Our Programs

Register now for our 200hr Certification in Trauma-Informed, Accessible & Embodied Yoga (Melbourne)

200hr Certification
in Trauma-Informed, Accessible & Embodied Yoga (Melbourne)

Starts 15th September 2023


We offer a range of healing-centred personal programs and professional trainings to nurture wellbeing, connection and a thriving world for all.

All of our programs offer tiered pricing and scholarships for global equity and inclusivity. 10% of all profits from our programs are donated to community-based yoga and healing programs around the world.

Please note: Due to COVID all of our programs are currently offered online, with some limited in-person trainings in Australia.


in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change

We offer transformative professional development trainings in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change, through a range of stand-alone training modules or combined for our full 100hr certification.

Our professional trainings are designed for yoga teachers, social workers, educators, community and health professionals, therapists, corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, and cultural change leaders from all disciplines.

All our training programs provide CEU for yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance.

200+HR YTT in Trauma-Informed, Accessible & Embodied Yoga

Our 200+hr training is the only one of its kind offering a comprehensive foundational certification grounded entirely in trauma-informed, accessible, and embodied practice. This training is offered in-person in Melbourne, Australia over 7 months.

Module 1: 15 – 20 September 2023

Module 2: 24 – 29 November 2023

Module 3: 16 – 21 February 2024

Module 4: 19 – 24 April 2024


100hr Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change

Our flagship 100hr Certification comprises our four key training modules (see tabs here), offering a comprehensive, trauma-transforming practice.

Join us for a transformative seven month learning journey that will equip you with the personal, embodied and facilitation skills to skilfully share trauma-informed yoga, embodiment and mindfulness practices with all people, in diverse settings.

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.

By registering for our full 100hr certification upfront, you receive a 20% package discount off individual module costs. Modules must be taken consecutively over 6 months.

Module 1 starts this Nov 7 (Online) / Nov 15 (In-Person in Melbourne)


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.

This module focuses on foundational trauma theory, embodied and self-reflective practice, and key trauma-informed facilitation skills for sharing body-based practices safely and effectively.

Can be taken as a stand-alone training or as part of our comprehensive 100hr Certification.

Upcoming training: 7 November – 7 December 2023 (Online)

Upcoming training in Melbourne: 29th February - 4th March 2024

Times: 9am-4.30pm daily


30hr Yoga, Social Justice & Spirit

Explore the connections between yoga, social justice and spirit, and your own role in embodied social change for a world grounded in love, wellbeing and equity for all.

In collaboration with Australian Indigenous trauma-healing organisation We Al-li, this training offers a journey of reconnection with your own wisdom, nature, and an embodied way of being in the world and with each other through teachings from yoga, indigenous knowledge and contemporary social justice.

Can be taken as a stand-alone training or as part of our comprehensive 100hr Certification.

Upcoming dates: TBA


30hr Embodied Facilitation & Community Practice

A transformative practice-based module to develop, embody and hone your skills in trauma-informed facilitation, take yoga and embodiment practices effectively and respectfully into community settings, and build communities of practice and care.

Prerequisites: Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations + Yoga, Social Justice & Spirit

Can be taken as a stand-alone training (with above pre-requisites) or as part of our comprehensive 100hr Certification.

Upcoming dates: 28 March - 27 April, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9pm AEDT online


10hr Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience

A six-week experiential, personal practice program in embodied yoga and mindfulness for connection, healing, and resilience. This program is trauma-informed, inclusive and accessible.

Can be taken as a stand-alone program or as part of our comprehensive 100hr Certification.

Upcoming training date: 17th May to 21st Jun 2023, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm AEST - with Ria Tirazona



in Embodied Healing & Social Change

Personal development and embodied healing programs designed for individuals on your own journey of healing, wellbeing and connection.

These programs are open to all, with tiered pricing, scholarships and free public offerings for equity, accessibility and community.

Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience – 6-week online course

Our 6-week live online program offers a rich practice of embodied yoga, mindfulness, and key educational resources for cultivating connection, healing and resiliency. All bodies and levels of experience welcome.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why trauma-informed yoga?

Click here to read why trauma-informed yoga is for everybody, and find out more about our integrated approach to trauma-informed yoga and embodied social change.

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to join your programs?

No, our programs are open to anyone with an interest in trauma-informed yoga and / or embodied social change, whether personally or professionally. For our public programs, all are welcome, with no prior experience needed. For our professional trainings, it is recommended that you have some personal yoga experience, as parts of the training are focused on yoga facilitation skills, and you will need to complete all components if you wish to receive certification.

What kind of jobs do people do that participate in your trainings?

People join our trainings from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including yoga teachers, social workers, educators, community and health professionals, therapists, corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, activists and cultural change leaders.

Does this training make me a yoga teacher?

No, our 30hr and 100hr trainings do not qualify you as a yoga teacher. They are designed as personal and/or professional development training. If you wish to become a certified yoga teacher, you will need to complete a minimum 200hr yoga teacher training qualification. Unfortunately we are currently not offering our 200hr YTT due to COVID.

As a community worker/social worker/health professional, how can I apply these skills to my job?

Our trainings will transform how you understand your clients, the systems and experiences they live with, and how you can best support them through trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice. You will also learn a variety of embodiment and mindfulness practices that can be used for self-care or shared with clients to support self-regulation, healing and resilience.


"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!"

Sarah Warner

Yoga Teacher

"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."

Training Participant

"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."

Training Participant