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

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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
  • "Molly is a wonderful teacher trainer. She helped everyone in our group feel included, welcomed and truly accepted." 

    Angie Cox, Yoga Teacher
  • "Molly teaches through deep connection. My iRest training with her was a profound experience due to the presence she brings to the retreat."

    Brian Hohman
  • “During the first few classes, I would always hold onto my cane. During the meditation today, something inside me said, ‘Put down the cane, it’s a crutch.’ I put the cane on the ground. When I closed my eyes again, I felt relaxed. Then as the meditation went on, I didn’ t feel my leg. I didn’t feel anything. I felt like I was out of my own body flying. And then something in my head said, let the thoughts go of the people on fire. And I did. I watched the memory go away. I could still see it, but it wasn’t inside me anymore. And now I’m awake and I still don’t feel my leg hurting.”

    Eugene, Enduring Freedom Veteran
  • “Instead of listening to someone else, you can actually listen to yourself [during meditation]. Instead of constantly eliminating errors in my thinking, I naturally am finding that there is already a better way of being inside myself.”

    Peter, Vietnam Veteran
  • “When I can’ t sleep at night, I remember the techniques we do in meditation.If that doesn’ t work, I use the Yoga Nidra CD.It is the only thing I’ve found that really works. When I wake up, I feel rested instead of constantly groggy.”

    Joey, Enduring Freedom Veteran
  • “Meditation makes me feel light again. I used to feel like this long ago. But then when the flashbacks would come, I silenced them with drugs and alcohol and darkness consumed my whole life...my wife, my kids, my job. Sitting in this class a few weeks ago, I had the realization that choosing darkness was my choice. So, I said to myself, why can’t I just choose light instead? Now when the feeling comes where I used to choose darkness, I sit down and I just do a little meditation. It’s going to take some time because I spent a lot of years choosing darkness. I feel like change is in my hands. Before I never had a tool of my own to deal with the flashbacks. Now I do.”

    Jon, Vietnam Veteran
  • “You give us hope that maybe we aren’t just killers after all.”

    Juan, Vietnam Veteran
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