Yoga for Humankind is a social enterprise training organisation and global community dedicated to embodied trauma-informed education and social change.
We offer healing-centred personal and professional programs and services to nurture wellbeing, connection and a thriving world for all.
Our work weaves together comprehensive research, practice and wisdom from:
- embodied trauma healing: psychology, neurobiology, attachment, mental health, individual and collective trauma
- trauma-informed yoga
- embodied mindfulness
- social justice
- earth-based practices
Who are our programs and services for?
in their own journey of healing and personal development
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
for yoga teachers, social workers, educators, community and health professionals, therapists, corporate leaders and social entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, activists and cultural change leaders
ORGANISATIONS AND LEADERS
seeking training in trauma-informed practice and leadership
30hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations
Our 30hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations training provides a comprehensive foundation in Yoga for Humankind’s integrative, transformational and embodied approach to trauma-informed yoga – weaving yoga, social justice and spirit for personal and collective wellbeing.
100hr Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change
More than a trauma-informed approach, our 100hr training offers a truly trauma-transforming practice:
A whole human, whole system of embodied social change that gathers from and honours the intersections of trauma theory, social justice, and embodied spirit-centered practice such as yoga, indigenous traditions, and contemporary somatics. A holistic framework for restoring connection between our selves, each other, and the earth and taking action in the world.
EMBODIED & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Our approach to healing and education is about much more than information and individual learning. Alongside cutting-edge contemporary research, evidence-based practice, and ancient wisdom, our programs emphasise embodied learning and transformation in a diverse, global community.
WE EMBODY WHAT WE TEACH
We are committed to embodying what we teach: connection, equity, wellbeing, belonging, wisdom and social change. We are passionate about building community and regenerative cultures, and co-creating connected, wholehearted ways of being, belonging and becoming.
ACCESSIBLE, EQUITABLE & ANTI-OPPRESSIVE
We are committed to making our programs and services accessible, equitable and rooted in practices of anti-oppression and decolonisation.
"It was an absolute pleasure and incredible learning experience. I am so grateful to Mei Lai and the Yoga for Humankind team for the opportunity to expand my knowledge around teaching yoga in a more inclusive way. Thanks again for everything and I look forward to hopefully joining you next year for the continuation of the course!"
"Thank you. I am grateful I find Yoga for Humankind. Thank you to my teacher, Ria for introducing it to me. As mentioned, by far, this is the best school that I've attended. Accommodating, at home, I feel at peace, safe, and happy to be here. Thank you Mei Lai for all the things you do and for sharing your passion and your teaching. I will always look up to you. Thank you for putting in all the hard work, energy into this course and for the 100hrs for us to study especially for those who cant afford it. I am beyond grateful. Thank you, Thank you."
"Big thanks for the information, the practice, the guidance, the support and the community. It was such a wonderful space to learn. I felt seen, heard, held, guided and supported throughout the course. It felt wonderful and it made me want to provide the same kind of environment in my classes. Thank you so much!"
"It was such an interesting, engaging, practical and beautifully put together learning experience. Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow in a diverse, world wide community. I am thankful that I had the opportunity despite not coming from a yoga teacher background, I found the learning profound for my own journey and the work I do in the mental health sector."
"Thank you for such an amazing course, I have learned so much and will keep reflecting back and integrating it moving forward. I cannot recommend this course enough, what a wonderful group of people and a beautiful space and community created by Mei Lai. I feel like you’ve all touched my heart and feel like I have been part of something incredibly special. Thank you again so much."