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[Live Streamed] 8 Limbs Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund, and RW Alves

March 25

| $600 – $900

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8 Limbs Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Hala Khouri

Collective Resilience (CR) trainings offer a physiological framework of trauma and how it manifests in the body and mind. Along with addressing the personal and interpersonal, these trainings also explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues like poverty and racism, impact individuals and entire communities of people. Ingrained in all of the TIY trainings is the understanding that injustice, as well as historical trauma, must be addressed in order to cultivate healing.

These trainings are for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. They are also for clinicians, therapists, social workers, educators, medical personnel, first responders, non-profit employees or volunteers, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work or lives to support greater health and well-being.

Foundations in Trauma-Informed Yoga (FTIY) – March 25-28, 2021
co-facilitated by Hala Khouri & Kyra Haglund
The autonomic nervous system & stress response
The Polyvagal Theory
Overview of Attachment 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

Tuition: $300* | Sustainer: $375 | Supporter: $450
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.

Foundations in Yoga & Social Justice (FIYSJ) – April 28-May 2, 2021
co-facilitated by Hala Khouri & RW Alves
This module is a deeper dive into how trauma impacts us at the individual, institutional, and systemic levels AND how trauma-informed yoga teaching can help pave the way for more resilience and equity in our communities.
We explore how trauma impacts the brain and body while simultaneously looking at how systemic and institutionalized patterns of trauma and structural violence are at the root of social justice issues such as poverty, racism, ableism, and homophobia, among many others.

How trauma impacts individuals and communities
Social justice basics- what is it and how does it impact all of us?
Strength and resilience in marginalized communities
Connections between yoga, trauma, oppression and resilience
How identity, positionality, privilege, and marginalization impacts us
Harm reduction in yoga and other healing spaces
Specific tools for teaching more inclusively
How to show up as a teacher with students in various settings and with different identities and experiences
Exploring ways to use our practice and teaching to create social change

Tuition: Supported: $300*  | Sustainer: $375 | Supporter: $450
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.


About the instructors: Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund, and RW Alves

Hala Khouri Yoga SeattleHala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and the movement arts for over 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms.

Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma informed yoga trainings nationally and her own 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. She has been in private practice for 10 years working with individuals and couples. Hala lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons where she also teaches public yoga classes weekly.



Kyra HaglundKyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT500, is a yoga teacher, clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and activist. She lived and studied holistic arts & cultural anthropology extensively in India and Nepal and completed her graduate studies in social work from the University of Southern California, focusing on mental health, military social work, family systems, and public policy. She is also certified in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body modality that works directly with the nervous system to relieve and resolve symptoms of trauma.
Believing that yoga creates a positive ripple effect of healing and growth, she has been integral in developing trauma-informed yoga programs and trainings throughout Los Angeles. She has worked with combat veterans, LAUSD, recovery centers, survivors of human trafficking, and the homeless veteran community in Skid Row and also co-created the Santa Monica Yoga teacher training program.
Kyra is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and energetic teacher who takes an integrative approach to therapy and social justice work, blending traditional psychotherapy, holistic arts, and somatic tools to support greater self-regulation and well-being. She currently practices individual and group therapy, teaches yoga, and lives in LA.


RW Alves

RW Alves (she/they) is a yoga teacher trainer, certified yoga therapist, social justice educator, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner who works at the intersections of social justice and trauma-informed yoga. Her teaching focuses on justice in yoga, inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, body positivity, social justice, equity, privilege, and spiritual practice.
She is Faculty with Off the Mat, Into the World and the Yoga Service Conference, teaches Trauma-Informed Yoga with a social justice lens through Collective Resilience (collectiveresilienceyoga.com) and is a founding member of and trainer for Bending Towards Justice (bendingtowardsjustice.org), which provides anti-oppression, inclusion, equity, and social justice trainings for yoga teachers and practitioners around the country. She is a contributor to the forthcoming book Best Practices in Yoga for Addiction and Recovery.
RW is passionate about exploring and unearthing the connections and interweavings between social injustice and trauma, and social justice and resilience, and believes deeply in the power of practice to ground, sustain, and inspire us in our important and world-changing work. She is honored to hold space for people to explore deeply how to show up for justice and equity in their practice and teaching. Learn more at rwalves.com.


March 25
$600 – $900
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Seattle, WA United States


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