80-Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Resilience Teacher Training


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80-Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Resilience Teacher Training + Mentoring Registration is now open for 3rd November 2023

called also Trauma Resilience Embodied Yoga (TREY) & Social Impact

12-session online trauma-informed yoga and embodied resilience teacher training and mentoring programme certification

Plus 3-months additional support in our Monthly Graduate Group Mentoring 

80-hour Further Training Course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals – upon completion you will be able to call yourself Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher and Trauma Resilience Embodied Yoga (TREY) Teacher accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals

Next Cohort Start date: TBC for 2024

Dates: TBC

Online via Zoom – Fridays 1pm to 4pm UK time

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL GIFT (see in payment)Instalment plans available for 3, 5 or 10 months

Are you a yoga teacher and would like to add more skills to how you work with your clients? Then check out our training certification – Trauma-informed Somatic Teacher and Coach for Women, which trains you to work as Trauma-informed Somatic Movement and Somatic (body-focused) Practices Teacher and Somatic Coach for Women. You can find all info HERE

“It is so rare and refreshing to take a yoga teacher training course that is secular and backed by current scientifically informed thinking and applies that knowledge to the whole practice of yoga without descending into received wisdom and spiritual bypassing.”


  • To up-level skill and understanding of trauma and embodiment
  • Learn practical skills and tools for teaching in trauma-informed and aware, mindful embodied way to help students experience real transformation
  • Understand in practical terms how trauma works – Stress Response, Impact on the brain, Polyvagal Theory, PTSD and disassociation, Attachment theory
  • Use research and how it supports use of yoga, mindfulness and embodiment practices in working with trauma
  • Learn to create a stable and safe practice space for your students using embodiment practices
  • Learn to assess students’ behaviour and presentation to work in client-led way
  • Learn the language used for working with trauma resilience
  • Create your own 6 week programme for your community using trauma awareness and safe embodiment tools and practices: mindful embodied yoga, mindfulness, compassionate practices, pranayama, somatic and embodiment practices, and Focusing (Embodied Listening).



  1. Up-levelled your understanding of trauma including your own experience
  2. Learnt how to use asana, pranayama, mindfulness, compassion and embodiment practices and tools to create a safe environment for your students
  3. Learned how to take care of yourself when working with students experiencing trauma and trauma symptoms like stress, anxiety, overwhelm and disassociation
  4. Gone through a personal journey – practiced embodiment for self-regulation, reflected on your own journey and grown as a practitioner and a yoga teacher


“It really has been an embodied course! It does what it says on the tin. I loved it.”


  • This course brings together trauma-informed care and yoga training AND mentoring in one – which means you will get lots of support and time to process and turn knowledge into embodied wisdom.
  •  You will learn resilience and embodiment practices including Embodied Listening (Focusing) practice of working with felt-senses in the body for real personal transformation – something that you can practice daily and then bring into your teaching. These practices allow you to nurture deeper connection and integration – much needed for our busy and anxiety, stress and trauma filled live
  • The group will be kept maximum up to 20 participants to allow for high quality safe learning space
  • You will be asked to work with a buddy every week – allowing you to practice and connect with other teachers from the course
  • This course is done online so there is no travel required. At the moment as the world situation is very challenging and many of us are struggling – this trauma-informed yoga training will support you and your students very well.




  • It’s a 12-session live online training and mentorship programme
  • each live online session is 3-hour long and delivered via Zoom
  • all zoom calls are recorded
  • after each training session you will receive an email within 24-48 hr with the session recording, pre-recorded videos and all resources
  • you will have access my signature 8-week online programme: Thrive with Embodied Wisdom (live or pre-recorded sessions)
  • we will be part of a private WhatsApp group just for your cohort for mutual support and community
  • you will need to allocate time for home practices each week and your research – about 3+ hours each week (that includes your own daily practice)
  • you will take part in a weekly buddy session for mutual accountability and support
  • you will work with 3 clients and write up 3 Case studies for them
  • your final assignment project – you will design your own 6-8 week programme to teach to your community or write up a case study for your trauma-informed sessions
  • BONUS EARLY GIFT – 1-Hr Mentoring Session with me when you sign up for this training before 31st August 2023




SESSION 1What is trauma and what is resilience

  • Trauma and resilience – definitions and what is it about
  • Stress response, brain, PTSD, Polyvagal Theory
  • Yoga for trauma and resilience
  • Where does it fit for you?
  • Body as stability – yoga and embodiment practices

