Our Trainings

Our trainings offer a variety of valuable experiential opportunities to better understand the science of trauma and how to heal through somatic-based therapies like the TRY Method. Offered both virtually and in-person, our trainings are open to all caregivers, humanitarians, first responders, counselors or for one's own self development. The trainings will uniquely prepare you to work with populations in crisis who have experienced trauma.

No yoga experience is required for any of the trainings.

Customize a Workshop for Your Group

Choose from any of the following modules to customize your very own workshop.

Self-Regulation for Resilience

Leave with an understanding of SRR as the foundation of TRY, how it works with neuroplasticity, and be prepared to guide yourself and others through this practice. 30 Minutes

Trauma-Informed Seated Yoga Postures

Participants experience and practice seated yoga postures that are based in science, to be used for themselves and those they serve. 30 Minutes

Compassion Fatigue, Burnout & Self-Care

Participants discuss vicarious trauma and reflect on their own experience working with trauma. We learn new tools to diversify self-care routines and incorporate healthy habits as the most effective means of prevention. Great for anyone working with trauma on a regular basis. 30 Minutes

The Vagus Nerve & Vagal Toning

Participants learn about how the mind-body connection works and leave with new tools and skills to strengthen your vagus nerve.

30 Minutes

Breathing Techniques for Trauma

Breath is the remote control of the nervous system. Participants will learn why it's so important in our recovery, and leave with 3 new breathing techniques to use for themselves and others. 30 Minutes

Discussion on the TRY Research Results

We recently completed our research study in Iraq with survivors of genocide and local humanitarians. They practiced TRY once a week for 8 weeks, and the impact on their mental and physical trauma symptoms, resilience levels and heart-rate variability are incredible. In this module, we'll discuss how this is so, and the science behind mind-body methods. 30 Minutes

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learn how toxic stress can disrupt the development the brains and bodies of children, and learn tools to single-handedly address this public health crisis. 30 Minutes

Meditation for Trauma & Neuroplasticity

Participants learn about neuroplasticity and how to maximize our ability to form new neural pathways through trauma-informed affirmations, visualization and meditation. 30 Minutes

The Psychology of Trauma

This module includes fascinating information on how trauma moves through the body, its impact psychologically, and its influence on our overall well-being. 30 Minutes

Or Choose from One of These Options

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Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) 3-7 Hours

This workshop is extracted from the TRY Method and offered to first responders and others on the front lines of trauma.  Participants will learn about and practice the SRR sequence, visualization, and mindfulness techniques that are adaptable, accessible and integratable, even in the most hectic of professions. This method is proven to help calm the central nervous system and encourage focus as it fosters response over reaction. 

Graduates will receive a certificate to practice and share the SRR tools.

In this workshop, participants will experience and learn:

  • Self-regulation techniques; what they are and how to use them

  • Compassion fatigue and self-care as the antidote

  • Breathing techniques and why/how they work for the human body

  • Meditation and the science behind it

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of resilience

  • Experiential training of a 2-minute SRR reset and 15-minute chair sequence

  • The knowledge around the basis of this method in psychology, neuroscience and somatic movement and how it may be utilized during their day for self-care or the support of others

  • Breakout sessions to practice their skills at delivering each module

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Breath for Trauma Workshop 2-3 Hours

This training covers the Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) method with a focus on Breath. Trainees will leave able to deliver 1-3 breathing techniques learned in this session. 

In this workshop, participants will experience and learn:

  • Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) techniques

  • The Mind-Body Connection via the Vagus Nerve

  • Breathing techniques for trauma

  • Breakout sessions to practice SRR tools and breathing techniques

  • Participants will leave the training able to facilitate 1-3 breathing techniques, and have an understanding of the science behind why these methods work to calm the body’s stress response system

  • Each trainee will receive a workbook, a Certificate of Completion, and ongoing support and resources

Kundalini Yoga Outside
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Trauma-Informed Meditation 2-3 Hours

This training covers the Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) method with a focus on Breath. Trainees will leave able to deliver 1-3 breathing techniques learned in this session.

In this workshop, participants will experience and learn:

  • Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) techniques

  • The Mind-Body Connection via the Vagus Nerve

  • Meditation for trauma

  • Breakout sessions to practice SRR tools and meditation techniques

  • Participants will leave the training able to facilitate 1-3 guided meditations, and have an understanding of the science behind why these methods work to calm the body’s stress response system

  • Each trainee will receive a workbook, a Certificate of Completion, and ongoing support and resources

Fun at Yoga

Trauma Recovery Yoga Training 20 Hours

The full 20-hour TRY training offers tools and techniques both on and off the mat to help relieve the body and mind of the effects of trauma. We will explore trauma-informed practices in yoga, meditation, breathing, and more. Upon completing this workshop, graduates will be certified to teach a 30-minute TRY chair sequence and will have the opportunity to join a mentorship program and become certified to teach the full 45-minute mat class.

Discounts and scholarships are available to Humanitarian Organizations and individuals in need.

Topics of Study:

  •  Psychology of trauma

  •  Managing Triggers

  •  Meditation and Mantra for trauma

  •  Mindful Movements (TRY for Youth)

  • Trauma-informed class guidelines

  •  Appropriate touch in class

  •  Setting healthy boundaries

  •  Breath for trauma

  •  Compassion fatigue, Burnout and Self-Care

  • TRY mat sequence

  • TRY chair sequence

  •  Next steps on implementing TRY in your community

  •  Plus bonus materials!

Fun at Yoga
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Mindful Movements Training 4-6 Hours

Our Mindful Movements TRY workshop is designed for individuals and teams working directly with children. You'll leave with an understanding of childhood trauma, the mental and physical effects on a child's body, and how this may look in real life circumstances. You'll leave with a deeper sense of empathy, as well as strategies and tools to implement right away to empower the children you work with.

What You'll Learn

  • Childhood Trauma and Adversity (A.C.E.s)

  • The importance of Resilience

  • Kid-friendly Meditation for Stress Relief and Resilience

  • Breathwork for Trauma and Resilience

  • Self-Care for Compassion Fatigue

  • 15 minute and 90 second Mindful Moments Sequences

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Self-Resilience for Self-Care (SRSC) Workshop 3 Hours

Designed uniquely for your group, this workshop is packed full of information and practices to better understand what self-care is and how it impacts how one shows up for themselves and others.

 

In this workshop, participants will experience and learn:

  • Compassion fatigue, burnout and self-care as the antidote

  • Empathy; its power and potential problems and how to mitigate issues before they arise

  • Self-regulation techniques; what they are and how to use them

  • Breathing techniques and why/how they work for the human body

  • Guided imagery and the science behind the mind-body connection

  • Experiential training of a 3-minute SRR reset 

  • The knowledge around the basis of this method in psychology, neuroscience and somatic movement and how it may be utilized during their day for self-care or the support of others

  • Breakout sessions to practice their skills at delivering each module

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TESTIMONIALS

"I loved this training. I think it’s so helpful to have calm down strategies and to understand the

importance of calm down techniques for our kids."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"Thank you! I really appreciate this. I am more and more convinced that integrating the body

in healing is truly the best way."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"Great training, I love the energy of the presenters. I appreciate the content and I appreciate the

presenters ability to adjust the content from Feedback. For example, when we mentioned we work

with children they gave us great examples of how to adapt it for them."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"The training was great! The information was helpful to me and will be useful in work with students!"

Social Worker, Washington DC

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