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Our Programs

30HR EMBODIED TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE & FACILITATION / TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA FOUNDATIONS The Pocket ( near Byron Bay)

30HR EMBODIED TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE & FACILITATION / TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA FOUNDATIONS (BYRON BAY)

19-23 July

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

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.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change

We offer transformative professional development trainings in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change. Our current offerings include our 30hr training in Trauma-Informed Yoga Foundations / Embodied Trauma-Informed Practice, and our comprehensive 200hr YTT in Trauma-Informed, Accessible & Embodied Yoga.

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.

Upcoming training in Naarm - Melbourne, Australia: November 2024 – June 2025

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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.

Upcoming training in The Pocket, (near Byron Bay): 19th - 23rd July 2024

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

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.

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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.

TESTIMONIALS

"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."

Pura

"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!"

Cookie

"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