Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Program

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All of our 2020 training courses are FULL (Our wait-list is full too)

We will announce our 2021 calendar after September 15th. We highly recommend completing the application process for the 2021 courses as we have an extensive wait-list and the 2021 trainings will fill up early.

Please read all of the information below BEFORE applying or contacting us with questions. There is an exhaustive amount of information below. If you are too busy to read all of the information below, please do not apply at this time. Our training requires a time commitment and dedication; it would be best to join us at a later date when you have time.

Please do not register if you are uncertain if you can attend and/or if you are unable to attend all sessions.

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Our goal is to bring trauma informed Yoga Therapy disciplines to all manner of providers, whether they are new to their field, or are long standing practitioners. To this goal we offer three levels of certification. The higher the level, the more elements are required.

Sundara Yoga Therapy’s Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy trainings are broken into distinct levels. Each level requires specific modules which are named after the elements:

  • Earth (Level I)
  • Water (Level II)
  • Fire, Air and Ether (Level III)

Please review the self-inquiry work and schedule options before registering.


  • 100% attendance is required. If an emergency arises, we will help place you in a later cohort session.
  • We do not record the Webinar “live” meetings for participants to view later. In-person attendance is required in all sessions.
  • We have an education platform that houses all materials required for the training. Participants will have access to the education platform for 18 months from the start date of the program they enter.
  • There are four meetings that last 5 hours each. There are NO make-up hours available, so be certain you are available for all of the hours listed.
  • Our accreditors require “live” participation on our Zoom meetings.


2021 Tuition

Level I – $695 per Element if registering for one element at a time.

Level II – $695 per Element if registering for one element at a time.

Levels I & II – $108 discount if registering/paying for both levels at the same time.


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  • Yoga Psychology
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurophysiological principles
  • Relational-Cultural Theory
  • Ethics & Boundaries
  • Scope of Practice
  • Self-Care • & More….

(25 hrs) Format: Currently online only

Level 1 = Earth Element Only



  • TIYT™ Methodology
  • Ancient Yoga Techniques
  • Neuropsychology
  • Polyvagal Nerve Theory & TIYT™ research
  • Yoga Psychology
  • Stress Biology
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Diversity , Equity & Inclusion 
  • Somethesis
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & More….

(25hrs ) Format: Currently online only

Level 2 = Earth & Water Elements



  • TIYT™ “Overcome!” Protocol
  • Series, workshop & class outlines
  • Tools to use with clients (videos, book, workbook)
  • License to use TIYT™ copyright content
  • Online access to Facilitator’s education platform
  • Ongoing technical support for Facilitator’s platform
  • Connection to TIYT™ Collective ThinkTank
  • Opportunity to participate as a Facilitator researcher with our research with Dr. Heilman, Dr. Porges and UNC School of Medicine

Format: Online & Mentored Internship

Level 3 = Fire, Air & Ether

Please read through the self-inquiry questions and meditate on them. If you do not have the time to do such an inquiry, please do not fill out the application – TIYT trainings require dedication and a time commitment; being too busy is an indication that you should consider joining us when you have more time in your schedule.

Self Inquiry #1

This training is not a trauma resolution training for participants – we expect participants to have a strong sense of self and an ability to self-regulate.

Do you feel you have the inner resources and have come far enough along in your own journey that you are able to let go of your personal narrative?

Some indications that this training is not ideal for you:

Do you educate or “help” others unsolicited?

Are you uncertain of how to let go of your personal narrative?

Do you feel you have more knowledge than others?

Is it important to you that others know how much you know?

Self Inquiry #2

This field draws empathic people who want to help make a difference in other people’s lives; empathic people are vulnerable to secondary and vicarious trauma and may end up carrying an emotional burden instead of helping guide another person to work through their own journey.

Do you have a clear understanding of why you want to work with people who have experienced trauma?

Some indications that this training is not ideal for you:

Do you relate to wanting to stop someone’s pain and feel responsible for “fixing” someone’s life?

Do you do things for people that they should be doing themselves?

This type of enmeshment adds more levels of injury to both the client and the facilitator. It is important to do some self-inquiry on boundaries and enmeshment.

Self Inquiry #3

Privilege and power differentials are a major source of trauma for others around a person expressing one or both.

Do you understand privilege from a social equity perspective?

Some indications that this training is not ideal for you:

Do you expect exceptions to be made for you and your circumstance regardless of agreeing to boundaries and guidelines established prior to registration?

Do you get frustrated when listening to a differing opinion, or if you aren’t able to give your opinion on all topics?

Do you feel that you do not need to do the self-reflection required to uncover racial inequity in our social structures and institutions?


Continuing Education Credits

All training participants receive a certificate of completion that lists the number of CEs offered for the training and can be submitted to IAYT, YA and other agencies. Participants will receive a certificate from Sundara Yoga Therapy upon completion of each level’s requirements and an Evaluation & feedback form. The certificates will be your proof of hours and completion required by CE accreditors.

Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Marriage/Family Therapists:
Sundara Yoga Therapy is pre-approved for CE credits in the state of Texas. Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of Texas are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. Sundara Yoga Therapy is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of Texas; it is your responsibility to check with your licensing agency before finalizing your registration.

See each course for specific CE details
International Association of Yoga Therapist:
Level 1 (Earth Element )- an in-person program; receives 25 IAYT Professional Development CE credits
Level 2 (Water Element) – an in-person program receives 25 IAYT Professional Development CE credits
Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Certification: The Level 2 Certification (Ea & W Elements required) may be counted as elective credits toward the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy’s 800hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification
Yoga Alliance: Sundara Yoga Therapy is a YACEP provider (applying during pandemic: please choose the location/date closest to your online cohort session-there is no “Online” options listed as it is a temporary solution that Yoga Alliance has created for the YA community).
Level 1 (Earth Element )- an in-person program; receives 25 YACEP CE credits.
Level 2 (Water Element) – an in-person program; receives 25 YACEP CE credits.
Level 3(Fire, Air & Ether Elements) – an online program; receives 34 YACEP non-contact hours & 6 contact hours.
Social Workers- TX State: 25 SW CEUs – TX Provider #6724.
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers in the state of Texas (All Elements).
Marriage & Family Therapists TX State: 25 MFT CEUs – TX Provider #1205.
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Texas (All Elements).
Professional Counselors TX State: 25 LPC CEUs – TX Provider #1205.
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for Professional Counselors in the state of Texas (All Elements).

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