July 2017- May 2018
Luma's 200-hr YTT offers a multi-disciplinary inquiry into the elements of yoga in the modern world. Modern yoga emphasizes strength, joint mobility, and awareness – fundamentals that can be traced back to its ancient roots. Now practiced by millions across the globe, yoga has become ever more relevant in today's fast-paced world. In this training, we will thoroughly explore yoga’s current expression in modern western culture, examine why yoga remains relevant and spiritually poignant to so many, and consider where the practice is going as the century unfolds.
Together, we will examine the history, philosophy, and technique of yoga, as well as hone our teaching skills in a welcoming, experimental, and forgiving environment. It is our hope that trainees will walk away with the capacity to ignite their future students' innate desire to rejoice, connect, and thrive in an ever-changing world.
Trauma Informed Yoga Training is designed to offer a physiological understanding of shock and complex trauma and how that manifests in the body and mind. It will present you with tools from the growing fields of trauma research and yoga/mindfulness to manage and even resolve symptoms of trauma such as anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues.
The goal of a trauma informed yoga practice is to reconnect with our self-resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self esteem, and healthy relationships. Along with addressing trauma at the individual level, this training will explore how systemic patterns of trauma at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism impact entire communities of people.