Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Yoga for Trauma Recovery

Basic yoga tools for anyone working with families impacted by toxic stress in their homes or communities, as well as for improving your own health and wellbeing.

This training combines physical practice with the latest science on trauma and recovery. You will learn basic yoga and mindfulness techniques to practice in any environment – from the classroom to the office – to bring balance and peace to the mind and body. These tools provide a foundation for a practice that can alleviate and even resolve some of the common impacts of trauma, such as depression, anxiety and health issues, as well as build resilience to toxic stress.

You do not need to have a yoga practice to benefit from this training!

Topics covered include:

  • How trauma impacts the brain and nervous system
  • How our story shows up in our body and body memory
  • Yoga poses to regulate the nervous system and promote good health
  • Breath work, mindfulness and other regulation techniques
  • Tools for discharge, resourcing and embodiment
  • Fundamentals of trauma-informed practice
  • Insights on teaching basic yoga tools in community settings

Hanna Gilan, in addition to being a trainer for Echo, is a certified (500 EYRT) yoga instructor who specializes in trauma-informed yoga. During the last 14 years, she has taught yoga and mindfulness to students of all ages and abilities, including women at an eating disorder clinic, sexual abuse survivors, and young men with trauma histories. By focusing on deeper alignment and the integration of body, mind, and spirit, her classes invite challenge, exploration, stillness, and harmony. An emphasis on breath and intelligent sequencing, combined with the knowledge and meditations offered throughout each class, help students experience the healing of the body and quieting of the mind that lead to more joyful and peaceful living