Advanced and stand-alone trainings for existing yoga teachers and community & health professionals looking to integrate trauma-informed and somatic movement practices into their work.


60hr Trauma-informed & Community Yoga Certificate

Melbourne, Australia РREGISTRATIONS OPEN 

30 Jan – 4 Feb 2020 (6 days)

8am-6pm daily

at Habitat Uniting Church, Hawthorn

with Mei Lai Swan & Jo Buick


Training fees: AUD $1195 early bird (until 30 Oct)/concession, $1395 full

(includes GST)


We are delighted to be able to offer two types of scholarship opportunities to support access, diversity and representation in community yoga teaching:

Two full scholarships Рapplications close November 19 2019


Four partial scholarships of 40% off the early bird/concession rate – offered on a first-come, first-serve basis based on meeting the scholarship guidelines/merit.

SAVE THE DATE for our next 60hr trainings

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND 1-6 April 2020

Visit Rise Yoga here for full details & registration

BALI 11-18 August 2020

More details to come.


with Mei Lai Swan and Jo Buick

Our 60hr certificate training in Trauma-informed and Community Yoga is designed for existing yoga teachers wishing to gain foundational theory and skills for teaching trauma-informed yoga with various community groups and settings, and for health and community professionals wishing to incorporate yoga and movement practices into their existing therapeutic skills.

Our approach emphasises evidence-based practice, experiential learning, and the importance of the broader global and local contexts in working with community groups, including cross-cultural practice, community development approaches and a social justice framework. The 60hrs includes online peer support and mentoring, and where possible, opportunities for getting involved directly in community programs with our partner organisations.

We draw from our own combined decades of learning and experience in yoga, social work, and community work, as well as from approaches and leaders in the field, including Amber Gray (Body As Voice somatic trauma therapy; Polyvagal-informed movement therapy); David Emerson & Bessel van der Kolk (Trauma Sensitive Yoga), Tara Judelle, Scott Lyons & Myra Avedon (Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapy), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Pat Ogden (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen (Body-Mind Centering), Emilie Conrad (Continuum Movement) and more.

Our 60hr Certificate training offers:

  • Understanding trauma and the body, including evidence-based research on trauma theory, neurophysiology and the lived experience
  • Trauma-informed yoga & somatic movement practices and teaching skills (including in studio and community settings)
  • Foundations in culturally responsive and community based practices for yoga teaching
  • Foundations in understanding power, social justice, strengths-based and collaborative approaches
  • Seva (selfless service and inspired action) in a contemporary and global community-based context
  • Introduction to developing and delivering community based yoga programs
  • Personal transformation and leadership skills
  • Online support and mentoring for two months following the training