7th Annual Yoga for PTSD Training at Sedona Yoga Festival

March 12 – 15th, 2020
Sedona, Arizona

 

SYF Gives Back is something we’ve been doing from the start.  Utilizing this event as platform to serve and in our case, we’ve been offering some form of trauma informed yoga training at SYF since the beginning. We have trained hundreds of yoga teachers and brought awareness to the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress in our communities across the country. We’ve called this program all sorts of things from Yoga for Veterans and Yoga for First Responders to Yoga for PTSD, with one simple aim: Provide the tools to alleviate the effects of trauma, of suffering.  A trauma sensitive yoga training takes into account the specific aspects of traditional yoga practices that ameliorate the effects of trauma and stress on the human nervous system. Yoga is and has always been the healing balm to soothe the injured human nervous system, ergo a Yoga for PTSD training, a trauma sensitive yoga training, trauma informed yoga training… Call it what you will, we know what outcomes have emerged from this training.  We know that by training hundreds we have impacted thousands. 

SYF2020 Training Faculty

Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

Lead Instructor | Founder, Connected Warriors

Judy is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist.  Using her 30 years of learning and teaching she founded Connected Warriors a non-profit delivering Trauma-Conscious yoga programs to veterans and their families around the world and Bodymind Recalibration™ a multi-discipline body-mind practice building cognitive and somatic relationships. She has developed protocols for 3 clinical studies used by Connected Warriors and health care practitioners.  Judy is a Yoga Alliance On-line Presenter and part of Core Curriculum Working Group and contributor to the YSC book “Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans”.

Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh

Post Traumatic Growth

Celebrated Teacher Ravi Singh has 45 yrs. teaching experience and (w/Ana Brett) is Author of 25 bestselling DVD’s and an incredible new book: Kundalini Yoga: Life in the Vast Lane. Ravi’s approach is powerful, poetic, motivational, majestic, and fun! He’s been called the “Teacher’s Teacher.” He recently participated as an advisor to the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project on Teacher Training Qualifications. Ravi Singh is a 500 hr. E-RYT T. Trainer and can offer CEU’s for this event. 

Pete A. Sanders, Jr.

Pete A. Sanders, Jr.

M.I.T. Brain Science for Mind/Body PTSD Relief

Pete A. Sanders Jr. is an Honors Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with principle studies in BioMedical Chemistry and Brain Science. A 35+ year resident of Sedona, he is the author of Scientific Vortex Information and Access Your Brain’s Joy Center (brain science discoveries for Natural Mood Elevation) and also teaches “Yoga of the Soul.”. In 1980 after completing five years voluntary service as a Top Secret Cleared Naval Officer, he founded Free Soul Mind/Body Education in Sedona. Free Soul is dedicated to teaching methods and techniques that share “Science for Living AS a Soul.”

Marc Titus

Marc Titus

SYF Founder | PTSD Survivor

After studying with key teachers Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Mark Whitwell, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Steve Ross, Marc continues to overcome PTSD from his career as a Wildland Firefighter.  He now focuses on sharing what he has received in the form of these ancient and lineaged teachings and practices.

Marc is Certified Level 2 Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher.

Schedule: Coming Soon

Thursday, March 12, 8am-5pm
Friday, March 13, 8am-12pm
Saturday, March 14, 8am-12pm
Sunday, March 15, 8am-12pm

About the Course

Trauma-Conscious Yoga is based on the understanding that trauma is held in the cells of the body and mind – it is physiological rather than psychological and that reconnecting the body and mind with the synchronization of conscious breath, movement and concentration in a safe, secure and predictable environment supports healing and wellness. Another contributing factor is the feeling of isolation that occurs for trauma survivors which is recognized as a primary contributing factor to suicide. The evidence-based protocol manages and eases trauma’s negative consequences occurring in the body mind by reducing potential triggers of stress and providing choices which is the opposite of trauma. A large part of the physical benefits is the release of calming and positive thought producing chemicals which occur when in social gatherings with like-minded individuals. Practitioners learn techniques to reconnect and develop awareness of the bodymind needs in that moment.

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the effects of a broad spectrum of trauma survivors, the biological impacts of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress (Disorder)/PTS(D) and the healing dynamics of Trauma-Conscious Yoga (TCY), Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) and “Inner Technology for PTSD”. Participants will learn how to use the information that they have gained in this course to teach a TCY class to a variety of trauma demographics, as well as, practical tools and techniques to manage stress, anxiety and the side effects of PTS(D). The training will be interactive which gives participants practical experience, plus the opportunity to expound upon what they learned in the course.

Course Material: Participants are provided with a digital copy of the Trauma-Conscious Yoga
Teacher Training Student Manual and a suggested list of additional relevant materials.

Pricing

Through January 21, 2020

With Festival Access: $497
Training Only: $387

After January 21, 2020

With Festival Access: $547
Training Only: $427

Scholarships

SYF has several partners distributing scholarships. Here are just a few: coming soon

Yoga for PTSD Training

March 12 – 15th, 2020
Sedona, Arizona

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!

Marc Titus

SYF Founder

PTSD Survivor

@cedarmesa

 

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