Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Training Certification


When: Friday, Mar 15th / 2019 to Sunday, Mar 17th / 2019
Friday: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm
Where: This event will take place at Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Road, 204.487.2287 (studio) or 204.999.9984 (text) on  Fri March 15, 2019  6-9 pm, Sat March 16 11:30 a.m – 5 p.m and Sunday March 17 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch & snacks & yoga mat  (there are a few to use). There is a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle and microwave.
Cost: Early bird before Feb 1 / 2019 $325+ tax, $425 + tax after that date
Instructor:  Kellie Dearman

This weekend training is for anyone who works with talk therapy and wants to introduce mindfulness into your practice, such as therapists, mental health practitioners, clinicians, social workers, psychologists. It is also for yoga teachers and Yoga in Schools program. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and practice you need to confidently share trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with those you serve.

For yoga teachers – learn more about trauma and and how you can make simple adaptions to your offering to make it more accessible to those living with a trauma or stress related disorder.

For therapists, mental health professionals, and trauma caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to share mindful movement and breath with your clients. Learn a somatic modality that you can use to help clients learn to self-regulate and tolerate present moment experience.

Workshop Objectives
• Understand the fundamental principles of yoga and appreciate why yoga is so well
suited to address the trauma condition.
• Learn a trauma sensitive yoga framework that can easily be adapted to help you
meet the individual needs of the people you work with.
• Learn and practice a trauma sensitive approach to any yoga pose or movement.
• Learn and practice a simple sequence of poses that you can share with your clients.
• Understand what makes a yoga session trauma sensitive and learn and practice how
to conduct a safe offering.
• Experience, learn, and practice a number of other techniques you can employ to
help clients self-regulate, including Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation and meditation
• Understand the rationale for, and an approach to, forming and working with small

At the conclusion of this course, you may opt to purchase a $20 hard copy of “Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga- A Practical Guide” by Brendon Abram, published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin

If you do not have the space in your practice to teach clients but are still interested in this training, Pilates Manitoba has a mind-body room.

No previous Yoga certification needed. All information & poses modified and adapted for any yoga teacher, clinician, social worker, psychologist or therapist to be able to introduce mindfulness into their own practice. If you are already a Yoga instructor, you will get 20 hours CEC’s with Yoga Alliance. If you are interested taking this certification but have no space to practice it with your clients, Pilates Manitoba has a beautiful room for you to use to start building your mindfulness practice. Talk to us at 204.487.2287.
There is 8 hours of self-study to prepare yourself prior to the first day of the course.