Teaching Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma Part 1: A Certification Training for Yoga Teachers

January 14 - 18, 2015

Molly Asebey-Birkholm (Madhavi)

Robin Carnes


The negative effects of anxiety and trauma are a major public health concern and a source of enormous suffering in the world. Cutting-edge clinical research confirms what yogis have knows for thousands of years: yoga practice can help to regulate your nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and allow you to regain a peaceful sense of wholeness. In this training, yoga teachers will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma and anxiety-related physical and mental health issues.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and anxiety on the nervous system.
  • Discover what clinical research has revealed as “best practices” for addressing trauma and anxiety.
  • Learn to skillfully choose, introduce, and teach evidence-based practices for both trauma and anxiety-related symptoms in a variety of populations, including those suffering trauma from accidents; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; natural disasters; and individuals with general anxiety.

Yoga instructors from all lineages are welcome. Students will receive full certification after completing Part 2, a one-on-one mentorship program that helps integrate the Part 1 training into personal experience.