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CYANWOOD & THE CENTER YOGA COLLECTIVE PRESENT

Trauma Informed Facilitators Training

for Yogic and Non-Yogic Practitioners, Caretakers and Teachers

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The Experience

DAY ONE

We will introduce the curriculum, and dive into the science of how trauma lives in the body and mind.

Participants will begin to explore their own relationship to traumas, and how their values, stories and beliefs influence their relationships, communication and choices.

 

In a relaxed and safe space, participants will be introduced to the Five Universal Principles of Trauma-Informed Facilitating, as well as the Five Yogic and Non-Yogic Categories of Embodiment Practices that are widely known in the field as the most effective somatic practices individuals can use to shift their relationship to their traumas.

 

Woven into this training are journal prompts and reflections designed to aid facilitators in recognizing their own traumas, the stories we tell ourselves/are told to us about our traumas, and how our values and beliefs may show up in our lives - and ultimately in our classrooms, practices and caretaking settings.  We move through individual Values Work, to identify, define and confidently integrate personal values into our everyday lives and work.

​Participants will work individually and in groups to integrate each lesson, and share their experiences with each other and the group.  However, the individual Values Work is private, and will not be shared with the Trainers or other participants.

*Each participant has the freedom to move, snack, use the bathroom and exit the space at any time, as needed.  Part of being trauma-sensitive is recognizing each person's autonomy, and empowering individuals to make their own wellness choices.

Sat, April 5, 2025

DAY TWO

In small groups and individually, participants will get to apply what they've learned through practice teaching.  We'll answer questions along the way and offer feedback after practice sessions. 

Each person will go home with:

- a thorough foundational knowledge of trauma in the body and mind;

- clarity around their own traumas and personal values

- the keys to creating safer group spaces, and practice trauma-informed cueing and mindfulness techniques;

- access to powerful embodiment practices, tools and resources for coping with and managing trauma triggers; 

- shell outlines for designing  Trauma-Informed Classes; and

- a 100+ page Guidebook that will serve and support you, as you implement your new skills in the real world.

Sun, April 6, 2025

Your Investment and Registration

 Participants will gain a basic understanding of the physiology of trauma, as well as insight into the role their own traumas play in both teaching and empathizing with others.  Each participant will receive printed materials and our intention is that they will leave the training feeling prepared and inspired to hold space for trauma-informed practices on the mat and in everyday life.
   
   
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION COST: COMING SOON
    LATE REGISTRATION: $TBD

   ***Upon completion of this training, 
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers will qualify for 16 contact CE hours (upto 4 additional hours may be earned in one-on-one sessions with Jen.  For more details email Jen at jen.tullo@cyanwoodlifestyles.org)***

YOGA ALLIANCE TRAINING LINK  (coming soon)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE WILL THE TRAINING BE HELD?

This training will take place in The Center Yoga Collective, located at 271 S. Liberty Street, Suite 201, in Harrisonburg, VA. We’ll be in the space on the second floor, which can be accessed by stairs or elevator. The class spaces have elevated ceilings and windows, and there are two emergency exits.  Participants are encouraged to make themselves comfortable in a chair, on a mat, on a cushion, or reclining with bolsters and blankets. There is a restroom onsite and plenty of parking. The space provides a calming atmosphere, with live plants, candles, and ample natural light.

 

DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT IN-PERSON FOR ALL SESSIONS?

It is highly recommended that you attend all sessions in-person to partake in the experiential learning. We will not be offering remote access to any of the sessions or recording the training. For RYTs, in order to receive all 16 CE hours through the Yoga Alliance you must be present in-person for all sessions.

 

HOW IS THE TRAINING FORMATTED?

Our instructors, Cathleen, Liz and Jen, will guide you through the curriculum, which includes instructional content, experiential and embodied learning segments, opportunities for self-reflection and journaling, and some take-home assignments. You’ll also get the chance to practice teaching and receiving feedback, both independently and within small groups.

In honor of the body's need for movement and rest, we will split up the curriculum throughout the day to provide time for self-reflection. Participants can choose this time to take a break, or break at any time your body needs. We understand the topic of trauma can be heavy and embodied learning can bring up personal experiences with trauma, and we encourage you to listen to your body and empower yourself to respond to it with compassion, care or alone-time as needed. 

 

In order to stay on track, we will be working while we enjoy our lunches, so PLEASE PACK A LUNCH AND SNACKS BOTH DAYS (see below for a list of things you may want to bring to the training).  We will use this time for discussion and reflection, or additional instructional time as needed. 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS TRAINING?

This training will provide you with a basic understanding of the science and physiology of trauma, and the ways trauma shows up in the body. You’ll learn about the tools for managing trauma triggers and techniques for countering and preventing trauma responses. We’ll provide each participant with printed materials from the curriculum, and the opportunity to build your confidence through practice teaching. It is our hope that you leave the training feeling prepared and inspired to hold space for trauma-informed practices on the mat and in everyday life.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THIS TRAINING?

We’ll be providing a 100+ page training guide, but we highly recommend participants bring their own notebook/journal and a pen. You’re welcome to bring your own mat and props, or the space will have available mats, yoga blocks, bolsters, and blankets for those who need them. We’ll have a dispenser for filtered water in the room, so feel free to bring a refillable water bottle. On Saturday and Sunday, please bring your packed lunch and any snacks. Please note that we do not have a fridge or microwave onsite, so plan accordingly. 

WHAT CONSIDERATIONS ARE THERE FOR THOSE WITH FINANCIAL BARRIERS?

At CYANWOOD, we never turn ANYONE away for lack of funds.  We believe there's always a way to provide access to our offerings and we want to share this work if it's important to YOU!  Because we're a very small business, our process begins simply, with our commitment to equity and inclusion OF AND FOR EVERYONE, and with a non-invasive conversation to get to know each other's needs and values.  Together we can create a path forward so all can enjoy access to this work.  

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?  Reach out anytime to Jen: jen.tullo@cyanwoodlifestyles.org

April 5-6, 2025

Join us at The Center Yoga Collective in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for a 15-hour experiential and embodied training in the art of trauma-sensitive facilitating.  In this course tailored for yoga teachers, school teachers, caretakers,  healthcare providers, parents and guardians, we will guide you through the process of creating safe group spaces, developing powerful tools for real-time, embodied self-regulating, and recognizing the varied expressions of trauma responses in the body and on the mat.

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Cathleen Duvall
200-RYT 
MASTER CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

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Elizabeth Shoop, LPC 
MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPIST
 
CLINICAL TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL

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Jennifer Tullo
YACEP, 200E-RYT
500RYT YOGA THERAPEUTICS

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