Trauma Conscious Yoga Training

April 27-30, 2023 | Sedona, AZ

April 27-30, 2023

Thursday 8am-5pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (8am-12pm)

Trauma Conscious Yoga Training

w/ Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu & Diana Cantú-Reyna, BSN, RN

Summary: This 20-hour yoga certification is a unique four-day immersive experience to develop a biological, heart-centered, and decolonial understanding of trauma, stress, and burnout. Surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of red rocks in Sedona, this program will offer participants insight and wisdom into cultivating trauma-conscious relationships within their communities. Through guided discussions, dynamic and interactive learning, movement, kirtan, and breathwork, attendees will walk away with an expanded awareness on how to best support personal and collective healing. This is an invitation for those seeking to lean into courageous and selfless service.


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define trauma, stress, and the three states of arousal as described in polyvagal theory.
  2. Identify and learn current practices in yoga therapies for trauma and stress.
  3. Identify and understand social justice in yoga (i.e., implicit bias, systemic trauma, cultural appropriation vs appreciation, etc,)
  4. Define and learn strategies to better manage stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma with 10 practical tools for self-care.
  5. Be able to integrate a trauma-conscious lifestyle.

Training Faculty 

Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu

Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu


Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, meditation instructor, and Certified by Stanford University Department of Behavioral Sciences in Yoga for Mental Health. Her interests include cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual practices for self care and self compassion, including physical and mental fitness, thought-work, and community mentorship. Dr. Rattu aims to include culturally-informed treatment, education, and integration of care in her roles both as a scholar and teacher.
Diana Cantú-Reyna

Diana Cantú-Reyna


Diana Cantú-Reyna is a Registered Nurse, Herbalist, Integrative Health Coach, certified Yoga instructor, and healer rooted in the Wise Woman tradition of healing. She intricately weaves together a mind-body-spirit approach to health, supporting her clients in uncovering the root-cause of dis-ease. Diana spent over seven years as a Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care RN in Oakland California, serving as a unit Charge Nurse, mentor, preceptor and was elected to represent California Nurses Association members as a Union Nurse Representative and subsequently a Bargaining Team member. She is the Founder and Director of Cultivating Self Corp, a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit charity that proactively supports the physical, mental, and spiritual health of helping professionals and organizations across the country. Leading wellbeing retreats, continuing education workshops, and introducing regenerative spaces to healthcare facilities, the organization specializes in serving caregivers experiencing PTSD, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout.

Stay Tuned! Several SYF Presenters are offering modules within this training. We will add them as they are confirmed. 

SYF2016 Training Available as a Digital Conference at Yoga International

with Molly Birkhom, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Love Your Brain, Dr. Pauline Lucas, Dr. Jerry Wesch

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