Yoga for Trauma with Hala Khouri

Trauma-Informed Yoga Basics : Module 1 with Hala Khouri

August 14-16
Trauma-Informed Yoga Basics: Module 1
Who can attend the training?

This module is open to people of all levels and all backgrounds; you do not need any specific training prior to attending, although we strongly recommend having a current yoga practice. We believe this training will be most helpful for yoga teachers, social workers, therapists, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for tools to support sustainable healing from trauma and chronic stress.

What will I learn?

This module provides an integrative framework for understanding how trauma and chronic stress impact the body and mind. The module focuses on yoga, mindfulness, somatic practices, and meditation, and their ability to reduce trauma and stress symptoms and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.

This training will equip you with relevant theory, tools, and in-person practice to better support trauma survivors as they befriend their bodies and reclaim a sense of safety and empowerment in their lives.

What does Module 1 cover?

The autonomic nervous system & stress response
The Polyvagal Theory
Overview of Attachment Theory
Somatic Therapy tools for resourcing (informed by Peter Levine’s method of Somatic Experiencing, as well as Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and various other modalities of movement)
Yoga practices & somatic meditations for greater self-regulation
Trauma-informed language and cueing
Cultivating inclusivity
Practice teaching
Yoga and trauma-healing as social justice

Ingrained in all of the TIY trainings is the understanding that systemic patterns of trauma, privilege, marginalization and oppression (such as poverty, racism, ableism, and homophobia among others) must be addressed in order to cultivate healing for all individuals. This philosophy is unpacked at-depth in Module 2

To transform your healing practice, register today!

This training has been for approved by Yoga Alliance for 20 CEs.

Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Investment: $475 (early bird special $425 until 5/15/20)

Need based scholarships are available. To apply:

Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 25yrs. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Creative movement and honest self-exploration have always been sources of tremendous healing. Her calling to share this with others has been clear to her since she began teaching at the age of 16.

Hala holds a B.A. in Psychology (minor in religion) from Columbia University & a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her thesis was on using yoga and other complementary disciplines,
like eco-psychology & somatics, for self-empowerment to inspire a global shift towards peaceful, sustainable living. She is also trained in Somatic Experiencing, a technique focusing on trauma’s impact on the body-mind & ways to resolve it. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Community Pscyhology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute