ABOUT THE TRAINING
This 50-hour advanced online training is for qualified yoga teachers, focusing on Yoga for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Body Image. The 5-week program includes 10-hours of content per week - which you can complete in your own time up to 6 months after the training dates. The training is designed to ensure the highest quality of care and interaction for each trainee.
The curriculum includes:
Week 1: Establishing a Safe Container + Teaching Yoga for Trauma
Week 2 Understanding the Impact of Shadow + Integrating Social Justice and Yoga
Week 3: Teaching Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Week 4: Teaching Yoga for Body Image + Understanding Body Privilege
Bonus: Week 5: Program Design + Therapeutic Presence + Guidelines for 1:1 Sessions + Trauma-Aware Facilitation Skills (This is a bonus 10 hours more than the 4-day in-person training allows time for).
The program entails:
- 180+ page comprehensive training manual
- Weekly yoga, pranayama and grounding practices
- Several hours of in-depth lectures, talks and discussions per module
- Weekly independent guided reflection and diverse practices to integrate your learning
- 3 hours per week of live group mentoring where we dive more deeply into the content; answer questions; and explore the yoga principles and practices further as a group.
- Regular Q&A sessions where your questions will be addressed in-depth.
Bonus: Special guest videos
- Membership to a closed facebook group for ongoing peer feedback and resource sharing beyond the training
- Optional priority booking for 1:1 mentoring with Sarah in-person or online following the training (limited number of spots available as Sarah's mentoring and clinical practice is often booked out)
- Certificate of completion for 50-hours of advanced yoga teacher training for those who complete all modules online
A NOTE ON LIVE SESSIONS...
Live sessions are held on Zoom and are recorded for those who can't make it to the live sessions.
Confirmed Live Session Times: Live group mentoring is offered on Saturday afternoons 2:00pm- 5:15pm AEDT throughout the training for five consecutive Saturdays.
ALL live Sessions are recorded for those who are unable to attend.
Am I Eligible To Enrol?
The training is designed for yoga teachers who genuinely want to feel confident and equipped to offer more specialised support for their students, but are unsure exactly how to refine their teaching skills to be most sensitive to working with complex and vulnerable situations and communities.
A minimum certification of 200 hour yoga teaching is recommended to attend the course.
NOTE - Teachers-in-training who are currently completing a minimum 200 hour certification, or those who work in mental health and have a regular yoga practice may also enrol.
If you're among this community of teachers or mental health professionals, then this course is tailored specifically to train you in these areas so you can feel confident and clear in your approach to mental health, trauma, and body image, in your teaching and other areas of work.
The training is designed to ensure there's plenty of opportunity for small and large groups discussions, as well as personal reflection, diverse learning methods and integration of content.
What Graduates Are Saying...
"DO IT!!! If you have a passion to incorporate yoga for trauma, mental health or body image into your teaching or practice, Sarah's training is for you. EXCEPTIONALLY facilitated. Sarah is incredibly open, honest and forthcoming in her wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience." Carla Vrins
"This course was awesome. Sarah created an incredibly safe space for learning. The information was delivered with authenticity and honesty. Plenty of rest breaks and options to opt-in or opt-out if things felt too much at any time. Sarah is a pioneer!" Lisa
"For anyone thinking about doing this training I say - DO IT! It was such a wonderful, deep, immersive 4-days. Sarah is an incredibly calm, generous and intuitive teacher - very inspiring to me as a teacher. I've learned so many things I can now share in my classes to come from a more inclusive and trauma-informed way towards everyone who attends." Kerri Pietsch
"OMG! What a truly incredible and amazing experience with inspiring content and an incredible group of dedicated yoga teachers whom I'm so privileged to learn with. You definitely won't be disappointed by this awesome opportunity to learn incredibly important content about the work we do as yoga teachers. Thank you Sarah. You bring such knowledge and compassion to the way you explain everything. The whole training was shared with such practical examples that were easy to understand and integrate. An unforgettable experience." Aimee
"Sarah is very well read and has a wealth of yoga and mental health teaching experience. She has a kind and warm approach along with a passion for sharing knowledge on social justice and body image. She is a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful role model! She gives to the subject/training her heart and soul! I'm leaving the training feeling inspired to be even more committed to bring about change and awareness of mental health, trauma and body image through yoga. Amazing training!" Kai
"Sarah is a melody of embodied presence. You rarely come across a yoga teacher who walks that much talk. It feels like I have been openly embraced by ideas that were so close to me I didn't see them, until this course gave me permission. These topics are close to my heart and were delivered like a feast that might last forever." Kendra Boone