trauma release

‘Who we are’ is a complex combination of evolution, ancestry, experience, chemistry, chance and the choices we make.

It is now a known scientific fact that trauma is stored in tissues of our body. Our face, our body and our posture store the history of our lifetime. Sacred yogic texts have recognised this fact for thousands of years. Metaphysically and scientifically, our fate lies deep within. Our past trauma is stored in our cells, our genes and our DNA. Trauma not only effects our cells, but it changes our body, our gut, our brain wave patterning, our nervous system and our brains. The memory of the past that lives within us sees us often trying to supress the inner chaos inside ourselves at the expense of our spontaneous involvement in life.

In this course, through methods of trauma release for the muscles, organs and fascia, we will explore the ways to unlock the karmic fate of the body and bring freedom of movement and mind into the present. Trauma Release Yoga is an essential key to free the knots of the past. Breathing together, moving together, touch and eye contact with trusted others help us to dissolve the past and the fate that lies in our genes.

Benevolent minds and hearts – let us gather together to explore…

Reported benefits of Trauma Release Yoga include:

  • Release of chronic tension and increase of energy and stamina
  • Release of emotional and physical trauma
  • Freedom from symptoms of sciatica and fibromyalgia
  • Reduced Anxiety and Depression
  • Decrease of aches and pains
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sense of feeling grounded and focused
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved relationships ~ attachment and attunement
  • Inhabiting the body ~ feeling grounded, self contented and peaceful

Evidenced based and clinical research supports the following around Trauma Release Yoga: Neuroplastic changes in brain and body; Epigenetic Changes in brain and body; Changes in Vagal tone and the nervous system; Improved Relaxation Response; Reduction in size of amygdala (flight or fight brain response); Improved neurofeedback loops in mind-body connection; Heightened levels of trust, compassion and oxytocin.

Learning outcomes

  • How to take a student into Trauma Release
  • Creating a safe place and trust in therapeutic relationships
  • Imparting and Understanding the science of Trauma Release Yoga
  • Trauma Release Exercises and Neurogenic Yoga
  • Basic Counselling skills and Therapeutic Interventions for a Student in trauma
  • When and how to refer
  • Improving the Relaxation Response
  • Creating lasting changes and how to teach students self-empowerment Trauma Release techniques.

Your Teachers

Samantha Lindsay-German is a holistic counsellor, kundalini yoga teacher, wife and mother to four children. Samantha is a powerful teacher with an enormous healing capacity, read more about Samantha here.

The Trauma Release course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pm Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

If you are enrolling in the Advanced Diploma in Yoga & Meditation teacher training, or the Ayurvedic Massage and Trauma Release Therapy course, please enrol in this course to secure your place. You must also enrol in your other elected modules to complete your enrolment.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies.

Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.

This course is also part of the Ayurvedic Massage and Trauma Release Therapy course, and Advanced Diploma of Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of these courses.


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Book list

Required books

  • The Body keeps The Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D

Recommended books

  • Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
  • Healing Trauma by Peter Levine
  • The Divine Doctor Joseph Micheal Levry

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