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Trauma Informed Training for Yoga Teachers (60 Hrs) with Lorraine Close

Space to Be, 1st Floor, Gyle Shopping Centre, 101 Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, EH12 9JY
26 spaces available
Trauma Informed Training for Yoga Teachers (60 Hrs) with Lorraine Close

Course dates

  • Sat, 14 Sep '24   10am – 5pm BST
  • Sat, 21 Sep '24   10am – 5pm BST
  • Sat, 28 Sep '24   10am – 5pm BST


Expand on your teaching practice to create more trauma informed yoga spaces.

Are you interested in bringing a more trauma informed approach to your teaching or yoga spaces? Join the movement to make every yoga teacher trauma-informed whether working in a yoga studio or as preparation for working in the community with underserved groups.

Our 60 Hour Trauma Informed Training is delivered by Lorraine Close with a trauma informed approach at its essence and will cover the following:

-Health Inequality, Power, Intersectionality and Social Justice
-Power Dynamics in the context of Yoga
-Neurobiology of stress, trauma and yoga
-The value of embodiment

-Creating accessible yoga spaces using the chair, props and empowered choices
-Principles of Trauma Informed Practice: language, environment, safety, relationships
-Yoga Philosophy in trauma informed spaces
-Safeguarding, Self Care, Ethics and putting it all together

This training will run online and face to face. Online work will be asynchronous (self directed and in your own time rather than as a live session). Face to Sessions will take place over 3 Saturdays 14th, 21st and 28th September from 10am-5pm.

The course will take the following format:

20 hours in person (Space to Be, Gyle) - 14th, 21st and 28th September
40 hours of online coursework (self-directed) - Available from 1st September

There will be a focus on reflective practice, practical skills, discussion and lectures delivered by a variety of experts in the field.

What will I learn?

This course will allow you to understand the principles, theory and practice of bringing a more trauma informed approach to your teaching and allow you to consider how yoga can be a practice that can offer people the opportunity to be empowered in their choices. The course will be underpinned and delivered with a social justice lens and will incorporate study of systemic oppression, trauma theory, neuroscience and how we can create safer yoga spaces by developing awareness and understanding of trauma informed practice.

What you will not learn?

This training does not provide you with a yoga therapy or trauma therapy certificate or give you the necessary skills to use this title. This will be covered in more detail in the course. This course is also not intended to be therapeutic for those who have experienced trauma or to offer space for people to work through their own trauma. Some content may be triggering for some individuals.

The investment for this training is £660 with different payment options available. There are a small number of scholarships available, please read the attached information/contact

Note: If you are signed up to our trauma informed training you are eligible for a 25% discount on our one day CPD course ‘Using a chair to support accessibility’ with Lorraine Close and Moira McFarlane.




We are looking forward to learning in the same space as you.

Please ensure you:

• Have secured your space in advance
• Arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of each session
• Arrive in your Yoga clothes
• Please bring your mat, belt, blocks and blankets
• Please wear something cosy.
• If you wish to bring an eye pillow and your own bolster you can.

You will want a pen and maybe a notebook/journal and you might want a snack/water etc.



1 payment of £660

Course ticket - for all 3 dates.
1 payment of £660, a total of £660

3 payments of £220

Course ticket - for all 3 dates.
3 payments of £220, a total of £660.I will be invoiced for a further two payments. The final payment will be due on or before 31st August 2024


Space to Be
1st Floor, Gyle Shopping Centre
101 Edinburgh Park
EH12 9JY