200-HOUR

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Are you ready to continue your yoga studentship from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive & accessible lens? 

We are excited to learn with & from you!

Please read through this page... & when you are ready, please complete the 200-Hour YTT application

200-HOUR

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Are you ready to continue your yoga studentship from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive & accessible lens? 

We are excited to learn with & from you!

Please read through this page... & when you are ready, please complete the 200-Hour YTT application. 

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Indigenous led by Dr. Melissa Jay, C-IAYT, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT
along with Incredible Faculty

*No Previous Yoga Training Required*

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible.
Eight Limb Yoga.

Indigenous led by Dr. Melissa Jay, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT
along with Incredible Faculty

*No Previous Yoga Training Required*

WELCOME

The intention for Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School is to support you in learning ways to honour the roots of yoga and integrate yoga psychology into your life. This 200-hour yoga teacher training adheres to the Yoga Alliance training standards and offers you a thorough understanding how trauma-informed care to empower the folks you support, on and off of the yoga mat. This teacher training is open to anyone interested in deepening their practice!

We will meet live, via Zoom, for 10 Friday workshops & 5 weekend workshop-style modules to complete your contact hours. You will also complete two self-paced courses and required home study readings, at your own pace. Each live workshop is designed to resemble a retreat-like format with time dedicated to creating a sacred space to support authentic and meaningful connections with like-minded souls.  

From a nurturing attachment-based approach, you will be invited to experience all practices and teachings for yourself, with the intention of empowering you as a helping professional and yoga teacher. With trauma being a sensitive topic, each student is required to complete an application for enrollment with special attention on how you plan to support yourself, mind-body-spirit-heart, throughout the training.

TUITION FEES & PLANS

Extra Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

  $2500.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes October 15th, 2022

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $2750.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes November 15th, 2022

Regular Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $3200.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Registration closes Dec 15th

Regular Tuition, Payment Plan

$3400.00 + gst

Includes a $500 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 

*If for some reason you are not accepted into this program, your tuition will be refunded, in-full* 

TUITION FEES & PLANS

Extra Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

  $2500.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes October 15th, 2022

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $2750.00 + gst

Includes a $500 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes November 15th, 2022

Regular Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $3200.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Registration closes Dec 15th

Regular Tuition, Payment Plan

$3400.00 + gst

Includes a $500 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 

*If for some reason you are not accepted into this program, your tuition will be refunded, in-full* 

TESTIMONIALS

Emily "This teacher training has been revolutionary and I am amazed as I watch what is blooming in me. This experience has changed my life and I wasn't expecting that. I feel I have found my voice and I am starting to take up more space in the world to create the things my heart desires. So much gratitude to all the teachers and to you Alex for all your support. Not only has this experience changed me but it's flowing through me and out into the world. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
Anissa  "The Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's teacher training was a magically authentic experience... This training helped me not only find connection to an amazing yoga community, but also to myself. The teachers reignited my love of yoga and psychology and created a sense of confidence within me as I move forward within both these fields. I cannot recommend this training enough for anyone who is looking for inspiration and a community!"
Janine  "Choose yourself & do it! You could never regret this experience. I have learned so much professionally, but what really caught me off guard was how much I've learned about myself personally from this experience! This training is not just for those wanting to teach. Everyone can benefit from this training---you will grow in a multitude of ways. It truly will transform you, and you will be so grateful for the knowledge and growth!"
Randi  “I overall truly appreciated the ability to learn and share from my lived experience as an Indigenous learner/practitioner. I was able to feel at ease and find space to explore and release what was not serving the highest and best version of myself. I intend to bring this forward while integrating a two-eyed seeing approach to my teaching. Thank you for this experience and I look forward to reconnecting and for continued learning."

TESTIMONIALS

Emily "This teacher training has been revolutionary and I am amazed as I watch what is blooming in me. This experience has changed my life and I wasn't expecting that. I feel I have found my voice and I am starting to take up more space in the world to create the things my heart desires. So much gratitude to all the teachers and to you Alex for all your support. Not only has this experience changed me but it's flowing through me and out into the world. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
Anissa  "The Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's teacher training was a magically authentic experience... This training helped me not only find connection to an amazing yoga community, but also to myself. The teachers reignited my love of yoga and psychology and created a sense of confidence within me as I move forward within both these fields. I cannot recommend this training enough for anyone who is looking for inspiration and a community!"
Janine  "Choose yourself & do it! You could never regret this experience. I have learned so much professionally, but what really caught me off guard was how much I've learned about myself personally from this experience! This training is not just for those wanting to teach. Everyone can benefit from this training---you will grow in a multitude of ways. It truly will transform you, and you will be so grateful for the knowledge and growth!"
Randi  “I overall truly appreciated the ability to learn and share from my lived experience as an Indigenous learner/practitioner. I was able to feel at ease and find space to explore and release what was not serving the highest and best version of myself. I intend to bring this forward while integrating a two-eyed seeing approach to my teaching. Thank you for this experience and I look forward to reconnecting and for continued learning."

