Discover the prevalence of trauma and ways to identify it
Integrate in depth somatic interventions into your classes
Learn best practices to create safe spaces for students
Quizzes and self-care activities throughout to support your growth
“Throughout her learning process Emma is able to create a space that feels safe to learn and grow. She masterfully weaves together practical, accessible teaching practices with her deep knowledge in somatics, trauma, identity, and the power yoga holds in our world.”Alex R.
“Emma diligently addressed issues that could arise in terms of power dynamics and interpersonal relationships, and shared through personal experience the best ways to navigate any type of hiccup in your own journey, and how to come out a stronger, better teacher.”Catrina M.
“Emma is truly supportive and passionate about her students. She is able to communicate with everyBODY in a way that is empowering and uplifting - both emotionally and physically.”Maggie F.
“I'm a male in a female-dominated industry. I had a lot of anxiety about whether my teaching would even be welcome or wanted by anyone. Through Emma's strong example of holding space for all humans, and her teaching of core ethics, she helped me find a voice that felt authentic and safe to me.”Nate G.
I thought the course context was very well put together and addressed extremely important topics. I feel equipped with best practices to better support my students through a trauma informed lens. Alongside being a yoga teacher, I’m an embodime...Read More
I thought the course context was very well put together and addressed extremely important topics. I feel equipped with best practices to better support my students through a trauma informed lens. Alongside being a yoga teacher, I’m an embodiment coach for women who are doing work to release self sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that hinder their growth so they can show up with more genuine joy, connection and purpose in their life and much of the work we do together is acknowledging and identifying the physical sensations that accompany limiting beliefs. This training in particular felt like such a beautiful way to bring more clarity and understanding to my offerings. I am so grateful!Read Less
I really appreciated how Emma compared in specific ways with specific examples how a trauma-informed approach differs from what many of us learned in our 200 hour programs. I appreciated her clear explanations as to why common cues and perspective...Read More
I really appreciated how Emma compared in specific ways with specific examples how a trauma-informed approach differs from what many of us learned in our 200 hour programs. I appreciated her clear explanations as to why common cues and perspectives we learn as teachers can be really harmful, and why the trauma-informed alternatives she was offering were more appropriate. As a teacher who generally teaches either slow flow or restorative, I also appreciated Emma's emphasis on the need many students have to release more excess energy to complete their trauma response. It's something I tend to overlook because of how I teach, but with what she shared, I feel more confident in how to potentially modify or offer suggestions to students who need a higher-energy moment (or moments) to feel safer, while still keeping it in line with my style of slower movement. Overall, I recommend this course for any yoga instructor along any part of their journey.Read Less
Is this training approved by Yoga Alliance?
Yes! Emma Stern is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). By completing this training, you will receive 20 non-contact hours under the Teaching Methodology categories.
Will I be a trauma-informed expert once I finish this training?
Completing this training will give teachers a well-rounded understanding of what trauma is and how to incorporate this understanding into yoga classes of all styles. This training is not a substitute for an advanced degree in psychology, neuroscience, or social work. The scope of practice and scope of competence of a trauma-informed yoga teacher will be discussed in detail in this training.
What makes this training different from other trauma-informed trainings?
This training encourages teachers to teach trauma-informed yoga from a socially conscious lens, in addition to discussing how identity, power, and positionality play a necessary role in working with trauma. This training gives teachers tools to bring trauma-informed care into public settings, as well as discusses common teaching scenarios all teachers can expect to experience.
What does it mean to be a trauma-informed yoga teacher?
Being a trauma-informed yoga teacher means you have an education shaped around an understanding of trauma and how to navigate in relation with someone who may be experiencing the physical, mental, and emotional experience of trauma.