MENTAL HEALTH AWARE YOGA TRAINING - DR LAUREN TOBER
If online training is more what you are looking for we are really happy to support and endorse the following online training program that has been developed and facilitated by Dr Lauren Tober- a great program for yoga teachers who are looking to advance their skills.
It’s a 60 hour online training with Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober, to learn how to make your yoga classes safe, nourishing and transformative for ALL your students, including those with mental health challenges. Understanding mental health is a MUST for all Yoga Teachers, particularly because the research shows that over 80% of yoga students are practicing yoga for the mental health benefits! Just because a student doesn’t tell us that they’re struggling, it doesn’t mean that they’re not. Trauma is surprisingly common, and anxiety levels are through the roof after the past few years we’ve all had! So do yourself (and your students) a favour, and sign up for the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training.
PS: There’s some cool bonuses too! You will receive a pack of Consent Tokens in the mail, and you’ll get access to all the video recordings from the latest Mental Health + Yoga Summit (with a world-class line-up of Speakers!).
YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE WORKSHOP- SHIRLEY HICKS
A 2 day face to face, highly experiential workshop for qualified yoga teachers who have an interest in working with trauma and clients with mental health challenges . Over these 2 days participants will take a deeper dive into better understanding depression, anxiety, single incident (PTSD) and Complex Trauma and conditions such as Borderline Personality and Schizophrenia.
Working with Dan Siegal’s Window of Tolerance and Stephen Porge’s Polyvagal Theory , participants will be encouraged to explore how Yoga Asana and Pranayama positively impact on resilient nervous system regulation. We will also explore how to structure and organise your yoga classes to maximise the healing potential for the students in your programs.
Adaptive strategies such as self harm, suicidal ideation, drugs & alcohol and disordered eating will also be explored. An awareness of these adaptive strategies will inform how you offer your yoga programs and how to build in safety protocols for your students. Participants will learn how to work in a way to recalibrate and strengthen a dysregulated and traumatised nervous system through yogic principles of breath, movement , relaxation and mindfulness.
In this way you will minimise the risk of retraumatising your students and maximise the potential for a new repairative experience. This workshop explores how working in alignment with the Trauma Sensitive Yoga Principles (Emmerson & Hopper) will enhance and enrich the recovery for students in your programs.
Exploring the principles of Interoception, Choice, Efffective Action, Spatial Orientation, Sensing Muscle Dynamics and Creating rhythms you will be encouraged to integrate these principles into your foundational teaching skills. The appropriate use of language, asana, teacher qualities, sensitivity to environment and class dynamics will also be explored. We will explore the interplay of epigenetics and fascia and how that impacts overall nervous system regulation.
This is a highly experiential 2 day workshop with required pre-workshop reading that will be made available to registrants two months prior to the workshop. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 12 hours of CPD. On completion of this program, participants will have the opportunity to join an ongoing group supervision program to support participants to consolidate and deepen their teaching skills in this area. On successful completion of this workshop, participants will receive an invitation to join this post workshop program.
Shirley Hicks is a practising somatic psychotherapist , educator and yoga teacher, with a private clinic based in the Gold Coast at Varsity Lakes. Shirley has supported clients of the Mental Health Fellowship through body based yoga programs . She also facilitates in-house yoga based programs for clients with mental health and trauma challenges. As co-founder of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia she has facilitated skills enhancement workshops for yoga teachers who are either actively working with or have a desire to expand their skills when working with trauma and mental health clients.