SESSION 2How trauma manifests in students and how yoga can help

  • The gift of yoga – research and practice
  • Body language and useful assessments
  • Helping students self-regulate
  • Body as stability – yoga and embodiment practices

SESSION 3Needs and Assessments

  • Koshas, Chakras and Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs
  • Needs assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Somatic Movement

SESSION 4Connection and boundaries in yoga for trauma

  • Ethics
  • Compassionate boundaries
  • Seasons Model in relationships
  • Self-care and support when working with any trauma
  • Who do you teach
  • Body as a safe space – yoga and embodiment practices

SESSION 5 Mindfulness and embodiment in yoga for trauma

  • The difference between mindfulness and embodiment
  • 5 path journey towards self-regulation and transformation
  • Embodied listening (Focusing) practice
  • Body as aware organic space – yoga and embodiment practices

SESSION 6Compassion and identity in yoga for trauma

  • Metta Bhavana practices and cultivating compassionate Presence
  • Nurturing resilience through yoga
  • Compassion and identity in yoga and embodiment practices

SESSION 7 – Focusing (Embodied Listening)

  • Felt-sense
  • Using Focusing and Interoception
  • IFS model understanding

SESSION 8 Teaching yoga for trauma with safe embodiment and resilience

  • Asana and pranayama for trauma, resilience and safe embodiment
  • Somatic movement and meditation
  • Yin and yang yoga approaches in your teaching
  • Working with triggers

SESSION 9Teaching yoga for trauma with safe embodiment, resilience and social change

  • Language
  • Breath and Cardiac Coherence
  • Your yoga and embodiment practices
  • Trauma, resilience, yoga and teaching in community for social change
  • Working with different communities and needs

SESSION 10Tools to re-connect and integrate

  • Working with different communities: DV, Substance Use, Chronic pain, etc.
  • Safeguarding
  • Becoming Embodied Leader
  • Designing your own 6-week programme with trauma informed care, yoga and safe embodiment
  • Yoga on and off the mat – social impact

SESSION 11Integration week – working on your programme 

  • Becoming Embodied Leader
  • Time to work on your 6 week programme + feedback
  • Mentoring

SESSION 12Mentoring and review – Follow up session

  • Integration + Celebration
  • Mentoring
  • Closing Circle


> If you are a yoga teacher/therapist and would like to add more skills to how you work with your clients beyond teaching yoga – then check out my training certification called Trauma-informed Somatic Teacher and Coach for Women, accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals and The CPD.

This 160-hr training certification takes you deeper into being able to work in Trauma-informed approach and trains you to teach Somatic Movement, Somatic Meditation, and Somatic (body-focused) Practices for nervous system regulation, as well as train you to become holistic and Somatic Coach for Women using my Soma-Psyche-Soul Coaching Method®.

In addition as part of this bigger training certification you also have 8-Hr CPD in Trauma-informed Yoga, and Teaching Trauma-informed Somatic Approach for Women who experienced Domestic Violence and Sexual Trauma. You can find all info about this in-depth training certification HERE 

You can see the differences between 80-Hr and 160-Hr Training Certifications at a glance HERE: Differences between 80-Hr and 160-Hr Training Certifications.


I feel very passionate about sharing this knowledge because I know how much of a difference it can make to our confidence and the quality of our teaching. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 28 years, and teaching mindfulness yoga and meditation for over 12 years. I also worked with trauma for 22 years, including 16 years front-line in Social Care with trauma, crisis intervention, mental health, addiction, DV, and child protection issues in various settings in London and Kent, where I later trained and supervised workers to engage and support vulnerable individuals and families.

Over last two decades I trained in various modalities including Mindfulness yoga and meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga for Pain, Slow Embodied yoga, Yin/Insight yoga, Psychology and Person-Centred Counselling, Master NLP and NLP for Health and Wellbeing, Life and Wellness Coaching, breathwork, Energy Healing and Reiki Master, Somatics, Embodiment practices, bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage.

I am also an Embodiment/Somatic Coach, Become Safely Embodied Practitioner (BSE) and Focusing (Embodied Listening) Practitioner (currently assisting on modular Focusing Training with Fiona Parr). 

