Trainings are offered to clinicians wanting to integrate yoga into their clinical practice, yoga teachers intending to make their teaching more trauma-informed, and organizations interested in bringing trauma-informed yoga to clients or employees.


THRIVE 20-hour trauma-informed yoga teacher training

January 26-28, 2019. (JANUARY TRAINING IS SOLD OUT) and August 23-26, 2019 (Registration is open now)- August training follows the same curriculum and time sequence as Jan. training.

Location: 1324 Allston St., Houston TX 77008

Friday January 26th: 6-8 PM.

Saturday January 27th: 9AM- 5PM (plus 2 hours of home self-reflection exercise) 

Sunday January 28th: 9AM-5PM

This comprehensive 20-hour training led by Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW, YACEP, E-RYT will offer an in-depth and comprehensive overview of the THRIVE trauma-informed yoga teaching system. This training is designed to empower yoga teachers by broadening their skillset in order to attend intelligently to the body/mind of their students. It is especially relevant for yoga teachers who wish to teach in settings where they will teach students impacted by trauma. 

1. Access an introductory version of the most updated neurobiological research on trauma and how it affects the body and mind of students,  
2. Learn to attend to your students' mental and emotional bodies with concrete tools in a responsive, boundaried manner,
3. Learn and practice the basic tenets of non-coercive trauma-informed language.

You will also learn how systemic trauma such as racism and socio-economic oppression affects communities and how trauma work has social justice as one of its core values. 

This training is eligible for 20 CE credits through the Yoga Alliance. 

Early Bird Pricing (before 10/1/18): $385     Regular Pricing: $425

Scholarships available. 




Past trainings


Emotional Anatomy Yoga Teacher Training

 7/21/18. 8 AM-5 PM

This 8 hour training course which incorporates modules on boundaries, power dynamics, trauma, projection and trauma-informed teaching is offered as part of the Big Upgrade 500 Hour Teacher Training Big Power Yoga Program.  

Embodied Trauma: Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Therapy

The Village Center for Holistic Therapy. Pittsburgh, PA

8/2/18.  4PM-7PM


This program will explore the value of yogic practices in the clinical setting, particularly when treating complex trauma. The complexity of embodied trauma will be explored, as well as the benefits of utilizing yoga as an adjunctive element in clinical practice. There will be a short seated experiential trauma-informed yoga practice appropriate for participants with no previous yoga experience. No mats or special clothing are necessary. 


Trauma Informed Yoga: An Introductory Training for Yoga Teachers and Workshop

BYS Yoga Studio, Pittsburgh, PA

8/4/18.  12PM- 6PM

Are you ready to take your teaching skills to the next level?

In this training you will:

1. Access an introductory version of the most updated neurobiological research on trauma and how it affects the physical body,
2. Learn how it can show up in your students' behaviors and physical practices,
3. Learn the basic tenets of invitational language and non-coercive teaching,
4. Acquire at least three concrete suggestions/ tools that you can implement immediately to make your classes trauma-informed.

This training is eligible for 3 CE credits through the Yoga Alliance.

Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Group Psychotherapy

Fall Conference: Diversity within Diversity–The Intersection of Identities Within Groups

2018 HGPS One-Day Conference
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Council on Recovery
303 Jackson Hill St. Houston TX 77007

This course will provide training, guidance and support to clinicians wishing to integrate trauma-informed yogic practices and movement into their process groups. Equipment will be provided.This training is presented as part of the one day Houston Group Psychotherapy Conference at the Council on Recovery. This year's theme: "Diversity within Diversity - The Intersection of Identities Within Groups" featuring Keynote Speaker Sandra López, LCSW, ACSW.

3 ethics CEUs and up to 7 total clinical CEUs

Responding Clinically to Trauma Experienced by Families as a Result of Immigration Separation

November 2, 2018. 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $75

This course addresses issues relating to systemic oppression and exclusion of immigrant populations.  It will provide training in trauma-informed assessment and clinical treatment of children and families affected by our country’s recent immigration policies. The intent of this course is to increase the capacity of participants to better meet the mental health needs of immigrant populations in the Houston area following mandated traumatic familial separations.

By the end of this course, fully engaged participants will be able to:

  • Gain culturally sensitive proficiency in assessing for signs of trauma in parents and children who were separated due to immigration policies.

  • Acquire at least 2 skills to engage clinically with children and adults at different stages of their trauma and immigration status.

  • Learn to access a varied range of clinical skills, from crisis-intervention to body-based.

  • Create a toolbox of self-care strategies to manage vicarious trauma to respond in a present and clinically sound manner.

THRIVE 3- hour trauma-informed yoga training

November 10th, 2018

Location: 1324 Allston St. Houston TX, 77008


This training will offer an introduction to the THRIVE trauma-informed yoga system. This training is open to yoga teachers, clinicians of every discipline, medical staff, educators, social workers and individuals who are interested in working with individuals and communities who have experienced trauma. 

In this training, you will: 

1. Access an introductory version of the most updated neurobiological research on trauma and how it affects the physical body,
2. Learn how body-based interventions can assist in stabilizing the body/mind
3. Acquire concrete suggestions/ tools that you can implement to make your classes or clinical interventions trauma-informed.

This training is eligible for 3 CE credits through the Yoga Alliance.