Sober Yoga Teacher Training
Share yoga with people on the sober path.
A body-centered approach to recovery blending neuroscience, Yogic and Buddhist principles, and a sprinkling of the 12-steps.
Trauma-informed | Mindfulness-Based | Guided by Ayurveda
Easy to Implement
In a Supportive Community
Have you been impacted by addiction?
You live in your head and feel disconnected from your body.
You have racing thoughts, excessive worry or anxiety.
You are your worst critic and beat yourself up for not getting it right.
Your emotions feel overwhelming and difficult to manage.
You feel like you've lost your center and you don't know how to return.
You feel uncomfortable in social situations without a buffer.
When you could stop you didn't want to, and when you wanted to you couldn't.
What to Expect
Weekly 1:1 Therapeutic Yoga Sessions (45 min)
Mini check-ins via text
Library of guided meditations and videos
Journal prompts and worksheets
Personalized yoga video
Real, lasting change requires consistency and repetition because the brain is malleable, its called neuro-plasticity. In your first month, I'll craft a personalized daily routine (sadhana) for you based on your dosha. Dosha is your unique mind-body type according to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga. Your daily practice is a video and includes written daily tracker.
The next area of focus is the process of going inward for self-study (svadhyaya) to discover your truest desires and that which stands in the way through journal prompts, mediation, and self-compassion practices. During this period of deep reflection, you'll assimilate, absorb, and eliminate long-held beliefs and patterns (samskaras). Includes a pdf of journal prompts.
Commitment to your self-care routine and the discoveries you made during self-study has prepared you for the rising upward into the truest version of you and the life you had imagined (dharma). Now is the time to nurture, affirm, and reinforce the practices that keep your tree flourishing. A mini-workbook with manifestation practices and guided meditations (audio) support this part of the process.
Are there payment plans?Yes. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due upfront and the balance can be spread out into monthly payments. Just email email@example.com with your request.
What kind of yoga experience do I need?To get the most out of this training, its ideal if you have at least 3 months of a consistent (at least once a week) yoga practice. If you're unsure, let's connect and explore this together. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this make me a certified yoga teacher?In the world of yoga, a 200hr certification is the foundational training to start teaching, however, you do not need to have a certification to start teaching. Conversely, you may have trouble finding a job, or clients, without one. Additionally, the foundational skills learned in a basic (200hr) teacher training will prepare you in ways this training doesn't (ex: names of poses, how to teach the mechanics, how to write sequences etc). It will, however, teach you how to create a safe and supportive relational field (the container), identify how trauma shows up on the mat, use props for common modifications, tying recovery themes to yoga philosophy and more. At completion of this training, you will receive a certificate. Teachers who are already registered with the Yoga Alliance will receive 16 CE credits.
Who is this training for?Sober Yoga Training was designed for anyone who supports people on their recovery journey including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol counselors, therapists and yoga teachers. If you're unsure whether this training is for you, lets connect to explore your curiosity. Simply email email@example.com.
Do I have to have completed a basic (200hr) yoga teacher training before taking this one?No, however, having some foundational experience with yoga is helpful. The curriculum doesn't include how to teach the mechanics of yoga poses or how to write a sequence, etc). Additionally, you'll learn more than yoga poses. This training includes a number of somatic interventions and meditation. Note: A done-for-you recovery themed curriculum in written and video format will be provided as a part of the training so you can take the guesswork out of it (of course you have creative freedom here, feel free to make your own).
How long is the training?It is held over a 3 day period.
Module 1: Trauma & AddictionUnderstanding the nervous system and dysregulation Learning how different substances affect the body and mind Identifying ways that trauma shows up on the mat Mitigating trauma response activation
Module 2: Group StructureCreating a welcoming environment Designing group guidelines and agreements Establishing a group format Choosing prompts and check-in questions
Module 3: Class StructureChoosing themes relevant to recovery Building a toolbox of interventions Creating program curriculum Tying themes to yoga philosophy
Module 4: Teaching TechniquesFostering celebration and positivity Understanding the importance of language choices Establishing your role as a teacher Using props for modifications
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