100hr Certification In Trauma-informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change

Our 100hr certification comprises our four key live online training modules, offering a comprehensive, trauma-transforming practice. 

Join us for a transformative 7-month learning journey that will equip you with the personal, embodied and trauma-informed facilitation skills to skilfully share yoga, embodiment and mindfulness practices with all people in diverse settings. You will discover your own unique role in embodied social change, and be part of an inspired global community of practice for our personal and collective healing and wellbeing. 

Our trauma-transforming framework is a whole human, whole system approach that weaves together and honours the intersections of trauma theory, social justice and embodied spirit-centered practice including yoga, mindfulness and earth-based traditions.

Modules & Upcoming Dates

Our 100hr training comprises four key modules over seven months. 

Each module includes core live training sessions, guest facilitators, recorded embodiment practices, a comprehensive training manual, guided learning activities, additional resources, and a dedicated community forum and support team.

Please click the relevant module button below to find out more about what you will learn (follow us on Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter for updates).

*We are currently reviewing our online programs, and at this stage apologise that we are not currently offering our full 100hr Certification. You can join us online or in-person for our 30hr TIY Foundations training, or in-person for our 200hr YTT.

MODULE 1: 30hr Embodied Trauma-Informed Facilitation/Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations (Broome)

Dates: 14-18 July 2023

Session Times: 9am-4.30pm daily

Venue: Blue Body Buddha Sanctuary, Broome

Facilitator: Mei Lai Swan

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MODULE 1: 30hr Embodied Trauma-Informed Facilitation/Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations (Melbourne)

Dates: 29 Feb-4 Mar 2024

Session Times: 9am-4.30pm daily

Venue: Habitat Uniting Church, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Facilitator: Mei Lai Swan

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MODULE 1: 30hr Embodied Trauma-Informed Facilitation/Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations (Online)

Dates: 7 Nov – 7 Dec 2023

Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm AEDT / 8-10am UK / 9-11am Central Europe / 4-6pm Asia (GMT+8)

Location: Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Mei Lai Swan

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MODULE 2: 30hr Yoga, Social Justice & Spirit – in collaboration with We Al-li

Dates:  TBA

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MODULE 3: 30hr Embodied Facilitation & Community Practice

Dates: 4 Apr – 4 May 2023

Session Times: 7-9pm AEST online (click here for your timezone)

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MODULE 4: 10hr Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience

Date: 17th May to 21st Jun 2023, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm AEST

Session Times: 1.5hr session per week over 6 weeks

Facilitator: Ria Tirazona

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This full certification program is designed for:

Existing or in-training yoga teachers wishing to gain comprehensive theory and skills for teaching trauma-informed and accessible yoga in studio and community settings

Community and health professionals wishing to incorporate yoga, body-based and mindfulness practices with an embodied trauma-informed approach into their existing work or therapeutic practice

Social justice advocates, community and cultural change leaders wishing to learn trauma-informed frameworks and embodiment practices for resilience, connection and social change.

Anyone interested in embodied trauma-informed and social change practices for personal development, individual and collective wellbeing.

This training expects a basic familiarity with yoga asana practice. Please note: if you are not a certified yoga teacher, this training does not qualify you to teach yoga classes or programs – you will need to complete a 200hr foundational yoga certification. Unfortunately, we are currently not offering our 200hr YTT program due to COVID.


Because we are passionate about engaged and collaborative learning, our online trainings are live (not pre-recorded). This is to support your own learning, engagement and integration, and to build a strong community of learning and social change.

To receive certification and be eligible for CEU you must complete live attendance of a minimum of 50% of the live learning sessions for Modules 1 & 2 and 80% for Modules 3 & 4. All live sessions will be recorded (except for Module 4). You must also complete all required learning activities, which are part of your course hours.

This program offers CEU with Yoga Alliance for existing yoga teachers.


We are committed to offering trainings that are of the highest quality, affordable, and accessible.  We offer tiered pricing and scholarships to support global equity and access.

