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Join us for our 2-day TRY Teacher Training in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Join a Global Community of Changemakers


Scholarships for Humanitarians

The Details:

September 29-30 (Friday & Saturday)

Nazeli Shala
2nd floor of Nazeli Restaurant
Ankawa, Erbil


Partial Scholarships Available for $50 off.
Please apply at the link below.

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Content Covered in the TRY Training:
  • The Vagus Nerve and Mind-Body Connection

  • Managing Triggers

  • TRY mat sequence

  • TRY chair sequence

  • Mindful Movements (TRY for Youth) sequence

  • Meditation and Mantra for trauma

  • Breathing techniques for trauma

  • Dos and don'ts on what to say and do in class

  • Next steps on implementing TRY in your community

  • and much more!

This Course is Valuable for Anyone Who:
  • Has experienced trauma

  • Cares for someone who has experienced trauma 

  • Works professionally to counsel trauma

  • Wants to deepen their own knowledge around trauma, self regulation, meditation and affirmation, breath and movement

  • Practices or teaches yoga and wants to expand their skills into trauma-sensitive yoga


Become part of the TRYb

What makes the TRY method unique is its grounding in neuroscience and understanding of how the brain processes trauma.

TRY stands for “Trauma Recovery Yoga” or “Total Resilience Yoga," and is for everyone, not just for people who have experienced trauma in their lives. The TRY method uses neuroplasticity to help build resilience, making people better able to regulate themselves when faced with difficult situations.

You'll acquire new tools that'll propel you on your healing journey, strengthening your mind-body connection, and helping you to facilitate others’ recovery from trauma. Our training includes practical techniques on and off the yoga mat. 

This training will also prepare you to work with populations in crisis, as we discuss and analyze the obstacles and benefits of practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques to vulnerable populations.

All trainees will walk away with new tools and the knowledge of the science behind these tools, and will have practiced guiding their peers through each class.

When You Enroll In Our Certified TRY Teacher Training, You Will Receive These Benefits:
  • 16 hours of interactive, in-person information and practice leading the TRY method

  • A bottle of TRY essential oil, a deck of I AM affirmation cards, a workbook and Certificate of Completion

  • In-person feedback and mentoring throughout the week-long training

  • An official TRY teaching certification in your chosen class(es

  • Exclusive access to our members' site & updated resources

  • Ongoing support and mentorship for teaching TRY

  • Support to teach Trauma Recovery Yoga in your community

Upon completing the training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and an official TRY Teacher Certification in your chosen class(es). You can choose from any/all of the following classes to focus on and complete during the training: 
1. the full TRY class (on the mat)
2. ​the TRY chair class
3. the TRY children's class (Mindful Movements)

4. Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) practice

During the training, you'll be granted access to TRY Global's exclusive online members-only programs, which will help you prepare for the final audition with the TRY Global team. These "auditions" will take place the last two days of the training.
After the training, you have the option to continue working through the members' site and gain additional certifications at no cost.

Upon completing your certification, you can then teach TRY in your community and with those you serve, if you wish.
Our goal is to train passionate individuals to be skilled, confident and empowered TRY instructors. 

Meet Your Facilitators


Brenda Hershey

Brenda is the President & Founder of TRY Global, an author and trauma-informed humanitarian. With several years of experience working with displaced populations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, she is on a mission to fill the gaps in traditional humanitarian efforts by sharing these simple yet profound mind-body tools that for her and many others, have been life-changing.


Eyas Youssef

Eyas is a trained marine engineer turned Arabic interpreter, teacher and TRY team member. For him, mindfulness practices have had a noticeable impact on his ability to be present and aware, and when he saw the impact of TRY on beneficiaries in Kurdistan, he knew he wanted to help bring these mindfulness tools to more people in need. Since then, he's acted as both an interpreter and trainer for the TRY teacher trainings.


Yassmin Odeh

Yassmin Odeh is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated her career to helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges. With a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Jordan, Yassmin brings 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health and psychological support to the TRY training experience.

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