Learning Objectives

 Students will deepen their understanding of honouring, rather than appropriating, the practice of yoga with particular emphasis on Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga within the Yoga Sutras.
 Students will learn to integrate yoga standards and ethics with the existing ethical standards in their professions.
 Students will gain a thorough understanding of the impact of trauma and how yoga psychology can empower folks, on and off their mats. 
 Students will experience all practices and teachings, as both participants and facilitators, with the intention of enhancing empathy and compassion.
 Students will deepen their understanding of how physical and energetic anatomy apply to yoga, through a trauma-informed lens.

One *Virtual* Training in 2023

10 Fridays & 5 Modules, via Zoom

Jan 6 - March 12, 2023

Fridays

5pm-8pm MST

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th;
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th;
March 3rd & 10th

Module 1

9am-7pm MST

January 14th & 15th

Module 2

9am-7pm MST

 January 28th & 29th

Module 3

9am-7pm MST

February 11th & 12th

Module 4

9am-7pm MST

February 25th & 26th

Module 5

9am-7pm MST

March 11th & 12th

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Tân'si, Hello! 

Be who you needed when you were younger. This message guides me.
As an Indigenous, Nehiyaw member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, it is a joy to walk alongside incredible souls who are dedicated to self-awareness & community care. I honour my ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍ Nehiyawe (Cree) culture, by sitting with Elders/Knowledge Keepers, and decolonizing myself by infusing spirit into everything.

As a psychologist & assistant professor, it is a privilege to decolonize community care and at the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School it is a joy to collaborate alongside my inspiring friends who are faculty! Please click on their photos, below, to read their bios!

We cannot wait to learn and, most importantly, unlearn, with you!

With goodness,
Dr. Melissa Jay
she/her/hers

A Message from Alex... 
Student Support & Coordinator

We are so grateful to have you joining us on this empowering journey!  

I’m Alex! I am a graduate from the first 200-Hour Trauma-Informed cohort, the Coordinator for Canmore Counselling & student support for you! 

Please reach out to me, anytime! Melissa & I are here to support you, every step of the way.

Very excited to also share that I am currently completing my 300-Hour YTT, this Fall! 

Please reach out if you have any questions at all. 

My email is: ytt@canmorecounselling.com 

MIKE YUDCOVITCH 
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW 
she/her/hers

GURMUKH  AUJLA 
he/him/his

SIMMI LATULIPPE 
she/her/hers

JULIE SEIBT 
she/her/hers

SWAATI MEHRA-RAMCHARAN 
she/her/hers

DR. TOBIAS WIGGINS 
he/him/his

LINDSEY WILLIAMS 
she/her/hers

ANNE DOUGLAS 
she/her/hers

We are honoured to join you on your yoga studentship!

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Dr. MELISSA JAY
she/her/hers

Tân'si, Hello! 
Be who you needed when you were younger. This message guides me.
As an Indigenous, Nehiyaw member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, it is a joy to walk alongside incredible souls who are dedicated to self-awareness & community care. I honour my ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍ Nehiyawe (Cree) culture, by sitting with Elders/Knowledge Keepers, and decolonizing myself by infusing spirit into everything.

As a psychologist & assistant professor, it is a privilege to decolonize community care and at the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School it is a joy to collaborate alongside my inspiring friends who are faculty! Please click on their photos, below, to read their bios!

We cannot wait to learn and, most importantly, unlearn, with you!

With goodness,
Dr. Melissa Jay

ALEX ZÚÑIGA
she/her/hers

Student Support & Coordination

We are so grateful to have you joining us on this empowering journey!  

I’m Alex! I am a graduate from the first 200-Hour Trauma-Informed cohort, the Coordinator for Canmore Counselling & student support for you! Please reach out to me, anytime! Melissa & I are here to support you, every step of the way ✨

Very excited to also share that I am currently completing my 300-Hour YTT, this Fall! 

Please reach out if you have any questions at all. 

My email is: ytt@canmorecounselling.com 

MICHAEL YUDCOVITCH
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW
she/her/hers

GURMUKH AUJLA 
he/him/his

SIMMI LATULIPPE
she/her/hers

JULIE SEIBT
she/her/hers

SWAATI MEHRA-RAMCHARAN
she/her/hers

DR. TOBIAS WIGGINS
he/him/his

ANNE DOUGLAS
she/her/hers

LINDSEY WILLIAMS
she/her/hers

We are honoured to join you on your yoga studentship

Curriculum

Workshop style learning and integration themes:

Learning with Melissa

Topics:
  • Trauma Theory & Intro to Neuropsychology
  • ​Trauma-Informed Principles, Pillars & Practices​
  • Yoga History & Cultural Appropriation
  • ​Ethical Practice, On and Off the Mat
  • ​Trauma-Informed Yin & Restorative Practices

