300-Hour

Advanced 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 300-Hour YTT application

300-HOUR

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Advanced 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 300-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, R.Psych, C-IAYT, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT
along with Incredible Faculty

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

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 300-hour advanced 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 who has previously completed a 200-Hour YTT!

We will meet live, via Zoom, for 13 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

  $3500.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes four months before the training start date

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $3750.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes three months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $4000.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, Payment Plan

$4500.00 + gst

Includes a $500 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

*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

  $3500.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes four months before the training start date: 
May 15th, 2023

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $3750.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes three months before the training start date:
June 15th, 2023

RegularTuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $4000.00 + gst

Includes a $500
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to one month before the training start date.

Regular Tuition, 
Payment Plan

$4500.00 + gst

Includes a $500 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date.

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

TESTIMONIALS

Kathleen "This yoga school completely embodies the 8 limbs of yoga and as a result, the students learn how to take these ancient teachings and apply them in their lives in a way that does not culturally appropriate. The focus on mind, body, spirit and heart honours each individual’s life journey. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who would like a deeper understanding of the teachings, beliefs and medicine of yoga and how this is integral in health and well-being"
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

Kathleen "This yoga school completely embodies the 8 limbs of yoga and as a result, the students learn how to take these ancient teachings and apply them in their lives in a way that does not culturally appropriate. The focus on mind, body, spirit and heart honours each individual’s life journey. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who would like a deeper understanding of the teachings, beliefs and medicine of yoga and how this is integral in health and well-being"
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* Trainings in 2023

13 Fridays & 5 Modules, via Zoom

Fridays

5pm-8pm MST

Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; 
Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th;
Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th;
Dec 1st 

Module 1

9am-7pm MST

September 9 & 10th

Module 2

9am-7pm MST

September 30th & October 1st

Module 3

9am-7pm MST

October 21st & 22nd

Module 4

9am-7pm MST

November 11th & 12th

Module 5

9am-7pm MST

December 2nd & 3rd

One *Virtual* Training in 2023

13 Fridays & 5 Modules, via Zoom

2023 Cohort

September 8th- 
December 3rd

Fridays

5pm-8pm MST

Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; 
Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th;
Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th;
Dec 1st, 8th

Module 1

9am-7pm MST

Septembe 9th & 10th

Module 2

9am-7pm MST

Sept 30th & Oct 1st

Module 3

9am-7pm MST

October 21st & 22nd

Module 4

9am-7pm MST

November 11th & 12th

Module 5

9am-7pm MST

December 2nd & 3rd

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

MIKE YUDCOVITCH 
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW 
she/her/hers

ALEX ZÚÑIGA 
she/her/hers

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 & learning from Elders/Knowledge Keepers, and decolonizing myself by infusing spirit into all aspects of life.

As a psychologist, assistant professor & yoga therapist, 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

MICHAEL YUDCOVITCH
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW
she/her/hers

ALEX ZÚÑIGA
she/her/hers

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 excited to learn & unlearn wtih you!

Curriculum

Workshop style learning & integration:

Learning with Melissa

Topics:
  • ​​Trauma-Informed Eight Limb Practices
  • ​Trauma-Informed Pillars, Principles, and Practices​​
  • ​Deconstructing Guru Culture
  • Honouring, Not Appropriating, Indigenous and Yoga Culture
  • ​Svadhyaya: Accessing Your Inner Wisdom
  • The Mindful Business of Yoga: Heart-Based Offerings & Community Engagement

Learning with Michael

Topics:
  • The Psychology of Yoga
  • Shining Light on the Shadow Self
  • ​Authoring Your Story

Learning with Carolyn

Topics:
  • Sanskrit Studies 101
  • Trauma-Informed Asana

Learning with Simmi

Topics:
  • Group Discussion on Appropriation of Yoga
  • ​Dosha Self-Inquiry
  • Ayurveda and the Mind

Learning with Julie

  • ​Energetic Anatomy
  • ​Beyond Asana: Yoga for Wellbeing

Learning with Swaati

  • A Deep Dive into Patanjali's Eight Limb Path
  • ​Yoga for Pelvic Health​
  • ​Trauma-Informed Considerations for Pelvic Health

Learning with Tobias

  • Anti-Oppression 101
  • Trans Competency for Yoga Teachers

Learning with Anne

  • The Yoga of Emotions
  • The Yoga of Breathwork​

Learning with Lindsey

Self-Paced Course:
  • Fun & Functional Anatomy
Workshop Topic:
  • Fun & Functional Anatomy

Learning with Alex

  • Certification Support
  • Home Study Review

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 300-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-500.

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

Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
with Dr. Melissa Jay
Functional Anatomy
with Lindsey Williams

What Tuition Includes

Manual Workbook

Official Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology
School 300-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-500.

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

Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
with Dr. Melissa Jay
Fun & Functional Anatomy
with Lindsey Williams

Yoga Is For Everyone!​

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

​Eligible recipients must complete the 300-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
  • ​Love & Rage by Lama Rod Owen
*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 readings & unexpected costs*

Required Reading & Home Study

Required Readings & Reflections

  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
  • What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah
  • ​Love & Rage by Lama Rod Owen
*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 readings & 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 a 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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