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?

Now working alongside SevaUnite Africa we help train anyone who is interested in getting involved.

We supply you with links to PDF files and sound recordings that are useful resources to help you understand and develop your teaching around the methods, pace, style and emphasis used in SevaUnite and Yoga education in prisons Trust community yoga projects. If you are teaching in our Prison Freedom Project it is advisable to go through the correspondence course to familiarize yourself with the content as you may field questions about the theory and practices within. The sound recordings are a great audio aid. We highly recommend using the Seva Yoga manual to help develop and use your service as a means of personal growth and transformation.

Contact Adhyatma (teaching director) to start now:

Yoga in Prisons Teachers Symposium – Auckland, April 9-10th 2016.

Yoga Education in Prisons Trust in collaboration with Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitators, is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma.

YEPT teachers will lead a two day training drawing on their experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to incarcerated youth and adults in Aotearoa. 

This unique weekend Training is intended for anyone interested in bringing yoga to underserved or at-risk populations and will include:

  • Thorough investigation of the practical application of yoga for mental and behavioral
    health issues, including PTSD.
  • Strategies for establishing yoga classes in prisons. 
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners.
  • 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
  • Discover what you need to start a trauma sensitive yoga class

“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.

More details to come. Keep posted.