, 2021

  • Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm each day.

Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

Cost and Registration

SAVE! $450.00 per person before January 31, 2021. $495.00 per person thereafter.

Please review the Course Outline and complete any requirements listed before the start of the course.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

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 Core Module: 20 Hours

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teacher

With reverence, Kathleen honours the ancient tradition of Yoga and her teachers from all walks of life. Her passion for Yoga as a healing art stems from direct experience of its transformative potential. Kathleen’s heart-centered approach is focused on developing a friendly relationship with body and mind using breath, movement, and sound.

She is a lifelong learner, Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). The foundation for her teaching is based on the principles of Hatha Yoga as taught by Devinder Kaur and other faculty; Integrative Yoga Therapy as taught by Joseph Le Page, Lilian Le Page, Maria Mendola and other faculty; and LifeForce Yoga as taught by Amy Weintraub and other faculty.

Kathleen’s relaxing yet uplifting classes are an opportunity to slow way down and be deeply nourished. Her practical guidance is focused on self-awareness and self-compassion to cultivate balance on all dimensions of being: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The overall intent is to make Yoga more accessible and plant seeds of love for the well-being of all.