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Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatics Basics

Mar 10, 2022

| $350 – $550

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Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatics Basics

March 10-13, 2022 on 8 Limbs Livestream (online)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm PT (11:30am – 6:00pm ET) with 1 hr lunch break; Sunday 8:30am – 12:30pm PT (11:30am – 3:30pm ET)  | 25 training hours total  

with RW Alves and special guests

This training covers:

  • The autonomic nervous system & stress response

  • The Polyvagal Theory

  • Somatic Therapy tools for resourcing (informed by Peter Levine’s method of Somatic Experiencing, as well as Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and various other modalities of movement)

  • Yoga practices & somatic meditations for greater self-regulation

  • Trauma-informed language and cueing

  • Cultivating inclusivity

  • Practice teaching

  • Yoga and trauma-healing as social justice

Who can attend the training? 

This module is open to people of all levels and all backgrounds; you do not need any specific training prior to attending, although we strongly recommend having a current yoga practice. We believe this training will be most helpful for yoga teachers, social workers, therapists, health care professionals, educators, community service personnel, and activists looking for tools to support sustainable healing from trauma and chronic stress.

What will I learn? 

This module provides an integrative framework for understanding how trauma and chronic stress impact the body and mind. The module focuses on yoga, mindfulness, somatic practices, and meditation, and their ability to reduce trauma and stress symptoms and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.

This training will equip you with relevant theory, tools, and in-person practice to better support trauma survivors as they befriend their bodies and reclaim a sense of safety and empowerment in their lives.


Supported: $350*  | Sustainer: $450| Supporter: $550

There are limited spaces available at this rate. Please only use this rate option should the training otherwise be unaffordable for you at the Sustainer rate; this allows us to make this training accessible to as many folks as possible.

300/500 HOUR TUITION: $500


This module counts for the following Yoga Alliance hours:

TM: 4
AP: 8
PLE: 5
Total: 25

Please be sure to read the main page of this training to get the most complete details on this program. 

Scholarship requests should be made at http://collectiveresilienceyoga.com/scholarship

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to two weeks prior to start of training. No refunds allowable after that time.


About the instructor: RW Alves



RW Alves


RW, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, SEP, is a yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner whose teachings promote accessibility, inclusivity, social justice, body positivity, trauma healing, resilience, unconditional self-acceptance, community building, and personal and community transformation through yoga and somatics.
RW works at the intersections of social justice, spiritual practice, and healing justice by developing curriculum, training and mentoring yoga teachers and yoga therapists, creating spaces for self-care and community-care for activists, and teaching about inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, social justice, diversity, privilege, yoga, and spiritual practice. She is Faculty with Off the Mat, Into the World, and a founding member of Bending Towards Justice, which provides social justice and diversity trainings for yoga teachers around the country. She loves training teachers to make the healing and transformative power of yoga, somatics, embodiment, and spiritual practice more accessible and welcoming for a broader range of people and bodies.


Mar 10, 2022
$350 – $550
Event Category:


8 Limbs Yoga Centers


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