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 Trauma Sensitive Yoga

1-day Yoga Teacher Training

This course is hosted by yoga studios around australia


it tends to book out very quickly, so it's best to book asap if you're keen.


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Introduction to trauma theory.

The four key principles of the Trauma Sensitive Yoga approach.

How to apply the method of Trauma Sensitive Yoga to public classes.


How yoga can be adapted in specific contexts to support trauma sensitive principles.


A suite of simple teaching principles and practices that can be integrated into daily life, group yoga classes, and 1:1 yoga sessions.

You will also have plenty of opportunity during the day to practice teaching using trauma sensitive principles.




What others are saying ABOUT trauma sensitive yoga with sarah 

"Hi Sarah Thank you so much for yesterday. Your knowledge and delivery is excellent as is your approach. You are one of the best facilitators I have ever experienced, and I felt that your integrity is impeccable. I learnt way more than I expected and believe that you have left me with so much that I will integrate personally as well as professionally over time. I look forward to training with you again in the future." Adrianne, Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainee

"This is a complex body of research. Sarah has the ability to distill important aspects into pieces of information that can be applied to teaching to improve the experience of class members, while also assisting the teacher to identify other areas of personal interest in the subject matter." Fiona, Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainee

"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 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

"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

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 the course of the full day you will learn:

Who is it for?

The course is for qualified yoga teachers only (minimum completion of a level one 200 hour YTT, or in the process of completing level 1 training) as the course is a specialised training and is tailored to the yoga teaching environment.​


Completion of this course attracts CPD’s for Yoga Australia members, and also attracts a discounted rate for the 50-hour Teaching Yoga for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Body Image advanced yoga training with Sarah

The recommended reading for this course is highly advised as a pre and post-training resource. Please order a copy for yourself when you book for the course: Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper. 

PLEASE NOTE: Unless you have prior training and qualification in the field of trauma and mental health, this training 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 training will provide a deeper understanding with which to infuse trauma-informed yoga principles into existing professional practice, whether in classes, groups, or 1:1 work, and may also inspire further training and practice in the area of trauma recovery.


your facilitator

Sarah Ball has been teaching yoga since 2003, and regularly facilitates on level 1 and 2 yoga teacher trainings as well as yoga therapy trainings. She is also a qualified social worker, counsellor, and art therapist, specialising in mental health, social justice, positive body image, eating disorders, and trauma recovery, who has developed the popular 50-hour Advanced Yoga Training in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Body Image, as well as Yoga for Anxiety and Depression 8-week course, 4-week intro to Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Body Love Yoga programs. Sarah helped develop and regularly teaches on the Trauma Informed Practice and Mental Health subjects in the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Wollongong. 


Sarah's yoga courses and facilitation are informed by her extensive ongoing training in a wide variety of yoga approaches. Her programs offer a fusion of trauma-sensitive, body-positive, hatha, vinyasa flow, Vini, yoga therapy, and yin yoga methods, with an emphasis on the power of yoga to inform and transform our lives beyond the yoga mat. She is also an affiliate member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and senior program developer and facilitator for Off the Mat, Into the World Australia.


Sarah runs a private clinic in Bulli NSW and on Skype, working with counselling and yoga teacher mentoring, specialising in 1:1 and group therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, emotional eating and eating disorder recovery.

Learn more about Sarah here

Spaces limited. Bookings essential.

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