Frequently Asked Questions about The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ Teacher Training

Q: I am not a registered/certified yoga teacher or yoga therapist. Can I take this training?

A: Yes! You do not need to be a yoga teacher or yoga therapist. We do recommend practicing yoga for at least six months and committing to a regular practice prior to registering for the training .

Q: What’s the difference between the 10-hour training and full 25-hour training?

A: The 10-hour training goes over trauma and how it impacts the brain and mind/body/spirit as well as The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ and the tools used to embody a trauma-informed yogic guide. The 25-hour training includes the aforementioned, but continues to delve deeper into chakra psychology and assessment and how to integrate The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ into clinical work (for therapists) or your current work as a helping professional (yoga teachers/therapists, life coaches, nutritionists, etc).

*Please see the course outline for the full 25-hour training here (link).

*Please note: to become certified in The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ you must complete the full 25-hour course. The 10-hour course will lead to a certificate in Yoga Through the Trauma Lens.

Q: Should I take the 10-hour training or 25-hour training?

A: If you are a therapist we highly recommend you take the 25-hour training in order to get all the clinical pieces of the method. We encourage everyone to take the 25-hour training, however if you are a yoga teacher and not a mental health professional, the 10-hour training will give you the knowledge to understand trauma at a deeper level and make your classes trauma-informed. Yoga teachers who have taken the full 25-hour training have also said that they were able to be more intuitive and attuned to their clients and go deeper in their 1:1 sessions after the training.

Q: Will I get CEU’s for completing this training?

A: It depends. Currently we are able to provide CEU’s with Yoga Alliance (for those who are yoga teachers) and with all the mental health licensing boards in Texas state. We are in the process of getting approval to provide CEU’s for therapists outside of Texas state and the information here will be updated once that process is complete. Q: I can’t afford the training. Do you offer scholarships and/or work-study opportunities?

Q: Do you offer scholarships?

A: We typically do not offer scholarships at this time. We offer work-study opportunities on occasion. The best option for those who want to attend but are concerned about the finances is to utilize one of our payment plan options.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes.

Q: Will this training lead toward my 200-hour yoga certification?

A: It’s possible, but more than likely it will not. This training and all trauma trainings are considered electives or specializations with Yoga Alliance. Most 200-hour yoga teacher trainings have a set curriculum that they abide by to meet Yoga Alliance’s standards for 200-hour certification. Trauma-informed yoga is not a part of Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour standard. Please inquire with the yoga teacher training program you are interested in to find out if they will count this course toward your 200-hour or 300-hour training to become a registered yoga teacher.

Q: What is the case presentation?

A: At the end of both the in-person and online trainings, trainees will participate in a case presentation. This involves you taking a client with whom you currently work (using an alias), or an imagined client if you do not currently have clients, and considering why The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ would be useful in your work with them.

  • For the in-person trainings you will break into a dyad and do a mock-session, with your partner pretending to be your client. You will get to practice how you would teach your client from the trauma-conscious vantage. Clinicians, you would take a therapy client and practice integrating yoga into your clinical work with them. Yoga teachers, you can teach a practice class or private session. It’s flexible what you do, and designed to be a fun, hands-on learning experience! Former trainees have found that the case presentation profoundly increased their confidence level and ability to implement what they learned in the training immediately with their clients.
  • Trainees in the online training will record a video of themselves explaining their case and demonstrate how they would teach several techniques to a client(there are several options around how to do this that we will discuss). Nityda will review your video and give you feedback prior to your certification.

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