This Training is an online, in-depth, self-paced video course. With so much increasing need for safe, informed, attuned, sensitive, adaptive, inclusive, and culturally competent care, yoga is being considered a vital resource in settings where such care is needed. We provide yoga programs in prisons, hospitals, schools, and rehab centers. We also have requests to provide yoga in mental health triage centers, immigration centers, and domestic violence shelters.
While yoga provides a body-centered, brain-nurturing, stress-reducing experience, and develops the life skills tool kit our community members need to move from struggling with surviving to learning about thriving, HOW yoga is provided has a significant impact on its efficacy.
Informed by emerging fields of trauma research and neuroscience, this powerful and unique training blends yoga, neuroscience, mindfulness, and brain science to address the complexities and residues of trauma in brain, mind and body. Together, we explore the rhythms of trauma, its manifestations in the mind and body, and how to re-awaken crucial brain capacities for living a vital life. We will dive deeply into polyvagal theory, attachment theory, and the value of right and left brain functions. Integrated with and facilitated through yogic practices, this is an embodied practice of social justice and transformation.
This training is appropriate for yoga teachers and mental health professionals. It is designed for those interested in integrating yoga, mindfulness, and meditation into their work.
This online video training covers content in yoga, neuroscience, mindfulness, and trauma-informed methodologies. The training focuses on trainees' skill development in multiple aspects of teaching, including language choices, pace, voice prosody, and reciprocity. Not just content-rich, this training helps teachers to deepen and develop their teaching skills as well as their interpersonal neurobiological self-care while teaching.
This trauma-informed, brain-sensitive yoga training responds to the rising needs and prepares teachers for HOW to deliver truly effective yoga.
You will learn the
neurological, physiological, and psycho-spiritual workings of yoga for the brain, body, mind, and heart.
trauma-informed principles for the triune brain and polyvagal systems.
mindfulness-tools that help acclimate students' to increasing levels of safety and self-awareness.
breathing practices to disarm over-active (rajasic) or to nourish under-active (tamasic) nervous systems.
integration of right and left brain aspects for yoga practices.
essential relationship skills based on attachment theory and brain development.
Your lessons include skill development to support the development of your:
Voice prosody, pace, and purpose.
Language choices and strategies.
Personal and interpersonal resonance.
Compassionate responsiveness (not enmeshment).
This training is eligible for continuing education credits through the Yoga Alliance as well as the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
DONATION INVESTMENT LEVELS: Sustainer; $600: Your financial resources allow for your to participate at this contribution level. You are providing 4 yoga classes for 10 students. You help us Sustain the Yoga Community inside Oregon’s prisons. Includes a tax-deductible donation of $320 in support of our Teacher Training Programs in Oregon's Prisons.
Reciprocity; $460: Your financial resources enable you to participate at this contribution level, yet not more. We understand! Your contribution supports 2 yoga classes for 10 students. We call this Reciprocity because you’re supporting students’ to have access to yoga and we’re honored to discount your training fee by $140 in recognition of your desire to grow your skills and your service. Includes a tax-deductible donation of $180 in support of our Teacher Training Programs in Oregon's Prisons.
Mutuality; $360: Your financial resources need careful consideration so that what you invest in is supports you and others, without compromising your financial responsibilities. We understand this! Your contribution supports 1 yoga class for 10 students in Oregon’s prisons. We call this Mutuality because we want to support you to have access to this training and we want to provide you with a discount of $240 payment level that still lets you also support access to yoga in Oregon’s prisons. Includes a tax-deductible donation of $80 in support of our Teacher Training Programs in Oregon's Prisons.
Accessibility; $280: Your financial resources need even more careful consideration, yet we know you also want to attend trainings that deepen your skill and help you to serve others. This is our most basic payment option. It covers the cost of the training. This level of registration does not include a tax deductible donation. Your investment in this training supports the DAYA Foundation Prison Yoga Teacher Trainings. Thank you for supporting vital, life-changing programs!