I bring all of that experience into my work with clients, creating an integrative approach – a unique mix of bio-psycho-social & spiritual approach that is client-led, compassionate and trauma-informed.

I am registered as Senior Yoga Teacher, Trainer and Mentor/YogaCoach with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, with over 5000 hours teaching time, and a Founder of Golden Mandala Yoga-Soma Institute

I work closely with Julia Davis and other teacher trainers from Yoga Teachers Forum and deliver CPDs on Ethics, Consent and Trauma for Yoga Teachers workshops. 

I have been mentoring and coaching yoga teachers and wellness professionals for many years and offer 1-2-1 Mentoring Programme as well as Yoga Business Mandala 1-year Group Mentoring and Coaching Programme – you can find more info here: Yoga Business Mentoring.


Please note that these training is not a therapy and I encourage you to seek therapeutic support if you struggling with your mental health. Please read through Terms & Conditions for this training HERE


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To apply for this training and mentorship programme please schedule your free call with me via my Acuity Scheduling calendar button below and complete an application form with all you details and info. It will give us an opportunity to connect and explore if this training is right for you.




EARLY BIRD SPECIAL GIFT:  Join before 31st August 2023 and get bonus 1-Hr Mentoring + Coaching Session with me (worth £135) – which you can use for whatever support you need (including your yoga business support)


You can choose to pay with 3, 5, or 10 monthly installments – payment with a bank transfer or Paypal.

There are two reduced price scholarship places available for each cohort of this training course for people working with vulnerable communities who need financial support to do this work. Please specify that you’d like to discuss and apply for a scholarship place when you fill in your application form with booking your free call with me.

Please contact me via email at anetaiyoga@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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You can read Terms and Conditions for 80-Hr Trauma-informed Yoga and Embodied Resilience (TREY) Teacher Training and Mentoring HERE


Feedback from previous participants about this training: 


I joined this course after completing the Trauma and being Safely Embodied 4 Hour CPD Workshop, which was focussed, informative and had an immediate impact on the quality of my teaching. When I came into the Online Mentorship programme I hoped it would be a continuation of that journey resulting in a deep applied knowledge of the topic and legitimately trauma-safe teaching. From the first session it became clear that this programme would be so much more than that.

Over the programme I’ve taken an honest look at my own wellbeing as a teacher and in my everyday life, so that I can create a more aligned personal practice. I’ve learned to approach my yoga business as a leader and a specialist, identifying the qualities I bring to my work and those that I need to cultivate in order to move forward. I now have the tools I need to build personalised trauma-safe embodiment courses for my one-to-one clients, as well as ensure my group classes are safe for everyone, including me. It’s been a worthwhile investment that couldn’t be more valuable at this point in my professional and personal development.

Before the CPD workshop I had never met Aneta or known anyone else that had trained with her. I usually choose my trainings by personal recommendation, but I was convinced by her years of professional experience in social care, working in crisis centres with people experiencing significant mental health challenges. I hoped that the training would come from this place of lived expertise, not theory and philosophy. I wasn’t disappointed. It is so rare and refreshing to take a yoga teacher training course that is secular and backed by current scientifically informed thinking and applies that knowledge to the whole practice of yoga without descending into received wisdom and spiritual bypassing.   On a challenging programme that asked a lot of me personally and intellectually I’m so glad I was able to connect with Aneta’s approach. She brings humour and strength with compassion in equal parts, never descends into woolly thinking and is always open and willing to share her knowledge.

Over the years I’ve taken a lot of training to make sure that my teaching is underpinned by social justice; safe, accessible and lively.  I feel as though taking this course has brought all that learning together and prepared me to start a new phase in my career as a yoga teacher.  If you are an experienced yoga teacher, and ready to open yourself up to the learning, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Camilla Umar, Loop Yoga, www.loopyoga.co.uk

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I joined Aneta’s course after teaching yoga & mindfulness, and offering Emotional Resilience & Wellbeing Coaching for several years. I liked the unique combination this course offered by bringing together trauma, embodiment and resilience. I knew that it would help me to create a more profound and longer lasting transformation for my students and clients.

It had become clear that understanding trauma at a deeper level would allow me to support my clients and students in a safer and more wholesome way. I knew that embodiment would be hugely beneficial to my clients who feel stressed, anxious and often disconnected from their body. I also felt that it would be a powerful way to help them have the impact they want to have in every area of their life.

