300-Hour Teacher Training
Restorative & Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training
Trauma Informed Yoga Methodology & Practice
In this three-day training, you will learn the true importance and benefits of including trauma informed techniques into your teaching and personal yoga practice. Trauma is about what has happened to the body, not what is wrong with the body. We will cover the neurobiology (brain and nervous system) and physiology (body operating systems) of trauma and prolonged stress (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how to apply this wisdom into your teaching. This approach will also provide support with verbal cueing and set up of postures, sequencing, and creating a safe space for all students.
The training is held at Two Dog Yoga Studio in Lake City. This Restorative Training is also part of Synergy Yoga’s 300-Hour Teacher Training Program. You don’t have to be enrolled in Synergy’s YTT to take this training.
Melissa Myers, M.A., LMHCA, CCTR, RYT
It is my passion to blend ancient philosophies of yoga and wellness with modern anatomy, neurobiology, and trauma research. As we journey thorough life, our life imprints upon us. This happens naturally within the body via the senses and encodes into the body’s memory, the nervous system. This sometimes creates habitual holding patterns in the body and/or distorted views of reality based of prior experiences; especially if they were overwhelming, scary, or unpleasant. This is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. By observing the stories we are telling ourselves to be true, we can create change in how we perceive the world around us. Releasing defenses that no longer serve our growth or current reality. https://www.bhramariseattle.com/
Heather Danso, GCFP, E-RYT, YACEP
Heather is devoted to helping people lower stress and find new possibilities for health, through restorative yoga, through mindfulness, as well as through honoring the intuition and experience of each individual. She incorporated and Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method® into her life as part of her development of strength and stability after multiple injuries. Her 35 years of dancing experience, 15 years of Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative yoga practice, as well as intense work in physical therapy through multiple modalities, inform her understanding of the body and movement mechanics. Her journey to healing has led her to seek a mindful approach to moving—an approach based on body-awareness, compassion, intentionality, expressiveness, and fun. Her formal training as a dance teacher and high school educator gives her a deep understanding for how the brain learns and that, as well as her extensive experiences with physical therapy, Feldenkrais, and yoga, informs how she structures classes. http://