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Transforming Trauma with Yoga & Meditation Certificate Course

April 18, 2020 – April 22, 2020 all-day
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

It’s your time to transmit ancient ancient yogic healing practices that cutting-edge research is now confirming — that yoga and meditation regulate the nervous system, releases tension and trauma from the body and mind, supports wellness practices that improve self care, and increases emotional insight about ourselves and how we connect to others.

Directly experience the healing potential within these practices and the “why” behind them, to better integrate them into all aspects of your life. This experiential and educational certificate course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about post-traumatic growth.

Course topics include:

  • Safe and nurturing evidence-based methodologies that support the body in healing
  • Yoga Nidra guided mindfulness meditations for insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety and depression
  • Healing practices in breath, visualization, sound and movement
  • Post-traumatic Growth: The Gifts from Trauma and How They Help Create the Life You Deserve
  • Building a self-care plan to integrate these life-changing practices into daily life
Tuition: $650. Add 6 nights accommodation (plan to arrive on or before April 17, 2020 and depart on April 23, 2020 or later).

Please note A 12% Bahamian VAT tax will be added.

Total cost depends on your choice of accommodations and includes all sessions of your course/cleanse/training, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. (Depending on your schedule, you may also attend optional mid-day Yoga Vacation workshops offered during your stay.)

Stay a little longer. If your schedule allows, consider staying for 2 to 5 days of Yoga Vacation before or after your course to fully integrate your experience. You will enjoy all that the ashram has to offer — healthy meals, yoga classes, meditation, spiritual practice, opportunities for relaxation, community talks, teachings, and performances — as well as optional daily workshops on topics of yoga, health, and spiritual inspiration.


Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the ashram.

Please note

Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, personal checks, or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.

Molly Birkholm is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, iRest Yoga Nidra and meditation teacher trainer, and trauma educator. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities.

Also a professional speaker, consultant, and writer, Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world, including the US Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Molly teaches yoga-based trainings and retreats around the world, as well as online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.

Suzi Landolphi is a co-creator of the Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes program at Boulder Crest Retreat. These retreats draw on 30 years of science on post-traumtic growth for veterans and first responders. A licensed psychotherapist, Suzi is co-founder of Big Heart Ranch, where rescue animals and humans support one another’s healing through connection, and was the first Clinical Director of Alo House Recovery Centers. She has also hosted her own radio and television shows, frequently appeared on Oprah, and has published two books.

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