Trauma Sensitive Yoga
this course is presently being developed as on online program (STAY TUNED!) and will return as an in-person class in bulli, nsw in late 2021/early 2022
please note: This course books out very quickly.
it is recommended to join the priority list to secure a spot.
About the Course:
Based on the extensive research studies conducted at the renowned Trauma Centre in the Massachusetts, this course presents the yoga method known as Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY). Over four weeks, explore the four key principles of the approach, as well as a suite of simple practices that can be integrated into daily life, other avenues of mental health support, clinical practice, and yoga classes.
Who is it for?
The course is offered in a safe environment, and is open to everyone, including beginners, experienced practitioners, those with lived experience, those with a general interest in trauma and mental health recovery, as well as health professionals and yoga teachers.
PROFESSIONALS PLEASE NOTE: for those planning on attending the course as professional development, whether as a yoga teacher or mental health professional, a reminder that this course is intended to be introductory only. This course is not intended to equip you with adequate skills to go on to facilitate specialised trauma-sensitive yoga programs. However, the course will certainly provide a deeper understanding with which to infuse trauma-informed yoga principles into existing professional practice, whether in groups or 1:1 work, and may also inspire further training and practice in the area of yoga to support trauma recovery. Yoga teachers may wish to go on to attend a 1-day Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher training, or the 50-hour advanced yoga training in Yoga for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Body Image.
Facilitated by Sarah Ball, founder of the popular 8-week Yoga for Anxiety and Depression course, social worker, counsellor, senior yoga teacher, and art therapist. Sarah teaches trauma-sensitive yoga on numerous yoga teacher trainings and is a member of the teaching team for the Trauma Informed Practice and mental health subjects in the social work department at University of Wollongong.
Spaces limited. Bookings essential.
Cancellation and refund policy can be found here
What others are saying ABOUT This course:
"So well facilitated. The style of teaching was clear, constructive, & sensitive, as well as being open and embracing. Sarah's use of diverse references and speaking from experience, as well as the reflection at the beginning of each week made the course in depth and very experiential. I would say it's helpful for anyone." Jo
"So that concludes four weeks of transformative social work and yoga professional development and practice, delivered by the incredible Sarah Ball. As a teacher, I have used her strategies daily to enhance the wellbeing of both my students and myself ... 100% self-care ... totally worth 90 minutes of travel in each direction. Can't recommend Sarah and her workshops highly enough!" Kim
"An extension of trauma-informed theory from social justice frameworks, but placed in a practical form and accompanied by a soul restoring practice." Course Participant
"Sarah is a wonderful teacher. The yoga is suitable for everyone. Supportive and compassionate environment." Course Participant
"Loved the course, have recommended it to several clients." Course participant
"I enjoyed everything, especially the time at the beginning to listen followed by the yoga practice later. Sarah made me feel so safe and relaxed. I would say it's a fascinating course regardless of why you're here. Interesting, challenging and reflective." Course Participant
"I really appreciated that there was no sharing of our own stories in the class, which allowed me to feel safe and really focus on myself. I loved the slow, rhythmic practice and feel that it's a fab course to start your awareness of trauma in the body." Course Participant
"Great for practitioners and those struggling/family/friends to understand the experience of trauma. As a mental health professional this course allowed me to put the principles into practice." Emma
"The respectful way of presenting made it feel very safe and comfortable." Course Participant
"Bloody excellent. soul nourishing. Calming. Relaxing. Very gentle and respectful. The perfect balance between theory and practice. Learning yoga as a beginner, this course was transformative. This course made me want to do yoga regularly. Sarah's use of real examples of how real people/client's journey through trauma experience was supported through Trauma Sensitive Yoga practice really stood out for me." Andrea
"Sarah's passion for this topic was infectious. Everything was explained so clearly. An excellent course with a great instructor." Course Participant