June 1-3, 2018

This 3-day training with Hala Khouri is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock and complex trauma and how they manifest in the body and mind. We will give you tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness to manage and address symptoms of trauma. Our goal is to equip yoga teachers to teach to students with trauma, and to offer tools to those working with those with trauma in other capacities.

Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms, and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered and self-regulated

Along with addressing individuals, this training will explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism, impact entire communities of people.

This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.*

This 15-hour training covers the following essential information for teaching trauma informed yoga:

  • Shock, developmental, complex, and collective trauma
  • The stress response and the nervous system
  • Somatic therapy tools for resourcing and discharge
  • Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and mediations that support greater self-regulation
  • Trauma informed cueing and sequencing
  • Practice teaching
  • Social Justice basics
  • Self-awareness (how our personal life experiences inform our work)
  • Vicarious trauma and Self-care


Friday, 6-9pm

Saturday 9am-12pm and 1:30-5pm

Sunday 9am-12pm and 1:30-4pm

Location: THE SUMMIT

Cost: $400

Scholarships: Several partial scholarships will be available for this training. To apply, please contact Hala Khouri.


This workshop may be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training. For more information click here

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.

*Talking about trauma can be triggering, and this training is not appropriate for anyone actively struggling with trauma symptoms. If you are currently struggling with trauma symptoms or other mental or emotional symptoms, please speak with your mental health provider to determine if this is an appropriate training for you. Your safety and wellbeing is our priority. Please reach out to Hala Khouri if you have any questions or concerns.

**The confirmation email for this workshop will how the same time for each day. Please ignore the times on this automatically-generated email; the correct schedule is posted on this page.