Learning with Michael

Topics:
  • The Psychology of Yoga
  • Trauma-Informed Integration

Learning with Carolyn

Topics:
  • Trauma-Informed Asana
  • ​Chakra Yoga: Crown Chakras

Learning with Gurmukh

Topics:
  • Living Yoga
  • ​Trauma-Informed Community Care

Learning with Simmi

Topics:
  • Energetic Anatomy and Body Awareness
  • ​Chakra Yoga: Root & Sacral Chakras

Learning with Julie

Online Course: Self-Paced

  • Befriending Pranayama & Asana
Topics:
  • Energetic Anatomy and Body Awareness
  • Chakra Yoga: Solar Plexus & Heart Chakras

Learning with Swaati

  • A Deep Dive into Patanjali's Eight Limb Path
  • ​Yoga for Pelvic Health 101

Learning with Tobias

  • Anti-Oppression 101
  • Trans Competency for Yoga Teachers

Learning with Anne

  • The Psychophysiology of Pranayama

Learning with Lindsey

  • Anatomy of Pain

Learning with Alex

Topics:
  • Student Support
  • Home Study Review
  • ​Program Coordination

Daily Schedule:

Fridays 5pm-8pm MST

Integration breaks:
6:30-6:45pm MST

Saturday 9am-7pm MST

Integration breaks: 
12:00 - 1:00pm & 4:00-5:00pm MST

Sunday 9am-7pm MST

Integration breaks: 
12:00 - 1:00pm & 4:00-5:00pm MST

What Tuition Includes

Manual Workbook

Official Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology
School 200-Hour Manual Workbook 

Support Network with Like-Minded Souls

Connect and stay connected to a group of helping professionals dedicated to growth & learning 

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion, enabling eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.

Integrated Eight Limb Yoga Practices

We will empower you in deepening your own practice, by honouring yoga's roots.

Experiential Learning

Each module is created to feel like a retreat for you, while you grow as a trauma-informed yoga teacher.

Self-Paced Courses

Befriending Asana & Pranayama with Julie Seibt
Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology | On & Off the Mat | with Dr. Melissa Jay

What Tuition Includes

Manual Workbook

Official Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology
School 200-Hour Manual Workbook 

Support Network with Like-Minded Souls

Connect and stay connected to a group of helping professionals dedicated to growth & learning 

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion, enabling eligibility to
register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.

Integrated Eight Limb Yoga Practices

We will empower you in deepening your own practice, by honouring yoga's roots.

Experiential Learning

Each module is thoughtfully created to feel like
a retreat for you, while you grow as a trauma-informed yoga psychology teacher.

Two Self-Paced Course

Befriending Asana & Pranayama with Julie Seibt
Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
with Dr. Melissa Jay

Yoga Is For Everyone!​

Here is some information for those considering applying for a scholarship: 

​Eligible recipients must complete the 200-Hour YTT application. In your application please let us know that you would like to be considered for the scholarship and we will include additional information within your welcome email.

​Please note that these scholarships are not available for the extra early-bird tuition as that rate was created to enhance affordability for all. 

Required Reading & Home Study

Required Readings & Reflections

  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
  • What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah
  • ​Skill in Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson
*Please note that tuition does not include required readings costs*

Recommended Asana Books:

  •  Accessible Yoga by Jivana Heyman​
  • Yoga for Every Body by Dianne Bondy
  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson
*Please note that tuition does not include required readings costs*

Required Reading & Home Study

Required Readings & Reflections

  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
  • What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah
  • ​Skill in Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson
*Please note that tuition does not include required readings & unexpected costs*

Recommended Asana Books:

  •  Accessible Yoga by Jivana Heyman​
  • Yoga for Every Body by Dianne Bondy
  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson
*Please note that tuition does not include required reading & unexpected costs*

Refund Policy

The $500 initial deposit is non-refundable. As soon as students enroll, we are working behind the scenes to make the school fit well for you! Students also receive access to the required self-paced courses which they can continue working on if they need to withdraw from the course. 

If a student needs to withdraw from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's yoga teacher training, more than one month prior to the start date, tuition will be refunded, less the $500 non-refundable initial deposit.

If a student needs to withdraw from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School, within one month of the start date, there will be no refunds, however, the student may enroll next time it is offered, after re-applying and paying the non-refundable deposit.   

Please reach out to Alex with any questions you have :)

Please reach out to Alex with any questions you have :)

Dr. Melissa Jay 

is an Indigenous, Nehiyaw member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Indigenous Director of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. We at Canmore Counselling respectfully acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada. We are privileged to live on sacred lands and celebrate all of the Indigenous peoples, who live, work, play, and care for these lands. As an act of reconciliation and decolonization, may we work together to answer the TRC's Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports and Findings. 
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