OCTOBER 18-20, 10AM-6PM


For yoga teachers and mental health professionals.


Traumatic events have a lasting impact on survivors, including changing the way that we view others and the world around us. These experiences can make it hard to trust ourselves and others around us, perpetuating isolation and disconnection.


Yoga has been found to support survivors who are dealing with severe post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex, inter-relational trauma- from military veterans to survivors of chronic abuse.  Trauma sensitive yoga practices have been shown to significantly reduce PTSD symptoms for people with complex trauma and to significantly improve quality of life.  This training will support you in building classes to be trauma informed, as well as identifying new practices and coping skills to promote resiliency and integrate greater coping for intrusive symptoms.

OCTOBER 18-20, 2019



  • A comprehensive trauma informed resource guide
  • Overview of evidenced based research and in support of trauma informed yoga practices
  • A review of current neurobiology of trauma and the intersection of mind-body tools
  • Introduction to trauma informed practices
  • Core components of a trauma informed yoga class including:
  • Comprehensive overview of trauma & complex stress
  • Integration of choice and empowerment
  • Language of invitation & agency
  • Common themes and tools to promote resiliency and recovery
  • Structure of classes & ways to integrate breath, mindfulness, mantra, and meditation
  • Business of yoga & cultivating opportunities to grow your practice
  • Scope of practices & ethics of how to utilize movement, mindfulness, and breath work in a professional setting
  • Trauma informed sequences to create classes, as well as therapeutic benefits of restorative yoga postures
  • Practice teaching opportunities
  • Overview of collaborative care in community
  • Resource guide with tools for referrals to integrate into healing


Recommended reading:

The Body Keeps Score, Bessel van der Kolk

Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Matthew Sanford


Hosted by Amy Green, a social worker who has specialized in trauma based treatments for over ten years, and presently works with Ready Nest Counseling providing maternal mental health care for women with infertility, loss, prenatal, postpartum, as well as healing from birth trauma.


Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Sunday: 10am to 6pm


Early Registration:

(until Aug 31, 2019)



Split Payment:

(by Aug 31, 2019)



*Split Payment - Remaining balance of $250 must be paid by Oct 17, 2019.



Restorative Yoga is the practice of supporting the body in a specific asana (posture) with the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, etc.  In this state the asana is able to be held for significantly longer than without support, which gives the body an opportunity to open and release long held muscles on a deeper level than in an active yoga practice.


The stillness of body and mind allows: mental and physical tension to dissolve, your body to rejuvenate, your nervous system to calm, and invites the innate intelligence of the bodies’ systems to reintegrate. Through this practice you are guided towards your natural state of health and well being.  Restorative Yoga is beneficial for every body!


This course is ideal for those who want to expand their knowledge and practice. This four day course is highly beneficial for those who want to knowledgeably develop a restorative home practice, for teachers who want to confidently and safely guide their students into restorative yoga postures, and for medical professionals who want to adapt wholistic tools to share with their patients.


DECEMBER 12-15, 2019




  • three full restorative yoga practices led by Colleen, one daily, each with a different focus
  • modifying postures for comfort, injuries, etc.
  • prop set-up for over 40 restorative poses
  • anatomy of the spine, including directional movement
  • anatomical neutral and the pelvis
  • central nervous system basics
  • blanket folding 101
  • balanced sequencing
  • gain confidence and knowledge needed for a home restorative practice
  • appropriate pranayama (breath exercise) practices for restorative yoga
  • practice postures with a partner
  • setting the space
  • questions and answers
  • how to instruct others into restorative poses
  • adapting for fused discs, scoliosis, injuries, and using chairs for modifications
  • appropriate adjustments and poses for pregnancy - and what to avoid
  • modifying when a studio does not have enough props
  • breathing techniques, focuses and imagery
  • how to incorporate Restorative Yoga into a Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga practice or class
  • practice teaching
  • learn the benefit of incorporating Hands on Healing (Reiki) into Restorative Yoga
  • teaching restorative yoga privately, and trusting your intuition
  • preparatory practices to enhance your restorative yoga practices
  • Total of 30 Continuing Education Units


​General knowledge of basic anatomy will be helpful.


Thursday: 9 to 6pm

Friday: 9 to 6:30pm

Saturday: 9 to 6:30pm

Sunday: 9 to 5pm



Early Registration:


*Early Registration until Nov. 1, 2019.

Now serving Goodlettsville, Hendersonville and surrounding areas.

1098 Old Dickerson Pk · Goodlettsville, TN 37072



(615) 305-4102

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