Welcome to Day 8!

TRAUMA-INFORMED ASANAS & TEACHING

* Learning about the skills of trauma-informed and invitational language and cues to create a space of safety, trust, and relaxation instead of re-triggering your students, creating fear and anxiety in your classes.

* Gaining awareness of how the music in the class, tone of voice, adjustments, sequencing, transitions, presence, and eye contact can create greater regulation and agency, instead of constriction and anxiety.

* Understanding how the need and cultivation of healthy boundaries and self-protection, as a teacher, is necessary for the cultivation of safety.

* Improving your skills on gaining non-verbal and verbal consent in class for touch, and learning how touch and adjustments can be potentially triggering for your students, and how supportive touch can help to regulate your students who may be experiencing fight, flight, or freeze,

* Developing your ability to provide choice and agency in your classes as important elements of trauma-informed yoga through your cues, attunement, and presence as an antidote to traumatic experiences.

ASANA LAB 1
ASANA LAB 2

YOGA CLASS 7:

OPENING THE HEART

with Atira Tan

Video Lecture 1:

Elements of TIY: Asana

with Atira Tan

Journal & Reflection Questions

* Name three asanas which can be triggering for trauma survivors.

* Name one area of the body which can be vulnerable in sexual abuse.

* Why does certain physical poses trigger traumatic memories?

ZOOM WORKSHOP 1

Video Lecture 2:

Consent, Adjustments and Touch in TIY

with Gemini Adams

Journal & Reflection Questions

* How can adjustments be a trigger for students?

* Name three ways of practicing healthy boundaries with your students.

* Why is establishing consent important in yoga classes?

ZOOM WORKSHOP 2