Sundara Yoga Therapy’s Trauma Informed Yoga trainings are broken into distinct levels. Each level requires specific modules which are named after the elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether. Our goal is to bring trauma informed disciplines to all manner of providers, whether they are new to their field, or are long standing practitioners. To this goal, we offer three levels of certification. The higher the level, the more elements that are required.

LEVEL 1

This training is designed to teach Trauma Informed Care practices as they apply to teaching public Yoga classes. Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching requires cognizance of the consequences of trauma and adversity, as well as the potential for Yoga practitioners to re-experience post-trauma symptoms while practicing Yoga. The focus of this training is creating a safe space, prevention of negative responses to Yoga practice in a public setting, recognition of issues and troubleshooting if such an event occurs. Time is also dedicated to an introduction of Interpersonal neurobiology, neuropsychology as it applies to Yoga practices, self-care, and deepening personal practice.


This course will be integrated into high quality 200 hr & 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training programs nationwide starting in 2018.

(25 hrs) Format: In-Person; Offered worldwide

Earth Element Only 

LEVEL 2

This training is designed to teach the TIYT™ methodology to Yoga, allied health, and mental health professionals who are presently working with, or interested in working with clients who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or acute cumulative stress; in Yoga Therapy terms, all are fluctuations of the mind (vṛttis).The focus of the training is practical applications of ancient yoga psychology, philosophy and practices as well as the Polyvagal Nerve theory, Somathesis and other neurophysiological principles. This methodology is currently employed in hospitals, in-patient psychiatric units, addiction recovery programs, schools, healthcare facilities, Yoga studios, and prisons as stand-alone programs and as a complementary modality in an integrative healthcare setting.

(55 hrs total-Ea, W & F) Format: Ea & W are
In-person (50 hrs – 25hr for Ea, 25 hr for W);
Fire is online (5 hr)

 

If prerequisites are met, Ea & W may be done back-to-back

Earth, Fire & Water Elements

LEVEL 3

This training readies participants to offer our evidence based Yoga Therapy program modeled after Sundara Yoga Therapy’s very successful program that has been offered quarterly in Austin since 2009 and has served over 2000 clients. The base model of the clinic is highly modifiable for facilitators to add their own expertise and/or modify for a special population. The training is two-part, and offered online; it includes:
 

  1. an immersion into the protocol so the participants can experience the program as well as deeper exploration of the educational elements that are part of the program; and
     

  2. a mentored internship which supports participants through all the phases of developing a clinic (series or workshop) of their own, in their home town. The program, all the materials, trademarks, copyrights, etc. are “owned” by the 

 

TIYT Collective of Facilitators; there will never be any licensing or association fees.

(80 hrs total – includes 55hr from Level 2) Format: Online & Mentored

All Elements

EARTH ELEMENT

Format: In-person 

(25 hours)

This training is designed to teach Trauma Informed Care practices as they apply to teaching public Yoga classes. Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching requires cognizance of the consequences of trauma and adversity, as well as the potential for Yoga practitioners to re-experience post-trauma symptoms while practicing Yoga.

To register, please use our online application form.

FIRE ELEMENT

Format: On-line 
(5 hours)

This on-line training is self-paced and intended to offer participants who plan to work with traumatized individuals a structured format to do a self-assessment for readiness and preparation for working with trauma survivors. Online programming will begin Feb/March 2018. More information coming soon.
(Available February 2018)

Please contact Sundara Yoga Therapy to register.

WATER ELEMENT

Format: In-person 
(25 hours)

Advanced training to prepare experienced teachers / therapists to work with traumatized populations. Neurophysiological principles, the polyvagal nerve theory, yoga therapy techniques, and TIYT™ methodology. A strong emphasis on learning how to specialize and teach various populations with unresolved trauma in treatment centers, hospitals, wellness programs, prisons, and other locations.

To register, please use our online application form.

AIR ELEMENT

Format: Online
(10 hours)

Part 1 of the facilitator’s training for the “OAnx Clinic,” TIYT™ methodology, a community owned program. No certification at the end of this individual course; you must complete the internship (Space Element) to become a certified facilitator. Online programming will begin Feb/March 2018. More information coming soon.
(Available February 2018)

Please contact Sundara Yoga Therapy to register.

ETHER ELEMENT

Format: Online & Mentored
(15 hours) 

Part 2 of the Clinical Facilitator’s training. Upon completion of all 5 elements, participants receive a Certification: TIYTTM Clinic Facilitator – Includes lifetime license to use and reproduce all copyrighted materials (book, handouts, PPPs, cards, etc) including regular future updates. Online programming will begin Feb/March 2018.
(Available February 2018)

Please contact Sundara Yoga Therapy to register.

Continuing Education Credits


Credits

  • Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Certification: This training counts as elective credits in the 800 hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification (Level 2) –  Ea, F & Wa

  • Yoga Alliance: Yoga Alliance CEUs

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