The course has changed the way that I coach and teach yoga. From the words I choose to lead my students, to the choices I offer them throughout our work together, the practices I do with them, and my own embodiment in classes or sessions. It has highlighted the importance of embodiment not only in developing resilience but also in create change in our life from the inside out.

Aneta is a highly knowledgeable teacher who knows how to create a supportive learning environment. She lead us through the content and practices skilfully and brought the course to life through her many years of experience. The mentoring sessions were a huge benefit and provided invaluable insight and support. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to practitioner who wishes to serve their students or clients in a deeper and more trauma-informed way.

Isabelle Griffith, www.lightupandthrive.com


Here is an interview with Isabelle Griffith talking about her experience of ONLINE MENTORSHIP: Trauma Resilience Embodied Yoga and Social Impact

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Having previously attended Aneta’s 4hr CPD ‘Trauma & Being Safely Embodied’ I knew this course would be well delivered and informative, however it far exceeded my expectations.

I didn’t know it was possible to learn so much in 10 weeks!

What makes this course unique from others I have undertaken is the addition of one to one mentoring sessions. Having the opportunity to explore subjects covered on the course and receive support and guidance on my own yoga business from Aneta has been invaluable. The buddy sessions are also a great way of sharing support and ideas with other teachers on the course as well as in small groups in the break out rooms during the zoom sessions.

I signed up for the course with the expectation of learning more about the subjects covered but have come away with so much more. As well as the numerous practices that I am already implementing in classes with my students the course has helped me to integrate my previous experience as a therapist with my yoga teaching – I now have a much clearer direction for my teaching going forward. Thank you Aneta, I highly recommend this course!

Joy James, www.whitstableyoga.co.uk


I found An­eta to be a knowledgeable and serious teacher, who skillfully draws on her background in social work, supporting traumatised people and families. She absolutely walks her talk and really embodies her teaching.

Some of the material was familiar to me, and great to revisit from a new perspective, some was new to me, such as applying the Western 4 elements model as a tool for self-assessment and as a framework for classes / courses.

I especially enjoyed the small group discussions, brainstorming different topics and sharing different viewpoints.

My main take-away is that far more people are struggling to cope with the effects of trauma than we realise and applying awareness of this, in practical ways, when teaching ANY classes, is an extremely important element of creating a safe space for all the students.

Anna Blackmore, yogabodymind.co.uk


Golden Mandala Yoga School

Before I started Aneta’s course I was looking for a way to move forward with my teaching; a way of educating my students about all the elements of yoga in an easy accessible way, as well as starting to explore how I could possibly support parents that have experienced child loss, something close to my own heart.

Aneta’s extensive experience of working with trauma and the tools that she uses has added a whole new level to my own practice that has helped piece together a fragmented awareness of my own body and mind. This embodied way of working has allowed me to build resilience easing tension, anxiety and giving me an understanding of reactions to past traumatic events, as well as empowering me in the current moment to avoid burn out or overwhelm.

The course has provided a library of extensive inspiring resources that I can continue to use to inform my teaching and guide my own practice for years to come. Aneta has the ability to make you understand the complexity of trauma while giving you informed practices that allow you to support yourself and your students in a group lesson, one to one or workshop environment. The mentoring sessions she provides alongside the course are brilliant, a real gift to explore topics on the course further while thinking about how you can apply the training to your own business model.

I thank Aneta greatly for opening the pathway to an educated and embodied way of teaching that has taught me to evaluate the importance of body and vocal language, to help me work towards becoming an embodied leader, a title that is now beginning to feel a lot more accessible.

Anna Pichowski


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The course I completed with you was the ROOF that sealed all the other training I have been doing since 2001.

I trained to become a Reflexologist in 2001. Since then I have continued to train in different therapies and modalities. Always adding to my expertise, building one therapy on top of another. Just like a block of flats that turns into a skyscraper, continually building up out of the sight, head in the clouds.

Your course has become the roof that has sealed or put the topping on, the lid on all of my training to date. I have had the foundation, I have build the four walls but until now I didn’t have a roof. I didn’t even know I needed one.

The module of the Four seasons has given me so much insight into how I have been working and how I am now working.

As well as going through our recordings I’m mentally going though my interactions with clients from as far back as I can remember, identifying where this new information could have helped, the signs I missed because I wasn’t able to read them etc so that I will be more capable of responding in a safe way.

Sharon Kane