When you register for our full 100hr certification upfront you receive 20% off the package price of the individual modules. Note: If you have completed any one of our training modules individually and would like to continue with us for the full 100hr, you are eligible for a 15% package discount off your remaining modules. Please email us at info@yogaforhumankind.org.

Payment options include single upfront payment or 3 x monthly payments.

All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

We have found that the greatest engagement and benefit comes when there is a meaningful, mutual exchange. We also recognise that we live in systems of inequity. For these reasons, we offer tiered pricing and invite you to choose honestly based on your personal and local financial circumstances, and what you would pay for comparable professional training programs.

  • Single Upfront

    Single Upfront

    • TIER 1: SUPPORTER $2115   – For the financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.
    • TIER 2: SUSTAINER $1765  – For those on medium incomes with reasonable access to financial resources now or in the future.
    • TIER 3:  COMMUNITY $1405  – For those with low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalised communities.


    • TIER 1: SUPPORTER $735 (total of $2205)   – For the financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.
    • TIER 2: SUSTAINER $618.33 (total of $1855) – For those on medium incomes with reasonable access to financial resources now or in the future.
    • TIER 3:  COMMUNITY $498.33 (total of $1495)  – For those with low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalised communities.

Please note: People from all locations, identities and backgrounds are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship places are limited and preference will be given to those from marginalised countries, communities, and identities to support global and local equity. Applications close Tuesday 19th October 2021.

Have a question? Scroll down for FAQs.


I have found the training very enlightening for myself and even though I am not a practitioner I have been able to implement these practices into general life. I am looking forward to applying more of this knowledge in my life.

Training Participant

I came away from Yoga for Humankind’s Trauma-informed and Community Yoga with a renewed sense of purpose and awareness. This training was the missing piece to the puzzle that I wasn’t aware was missing. It feels like the glue that puts things together for me, and has clarified exactly why I’ve been doing what it is I’m doing. It wasn’t always easy work, and at times it was quite confronting, but it definitely has been the most eye-opening, heartful, perspective shifting and affirming training program I have participated in. I am excited for the possibilities that lie ahead, and am grateful for the freedom to explore what this might look like.

Training Participant

I can't stop telling people about this training - it's absolutely essential for yoga teachers and health workers (and humans) alike. I sincerely hope that everybody has the opportunity to learn these skills and practices for themselves and others - what a world we'd be living in.”

Training Participant

This is a truly supportive and authentic training. The manual is comprehensive as are the extra resources. The learning activities each week help to reinforce the practices as you move from week to week. Mei Lai is a wonderful facilitator as are the rest of the team and guest speakers. I felt 'held' throughout and made many beautiful connections along the way. The break out rooms and discussions were always insightful, supportive and kind. Thank you for an inspiring course.

Training Participant

Participant | 100hr Certification

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weekly time commitment?

The weekly time commitment is approximately six hours per week over five weeks for core  modules 1, 2 & 3, which includes two x 2-hour live sessions, plus additional readings, learning activities, and reflections.

Are the live online sessions recorded?

Yes, all the live sessions are recorded and available for review and download on our course platform.

How long do I have access to the course platform?

For each module, you have access to the course platform for six months after the final session of the module.

Can I download course materials to keep?

Yes, you can download all course materials and recordings either directly from the course platform or via our Google Drive folder.

Can I take the modules in a different order?

From November 2021, those wishing to register upfront for the 100hr certification must complete the training modules in order over the seven month period. It is no longer possible to ‘mix and match’ modules, as we will only be offering one round of training per year.

Can I complete the 100hr Certification over two years?

If you wish to complete the certification over more than one year, you will need to enrol in the modules individually. You can still complete the 100hr certification in your own timing in this way, but you will not be eligible for the discounted 100hr rate.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

For online trainings, full refunds will be given for cancellations more than 7 days prior to program start date, less a $50AU administration fee. For cancellations after the period of 7 days prior to program start, no refunds will be given and any outstanding payments must still be made in full, with exceptions for extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the program provider.

If, in the unlikely event the program is cancelled by Yoga for Humankind, a full refund will be given.