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Fri, 13 Sept


Atma Darshan Yoga Center

Teaching Yoga to Heal and Restore

Professional Development for Yoga Teachers: The Fundamentals of Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Teaching Yoga to Heal and Restore
Teaching Yoga to Heal and Restore

Time & Location

13 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm – 15 Sept 2024, 3:00 pm

Atma Darshan Yoga Center, 795 Western Creek Rd, Western Creek TAS 7304, Australia

About the Event

Sarah Van Est of Ujjayi Yoga Tasmania will be offering a weekend course to yoga teachers, covering the fundamentals of teaching trauma sensitive yoga. 

Open to certified yoga teachers and people currently undertaking their training, this program has been carefully designed to help yoga teachers confidently and compassionately hold space with awareness of trauma, with a clear understanding of why and how we use yoga to heal. 

Applying a modern lens to trauma physiology, we’ll explore the workings of the systems of the body, how people respond to stress, and the hallmarks, signs and symptoms of trauma. With the knowledge that trauma is rooted in our physiology, we can then explore why body awareness is so important and how we can use yoga to healing trauma and restore goodness. 

You will receive clear and effective strategies, rooted in yoga, to help your students safely (re)connect to their body and felt sensations. And learn how to share yoga that helps people to ground, breath, move, relax and make choices in the context of being trauma aware.

In this course you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of understanding trauma physiology
  • The core values of holding trauma aware space as a yoga teacher
  • How to teach the basic Trauma Sensitive Yoga principles: Interception (helping your students connect to felt sensation safely), Resources for regulation (helping your students resource themselves for safety), Making choices with asana, pranayama and other yogic practices.

Expect the session to be part work-shop, part educational and part experiential.

About your facilitator: Sarah Van Est

Sarah is a trauma sensitive yoga teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, philosopher and educator. In 2018, she established Ujjayi Yoga Tasmania in response to a lack of services in northern Tasmania offering body-based therapies for people healing from the hurt and wounds of trauma. 

With 10 years’ experience working with people impacted by trauma, and 20 years of yoga practice

behind her, she now applies Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Sensitive Yoga in her clinically

validated therapeutic work.

Sarah’s therapeutic practice is a blend of understanding the complex physiology and experience of trauma from the western medical perspective; and the Eastern practices and philosophies of yoga that hold the wisdom to prepare us for life and heal when there is rupture. She works to nurture healing, growth, joy and empowerment with groups and individuals. 

A passionate educator, Sarah has developed and delivered many trauma informed programs over the years. Starting with educating social service employees working with women impacted by domestic and family violence, to speaking at conferences, creating resources for working with a trauma informed lens and now offering tailored therapeutic yoga programs for the Department of Education, Children and Young people.

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Early Bid Discount $15: Pay in full by 30th of August and enter code YFHEB24 when checking out.

Health Care Card Concession $20: Applies for Health Care Card holders; enter code HealthCare2024

If both apply, enter code YFHEBHC24.

Prices include delicious vegetarian meals, accommodation, sessions and notes from Sarah, daily Yoga Nidra and a beautiful venue to enjoy.


  • Single room

  • Shared room

    Maximum of 2 people in one room. If you wish to share with a specific person please state their name when entering your personal booking details.

  • Glamping Single

    Our big tent with mattress or Laurel Room, or Loft

  • Glamping Shared

    Our big tent with mattress or Laurel Room

  • Camping - your tent/camper

    Your tent/camper placed on the property with close access to all facilities.

  • Non-residential




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