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Trauma-Informed YTT: Trauma, Somatics, and Psychology (Fall 2024)

September 10 - September 17

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–Trauma, Somatics, and Psychology with Marissa Nasca, LCSW–explores the intersection between the ancient practice of yoga and the Western-based somatic approach to understanding and healing trauma. You’ll learn the myriad ways that the body holds and releases stories of the past. You’ll also learn about important ethical principles of teaching trauma-informed yoga, the different settings and professions that are part of this work, how to get involved as a yoga teacher, and the importance of setting boundaries when working in this field. This module includes a range of practices, including meditation, visualization, journaling, and somatic experiencing exercises.

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. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2024 I 6pm-8:30pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2024 I 6pm-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.