Trauma Informed Yoga Training in North Kensington

Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, 23 April 2021 - 5:00pm
Online Event

Training is available for yoga teachers that currently work with Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations in North Kensington to receive Trauma Informed Yoga training run by OURMALA in April 2021. This free training funded by the Self-Care Programme under the North Kensington Recovery Programme at West London CCG, aims to inform yoga practitioners who already work with the North Kensington VCS and are willing to integrate these skills into their yoga practice, to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

This training is informed by international best practice for working with people who have experienced trauma, mass disaster and atrocities such as torture, sexual violence in conflict and human trafficking. Their work is also aligned with the internationally-respected Harvard Refugee Trauma Programme: Trauma & Recovery and OURMALA is recognised as a centre of excellence by the UK's National Governing Body of Yoga.
OURMALA has been dedicated to creating access to yoga tailored for people seeking international protection, such as refugees, who have experienced trauma and come from a diversity of backgrounds, since 2011. This training includes insights gained through their work including, most importantly, feedback from yoga students.

They also adapt the yoga programme to work with other groups, which helps fund free yoga for people seeking international protection. For example, in 2019 OURMALA was commissioned by the NHS to deliver yoga to the community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, included survivors and bereaved families. You will also learn about insights from this work.

Topics that will be covered:
• Best practice for working with yoga in a way that is sensitive to trauma, gender and cultural differences
• Boundaries, empathy and effective sensitivity
• Science and evidence underlying the yoga programme
• Self-care and techniques to reduce stress in everyday life
• Yoga philosophy and where OURMALA fits in
• Situational analysis for challenging situations
• Setting-up your own programme

The training will take place on the 22nd and 23rd April online, you must attend both days.

In order to get a place on this training course, please complete the online expression of interest form below by 16th April 2021.

Expression of Interest form

If you have any queries, please contact: