Embodied Healing Y4T Online Course
Are you called to join the movement of yoga teachers and mental health professionals who are skillfully integrating yoga and trauma treatment? The Y4T online course is here to help to make informed choices and create a powerful positive impact with your healing practice.
This training will give you:
- An understanding of the different types of trauma and how they impact the brain, body and psyche
- Clear concepts to guide your choices when working with students and clients who have experienced trauma
- More confidence in your teaching with sensitive populations
If you are looking to grow your mental health practice to include yoga, or to teach yoga in a way that speaks to deeper aspects of healing, this course is for you.
Y4T is based on Lisa’s 18 years of experience of working with yoga and complex trauma with some of the most challenged populations in the US and abroad, all while studying with leaders in the fields of yoga, trauma, resilience and social change work. A pioneer in the field of integrating yoga and trauma treatment, Lisa will teach you how to think about your work in a a way that brings maximum benefit to your clients while keeping your work sustainable.
Learn more about Lisa’s path in this interview.
This program requires a 6 week commitment. You will need 3-4 hours per week to complete course work, assignments and readings.
Here is what you will learn:
WEEK 1 – Understanding Trauma:
Definitions, updates and current conceptualizations of trauma in the field
WEEK 2 – Somatic Psychotherapy in a Nutshell:
The key role the body plays in trauma recovery and how to understand the body to help clients stabilize and process
WEEK 3 – Fundamentals of Yoga:
The philosophical roots of yoga and how they apply to modern trauma theory
WEEK 4 – Trauma Informed Yoga:
Applying theory to practice – practical tips on integrating yoga into your healing practice.
WEEK 5 – All About You: Self Care, Vicarious Trauma and Sustainability
WEEK 6 – Closing Consultation
In this 1:1 session, you’ll have the opportunity to get your hardest questions answered, review the course content, and discuss your next steps.
All course materials are recorded so that you can access them anytime within the week.
What you get:
– Recorded training sessions, participate anytime during the week they are assigned
– Concise readings (only the best and most necessary)
– All four required books for download (you’ll need the Kindle Reader app)
– Assignments to help you reflect, integrate and apply your knowledge to your work and life
– Support in developing your personal passion as it applies to this work
– A community Q & A call with Lisa and fellow students
-Personal consultation call with Lisa to complete the course
– Certificate of Attendance – CE for yoga alliance
Trainings are recorded, so you can watch the videos when it fits into your schedule. Reflection questions are included each week and are required for those of you earning your certificate of completion for Yoga Alliance. All readings assigned materials are required to earn your certificate.
THE CURRENT COURSE IS FULL AND ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED.
Our next course launches June 5th. Courses fill in advance; to have the first opportunity to join APPLY HERE.
If your application indicates the program may be right for you, you will receive an email with an invitation to an interview you now. Given the potential for both triggers and deep healing to occur while studying these subjects, the call serves to determine if the program is a good fit for you, and will also cover the the details of the course, including enrollment fees and payment options.
Follow the link below to submit your application:
What Past Participants Say:
“Lisa holds a wealth of trauma knowledge with great intelligence and lightness. She weaves clear frames of information that are immediately applicable to the yoga profession and any profession that works directly with the body and an embodied experience.” – Colleen Millen, E-RYT, MFTI, SF Bay Area, California.
“This course is advanced, but accessible. Lisa’s personality brings light to the difficult, yet important topic of trauma and healing.” -Tara Tonini, Founder of Bloom Yoga, NYC
“If you dedicate and practice and experience Lisa’s knowledge you will learn so much more about yourself. There is so much more beyond the technical part. It has made me more safe and I feel more whole. This course was a gift to me and I really recommend it.” – Iris Dahle Bjørkmann, Kristiansand, Norway.
“This course is very valuable in its content, you will learn a lot not only about the topic itself, but also very importantly about the efficient self-care.” – Dr. Šárka Soudková, Czech Republic
“It is a thorough dive into trauma-informed yoga teaching and the ways complex trauma and PTSD can show up on the mat. The course is a wonderful blend of theory and practical advice on how to better address trauma populations through yoga.” – Hilary McKown, Studio Owner, Milan Italy
“Do it! The Y4T course is full of quality content that is presented in a clear and organized manner. I have a deeper understanding of myself as well as more empathy and compassion towards all beings. This course is filling in the hole of our yoga practice in the west.” – Luciana Castro, Yoga Instructor SF Bay Area
Lisa, I am grateful for your teaching and for the work I have done through this course. You are a gifted teacher. Your thinking is well organized, grounded in the research and thinking of others, which you have clearly integrated into your thinking and into your life. You bring to your teaching an ability to listen well and to communicate your thinking to a diverse group of others, using direct, concise language. You communicate with grace and compassion, how grace and compassion for self and others are the foundations of our work. You offered graphics that were focused and enhanced the key ideas of each week’s lesson…and doing all this on-line!! In addition, you bring your grounded self to the work and you offer a delightful sense of fun and play as you share, in a balanced way, both the difficult and joyful truth of life experiences. – Esther Brandon, Trauma-Informed Educator
“This training provided me with a lot of useful tools for my work with trauma sensitive populations that I teach yoga to. It also provided me with so much rich wisdom from the lens of psychology and how it coincides with yoga. I am grateful this course exists!” – Mackenzie, Yoga Instructor
“Taking this course is worth it. There is a plethora of information which is very practical and can be used immediately in one’s practice. It is explained in a way which can easily be explained to a client or patient as well.” – Janice, Mental Health Provider
“This course is for anyone with an interest in learning more about tools for healing and deepening their understanding of themselves, their family, their clients and colleagues. The concepts were presented in such a way that even though I do not have a background in psychology, I could grasp the overall concepts and was given information of where to go for supported reading. Lisa was there to answer any and all questions. If you think the course material sounds interesting but you aren’t sure how you might incorporate it into your work or life, just dive in and the connections will reveal themselves. If it sounds interesting- it’s for you! – Molly Mahoney, Voice Teacher
“I think of trauma informed yoga as a lens through which yoga teachers can frame their classes. It does not necessarily need to be about therapy – rather it is about having awareness of others’ experience(s), past and current, and understanding how those experiences might manifest in the body. Using a trauma informed approach enables yoga teachers to hold compassionate space for individuals to practice grounding and explore their boundaries (physical, emotional, psycho-emotional, etc.). Using the tools of trauma informed yoga, teachers and students together can develop deeper understanding of their relationship with themselves and their relationships with others.” – Laura
“I teach to a group of ex-prison inmates who are mandated to an outpatient program as part of their parole. Prior to this I was struggling with teaching yoga to a population challenged by mental and emotional disorders. I was having trouble gathering the students’ attention and directing them towards progress in their practice. They seemed unfocused and uninterested in what I had to offer them.
Our conversation provided me with creative ideas on how to better facilitate the class. I felt like you really got where I was coming from and after we talked, I felt I had gained a new perspective on how to approach my challenge of teaching in this context.
Thank you for encouraging me to be open about my teaching style and helping me to see the deeper needs of the students. I am no longer trying to “manage” the personalities and emotions that arise during class. Instead, I’m focusing on creating a safe and supportive space whereby anything can arise. My students have already expressed gratitude for my newfound flexibility.
The group has responded to my new style with enthusiasm; they are thankful and even stick around after class to fill me in on their lives, and their personal progress with health and lifestyle. Thank you so much for your support!” – Christina