Trauma Informed Yoga & Ayurveda Training
- You know about yoga’s ability to heal, and you are sharing a great way for people to be out of pain but do you feel like you are making the difference you want to in the world?
- Are you saddened by the cycle of poverty, addiction and violence and sense there is a yogic solution to ending the cycle?
- When you hear about violence on the news, do you feel powerless knowing sometimes trauma could have been avoided if the offender had received the right kind of help when they needed it?
- Are you overwhelmed by statistics like the US has more people incarcerated than any other country in the world?
- Do you want to work with underserved populations, but feel you lack the skills to do so?
Unresolved trauma underscores nearly every societal malady, from suicide to mass shootings, to cancer and autoimmune disease.
- Imagine a world where survivors and perpetrators of violence are given learning opportunities instead of punishment alone…..
- Envision resources like mindfulness and embodiment practices along with talk therapy, group counseling, and diet and lifestyle practices offered as standard fare in treatment facilities and by judicial appointment in every city and town in America.
- Imagine the culture of peace we could inspire collectively….
There are so many ways to make a difference, but this training may just be what aligns your career more fortuitously with your dharma, and the change you want to see in the world.
Ayurveda & Other Holistic Healthcare Practitioners...
- Have you ever felt stuck or that you can’t inspire your clients well enough when they don’t implement your recommendations?
- Do you have clients with Autoimmune disease?
- Do you have clients who have been traumatized and you feel like you tiptoe around their story so as to not retraumatize them?
- Would you like to reach people who wouldn’t normally be able to afford Ayurvedic treatment?
- Does a more stable contract with perhaps more established institutions appeal to you than being a sole proprietor, working alone, and constantly advertising yourself to every client who seems like they could afford you?
- Does working alongside social workers, clinicians and talk therapists to support the underserved interest you?
Becoming a trauma recovery specialist will not give you a Masters, PhD or PsyD, but it will make you more effective working with your current clientele (who doesn’t have some trauma?), as well as give you more credence as a complementary healthcare practitioner.
Therapists, Clinicians & Social Workers...
- Do you ever feel like your clients get stuck in the pattern of reenactment, and cannot access their thinking brain, or their plan for the next time they get triggered in the way you rehearsed with them?
- Does it feel like pulling teeth to get your clients to talk sometimes, whose body language is closed off and slouched?
- Do you feel incompetent at times to help other people out of problems you haven’t faced yourself, and are caught in a web of powerlessness?
- Do you wish you had some other tools than talking and reasoning to draw from in trying to soften some of the toughest shells?
This 50 hr. training will share accessible tools that anyone with a body can use! Breathing techniques, gentle stretches and strengthening poses help rewire your clients’ nervous systems, giving them immediate access to stress, anxiety, and depression reduction tools. This allows their window of tolerance to widen so they are not triggered as often and can recover presence of mind more quickly when they do get triggered.
Testimonials from Students
As a result of taking Skylers yoga and self care classes (only 3!), I was able to quit a 30 year habit of smoking. I recognized the body again, for the first time since trauma many years ago, and have transformed my need to hurt myself to cover up the pain.
I haven't been able to see the stars for over a year because of my neck pain, but after my first class, I was able to look up and see the stars.
• Become a yogic activist today! Start your journey with a conversation with Skyler •
Sensitivity to trauma is key to being able to work with clients challenged by mental and behavioral health issues, for clients of therapists, and in places like jail, the local homeless and domestic violence shelters, and addiction treatment facilities, and working with at-risk youth.
After this training, you will know how to…
Testimonial from program sponsor
Skyler diligently manages extensive and progressive treatment plans, reports the outcomes and progress to the Sierra County Behavior Health department and has provided much needed services to clients whose addictions have left them unable to care for their physical, nutritional, social and intellectual/mindful selves.
~ Lee Kirby, Superior Court Senior Administrator ~