Join Yoga Ed. Trainers Chelsea Hylton & Kyra Haglund for the Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training.
Our Trauma-Informed Training is a 96-hour intensive designed for individuals inspired to integrate yoga in the K12 classroom. An experiential approach to yoga education, the training combines classroom instruction with experience-driven mentorship. Upon completion of our program, you will be certified as a Yoga Educator with Yoga Ed. and eligible for Yoga Alliance’s RCYT certification.
What You’ll Gain
Transformative tools for teaching and learning.
This training provides you with the tools and understanding necessary to work with children and teens considered “at-risk” due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors. Over three weekends, learn the evidence-based principles and practices to effectively teach yoga to youth to address and support symptoms of trauma. Apply theory to practice by viewing and assisting 18 class hours in New Orleans schools. You will graduate from this training with the understanding and confidence to teach yoga to children & teens in a trauma-informed way.
Topics covered include:
- Understand children’s and adolescents’ physical, mental, emotional, and social development
- Teach from a lens of social emotional learning and brain based learning
- Know the benefits of yoga for children and teens
- Comprehend the physiology of trauma, how it manifests in the body, and create a practice to address and support trauma
- Embody the Yoga Ed. teaching philosophies for effective communication, behavior management, and classroom safety
- Design and develop yoga lesson plans appropriate to the age group you are teaching
- Create yoga classes to fulfill the National Physical Education and Health Standards
- Effectively utilize yoga tools to meet your students’ needs
- Teach yoga to students Pre-K through 12th grade
Resources to support you.
1. Three Professional Institutes
- Professional Institute 1 (Part 1, 32 hours)
- Professional Institute 2 (Part 2, 32 hours)
- Professional Institute 3 (Part 3, 32 hours)
2. Mentorship Program
- 18 Hours Classroom Observation
- 2 One-on-One Sessions (1 in Person, 1 Follow-up)
3. RCYT Certification
- 95 Hours Toward Your RCYT Certification with the Yoga Alliance
4. Yoga Ed. Educational Materials
- Children’s Yoga Education Curriculum
- Adolescent’s Yoga Education Curriculum
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Education Curriculum
- 120 Premade Lesson Plans for Grades Pre-K to 12th
About Chelsea / Professional Institutes 1 & 2
Chelsea Hylton is a New Orleans based educator and Founder of Project Peaceful Warriors, an organization bringing Trauma Informed yoga and mindfulness to students and educators. Chelsea has been serving students and schools through Kid’s Yoga in Title One schools since 2009 starting in Charleston, SC and began her work in New Orleans Charter Schools in 2013. She is registered E-RYT, RCYT, and YACEP through the Yoga Alliance.
About Kyra / Professional Institute 3
Kyra Haglund, MSW, SEP, E-RYT is a clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher, and activist based in Los Angeles. She lived and studied holistic arts and cultural anthropology extensively in India and Nepal and is a co-creator of the Santa Monica Yoga teacher training program. Kyra completed her graduated studies in social work from USC focusing on mental health, military social work, family systems, and public policy. She is certified in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body modality that works directly with the nervous system to relieve and resolve symptoms of trauma. She takes an integrative approach to therapy and social justice work, blending traditional psychotherapy, holistic arts, and somatic tools to support greater self-regulation and well-being. Kyra has been integral in developing trauma-informed yoga programs and trainings throughout Los Angeles.
* This training can be taken separately for those interested in learning how to teach just one age group, children or teens. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.