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Trauma-Informed YTT: Dismantling Cultural Appropriation (Fall 2024)

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Trauma-Informed YTT: Dismantling Cultural Appropriation (Fall 2024)

Are you a yoga teacher interested in learning to teach yoga in a trauma-informed way? Do you want to make your classes a safer and more inclusive space? Join our expert-led Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training! In this comprehensive 45-hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training, you’ll study with highly skilled trauma-informed instructors and learn how trauma affects our thoughts, expresses itself in the body, and shows up in the yoga room. Students in this program explore a wide range of topics, including intersectionality, mindfulness, somatic psychology, neuroscience, and how yoga philosophy intersects with modern psychology on the topic of trauma. This interactive training is entirely online, so it can be taken from anywhere!

This module–Dismantling Cultural Appropriation–with guest teacher Harpinder Kaur Mann, co-founder of the Womxn of Color Summit, will discuss, from an Indian-American perspective, the subject of cultural appropriation in the modern yoga world—and the damage that this appropriation can perpetuate. This will be a contemplative space to explore the entanglement between cultural appropriation, colonization, and New Age Spirituality and understand how we, as conscious yoga teachers, can help to dismantle the cultural appropriation of yoga, and learn how to better honor yoga’s roots. Harpinder will share observations and solutions from her own personal journey, offer space for deep reflection, and lead participants in a short trauma-informed meditation session. By working towards intentionally decolonizing yoga, we embody values of compassion, equanimity, and integrity, which helps release patterns of oppression.

This 3-hour module can be taken as part of the Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, or separately on its own. The Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training provides 45 elective contact hours in Folk’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, or 45 CEUs if you are already a registered yoga teacher. 


Monday, September 9, 2024 I 5:30pm-8:30pm

This training is completely virtual.

Price (for just this evening):

$65 on or before August 26 with discount code: DCA

$80 after August 26


$990 for the complete program. Folk members & alumni receive 25% off of the full price. Modules for this program are offered twice a year; you will have a full year to complete all modules for the certificate. Each module can be taken once. Gain unlimited access to all Folk trainings, workshops, and classes with our Yoga School All-Access Membership! To learn more, schedule a call with our Folk Yoga School Advisor.

Folk Members can use the discount code MEMBERLOVE at checkout.

Folk Alumni can reach out to frontdesk@folksf.com to get your discount.


BIPOC & people of non-dominant identities may apply for a scholarship for this training.