Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatics Basics

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

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm PT (11:30am – 6:00pm ET) with 1 hr lunch break; Sunday 8:30am – 12:30pm PT (11:30am – 3:30pm ET)  | 25 training hours total  

with RW Alves and special guests

This training covers:

  • The autonomic nervous system & stress response

  • The Polyvagal 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.

TUITION: (general public)

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.

300/500 HOUR TUITION: $500


This module counts for the following Yoga Alliance hours:


T: 8
TM: 4
AP: 8
PLE: 5
Total: 25

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

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.