Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience

10hr Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience (YCHR)

Our signature 6-week online personal practice program offers embodied yoga and mindfulness practices for connection, healing and resilience.

Drawing from yoga, somatics, embodied mindfulness, functional breathwork and neuroscience, this structured program will give you key information, insights and tools to support and transform your everyday life.

This program is founded in an integrated framework that is trauma-informed, accessible, and inclusive with a social justice heart. It is suitable for all people, bodies and levels of yoga experience.

Upcoming Dates

17th May to 21st Jun 2023
Wednesdays 7-8.30pm AEST
with Ria Tirazona

Program Structure: 1.5hr session weekly for 6 weeks, plus additional optional resources and recorded practices.

Language: This program is delivered in English.

Maximum participants: 20 per program

What Will I Learn

Drawing from yoga, somatics, embodied mindfulness, functional breathwork and neuroscience, this structured program will give you:

Practices for connecting body, mind and heart

Practices for mind-body resourcing, healing and resiliency

Supportive tools for stress, anxiety, emotional and mental health

Foundational education on the stress response, nervous system regulation and embodied resilience

Supporting healing, connection, and meaning-making through story and creative expression

Daily mini-practices for integration in day-to-day life

Downloadable educational resources and exercises for self-study and self-practice

A community of care – recognising the importance of collective wellbeing, practicing together in a small group with the opportunity for shared check-ins (optional), feeling connected and supported

An approach that honours our shared humanity and celebrates our individual wholeness, uniqueness and diversity.

All activities within the sessions are invitational and optional. Group practice guidelines will be established together at the commencement of the program.


This program is for anyone wishing to explore personal practices for healing and resiliency, and to practice within a community of care from your own home. All bodies, identities and levels of experience welcome.

This program is also an excellent experiential learning foundation for those wishing to train in an integrative approach to trauma-informed yoga, including yoga teachers, social workers, community workers and social justice advocates, mental health and health professionals. 

This program can be taken stand-alone for personal or professional development, or as part of our 100hr Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change.

If you have already completed Yoga for Connection, Healing & Resilience and you would like to continue with the full 100hr Certification, please email info@yogaforhumankind.org to have your credit recognised.


Live participation is required: 

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

This program is offered live via Zoom and sessions are not recorded to support confidentiality, commitment and participation. You will receive downloadable educational resources and recorded practices as part of the program for you to keep.

For those taking this program as part of our 100hr Certification, you are required to complete 80% live attendance for this module, and complete a final learning reflection for certification.


This program will be led by an experienced Yoga for Humankind lead facilitator, with at least one support facilitator.

Our facilitators are trained yoga teachers with specialised training in trauma-informed facilitation and embodied social justice practice.


We offer tiered pricing to support equitable access, participation and reciprocity.

Tiers 1 & 2 make it possible for us to offer scholarship places for those experiencing significant personal or community-based financial hardship. If you are well-resourced, we thank you for helping us to pay it forward and support equity in our broader community.

Limited allocations per tier are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please select your tier based on your genuine capacity to pay. **Please note: If places are full for your appropriate tier, please do not select a lower tier – it will take the place away from someone with a more limited capacity to pay.

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 reflect on your personal and local financial circumstances: access to resources, what you can afford and would feel is a meaningful exchange, and what you might pay for comparable professional training programs.

  • Single Upfront

    Single Upfront

    • TIER 1: SUPPORTER $260   – For the financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.
    • TIER 2: SUSTAINER $180  – For those on medium incomes with reasonable access to financial resources now or in the future.
    • TIER 3:  COMMUNITY $120  – For those with low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalised communities.
    • TIER 4:  SCHOLARSHIP (Choose your contribution)  – For those in low-economy countries or experiencing personal/financial hardship.
      (5 places per program)

A note on scholarships: Scholarship places are for global and community equity – for those living in economically disadvantaged countries and communities or experiencing significant personal financial hardship. You can apply for a scholarship option through the “Register Now” button.


This course has gently and tenderly unwound me, opened me up and transformed me. Not only am I walking away with practical skills to teach and facilitate within the community but I now possess the tools with which to support myself as well as others. The 4 modules have really challenged me and I'm so grateful for the container that Mei Lai and her team created and held for us.

Training Participant

Participant | YCHR Program

"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."