Recordings: Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma

with Hala Khouri

for Yoga Teachers, Educators, Activists and anyone working in communities impacted by trauma


October 2017
5 Sessions, approximately 75 min. each

* The course will be recorded. If you cannot attend live sessions, you can listen to the recordings at any time.  All participants will have access to the recording within 24 hours after each session.

This course provides 6 hours of CE for Yoga Alliance.

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 safe in the world, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. 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.

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.

If you are a registered yoga teacher, this course provides 6 hours of CE for Yoga Alliance.


Session 1:  Mind-Body Connection

  • What is the mind body connection?

  • Brief overview of developmental psychology and why children are vulnerable to trauma

  • Trauma and Resilience

Session 2:  Trauma Basics

  • Overview of the stress response

  • Triune Brain Model

  • The impact of trauma on the ability to self-regulate

  • Recognizing trauma symptoms

  • Trauma and Social Justice

Session 3:  Tools for Self-Regulation and Managing Trauma Symptoms

  • Tools for addressing trauma: grounding, centering, resourcing

  • Incorporating tools into a yoga class: language DO’s and DON’T’s for teachers.

  • Additional tools: mirroring, active listening, empathy

  • Adjustments, sequencing and special considerations

Session 4:  Teacher Student Relationship

  • Boundaries, Transference, Countertransference

  • Dealing with personal triggers

  • Cultural Competency

  • Trauma Stewardship: Tools for self care

Session 5:  For Educators, Clinicians and Anyone Wanting to Get Yoga into a Facility

  • Tools for educators, parents, administrators

  • How to talk about yoga in a way that people can hear: language for pitching yoga programs in schools, correctional facilities, community centers, etc.


Sliding Scale:

$210   | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$170   | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$125* | Community Rate (discounted)

*if this is not affordable for you, please email us at training@offthematintotheworld.org to inquire about a lower payment. No one will be turned away due to funds.