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The Principles of Trauma-Informed Yoga  

October 10, 2017

The Principles of Trauma-Informed Yoga

Join the YMCA in partnership with Maine School of Yoga and special Guest, Beth Jones, for this powerful training event.

WHEN:     Saturday, December 9, 2017
                10:30 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE:   62 Turner St. Auburn, ME
COST:      $125

Call 207-795-4095 or visit the Welcome Center to register. Space is limited. 


Trauma-Informed Yoga is a therapeutic approach to teaching yoga that creates a safe and secure space for students with a history of big and small trauma as well as others with general stressors that can lead to anxiety and depression.
In this experiential half-day workshop, you will learn how to teach a Trauma-Informed Yoga Class to individuals who have experienced a broad range of trauma. This class is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about this important topic. The protocol and techniques you will develop can be used in a multitude of ways to enhance your personal practices, awareness and teaching skills.

The Workshop will include:

  • Key principles & techniques in teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • The neurological responses to trauma and how they present in individuals
  • Concept of interoceoption and how it can inform behaviors in the self & yoga
  • The Trauma Center Yoga Protocol- a full 45-minute class 
  • And so much more...


Graduates of this program will be eligible for CEU credit through the Yoga Alliance and to apply to teach Trauma-Informed Community Action Yoga through Sea Change Yoga, a local organization dedicated to bringing TIY to local correctional facilities and institutions who provide services to individuals who have experienced trauma-related life events.  
Sea Change Yoga brings the healing power of trauma sensitive yoga & meditation to all. Teaching in residential treatment facilities, community recovery centers & correctional institutions.

Sea Change’s mission is to provide yoga to all marginalized populations.
Sea Change Yoga brings the proven benefits of yoga and meditation to those who have experienced trauma, are under-served and marginalized, and in need of the emotional regulation and increased physical and mental health that yoga practice provides.

Please see their website for more information www.seachangeyoga.org.


Beth Jones, E-RYT 500, TC-TSY Certified Facilitator
Kripalu & Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Beth Jones is a fully certified yoga instructor with over 1,000 hours of training and ten years of teaching experience.  She is a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga instructor and a 300-hour certified Trauma Center trauma sensitive yoga facilitator, with numerous credit hours in therapeutics, including ViniYoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra and meditation.  Her work emphasizes the body as primary teacher, and she encourages interoception and self-directed adjustments in the forms.  She teaches Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) as taught at the Trauma Center, which is an evidence-based treatment for complex trauma and PTSD, approved by SAMSHA.  

For more information, please visit www.traumasensitiveyoga.com.

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