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Grief+Yoga YTT | September | 4 modules

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Tue, September 7, 2021 - 9:30 AM PST
Tue, September 28, 2021 - 11:00 AM PST
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Tuesdays | September 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30-11 am Pacific Standard Time, on ZOOM.

An adjunct teacher training for yoga teachers looking to gain more experiential knowledge about grief and trauma in the body AND/OR therapists looking to integrate embodied mindfulness practices into their sessions.

Full scholarships available for BIPOC yoga teachers (see below.)

The Grief Practice course for yoga teachers is comprised of 4 modules, 1.5 hours each, covering 6 areas.

1  Self-care | Trauma stewardship

  • the intersection of service and self-care: specific tools to stay sensitive to the effect this work has on you physically and energetically
  • how to track your inner state while teaching

2  Trauma + Yoga

  • approaching grief in a trauma-intelligent way, blending the classic trauma-informed model with the practical, human side of grief
  • stress-cycle completion in yoga

3  Anchors + Pendulation

  • how to use anchors and pendulation in a grief-specific yoga setting

4  Asana

  • the science behind how grief moves through the body and how breath and movement can support the body in grief
  • the language used; the energy of grief and yoga; how to use the postures to affect the whole brain

5  Meditation safety + Trauma

  • how to keep meditation safe for students with a history of trauma or traumatic grief
  • how to recognize distress signs in students

6  Polyvagal Theory + Grief

  • the biology and physiology of grief and how it impacts the mind
  • how the body finds safety and the social engagement system
  • how to be an anchor for co-regulation

There are Full scholarships available for this course for BIPOC yoga teachers. To apply for one of these spots please send an email to Monique at

Participants are encouraged to attend the sessions live and a recording will be available after each session.

Led by Monique Minahan, trauma-informed yoga teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training, author of The Grief Practice.