Trauma-Informed Yoga and Social Justice in Embodied Practice: Personal, Interpersonal, and Collective Healing

20 Hour Training
With Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT
and RW Alves, C-IAYT, SEP, E-RYT 500

Santa Monica, CA

at Santa Monica Yoga

Friday, May 10, 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 12:30 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 12, 11:15 am – 5:15 pm

20 CE hrs available from Yoga Alliance for E-RYT

Do you want to explore the connections and interweavings of trauma and social oppression, and social justice and resilience?

Are you curious to deepen your understanding of how your own identity, positionality, privilege, and marginalization impacts how you show up as a teacher with students in various settings and with different identities and experiences?

Are you ready to learn more tools for both teaching in trauma-informed ways and for making your trauma-informed teaching more inclusive and social-justice-oriented?

Join Hala Khouri and RW Alves for a training on trauma-informed yoga and social justice in practice! In this training, you will learn a somatic and socio-political framework of personal, interpersonal and systemic trauma and how this manifests in individuals, their communities, ourselves, and our teaching. This is the training for you if you want to expand your understanding of social justice and injustice, how that impacts trauma, resilience, your students, and yourself, and practice showing up as a teacher in ways that are both trauma-informed and social-justice-informed.

We will not only be exploring tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness, we will be investigating the link between personal trauma and institutionalized and normalized systems of oppression. Along with addressing individual trauma and resilience, this training will explore how systemic patterns of trauma, marginalization and oppression — at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty, racism, ableism, and homophobia, among others — impact trauma, resilience, and practice for entire communities of people.

The goal of this training is to equip anyone working in communities impacted by trauma with a perspective that acknowledges the history and context of the individuals and communities they are working with, and with more tools for teaching in social-justice-oriented ways. Seeing individuals in the context of a larger systemic framework can not only prevent “victim blaming”, but can pave the way towards trauma-informed teaching as a tool of transformative practice that not only addresses and accounts for the individual symptoms of trauma, but acknowledges and confronts trauma's systemic root causes.

Join us in Santa Monica! Register here.

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$325 by April 26
$350 after April 26

Some scholarships available. Email for an application.