Trauma Yoga Teacher Training

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For volunteer applicants: The two main ways of volunteering for THAY are helping out at events (generally evenings and weekends) and teaching trauma yoga classes in our programs (mainly weekdays between 10am - 7pm). 1-year volunteers are required to complete 52 hours of volunteer work within a year. 6-month volunteers are required to complete 26 hours of work within 6 months. If applying as a volunteer in exchange for the training, do you have enough time to commit to volunteering given your current work and life schedule?

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Training FAQs


Q: What exactly does the volunteer commitment entail?

A: The two main ways of volunteering with THAY are through teaching trauma yoga classes at some of our program locations and helping out with events throughout the year. Generally most of our trauma yoga classes are held during the day between 10-7pm Monday-Friday as this is the time most of our partners have requested for their students. We currently have a few classes that take place in the evenings and hold one Saturday class every other month. If you work full-time, this could mean that the bulk of your volunteer hours would likely come from volunteering at events instead of teaching. That being said, it is possible to get your volunteer hours completed through assisting with events as long as you're able to help out with all of them.

Volunteer duties at fundraiser events range from checking attendees in to showing guests where to go, selling tickets at the door, and passing out and collecting donation forms. Events take place on evenings or weekends.

Throughout the year we also have small admin-related projects that come up from time to time where volunteer help is needed such as assisting with flyering, social media, newsletters, research, storage help, etc. So that is another way to complete volunteer hours.

Q: Can you elaborate more on exactly what is covered in the training?

A: Teacher training covers Ashtanga Basics, What is Trauma and How to Teach Someone Who Has Been Through Trauma, Chair Yoga, Diversity Training & Cultural Competency.

Q: I have a certification in hatha/ashtanga/power/vinyasa/Birkam yoga. Can I take the class?

A: Yes! We'd be delighted to have you join us!

Q: I have no yoga training. Can I take this course?

A: 200+ hour yoga teacher training is required or a daily Ashtanga practice for 2+ years. You can volunteer with us in other capacities! Email diana@threeandahalfacres.org for more information.

Q: I live far away. Will I be able to bring THAY to my area?

A: Possibly. You can discuss with Lara at the time of training.

Q: What are the payment options?

A: Payment options:

  • Free for those who make a one-year commitment to volunteering one hour a week. ($100 deposit returned at year end)
  • $250 for those who make a six-month commitment to volunteering one hour a week. (plus a $50 deposit returned after six months)
  • $550 for those who would like the training with no volunteer commitment
Q: Sign me up! What do I need to do to register?

Click on the "Register Today" button on this page to fill out the registration form. We will review your application and contact you by email to confirm your acceptance to the training.

Please email diana@threeandahalfacres.org with additional questions.

Q: What should I bring to the training?

A: Just yourself in clothes you are able to do yoga in and a pen.

Q: Where is the training located?
A: The New York training will be held at Land Yoga - 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York NY. The DC training will be held at Woodley Park Yoga - 2625 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC.
Q: What is required to obtain my Trauma Yoga Teacher Training certificate?

A: In addition to attending both weekend training dates, we require you to observe a minimum of two of our trauma yoga classes and then trial teach two classes in order to receive a certificate.

Q: I have a full-time job/a busy schedule or I live far away. Is there a way I can fulfill volunteer commitment?
A: There is some flexibility in fulfilling the service commitment, including digital work, flyering and more. However, we ask that our volunteers be able to fulfill the bulk of their hours locally - if taking the training in New York, volunteers must be able to serve the Harlem and Upper Manhattan communities. If taking the training in Washington DC, volunteers must be able to serve within the city. If there is a specific organization that you'd like to bring trauma yoga to in order to fulfill your volunteer commitment, please reach out to us and let us know.
Q: Is the training Yoga Alliance certified?

A. The Trauma Yoga Teacher Training is a supplemental continuing education course for students who have already completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. At this time there is no certification process for continuing education trainings on Yoga Alliance; they only certify 200 and 500-hour courses. However, the training is registered on Yoga Alliance and will count towards fulfilling YA continuing education credits.

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