35-hour Instructor Training
Live Video Training
Trauma-Sensitive Holy Yoga is a 35-hour training led by a trained mental health professional who has worked with various types of trauma for over ten years. The program provides education for understanding the effects that trauma has on the body and how the body can hold on to traumatic memories in very tangible ways. Students will explore yoga postures that help facilitate healing from traumatic memories to guide others through the journey of reconnecting to the body in a safe way. The Trauma-Sensitive Holy Yoga training equips you to walk others through physiological recovery from traumatic memories by applying different techniques to appropriately manage the symptoms of a trauma survivor. Students also study how Scripture addresses trauma and the ways in which God’s love and grace provide what is needed to safely explore the parts of the body that have felt stunted by traumatic experiences.
Learning to become aware of both internal and external trauma triggers, as well as the different causes and manifestations of trauma has helped me to learn to process my own past as well as help others to heal from theirs. Heidi Vance taught the class in such a way that anyone could follow, process and understand very complicated material with ease.Tina Harris, R-HYI
This training is a nine-week home study program designed to teach awareness of the connection between trauma and yoga, as well as helpful tools for teaching that same awareness to others. The training includes weekly webinar meetings, individual journaling, practice with the material presented, required reading, and community participation. If you are an existing yoga instructor (with at least a 200-hour certification) and you wish to be certified as a Trauma-Sensitive Holy Yoga Instuctor, you will also be required to complete a student teaching practicum.
The Trauma training has taught me that while my body may remember everything, God can rewrite the story of my biology.Brooke Boon, M-HYI