Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra: An All-Levels Certificate Course

Trauma and anxiety pervade modern life, causing major public health concerns within society.

Cutting-edge clinical research can now confirm what yogis have known for thousands of years — that yoga and meditation regulate the nervous system, releasing tension and trauma from the body and mind. Especially today, these are crucial practices to know how to use … and teach!

Designed to give you a direct experience of the healing potential within these practices, this certificate course is both experiential and educational, intended for yoga teachers, healthcare workers, and interested souls. By experiencing these teachings firsthand and understanding the “why” behind them, you’ll be better equipped to integrate them into your personal and professional life.

Course topics include:

  • How to create a safe and nurturing trauma-sensitive yoga practice using evidence-based methodologies
  • Using & teaching Yoga Nidra guided mindfulness meditations for insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression
  • The modern clinical research behind these ancient techniques, showing how they heal trauma
  • Healing practices in breath, visualization, sound, movement, and mindfulness
  • Resilience, empowerment, and and post-traumatic growth
  • Building a self-care plan to integrate these life-changing practices into daily life

Upcoming Training Dates

April 11-16:   Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Sivananda Bahamas Training

June 22-27:   Chateau du Yoga, Orleans, France (English & French)

Sivananda Orleans Training

June 29-July 4:  Sivananda Yoga Retreat House Tyrol, Austria (English & German)

Sivananda Austria Training

August 16-23:  Yoga Ranch, Woodbourne, New York

Sivananda Woodbourne Training
  • “Before we started, I thought that yoga was against my beliefs as a Christian. Now I see that it is completely in line with my beliefs and deepens my understanding of my own faith. I realized too that I was prejudiced against others before this. I guess I didn’t think that Jews or Muslims had a spirit. But there is a Jewish guy in the class and we talk all the time about how we feel in meditation. We feel the same thing. And I realize that we’ve got the same spirit.”

    Tony, Enduring Freedom Veteran
  • “When I get out [of the Residential PTSD program], I told mywife we are going to meditate together. She was in shock. She said, ‘YOU are MEDITATING, Tommy? If you keep shocking melike this, you’re going to give me a heart attack.’ But she was happy. I told her that it is the first thing since ‘Nam that made me feel like I had peace. I told her that I really believe I found a way to be peaceful and that I am going to be a better husband.I am going to make up for all of the years that I was awful to her. I am going to finally teach her something that brings her peace instead of misery.”

    Tommy, Vietnam Veteran
  • Medical Benefit Comments: “Every week after meditation, the pain in my hip and leg goes away entirely. It lasts for several hours afterwards, but then starts creeping back again.” When it was suggested that he do a meditation when the pain starts creeping back, he tried this and responded, “I notice that when I do the meditation when the pain starts coming back, it is like taking a muscle relaxant or a pain pill. I do the meditation techniques instead of popping the pill as much as possible. The longer I meditate, the longer the pain relief lasts.Plus, I feel better mentally too.”

    Mike, Vietnam Veteran
  • “I hadn’t slept more than two hours in a row since Vietnam. What is this now...35 or 40 years of no sleep? Since the very first week I started using your meditation CD, I sleep through the entire night, at least 6 hours. I feel like an entirely different person. The other thing that happened is that I got to go off my blood pressure medication. My blood pressure went down from 180 over 110 to 120 over 90. I’m telling every guy I know about meditation. I think I eat better too – like I feel so good that I don’t want to eat junk food anymore.”

    Willie, Vietnam Veteran
  • "Molly delivers her teachings in a manner that makes them easily accessible to all. Her innate curiosity, enthusiasm for life, and inherent loving and compassionate nature provide a supportive, safe, and nurturing environment, that enables participants to deeply rest and relax, while learning to intimately explore the nature of their own experience."

    Richard Miller, PhD, Founder of iRest Institute
  • "I have been inspired by her dedication to helping people find empowerment and healing through her multifaceted approach, which incorporates the tools of yoga, meditation, and holistic health."

    Todd Wolfenberg, CEO of Yoga International
  • "Molly is a wonderful teacher trainer. She helped everyone in our group feel included, welcomed and truly accepted." 

    Angie Cox, Yoga Teacher
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