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Yoga Outreach Core Training Stretch Vancouver

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training (18 hours)

Created to empower qualified yoga teachers with the skills to build trauma-informed and strengths focused classes in order to reach individuals who may be facing multiple barriers in their lives, such as violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, mental health challenges, and incarceration.

This training is valuable to teachers who work within all settings. You will learn how to make your classes much more accessible to your students by removing barriers you may not even realize were there.

We have used our 20+ years of experience in providing trauma-informed yoga programs across BC to create this training with the goal of increasing the access to supportive yoga programs for all individuals. All proceeds from this 18 hour training go right back into providing weekly yoga programs for our most vulnerable community members. Once completed, you will be eligible to become one of our amazing volunteers!

2017 training dates

*Please note* Stretch Yoga Studio is not wheelchair accessible and has two gendered washrooms on site.

Agenda & Learning Outcomes Document (application for all training locations)

Download Agenda and Learning Outcomes.pdf (125.23 KB)

Learning Objectives include

  • How to build and teach a trauma-informed yoga class
  • How to create a strengths-based practice for your students
  • The effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress and why yoga is helpful
  • The best practices for working in Service Yoga settings
  • The opportunities for practicum, volunteer placement, and on-going mentorship​.

Tuition (all proceeds go right back into providing our community yoga programs)
$360 or earlybird pricing of $310 if registered more than 3 weeks in advance.

Register for the next class!
Please complete our online Registration Form. Once we receive your registration we will email you a confirmation and a payment link.

Work-study option for up to 50% off tuition
Work-study involves a trade in labour in exchange for up to 1/2 off the cost of the training. Please complete our online form. Applications must be completed 1 month prior to the training in order to allow adequate time to complete volunteer hours prior to attendance.

Refund Policy
Training tuition is refundable, less a 15% administration fee, up to 21 days prior to the training start date. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing via to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued within the 21 days prior and fee is non-transferable.

Education Credits
All Yoga Outreach trainings are eligible for continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance.


Recent Participant feedback

“Very resourceful and effective training for such a small non-profit. I came away feeling very confident in my training. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
“I loved the program and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. The language of invitation and language of inquiry are tools that could be brought to any class, for the benefit of all participants. Wonderful workshop!”
”The instructors have provided me with highly effective tools, particularly communication techniques that I look forward to implementing in my teachings. I AM INSPIRED!”
“This training has taught me how we are all simply looking to survive. So simple but huge.”
“Completely inspiring and engaging. I can’t wait to start incorporating what I’ve learned, even in classes not necessarily trauma-oriented.”
“I feel I have learned how important it is to create a safe space for all students. My knowledge and awareness of trauma has increased, while my fear or uncertainty about working with special populations has decreased.”
”This training was very successful in meeting the learning objectives – very thorough information on PTSD, trauma-informed language and building capacity for confidence in delivering a trauma-informed class.”
Yoga for Mental Health and Additions
Our weekly trauma-informed yoga programs offer individuals an opportunity to heal from trauma by learning to reconnect with and feel safe within their bodies (a key element when healing from trauma), while also re-establishing a sense of social safety by participating in group classes within service facilities they are already accessing and familiar with. Read more...