Trauma-Informed Training for Youth
About: This training provides you with the tools and understanding necessary to work with those considered “at-risk” due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors. The majority of these individuals have had significant trauma in their lives, this training focuses on understanding the physiology of trauma and how it manifests in the body and mind. You will learn to incorporate tools from somatic-based therapy practices into a yoga class to help address symptoms of trauma, such as dissociation, anxiety, chronic dysregulation, depression, and addiction. You will graduate from this training with the understanding and confidence to teach yoga in a trauma-informed way. Focus: All Ages Objectives: • Comprehend the physiology of trauma and how it manifests in the body• Understand the benefits of yoga for those who have been exposed to trauma• Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the age group you are teaching• Create yoga classes to address and support symptoms of trauma What’s Involved: This four-day program will run from Friday, February 14th thru Monday, February 17th. Each day will run from 9am-6: 30 pm with an hour for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. CEU + Standards This training is certified by the Yoga Alliance and meets National Standards for P.E. Upon completion of each training, participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Yoga Alliance, Child Life Council, and select school districts.Recommended Background: No prior background or previous experience is required for our training — only a passion for yoga and/or education, and a drive to support the health and wellness of youth/those considered to be at-risk.Course Materials: To keep the world green, we deliver our course materials digitally. Upon registration for this training, you will receive:A digital copy of our course introduction packetA 250-page curriculum with full-color pictures Trainer: Kate Beckel, E-RYT, RCYT, M.Ed Kate Beckel is a skilled educator and yoga teacher who shares Yoga Ed.’s global vision for yoga education. Inspired by her experience attending international schools in both Paris and London, Kate went on to spend two years teaching in elementary schools in Hong Kong, followed by three years teaching elementary and special education in Istanbul. After remaining in Istanbul for three more years to deepen her yoga practice by teaching to both kids and adults, Kate returned to the United States to bring her worldly experience to teach yoga in a broad range of settings including schools, studios, and prisons in the San Diego area. With her passion for restorative justice, Kate is particularly keen on empowering at-risk youth with life skills through yoga and is interesting in expanding her work both in schools and in juvenile detention centers. Kate holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education and an M.Ed. with an emphasis in Math and Literacy Development from NYU.