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Trauma-Informed YTT: Supporting Pregnant & Birthing People (Fall 2024)

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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!

In this module–Supporting Pregnant & Birthing People with Melylah Botté Smithyou will learn how U.S. birthing culture, healthcare disparities, and systemic trauma can all lead to traumatic experiences for pregnant and birthing people, and why it is essential to hold this knowledge when teaching to this population. In a brave and courageous space, you’ll learn how to create safer and more welcoming yoga classes that incorporate invitational and inclusive language for your prenatal students. This module includes healing-centered practices such as body scans, somatic movement, affirmations, and connection.

This module can be taken only as part of the complete Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training. 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. 


Tuesday, November 19, 2024 I 5:30pm-8:30pm

This training is completely virtual.


$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.


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