Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool that Veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress. Together, they form a comprehensive system – a toolbox – that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience. Mindful Yoga Therapy’s 15-hour training intensive is designed to prepare yoga teachers to offer trauma-informed Mindful Yoga Therapy classes in their community; while the 100-hour certification program provides an in-depth course of study that prepares teachers to work with veterans in clinical settings.
These trainings are open to yoga teachers who are certified as an RYT-200 or higher; or who are currently enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher training course.
Mindful Yoga Therapy Training Curriculum:
The Mindful Yoga for Trauma 15-Hour Yoga Teacher Training covers:
~ Why yoga for trauma?
~ The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
~ Special considerations and specific techniques for working with Veterans
~ Appropriateness and variations of asana
~ Understanding Veteran culture
~ How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
~ 12 week protocol
Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.
The Mindful Yoga for Trauma 15-Hour Adaptive Yoga Training helps teachers to share the healing practices of yoga with everyone, regardless of physical limitations. Through hands-on practice and discussion, learn a new set of tools for understanding how to work with postures in your own body, or the bodies of your students.
Fifteen (15) hours of continuing education credits are available.
The Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification program consists of:
~ Five modules presented over five weekends, covering: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude (Intensives occasionally available that provide this coursework in a compressed timeframe)
~ Education on military culture: branches and ranks, veterans connections, the different wars, transitioning home and treatment and recovery
~ Training on adaptive yoga, PTSD and post-traumatic growth
~ How to offer the 12-week protocol of the Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy program
~ How to offer the 12-week protocol of the intermediate Resilience program to veterans who wish to continue their yoga journey
One hundred (100) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available. Learn more about the program.
The prerequisite for the Mindful Yoga Therapy certification program is a minimum of a 200-hour yoga teacher training. If you are not yet a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, the Embody Yoga 200-Hour Certification Program offered through Mindful Yoga Center in Newington provides a well-rounded, in-depth study of yoga to fulfill this prerequisite. Learn more about the program.
Venues across the country, including:
15-Hour Mindful Yoga for Trauma Trainings
Mindful Yoga for Trauma 15-Hour Adaptive Yoga Trainings
100-Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Certification
Mindful Yoga for Trauma trainings are generally three-day intensives held over the course of a weekend, offering 15 hours of instructional time. Mindful Yoga Therapy’s 100-hour certification course generally consists of five weekends of instruction, held once monthly over the course of five months. To view the most recently added dates across the country and internationally, visit MindfulYogaTherapy.org.
Pricing and registration:
Registration begins at $395 for Mindful Yoga Therapy’s 15-hour trainings, and $1,500 for the 100-hour certification course. Pricing may vary for special workshops and intensives that offer more or less than the standard hours of instruction.