Many children and teens in your classroom have experienced trauma. In fact, studies from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicate that 1 in 4 children will witness a traumatic event before they turn four.

In addition to impacting behavior, trauma can affect your students’ ability to learn in many ways from impaired attention and concentration to difficulty managing emotions and forming healthy peer relationships. Trauma-informed yoga aims to create a safe environment for children and teens to learn practical tools to address such symptoms of trauma and help them navigate their daily lives.

Listen to leaders in the field Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund, Chelsea Hylton, and Brynne Caleda in this 30 minute roundtable as they explore what trauma looks like in your classroom and how you can support your students through trauma-informed yoga.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this live workshop…

  • What is trauma, and why it matters
  • How trauma shows up in your classroom
  • What is trauma-informed yoga, and why it matters
  • Basic yoga tools to address and support symptoms of trauma
  • Real-life examples of educators using trauma-informed yoga in the classroom

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About Hala Khouri

Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and the movement arts for over 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms. She is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World. Since age 16, Hala has taught yoga and the movement arts to a variety of people ranging from those with mental illness and youth at-risk to mommies and rock stars. She lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons.


About Kyra Haglund

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. Kyra has been integral in developing trauma-informed yoga programs and trainings throughout Los Angeles.


About Chelsea Hylton

Chelsea Hylton, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, 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 Brynne Caleda

Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT, is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children.