practical strategies for therapeutic settings
Yoga Ed.’s trauma-sensitive chair yoga curriculum provides you with the ability to facilitate yoga tools within therapeutic settings. From breath practices and poses to brain breaks and relaxation techniques, there is a tool to suit a range of unique needs. Our trauma-sensitive approach gives you the strategies to encourage self-efficacy in practice through choice-based movement and empowering language.
Gain the confidence to identify and address symptoms of trauma during your in-person or virtual sessions.
- Learn from Licensed Professionals
Our trauma-informed courses are facilitated by mental health professionals.
- Informed by Experts in the Field of Trauma
Our trauma-informed curricula is co-authored by Hala Khouri, MA, SEP, E-RYT and Kyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT, and informed by the work of Drs. Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, and Stephen Porges.
- Invaluable Skills for Your Career
98% of graduates find the knowledge & skills gained valuable for their careers working with youth clients
- Work with Instructors
Optional live weekly check-ins with experienced course instructors to dive into the material together, answer questions and connect with your cohort
free resources for you
Chair Yoga Tools for Therapists: 7 Trauma-Sensitive Somatic Practices for Any Setting
This toolkit equips therapists with 7 effective strategies for transitions in and out of the virtual therapy space, for cultivating awareness in the mind and body, and for building genuine relationships with students during teletherapy.
Chair Yoga and Teletherapy: Strengthening Connections Across Physical Distance
This article outlines the benefits of using chair yoga tools in teletherapy applications, including specific answers to three distinct challenges for both clients and therapists.
what graduates are saying
“For those looking into this program, I love it [and] can’t wait to see what comes of it. Highly suggest having social work or similar background in addition to having 200hr yoga training… Great continuing education!”
“The information I learned through this course is invaluable to my work as a school psychologist and I highly recommend it to others.”
“I really love the program. I am a clinical therapist and I use the program with clients all the time. I have used the curriculum in a women’s shelter, and residential facility and short term shelter for youth. I am currently implementing the program in a juvenile detention center on the weekends. The youth absolutely love it.”
“This program is one of the most insightful, client-directed and client-empowering programs for children and youth that I have experienced. Trauma-Informed Yoga can help children accept, forgive and learn to be fully present in their body with courage and confidence!”
“One of my patients who has been struggling with stuttering since the explosion [in Beirut], has shown major improvements. Another one who has dyslexia & anxiety that also got worse after the blast, is dealing much butter with her symptoms. Thank you!”