Workshops for Teachers and Students of Yoga

At Art of Balance Yoga we believe “once a student always a student”! All curious students are welcome and Yoga Teachers earn CEC’s for each hour of training. Throughout the year we have workshops on a wide variety of subjects on topics that are relevant for the yoga teaching profession, including new trends in yoga anatomy, trauma sensitive teaching, and the ethics of Yoga, as well as core subjects in Yoga Philosophy, Teaching Methodology and Techniques. We offer some Ayurveda workshops and special classes, plus teachings on the subtle subjects — Chakras, Pranayama and Meditation. There is always something more to learn, and diving deep into a subject with an enthusiastic, expert teacher at the helm is a joy.


Veterans Yoga Project and Art of Balance Yoga:

Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery for Yoga Teachers and Healthcare Professionals

12/07/2019 9:00-6:00 PM - 12/08/2019 9:00-5:30 PM

Where: 4300 PLANK RD #170, FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 22407

Cost: Early Reg $375 (until 10/7) Standard Registration $425


Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from posttraumatic stress and other psychological difficulties.  It is an evidence-informed, in that practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about posttraumatic stress and its treatment.  It is clinically-tested, in that it was developed based on feedback from hundreds of veterans and active-duty service members receiving treatment at residential and outpatient treatment programs.  Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US and Canada.

In the Level One teacher training, you will explore:

  1. The development, course, and consequences of trauma-related disorders

  2. The psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma-related disorders and how yoga fits into an integrative treatment approach

  3. Special considerations and cautions when providing yoga therapy to veterans and other trauma-affected individuals

  4. Specific practices, guiding principles, and resources found to be helpful for veterans coping with trauma, including a detailed treatment manual with an empirically-informed, clinically-tested 12-week protocol, and access to a downloadable electronic copy (pdf) of the Mindful Resilience Yoga for Veterans Recovering from Trauma practice guide.

This Veterans Yoga Project training consists of a balance of practice and lecture/discussion.  At the end of the training, participants will understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders, how those symptoms are related to underlying neurobiology, and how to use this understanding to most effectively teach individuals recovering from trauma.