Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

Trauma and teaching relationships

This 3-part webinar will explore the rise in ‘trauma-informed yoga’ and a wider revolution in how we relate to each other in both the teaching and therapeutic practice of yoga. Introducing cutting edge theories of movement and consciousness, practices of interpersonal contact, and the power dynamics of therapeutic relationships. Participants will understand more about the effect of physical proximity on the self, and on the practice of teaching and sharing yoga. This will inevitably lead to how such interpersonal dynamics are changed by working online.

Almost all similar courses are run by and from the perspective of therapists. This will be very different, as it grows out of the political justice work of grassroots organisations of survivors, disabled activists and those who hold space for them. We will examine together the idea that trauma is a removal of agency, and the ways in which therapeutic spaces enable yoga practices to be offered either as tools of liberation, or of well-meaning disempowerment.

Each week, participants can expect a mix of presentations, group discussions and pop quizzes, plus a mini session of gentle asana, other movement, or yoga nidra. All practices will be fully accessible and optional. Pre-course reading and post-course references will be available. This course also qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.

As one participant said of an in-person workshop:
“The mini trauma-informed yoga session we did together was the safest I have ever felt in my life and I didn’t even know it was possible to feel like that in a yoga class.”

The course will run on Tuesdays 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June at 6.30 – 9.30pm, UK time. That’s 1.30pm US/Canada East Coast time and 5.30am Australia/NZ time. Or use this handy site to convert to your timezone.

Price for the whole course: £35 (financially vulnerable); £45 (standard) £55 (supporter). When you book the course, Crowdcast will ask you to enter a value between 35GBP and 55GBP.