Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatics Basics

March 10-13, 2022 on 8 Limbs Livestream (online)

8:30am – 2:30pm PT (11:30am – 5:30pm ET) daily with 1hr break for lunch | 25 training hours total  

with RW Alves and special guests

Please be sure to read the main page of this training to get the most complete details on this program. 

This training covers:

  • The autonomic nervous system & stress response

  • The Polyvagal Theory

  • Overview of Attachment Theory

  • Somatic Therapy tools for resourcing (informed by Peter Levine’s method of Somatic Experiencing, as well as Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and various other modalities of movement)

  • Yoga practices & somatic meditations for greater self-regulation

  • Trauma-informed language and cueing

  • Cultivating inclusivity

  • Practice teaching

  • Yoga and trauma-healing as social justice

Who can attend the training? 

This module is open to people of all levels and all backgrounds; you do not need any specific training prior to attending, although we strongly recommend having a current yoga practice. We believe this training will be most helpful for yoga teachers, social workers, therapists, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for tools to support sustainable healing from trauma and chronic stress.

What will I learn? 

This module provides an integrative framework for understanding how trauma and chronic stress impact the body and mind. The module focuses on yoga, mindfulness, somatic practices, and meditation, and their ability to reduce trauma and stress symptoms and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.

This training will equip you with relevant theory, tools, and in-person practice to better support trauma survivors as they befriend their bodies and reclaim a sense of safety and empowerment in their lives.


Supported: $350*  | Sustainer: $450 | Supporter: $550

There are limited spaces available at this rate. Please only use this rate option should the training otherwise be unaffordable for you at the Sustainer rate; this allows us to make this training accessible to as many folks as possible. 


If you are not able to complete your registration, the training has just filled. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Scholarship requests should be made at

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to two weeks prior to start of training. No refunds allowable after that time.

300/500-hour Teacher Training

This module may be taken for credit towards the 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program, where you can start when you’re ready, and end at your own pace. Learn more here.

Teacher Training Enrollee Registration

Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to register. This module counts for the following Yoga Alliance hours:
TTP: 4
TM: 4
AP: 8
PLE: 4
Total: 20


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