Teaching Yoga for Anxiety & Trauma Sensitve Yoga Intensive

21st - 24th November 2024 

Understand how & why anxiety arises & how the science of yoga can have such a powerful role to play in alleviating anxiety. Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge & practices to help support students who have or may have experienced trauma. Or simply explore some new ways to “hold the space” for your students.

Whether you want to offer classes specifically for anxiety or those that have experienced trauma, or simply support yourself & others to find more ease, we will share proven methods from across the yoga & mindfulness spectrum that help to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety & trauma & find more ease.

Using the body & breath is key for moving from an anxious state. We can’t think our way out of anxiety or trauma. Yoga is ideally placed to offer this support. Key to understanding anxiety & trauma is the nervous system, so we will research & explore for ourselves how our practice affects our nervous system state.

Yoga gives opportunities to both “up regulate” or stimulate the nervous system, as well as to calm or “down-regulate” so that over time as we alternate consciously between these states, the nervous system becomes more adaptable or resilient. Alongside other neurological & psychological changes, supported by affirmation, yoga philosophy, anxiety & trauma can become much more manageable.

The research into yoga for PTSD gives us ways to create a safe space for our students, & allows everyone regardless of their experience to relax into the sense of “being held”.

This course covers the theoretical side of trauma as well as the practical implications for class. We cover:

  • How trauma affects the brain & behaviours
  • The key principles of trauma sensitive yoga
  • How to work with movement, breath & meditation in a trauma sensitive class, including sequencing, cueing & invitational language
  • A look at mental health framework & honouring the student wisdom
  • How to support a student who may become triggered
  • Radical self care through rest/journaling/yoga
  • Use of language & keeping “spiritual” concepts real
  • Cultural appropriation, intersectionality & privilege
  • The physiology & neurology of anxiety
  • Breathwork practices for mental health
  • Vagus nerve - theory & practice
  • The bandhas & why they matter
  • Movement & anxiety - how to create & adapt asana for anxiety
  • Creating a resilient nervous system & what this means
  • Class sequences - we provide & develop sample sequences
  • How to teach a 6 week course of Yoga for Anxiety or Yoga for Physical & Mental Health

Teaching Yoga for Anxiety & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Intensive


21 - 24 November 2024

  • Payment plan and bursaries available
  • 40 CPD hours
  • Yoga Alliance UK approved
  • Small group course
  • Suitable for yoga teachers and experienced yogis
  • Training days are 9am-5pm, with 1 hour for lunch
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I would love to share this unique course with you that I have developed during the past few years in response to the pandemic, and hormone changes of menopause that can lead to anxiety. I believe this course is essential learning for any yoga teacher, since so many of our students come for their anxiety, whether they specify this or not. Let’s create a yoga that is inherently healing and nurturing for all.

The in studio days give us time to practice together, to integrate the techniques for teaching yoga for anxiety or a trauma sensitive approach & to consider the practicalities of offering these kinds of classes. There is online content available at an additional cost that allows you to revise the work around the nervous system and neurology.

Support yourself and others to live with ease in my Teaching Yoga for Anxiety & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Intensive

This intensive is next running 21 - 24 November 2024, so don’t miss out.

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“This has been thought provoking and I now have so many tools for teaching people with anxiety. My understanding of the science of what is happening in the body and brain is now so much clearer.”


“Laura's teaching style is so compassionate and her knowledge into the neuroscience was so informative and inspiring. I feel confident to use the knowledge in my practice professionally and personally.”


"Inspirational as always. I am leaving with a head full of ideas of how to run effective courses as well as a deeper understanding and compassion. I'm looking forward to the next course.”

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Support yourself and others to live with ease in my Teaching Yoga for Anxiety & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Intensive

This intensive is next running 21 - 24 November 2024, so don’t miss out.

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