200-Hour "Witnessing Beauty" Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Part One (75 hours):

Techniques, Training, Practice

Asana

  • Historical Context
  • Asana Poses
  • Sequencing
  • Principles of anatomical & alignment and contraindications

Pranayama & Subtle Body

  • Historical Context
  • Effects of Pranayam on anatomy and subtle body
  • Sequencing
  • Pranayama Practices
  • Koshas
  • Kleshas
  • Chakras
  • Nadis
  • Prana Vayus

Meditation

  • Meditation Terms and definitions
  • Meditation Practices
  • Chanting
  • Mantras
  • Mudras

Part Two (30 Hours):

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy

  • Skeletal System
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Muscles

Physiology

  • Nervous System
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Digestive Systems relative to yoga
  • Respiratory System and mechanics of breathing

biomechanics

  • Joint movement and stabilization
  • Safe movement
  • Contraindications

Part three (30 Hours):

Yoga Humanities

History

  • Defining “yoga” through history
  • Trauma-Informed Methodology
  • Key Philosophy Concepts: Vedas

Philosophy

  • Defining “yoga” through philosphy
  • Linking Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Concepts within texts: Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita

Ethics

  • Yogic Ethical Precepts
  • Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment
  • Equity in Yoga
  • Accountability & Scope of Practice

Part Four (50 Hours):

Professional Essentials

Teaching Methodology

  • Trauma-Informed:
  • Sequencing
  • Pace
  • Environment
  • Cueing

Professional Development

  • Yoga Organizations and continuing education
  • Ethical Commitment, Scope of Practice, Equity, Code of Conduct
  • Professionalism

Practicum

  • Practice Approach across:
    • Knowledge
    • Skills
    • Experience 
    • Case & Client Examples

Part Five (15 Hours):

Elective- Ayurveda

Ayurveda

  • The History & Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • The Building Blocks of the Doshas and Tissues
  • Ayurveda and the Mind
  • Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • Ayurveda Inspired Yoga Practices
  • Cultivating Health through Ritual & Balance: Dinacharya

 Sakala School of Integrative Teaching is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, and the  200 Hour Trauma-Informed curriculum is approved and compliant with Yoga Alliance’s elevated standards for yoga teacher training.

Yoga Alliance ID: 358368

 

This training is eligible for 200 Hours of Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance if you are already a Registered Yoga Teacher but wish to add a Trauma-Informed component to your training.