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Yoga Teachers Forum

Welcome to Yoga Teachers Forum, We invite you to join us as you continue your yoga teaching journey. This yoga community welcomes you wherever you have trained. Yoga teachers from across the yoga community provide CPD and professional training with us. All of our teachers have chosen to teach yoga because we have a passion to share practices that have offered us and our communities the support we have needed in challenging times. It is our intention to create a yoga family so that all teachers feel nurtured as we continue on our yoga journey to support others.

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About this course

In this online training for teachers and therapists, the focus is on birth trauma. 

Part I on challenging and traumatic births and Part II on baby loss.

The videos amount to over 3 hours of teaching. With the reading and learning time for the additional resources, this workshop merits 6 CPD hours.  A certificate can be provided on request.

In Part I, you will learn:

  • a definition of trauma
  • about the prevalence of birth trauma
  • about the cluster of symptoms surrounding birth trauma
  • about the concept of obstetric violence and range of ways that birth trauma presents
  • how the nervous system responds to triggers and how people may present in class or labour
  • foundations of supporting someone with birth trauma
  • how to consider which practices are appropriate
  • about an example individual session plan and how to co-create a session

In Part II, you will learn:

  • the prevalence of different types of birth loss and reflection on what support is offered
  • information on the nervous system, heart rate variability and polyvagal theory to illuminate why the practices work and to share with clients
  • examples of practices to use, including movement and touch
  • Listening Partnerships and how to use them to learn how to listen and witness, and how to use as an external support for yourself.
  • to consider the use of language in exploring emotion and sensation that opens up the possibility for positive experience and change
  • reflect on how to include self-compassion, including how to adapt the traditional metta bhavana meditation to be suitable after birth trauma