Hala Khouri & Kyra Haglund lead Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals June 15-19, 2020 @ YogaWorks Teacher Training Center in Santa Monica.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals*
, offered by Hala Khouri & Kyra Haglund of Collective Resilience Yoga, is a combination of its Module 1 (Trauma-Informed Yoga Basics) & Module 2 (Yoga & Social Justice) trainings.

The first half of this 40-hour training provides an integrative and physiological framework for understanding the relationship between trauma & chronic stress and the mind/body. It focuses on yoga, mindfulness, somatic practices, and meditation (along with relevant theory and tools) to help reduce trauma symptoms, cultivate a greater sense of well-being, and support the reclamation of safety and empowerment in the body.

The second half of this training provides a deep dive into how trauma and structural violence impacts us on the individual, institutional, and systemic levels, as well as how trauma-informed yoga teaching can help pave the way for more resilience, transformation, and equity in our communities. Through a sociopolitical framework, we explore power, privilege, marginalization, oppression, and social justice issues like poverty, racism, sexism, and homophobia. Unpacking and reflecting on our own individual locations in these systems is vital for any space holder to do in order to truly serve others and cultivate healing for all.

Topics covered in this 10-day intensive include:
• The autonomic nervous system & stress response
• Attachment & Polyvagal Theories
• Somatic Therapy tools for resourcing & self-regulation
• Inclusive, trauma-informed language, cueing & teaching
• Harm reduction in yoga & other healing spaces
• Strength and resilience in marginalized communities
• Spiritual bypass as it relates to social justice
• Connections between yoga, trauma, oppression, resilience & healing
• How identity, positionality & intersectionality impacts us all
• Staying present & interacting with others with different identities & experiences
• Exploring ways to use our practice & teaching to heal & create social change

This intensive is 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. We believe this training will be most helpful (and valuable) to those interested in being more trauma and social justice-informed, including yoga teachers, social workers, therapists, clinicians, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for more equitable, sustainable tools and approaches to support healing from trauma and chronic stress.

For more information on Collective Resilience, including trainings and certification, visit: collectiveresilienceyoga.com

*Ingrained in Collective Resilience's curriculum is the deep mind/body connection and the collective impact that trauma, stress, and systemic patterns of injustice have on this connection. After completing this 40-hour intensive, you will receive a Basic Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals.

~Completion of this training qualifies for 40 hours of CE units toward Yoga Alliance advanced teacher training certification.~

For more information about this training, please contact Jan Halpern at janh@yogaworks.com .

Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals
Hala Khouri & Kyra Haglund
Online Live Stream Training
June 15-26, 2020
Monday-Friday | 8:30 am-12:30 pm PDT
*We use sliding scale pricing to make this workshop affordable for those who cannot pay the full fee. We know that many people interested in this work volunteer their time without pay. We ask that you pay what you can afford. Those of you who can pay the Supporter rate allow us to offer the discount rate as well as scholarships.

You will be able to choose one of the following price options upon beginning the online registration process:
Supporter Rate:$800
Sustainer Rate: $650

Community (Discount) Rate: $500

Hala Khouri & Kyra Haglund lead Trauma-Informed Yoga Fundamentals June 15-19, 2020 @ YogaWorks Teacher Training Center in Santa Monica.
Kyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT is a clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner & yoga teacher based in Los Angeles. She is a co-creator of the Santa Monica Yoga Teacher Training Program & Collective Resilience Yoga. Kyra completed her graduate studies in social work at USC focusing on mental health, military social work, family systems & public policy.
Hala Khouri, MA, SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga & the movement arts for over 20 years. She is also a therapist trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma & its symptoms. Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a non-profit that bridges yoga & activism within a social justice framework, and is co-creator of Collective Resilience Yoga and its curriculum. She leads trauma-informed yoga and social justice trainings nationally and online, as well as weekly yoga classes in Venice, CA where she is based..


We are so glad you are interested in the Trauma-Informed Yoga training. This training is for people interested in learning tools to share with people who may be struggling with trauma symptoms. Talking about trauma can be triggering, and this training is not appropriate for anyone actively struggling with trauma symptoms.
If you are currently struggling with trauma symptoms or other mental or emotional symptoms, please speak with your mental health provider to determine if this is an appropriate training for you. If you are unsure if this is an appropriate training for you, please reach out to Hala to discuss hala@halakhouri.com. We will gladly offer you a full refund if you realize that it may be best to not participate. We need to hear from you by June 1 in order to offer a full refund; cancellations after June 1 will not qualify for a refund.
Your safety and well-being is our priority. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you!

With online registration, you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.

Jun 15 - 26, 2020

Monday 8:30am-12:30pm


Supporter Rate:$800

Sustainer Rate: $650

Community (Discount) Rate: $500

YogaWorks - Offsite

Strand Street
Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 272-5641

Workshop Return Policy

Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.

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