Solemarch is a trauma informed yoga teacher training created by Sangeeta Vallabhan. This 25 hour weekend training is meant to lay the foundation for teaching people who have experienced trauma.
We live in an incredibly diverse society, with equally diverse life experiences. And how anyone responds to any one type of traumatic experience varies from person to person. There is no right or wrong way to respond to any stressful event, but how we treat each other and ourselves sometimes requires more care and consideration. After more traumatic experiences, such as rape, war, systemic racism, car accidents, losing a loved one or physical, sexual or verbal abuse, to name only a few, most of us would benefit from a type of yoga or meditation practice that is unlike your typical “open” class. For a traumatized individual, those classes can seem intimidating, alienating and simply not comforting. In this training, you will learn some methods and concepts of teaching a trauma informed class. We will explore the impact of racial trauma and how important it is to hold space for the lived experiences of people of color. We will explore serving different populations such as communities of color, rape and domestic violence survivors, and veterans and the military community.
This training will include lecture, practicing trauma-informed yoga, and practice teaching sessions.
All sessions will be on zoom and must be attended live. Sessions will not be recorded.
November 5, 6-9pm
November 6-7, 10am-2pm
November 13-14, 10am-2pm
SELF-INVESTMENT: $400 (payment deadline 10/31/21)
EARLY BIRD RATE: $350 (ends 10/8/21)
The Body Keeps the Score, p 265-278
The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk
Waking the Tiger – Peter Levine
My Grandmother’s Hands – Resmaa Menakem
**We are offering a BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) scholarship for this training at 50% of the full cost. Please submit a 1 page essay explaining why you hope to join the SOLEMARCH Training, and how this scholarship would be personally and professionally helpful to you. Please submit your essay to Sangeeta at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 24, 2021. The recipient will be notified by October 1, 2021.
Please register here.
1 month of FREE YOGA CLASSES start the day the program begins. No refunds within 31 days before the program begins and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.
Any Upcoming Streamable? No
Access: This training will be hosted remotely via zoom – sessions will not be recorded. The program is open to all and may be applied toward a 300 Hour Training certificate.