Foundational Training: Yoga Through the Lens of Trauma and Incarceration

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This online training is an evolution of the popular in-person weekend training we have offered since 2010.  More than 3,000 people have attended one of our training programs. Many have become facilitators leading yoga practices with incarcerated men, women, and youth; some have even started their own yoga service programs. We’ve had lawyers, therapists, social workers, formerly incarcerated people, law enforcement officers, and others working in prisons and jails attend our training.

This training provides a solid foundation for understanding the necessity of addressing interpersonal and systemic trauma as a primary underlying force behind incarceration and the rationale for body-based mindfulness practices, such as yoga, to address that trauma.

The training consists of 24 hours of self-paced, online learning and five 2-hour “in-person” workshops, for a total of 34 hours of training.