Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1

    • Download: Week 1 Workbook

    • Hello!

    • Learn About the Community

    • How to Join Community Gatherings

    • Community Gatherings (Live Lesson)

    • Last Month’s Community Gathering

    • Completing the course on Thinkific

    • Accountability, Accessibility, and Inclusive Learning

    • About Yoga Ed.

    • About This Course

    • Course Objectives

    • What We'll Learn

    • Workbook Overview

    • What is Yoga?

    • What is Trauma?

    • What Does It Mean to Be "At Risk"?

    • Yoga Ed. Mind-Body Resources

    • Yoga for Those "At Risk"

    • Week 1 Closing Circle

    • Download: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth Classroom Guide

    • Download: Course Syllabus

    • Download: Course Resource List

    • Download: Sample Lesson Plans

    • Download: Blank Lesson Plan Template

    • Download: Course Requirements Checklist

  • 2

    Week 2

    • Download: Week 2 Workbook

    • Types of Trauma

    • Shock Trauma

    • Developmental Trauma

    • Intergenerational Trauma

    • Historical Trauma

    • Collective Trauma

    • Risk Factors for Childhood Trauma

    • The Brain

    • The Nervous System

    • Healthy Stimulus Response

    • Traumatized Stimulus Response

    • The Traumatized Brain

    • Social Engagement and the Polyvagal Theory

    • Symptoms of Trauma

    • Practice: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Children

    • Week 2 Closing Circle

  • 3

    Week 3

    • Download: Week 3 Workbook

    • What Does it Mean to Be a Yoga Educator

    • Be/Do/Have: Intention/Action/Outcome

    • The Internal Practice

    • Pillar 1: Self-Awareness

    • Activity: Self-Awareness

    • Pillar 2: Authenticity

    • Activity: Authenticity

    • Pillar 3: Curiosity

    • Activity: Curiosity

    • Pillar 4: Self-Compassion

    • Activity: Self-Compassion

    • Pillar 5: Empathy

    • Activity: Empathy

    • The External Practice

    • Pillar 1: Sensitivity

    • Pillar 2: Effective Communication

    • Pillar 3: Mirroring

    • Pillar 4: Interactivity

    • Pillar 5: Flexibility

    • Cultural Humility

    • Cultural Humility in Education

    • Cultural Humility in the Classroom

    • Practice: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Teens

    • Week 3 Closing Circle

  • 4

    Week 4

    • Download: Week 4 Workbook

    • Co-Creating Classroom Community

    • How Trauma Shows Up

    • Our Priorities as Educators

    • Engagement

    • Classroom Agreements

    • Understanding Behavior

    • The A B C Method

    • Behavior Support Strategies

    • Self-Disclosure

    • Week 4 Closing Circle

  • 5

    Week 5

    • Download: Week 5 Workbook

    • Trauma-Informed Yoga Education

    • Our Goals

    • Mind-Body Recourses

    • Orienting

    • Grounding

    • Centering

    • Dynamic Teaching for a Trauma-Informed Class

    • Time

    • Pace

    • Flexibility

    • Prosody

    • The Power of Language

    • Proximity

    • Lesson Planning

    • Theme and Concept

    • Structure and Components

    • Component 1: Acknowledge Unite Motivate

    • Component 2: Time-In

    • Component 3: Discussion

    • Component 4: Warm-Up

    • Component 5: Yoga Postures

    • Component 6: Game or Partner Work

    • Component 7: Relaxation

    • Component 8: Class Project

    • Reflection

    • How to Create a Yoga Sequence

    • Development Trauma and Lesson Planning

    • How to Cue for a Yoga Informed Class

    • The Yoga Tool Belt Part I

    • The Yoga Tool Belt Part II

    • Week 5 Closing Circle

    • [Required] Practice Opportunity #1

  • 6

    Week 6

    • Download: Week 6 Workbook

    • Introduction to Yoga Breathing

    • Ballon Breath

    • Breath to Land

    • Counting Breath

    • Easy Breath

    • Feeling Breath

    • Humming Breath

    • Left Right Breath

    • Ocean Breath

    • Rainbow Breath

    • Song Breath

    • Joy Breath

    • Lion Breath

    • Sunrise / Sunset Breath

    • Introduction to Yoga Warm-Ups

    • Sun Salute A

    • Introduction to Yoga Poses

    • Introduction to Standing Poses

    • Chair

    • Downward Dog

    • Mountain

    • Star Pose

    • Table

    • Tapping Edges of the Body

    • Triangle

    • Warrior 1

    • Warrior 2

    • Introduction to Balancing Poses

    • Eagle Pose

    • Tree Pose

    • Introduction to Backbends

    • Cat and Cow

    • Cobra

    • Introduction to Hip Openers

    • Frog

    • Seated Side Bend

    • Telephone

    • Introduction to Twists

    • Lying Twist

    • Pretzel

    • Introduction to Forward Folds

    • Butterfly

    • Ragdoll

    • Rock

    • Seated Forward Fold

    • Staff

    • Introduction to Restoratives

    • Candle

    • Constructive Rest

    • Easy Pose

    • Legs Up the Wall

    • Resting Pose

    • Reclined Hug

    • Week 6 Closing Circle

  • 7

    Week 7

    • Download: Week 7 Workbook

    • Introduction to Games

    • To the Music

    • Walking Consciously

    • Go, Stop, and Answer

    • Mirrors

    • Wash Away

    • I Am

    • Introduction to Yoga Partner Poses

    • Double Boat

    • Double Pretzel

    • Double Tree

    • Front Facing Chair

    • Introduction to Relaxation

    • Awareness

    • Energy Flow

    • Grateful

    • Heart Warming

    • Infinity Drawing

    • Layers

    • Loving Kindness

    • Personal Space

    • Tense and Release

    • Closing Class

    • Creating a Safe Space for Effective Teaching

    • Things to be Aware of in Your Yoga Environment

    • Medical Considerations

    • Week 7 Closing Circle

    • [Required] Practice Opportunity #2

    • [Optional] Practice Opportunity #3

  • 8

    Week 8

    • Download: Week 8 Workbook

    • Teaching Resources

    • Props

    • Music

    • Discussion Metaphors

    • Cross-Curricular Projects

    • Yoga Tools for Behavior Support

    • Anxious Excess Energy

    • Anxious / Overwhelmed - Part I

    • Anxious / Overwhelmed - Part II

    • Defended Avoidant

    • Fearful / Disempowered

    • Depressed / Low Energy

    • Dissociation / Numbness

    • Getting Your Start

    • Future Forward

    • Week 8 Closing Circle

    • Receiving a Certificate for the Course

    • Final Project Introduction

    • Final Project Lesson Plan

    • Final Project Video

    • Final Project Reflection

    • Bonus Practice: Trauma-Sensitive Chair Yoga for Children - Focus

    • Bonus Practice: Trauma-Sensitive Chair Yoga for Teens - Focus

    • Bonus Resource: Self and Student Care (Stress and Anxiety)

    • Course Evaluation