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What makes our trauma-informed yoga teacher training different?

A yoga teacher asked me recently what’s so different about our 80-Hr Trauma-informed yoga & Embodied resilience teacher training and mentoring course (TREY) – after all it’s just trauma-informed yoga and there are many training out there now teaching it. 
I had to agree – I see many trauma-informed or trauma sensitive trainings popping up all the time on my feed. 
So what makes it this training different? 
> It’s delivered over 12 Modules with live online sessions. Yes there are many pre-recorded videos for most modules but I believe this kind of pre-recorded learning is not enough. This is why we have live sessions – to answer all the questions and work together to understand and process the information. 
> You also get two 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with me. I cannot tell you how valuable this is – to be able to ask questions and explore in a safety of a private session. 
> we also have a buddy system. After each session you will be allocated a buddy to discuss material with, practice and integrate. This is how we build connection, trust and a safe community. 
> And our focus is on Embodied Resilience not just trauma-informed yoga. We explore the path from Mindfulness (awareness) to embodiment, and we learn tools and practices you can teach your student in any setting (not just in a yoga sessions). 
> I also teach you foundations of Focusing (Embodied Listening – working with felt-senses and parts). A different way of connecting within and working towards integration. I’ve been learning and practicing Focusing for almost 4 years as part of Focusing Practitioner training and it has completely changed my relationship with myself and others. This is coming from somebody who’s been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over 26 years, and has done huge amounts of training and lots of therapy. 
> And lastly you will be a part of a supportive community of other trauma-informed yoga teachers. I am running cohort 6 from January and our community is growing. 
Also, I teach from many years of experience, which comes from working with individuals and whole families experiencing trauma and trauma symptoms, mental health, addictions and DV for the past 20 years – out of which 16 years was full-time work front line and team managing/training in Social Care. 
So this is what makes this course different. 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for next cohort start on 7th May 2022, delivered over 6 Saturdays, and I really believe that all yoga teachers should do this kind of training. 
If you are interested in becoming trauma-informed yoga teacher with focus on Embodied Resilience then check all information and booking at: 

Aneta Idczak, Yoga Business Mentoring and Coaching

Our world has changed so much over the past 2 years and as yoga teachers we now need different skills to support our students and communities effectively.

It’s no longer enough to know how to teach a yoga pose or a movement. We now need to understand how our nervous system works and how we can teach and support our students through the ongoing stresses. Because our students come to our yoga sessions for a relief from their daily stresses and look to us to show them how to manage their physical and emotional needs.

Let’s learn those skills and create a safer and better world for our students and ourselves.




Press release – yoga and mindfulness for teachers in Thanet


Priory Infant School, Ramsgate introduces mindfulness

One of first Thanet schools to trial with teachers

Teachers better able to cope with stress; positive impact on children 

11 May 2016: Priory Infant School, Ramsgate is delighted to be one of the first schools in Thanet to introduce mindfulness coaching to staff to support their wellbeing at work. With pupils and teachers under ever more pressure, we can all use a little breathing space.

The teachers who have taken part in our course have already reported improved sleep and better stress management. One said: ‘As an individual who does not usually exercise and has never considered or even heard of the concept of mindfulness, this practice has been an enlightening and educational experience on so many levels…. At work and at home, I can now deal with stressful situations in a calmer and more collected way. I am now less uptight and anxious and my self-esteem and self-belief have both improved. In addition, I have started to incorporate mindfulness into my lessons and this has helped to calm and focus my class. I have also started to plan in short daily reflective times where we listen to calming music and consider how we are feeling at that specific moment. This is having a positive impact on the children’s learning.’

Senior leaders described the weekly experience as ‘energising and incredibly valuable’. They have noticed that participating staff appear more relaxed and report feeling fitter and happier. They are now looking forward to monitoring the positive impact of mindfulness on the children’s well-being and their readiness to learn.

Mindfulness practice, for both pupils and teachers, is being trialled in schools around the country and has been shown to be successful in helping children manage their behaviour and cope with anxiety; if it’s good enough for Tonbridge School, its good enough for Priory Infant!

Mindfulness is taught at the school by Aneta Idczak from Ramsgate’s More Than Yoga Studio. Aneta teaches yoga, mindfulness and well-being for schools and individuals. For more information, please see or email

  1. Mindfulness practice has been extensively researched in recent years, and has shown many mental and physical benefits. It decreases stress, anxiety and depression, and improves mood and general wellbeing. It helps reduce physical exhaustion and improve the quality of sleep. It improves memory and attention span, and helps express creativity by reducing negative attitude. It aids many physical conditions such as chronic pain and high blood pressure. These are just a few of the recognised benefits of regular mindfulness practice.

anetai teaching yoga

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Spring is here!

Spring is a time of renewal and growth. In Yoga and Ayurvedic traditions this time is to reflect, detox and re-adjust. Not only spring cleaning your environment but also your body, heart and mind. We often take time to clear our houses and cars, have a haircut or have our nails done. All of those are important. Yet how often do we take time to reflect on and simplify our daily habits to bring more harmony and ease into our being?

Many of us think that simplifying is about cutting out things, often the ones we enjoy the most (chocolate anyone?). But we can approach it differently, in more kindly and compassionate way. We can slowly add new habits that will support our lifestyle and help us cultivate our Prana (life force).

Simple habits such as eating lighter meals in the evenings or drinking more water throughout the day can have a major effect on your energy levels. Having a regular yoga or meditation practice in the mornings (15mins is great!) help you start your days with much clearer focus. Everything we do daily is a habit that you created at some point and repeated daily.

This year as part of my usual April Spring Detox I made few small changes. The one that made the biggest difference for me was eating earlier and lighter dinners. When I was working in Social Care I was lucky if I ate my lunch away from my computer or in rush between appointments or meetings. Sometimes I simply did not have much to eat and by the time I arrived back home from work at 6.30pm or 7pm I was very hungry. I ended up eating a large meal at 8pm, trying to satisfy my hunger.

I simply swapped the amounts around – a bigger lunch and smaller dinner. Eating my dinner earlier and having a smaller portion allows me digest my food before going to bed. I am sleeping better and my constipation is completely gone. And I wake up early refreshed.

Take some time to reflect – what is one habit that could really support your lifestyle right now? What is one thing you can do each day to build overtime into a supportive and nourishing habit?

Let me know!
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