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200H Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

November 01, 24 - November 25, 24
Price
Early Bird
Full Price
Casita
$3395
$3595
Std Bungalow
$3700
$3900
AC Room
$4260
$4460
Casita - under 24 years old
$
$3195
200H Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training

Join us for an extraordinary, trauma-informed Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training at PachaMama. Over the course of three immersive weeks, Participants will delve deep into the art and science of yoga, gaining the tools and confidence needed to become a skilled, confident, and compassionate yoga teacher.

Sandra

Meet Sandra Vanatko, the heart and soul behind Indra’s Grace. With a rich background spanning 17.5 years in classical Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Indo-Tibetan meditation traditions, Hakomi-trained somatic practices, and… Read more about Sandra

Schedule

Monday to Friday:

◦ Early Morning Yoga:           6:30 am – 7:30 am

◦ Morning Session:               9:00 am – 12:30 pm

◦ Afternoon Session:             2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

◦ Silent Sitting Meditation:    6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Saturdays:

◦ Morning Session:               9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sundays:

◦ Day Off for Integration

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200H Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Sandra Vanatko

Embark on a transformative journey with Sandra Vanatko, an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), IAYT certified yoga therapist, trauma trained meditation teacher, and somatic-based energy healer. Join us for an extraordinary, trauma informed Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training at PachaMama. Over the course of three immersive weeks, Participants will delve deep into the art and science of yoga, gaining the tools and confidence needed to become a skilled, confident, and compassionate yoga teacher. This training is not just about earning a certification; it’s about embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With a strong foundation in classical yoga, teaching methodology, and hands-on experience, participants will emerge from this program ready to teach yoga mindfully and authentically. Emphasizing a trauma-informed approach ensures that they are equipped to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students, which is crucial in today’s world where many individuals are seeking healing through yoga. Whether a seasoned practitioner or new to the mat, this training is designed to meet participants where they are and guide them toward their fullest potential. This training prepares students to teach yoga mindfully with clarity, confidence, and compassion, focusing on understanding and addressing trauma.

Why Choose a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training?

  1. Create a Safe Space: Learn techniques to foster a secure and supportive environment where all students feel safe to explore and practice yoga, which is essential for healing and personal growth.
  1. Reduce Symptoms of PTSD: Trauma-informed yoga helps clients release trauma from their body, reducing PTSD symptoms as body awareness and tolerance increase.
  1. Understand Trauma Impact: Gain a deep understanding of how trauma affects the body and mind, enabling you to tailor teaching to meet the diverse needs of students and provide effective support.
  1. Inclusive Teaching Approach: Develop skills to make classes accessible to individuals with trauma histories through sensitive language and modifications.
  1. Decreased Anxiety: By moving into the parasympathetic nervous system, trauma-informed yoga helps reduce anxiety over time.
  1. Ethical Practice: Understand the ethical considerations of teaching yoga, including maintaining healthy boundaries.
  1. Improved Emotional Resiliency: Stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system leads to greater emotional resilience and stress management.
  1. Reduced Depression: Recognized as an adjunct treatment, trauma-informed yoga can significantly alleviate symptoms of depression.
  1. Learn to Tolerate Sensations: Regulating arousal is key to recovery; trauma-informed yoga improves the tolerance of bodily sensations.
  1. Decreased Dissociation: Practitioners become more aware of their body and present experiences, reducing dissociative patterns.
  1. Enhanced Emotional Intelligence: Recognize and respond to emotional cues from students, fostering a compassionate teaching style.
  1. Personal Growth: Engage in self-discovery and healing through trauma-informed practices, deepening your yoga practice.

Comprehensive 200-Hour Teacher Training

This is a full immersion into a structured and comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour teacher training program. This trauma-informed training covers all essential aspects of yoga practice and teaching, ensuring participants graduate with the skills needed to lead classes and guide students on their yoga journey. The curriculum uses a scaffolding approach to assist students in transitioning smoothly into the role of a yoga teacher.

Safe and Nurturing Environment

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) fosters a safe, welcoming, supportive, and transformative environment where you can thrive as a yogi, develop skills as a yoga teacher, and grow as an individual. This trauma-informed yoga teacher training is designed to ensure that all participants feel supported and empowered throughout their journey.

