Training

Interested in teaching yoga? Keen to be in the community and interested in yoga but have never done it before? Completed a yoga training course and wish to help us?


Yoga in Prisons Training Phase 1 – Auckland, April 9-10th 2016.

Yoga Education in Prisons Trust in collaboration with Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitators (Australia) and SevaUnite (South Africa) , is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma. The 6 month course involves 2 weekends over 6 months and Correspondence work. Resources included are workbooks and recordings. 

Phase 1: YEPT and Trauma Aware Yoga teachers will facilitate a two day training drawing on their experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to incarcerated youth and adults in Aotearoa. This unique weekend is intended for accredited yoga teachers (200hrs+) interested in bringing yoga to underserved or at-risk populations and will include:

  • Strategies for establishing yoga classes in prisons. 
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners.
  • Maori Tikanga
  • The importance of Mindfulness based practices
  • Working in specialised areas such as sex offenders, drug and alcohol, women and youth. 
  • Experience a trauma sensitive yoga class
  • Explore trauma theories and the neurophysiology of trauma,  based on the research of Bessel van der Kolk
  • Explore how to modify your existing yoga classes to make them more trauma sensitive, based on the work of David Emerson and the Trauma Institute , Boston USA

Cost: Phase 1: $340/$275 early bird by Jan 21st.  Lunch not included. Teas and snacks will be provided. 

One day option: Sat 9 April. Trauma Sensitive Yoga training $170/$138 early bird by Jan 21st.

Where: Center for Contemporary Yoga Studies, 349 Remuera Rd, Auckland.

Time: Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10am –  4pm. 

To book please contact: Adhyatma   t. 04 3853728   m. 021 0548756   e.adhyatma108@gmail.com

“The goal of treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is to help people live in the present, without feeling or behaving according to irrelevant demands belonging to the past.”  
Bessel A. van der Kolk.