Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training


Firefly Yoga International

September 27-29


Join Firefly Yoga International in Sacramento, CA for an intimate, 3-day teacher training in trauma-informed yoga.

Registration is now open for the Firefly Training in trauma-informed yoga at RAW Yoga Center.

Sept 27-29, 2019

8:00AM-4:30PM Friday through Sunday
Every day includes a one-hour lunch break.

Early bird $399 (Through September 15 2019)
Regular $450 (As of September 16, 2019)

Interest-free payments plans are available upon request. Email for details.


Connect with a community of empowered and embodied yoga teachers who understand yoga and conscious activism can be a means of achieving greater social justice. Gain a deeper understanding of how trauma-informed yoga can be a powerful body-based healing tool for those who have experienced trauma. Learn skills, exercises, and techniques to support emotional self-regulation, body awareness, compassionate communication, and holistic healing of your self and others.

The Firefly Training consists of a robust, evidence-based, 30-hour curriculum designed in consult with experts in trauma, trauma-informed yoga, and body-based modes of healing. Over three days, the training combines lecture, small and large group discussion, group activities, practice teaching, and trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises. The training consists of 25 contact hours and 5 non-contact hours.

Topics covered include:
*Trauma-informed yoga as a public health intervention
*Science of trauma and its impact on the physical, mental, and emotional body
*How yoga can support recovery from trauma symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder
*Foundations of teaching trauma-informed yoga
*Creating a trauma-informed environment
*Trauma-informed sequencing, cueing, and variations
*Power, privilege, and social justice in trauma-informed work
*Self-care and conscious activism
*How to create and promote trauma-informed programs

Upon completion of this training, yoga teachers have the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to offer trauma-informed yoga classes to a variety of populations in a safe and effective manner. As over half of all individuals have experienced some form of physical or emotional trauma, the skills gained in the Firefly Training are applicable in any yoga class.

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training


Erin Calkins & Tami Staisitis

Laughter and play are life's fountain of youth, and no one knows this better than the little yogis in our life!

Learn the tools, tricks and talents it takes to teach yoga to children. This training will focus on working with children 4-11 years old. Open to all those who work with, or are inspired to work with kids, no prior Yoga Teacher Training is required to take this course.

You will learn:
* yoga poses specifically designed for children
* kids yoga games
* classroom incorporation techniques
* meditation and self-calming strategies
* age-based curriculum
* how to build a dynamic kid's class with themes, games and poses

The training includes:
* a kids class observation
* a resource list with kids yoga songs, books, etc.

Come prepared:

* Arrive 15 minutes before the training begins
* Wear clothes that allow comfortable movement
* Bring a yoga mat
* Bring snacks and water to sustain the training period
* Bring a journal and pen

5 Additional non-contact hours include:
- Observation of a kids yoga class (must be arranged in advance, with teacher approval)
- Film yourself teaching a 30- 45 min kids class
- Complete a self evaluation of your kids class
- Submit 2 written lesson plans for a kids yoga class. Choose two age groups 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 year olds
- Watch the kids yoga class video (provided to you in the training) and complete an evaluation form
All workshops & teacher trainings are non-refundable and non-transferable once enrolled

Time & Date:

Saturday October 12th & Sunday October 13th

11:00am-4:00 p.m.


$175 non-members/$160 RAW members.

Register HERE

Hip Hop Vin & Yin Workshop

Date & Time: Last Friday of every month  8-10pm

Breath, Movement, and Hip Hop!

Join Romel and Melody in a class designed to connect three healing practices in one powerful experience. This 2 hour workshop will start with a powerful Vinyasa flow designed to build heat and engage the physical body, and end in a gentle yin practice designed to release energy and relax the muscles. 

Come, be immersed in music with us. 

Member cost: $20

Non-member cost: $25

Bring a mat, towel and a water bottle.