Yoga for PTSD Training
March 12 – 15th, 2020
Yoga for PTSD training, a trauma sensitive yoga training
For the seventh year in a row SYF, a consciousness evolution conference, aims to assist yoga teachers, service providers and others in bringing the tools and benefits provided in a trauma informed yoga training to populations affected by PTSD and other stress related illnesses. Early on we focused on ‘yoga for’ specific populations, Yoga For Veterans and Yoga For First Responders, before we concluded that ultimately, Yoga, as it comes to us from the traditions, is and has always been the healing balm to soothe the injured human nervous system, ergo a Yoga for PTSD training… Trauma sensitive yoga training at SYF brings awareness to specific aspects of Yoga that are especially beneficial to Trauma Survivors. Click the buttons below to see past curriculum and faculty.
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Yoga for PTSD Training, a trauma informed yoga training… or is it trauma sensitive yoga training?
“Yoga has been yoga since the beginning… when one looks closely at the ancient texts and the modern experience, nothing has changed really. We are still allowing the mind to rule, we lack discipline here. This is where yoga can help! A definition of Yoga is stilling the fluctuations of the mind; our thoughts. What we advocate in this training and aim to provide are traditional yoga practices that ameliorate the effects of trauma, stress and post-traumatic stress.
The notion of a trauma sensitive yoga training or a trauma informed yoga training, then is true in every sense of the wording! However, it has always been this way, not some recent discovery or buzzword… Yoga has always been the healing balm for the out of balance nervous system. That’s what practicing it does. Balance the autonomic nervous system.
Modern western yoga, tends to emphasize the physical aspects of Yoga, mainly the postures, or asana. These are good practices and when utilized properly can be phenomenally healing to an overactive, traumatized nervous system.
The wrong practices at the wrong times, however can have the opposite effect and amplify the nervous system… Face Palm! I didn’t catch on to that for quite some time and more difficult it made it! The most important thing I emphasize at this trauma informed yoga training is just that… We consider trauma and its effects on the nervous system; it is the primary perspective.
I suppose I prefer trauma informed over trauma sensitive yoga training. Perhaps as a society we have actually become too sensitive, giving too much power to those pesky thoughts, feelings and emotions… ya know the vrittis, fluctuations of the mind and all… 😉
This Yoga for PTSD Training will prepare you to be trauma informed with proven effective tools, techniques and practices that can change a life… For the Better.
Thanks for your interest!
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