Yoga Outreach Core Training

Yoga Outreach Core Training

w/ Sarah Holmes de Castro

April 6-8th

$310 Early Bird

$360 Regular Price 

Join Yoga Outreach for an incredible 3-day Trauma-Informed Yoga Training!

This training is suitable for any movement instructors and/or yoga teachers who are looking for ways to better serve their students or are looking to teach in social service settings with marginalized populations.

Our trauma-informed yoga training is interactive with a very large experiential component designed to empower and equip qualified yoga teachers with the skills to build trauma-informed yoga classes for individuals facing multiple barriers, including domestic violence, PTSD, addictions, incarceration, and mental illness.

During this workshop you will:

Develop an understanding in:
• The effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress.
• How to create a safe space for your students.
• The power, and use, of “invitational language” and “the language of inquiry.”
• Understanding and managing potential triggers.
• The teaching tools for self-regulation.

Learn to create a strengths-based practice for your students, through understanding the definitions & key components of:
• Boundaries and self-care.
• Equality, marginalization, and privilege.

Know more about teaching in Social Service Yoga Settings, including:
• What to expect: building rapport, mandates, and responsibilities.
• Opportunities for practicum, volunteer placement, and on-going mentorship.

Tuition $360 or $310 if registered more than 3 weeks in advance.

Please note that all proceeds from this training go directly towards providing weekly trauma-informed yoga within mental health programs, addictions recovery centres, prisons, Transition Houses, youth centres, and other social service centres across British Columbia.

“I took part in the training in 2014 and I thought it was absolutely invaluable. As a yoga instructor, I want to be aware of who might be coming to my class and what they may be dealing with. Yoga Outreach provides the language and education necessary to teach not only the general population, but also those who may be dealing with trauma or other mental health issues.”

To register for this workshop please go to http:// core-training-application-form

More information on the Yoga Outreach Core Training™ can be found at, or by emailing Sarah at

Student reviews can be found here at

About the instructor:
Sarah Holmes de Castro is the Director of Programs for Yoga Outreach, working with volunteer yoga teachers and facility staff to deliver trauma-informed yoga programs and facilitating trainings for yoga teachers and health professionals.

Since 2004, she has facilitated yoga programs in yoga studios, prisons, detox facilities, mental health facilities, corporate boardrooms, women’s transition houses, mothers’ support groups and more. She is also a yoga therapist, offering classes, workshops, and teacher trainings with Fine Balance Yoga, a faculty member at Ajna Yoga, and a guest instructor at Langara Continuing Studies.

In 2010, Sarah began training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, facility under the directorship of Bessel Van der Kolk. She is a certified Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F). TCTSY is an adjunct treatment for complex trauma or chronic treatment-resistant PTSD. She is a certified Professional Yoga Therapist with Integrative Yoga Therapy, a certified Functional Yoga Therapist, and has training in Pain Care Yoga for chronic pain.

Her practice is also informed by her own embodied experience as a survivor of sexual violence and exploring the cultivation of balance and vitality in the wake of trauma. Sarah is mother of two, and loves to host workshops exploring practices from yoga that support the energy, presence & steadiness useful in parenting.

She is deeply committed to widening access to the benefits yoga and committed to understanding the wider societal injustices that create disease and difficulty for so many.

About Yoga Outreach:
Yoga Outreach is a not for profit organization that has been providing weekly trauma-informed yoga within mental health programs, addictions recovery centres, prisons, transition houses, youth centres, and other social service in British Columbia, since 1996.

Date(s) - April 06 2018 - April 08 2018
All Day

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