50-Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga & Somatic Basics and Trauma & Embodied Social Justice


RW Alves & Hala Khouri


Sep 24 - Oct 24, 2021




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Training Details

Trauma-Informed Yoga and Somatic Basics

September 23 – 26

Thursday – Sunday 8:30am – 2:30 pm PST / 11:30 – 5:30pm EST

With RW Alves

Trauma & Embodied Social Justice

October 21-24

Thursday – Sunday 8:30am – 2:30 pm PST / 11:30 – 5:30pm EST

With Hala Khouri



Full Program: $725 for the full program when paid in full by 8/23, $800 after

$400 per single module


**YogaWorks alumni will receive a 15% discount off the full price. Contact teachertraining@yogaworks.com for more details.


Partial scholarships are available. Please click here to apply.

These modules are open to people of all levels and all backgrounds; you do not need any specific training prior to attending, although we strongly recommend having a current yoga practice. This training is valuable to all folks interested in being more trauma and social-justice-informed. It may be especially useful for yoga teachers, social workers, clinicians, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for more equitable & sustainable approaches to healing trauma, and for folks wanting to engage in trauma-informed and trauma-healing work from a social-justice lens.

In these trainings, you will have the opportunity to:  

  • Discuss cultivating inclusivity

  • Explore the autonomic nervous system & stress response

  • Learn how trauma impacts individuals and communities
  • Explore social justice basics- what is it and how does it impact all of us?

  • Find how identity, positionality, privilege, and marginalization impacts us

  • Learn specific tools for teaching more inclusively

  • Practice teach

About RW:

RW Alves (she/they) is a social justice educator, certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner based in Seattle. Her work in the world and in yoga is informed by her experience as a fat white queer femme with a lifelong involvement in social justice and activism.


She works at the intersections of social justice, movement, and practice by developing curriculum, training and mentoring yoga teachers and yoga therapists, facilitating spaces for self-care and community-care for activists, and teaching about body positivity, body diversity, and body liberation, inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, social justice, privilege, and spiritual practice.


About Hala:

Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement for over 25 years and has been doing clinical work and trainings for 15 years. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, she has dedicated her life to the study of trauma, justice and building resilience. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Community Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Hala is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that helps resolve trauma and its symptoms.


Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework.


Attendance:  Live attendance is mandatory in order to receive certification.  For single modules you may miss up to two hours. If more time is missed, you can still take the training but you will not be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, be able to apply it towards Foundational Certification from Collective Resilience, or be able to use them as fulfilled pre-requisites for additional training modules. Parts, but not all, of these trainings are typically recorded for students to review. The facilitators ask that you let them know in advance what parts of the training, if any, you will miss live. Recordings will be available for 7 days after the training ends.


Certification: Completion of both trainings & the Foundations Mentorship Group (not offered in this 50-Hour training) results in a Foundational Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga from Collective Resilience; for more information about the Mentorship Group or the pathway to full certification, visit: www.collectiveresilienceyoga.com


Continuing Education: These courses will provide 50 hours of non-contact CE credit with Yoga Alliance.


** There will be breaks & one 75 minute practice each day.  

For questions and support contact: teachertraining@yogaworks.com



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