Key Training Components

  • Foundational Yoga Practices: The training is rooted in Classical Hatha Yoga, providing a strong foundation in the Sivananda tradition. Additionally, participants will learn basic Sun Salutations and Vinyasa techniques, equipping them with the skills to meet students where they are and to sequence classes creatively.
  • Teaching Methodology: Gain insight into effective communication skills, including group dynamics, time management, and establishing healthy boundaries with students. Explore principles of demonstration and observation to refine your teaching approach.
  • Pranayama Techniques: Master various pranayama practices, including grounding, energizing, and calming techniques, to enhance your teaching repertoire.
  • Asana Alignment: Gain in-depth knowledge of asana alignment through Asana Deconstructed to ensure safe and effective practice.
  • Yoga Anatomy and Physiology: Study the body’s systems and how yoga impacts physical health to teach informed and safe classes.
  • Yoga Philosophy: Explore the rich philosophical underpinnings of yoga, including the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, to bring depth to your teaching.
  • Sequencing and Class Structure: Learn how to create balanced and engaging class sequences that cater to different levels of students.
  • Role of the Teacher: Develop the qualities and ethics of a skilled and compassionate yoga teacher, including addressing the specific needs of individuals and special populations.
  • Practice Teaching: Gain practical experience through teaching practice sessions and receive helpful constructive feedback from experienced trainers.
  • Business of Yoga: Get practical advice on how to build and sustain a successful yoga teaching career, including the business aspects of teaching yoga

Additional Highlights

  • Embodiment Practices: Empower presence and learn to inhabit the body fully, enhancing one’s ability to teach from experience.
  • Conscious Connections: Develop skills to create and nurture a supportive and inclusive yoga community.
  • Special Populations: Learn how to adapt yoga practices for various populations, including seniors, pregnant women, and individuals with physical limitations.
  • Nature-Based Practices: Incorporate the natural surroundings of PachaMama into the practice and teaching.

Practicum:

Experience hands-on teaching in the practicum:

  • Practice Teaching: Lead sessions with a partner and in small groups to hone  teaching skills.
  • Feedback Sessions: Participate in constructive feedback sessions to refine teaching approach.
  • Immersive Learning: Embrace a yogic lifestyle in our residential program, fostering interpersonal skills and ethical teaching practices in a supportive community setting.

Unique Setting and Community

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Nestled in the serene and natural surroundings of PachaMama, this training offers a tranquil and inspiring environment that enhances your learning and personal growth. The supportive community at PachaMama fosters connections that last a lifetime, providing a network of like- minded individuals who share your journey.

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Meet Sandra Vanatko

Sandra Vanatko, the driving force and founder behind Indra’s Grace: A Yoga & Meditation Studio, brings an extensive wealth of experience to this training. With over 17 years of dedicated practice and exploration in classical Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Indo-Tibetan meditation traditions, Hakomi-trained somatic practices, and somatic healing, Sandra is a seasoned and esteemed yoga and meditation teacher, mentor, and guide who has led students worldwide. She has been a small business owner since 2010 and, since 2007, has compassionately guided thousands of individuals through the realms of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and embodiment.

Sandra has graduated hundreds of yoga teachers through both her 200-hour and advanced 300-hour teacher trainings. She has also been invited to teach at hospitals, clinics, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and more, sharing the healing effects of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.

Sandra

Continued Learning Opportunities

Long-term mentoring opportunities beyond this teacher training are available with Sandra Vanatko. Students can continue their journey of growth and learning through online trainings, classes, private sessions, mentoring, and coaching. Whether they’re seeking to deepen  practice, refine teaching skills, or explore advanced topics in yoga and meditation, Sandra offers personalized guidance and support to help students thrive on your path. Join our community and embark on an ongoing journey of transformation with Sandra as student’s dedicated mentor and Guide.

 

 

As an accomplished yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and somatic-based energy healer, Sandra’s holistic approach is deeply rooted in diverse spiritual traditions, allowing her to adeptly support each individual’s unique path of growth and transformation. Her primary aim is to guide students towards the profound healing potential of fundamental consciousness. Through genuine inquiry, yoga, meditation, and a nurturing presence, she facilitates a journey towards wholeness, expanded awareness, freedom, peace, and fulfillment. Sandra’s pragmatic approach ensures that participants not only gain profound insights into healing but also cultivate a robust connection to their inner wisdom, empowering them to thrive in their personal and professional endeavors.

This training is designed to provide participants with the comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful yoga teacher. By participating in this trauma-informed program, students will not only embark on their own transformational journey but also gain the confidence and competence to guide others on their paths. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, this training equips you with the tools and techniques needed to support and inspire your students.

Logistics and Practical Information

More accommodation options are available. You can inquire with info@pachamama.com

Package prices include the training as well as 24 nights of accommodation, arriving nov 1st, leaving nov 25th.

 

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