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 From Anxious to Embodied and Empowered



Integrating Yoga and Somatic Movement through a Trauma Informed Lens to Support Children and Teens in Building Greater Capacity and Resilience


Teaching Yoga and Somatic Movement to Children and Youth through a Trauma Informed Lens

From Anxious to Embodied and Empowered - Integrating Yoga and Somatic Movement through a Trauma Informed Lens to Support Children and Teens in Building Greater Capacity and Resilience

Great For:

  • Yoga Teachers

  • Yoga Therapists

  • Somatic Experiencing© Practitioners

  • Embodiment Practitioners

  • Educators

  • Pediatric, O.T.'s, P.T's, Speech Therapists

  • Behavior Therapists

  • Mental Health Practitioners

  • School Counselors

  • Expressive Arts Therapists

  • Movement Therapists

  • Parents or Caregivers

  • Anyone who works with youth and is interested in using a bottom up approach in supporting children and teens

This course will explore yoga and somatic movement practices to support children and teens in moving from anxious or disempowered states to more embodied and empowered states.

A combination of self-paced lecture, webinars, online videos and test your learning reviews.

Course participants will learn:

  • The definition of trauma and the different trauma categories

  • What is ACE's

  • Polyvagal Theory and the Impact of Trauma and Unmanaged Stress on a Child's Development and Experience with the World Around Them

  • What is Somatic Experiencing©?

  • How to Work with Children Through a Trauma Informed Lens

  • Benefits of Yoga and Somatic Practices for Children and Teens

  • Anxiety and Depression Amongst our Youth (Research, Causes, Symptoms & Similarities)

  • Practices for Up-regulating and Down-regulating the Nervous System

  • Rhythmic Movement and Sensory Integration & Why they Matter

  • Attachment Theory Explained

  • Building Connection and Attunement (Co-regulation, Tracking and Attunement, Somatic Based Touch)

  • Practices to Support Interoception, Self-Regulation and Safety

  • Window of Tolerance & Resilience

  • Expressing and Releasing Difficult Emotions

  • Working with Boundaries, Self Agency and Self Empowerment through Yoga, Somatic Movement, Breath, Vocalization and Visualization

  • Embracing and Embodying our "Animal Nature"

  • Using Animals, Superheroes, Characters, etc. as Embodied Protectors

  • Nature and Ventral Vagal Connection

New Online Training!

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing the course

Facebook Group - Participants will be invited to join a private Facebook Group to build community and connect with Shawnee Thornton Hardy and other course participants.


Pre-sale Pricing - $200.00. Save $50 when you register for the limited pre-sale pricing. Pre-sale pricing ends April 30th, 2022

Regular Pricing - $250.00 after April 30th, 2022

Once you register, course curriculum will be available May 31st, 2022.

See Details and Register HERE!

Join us for both the Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings online and become a 95-hour Certified Children's Yoga Teacher with an Emphasis on Making Yoga and Mindfulness Inclusive and Accessible to Children of Diverse Abilities and Backgrounds! All Children!


Level 1 - Yoga for Children (Autism, Neurodiversity & Diverse Needs) Online Training

Dates: May 18th-29th, 2022


Register HERE!


Level 2 - 70 hour Online training to equal a 95-hour Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with an emphasis on Inclusion and Accessibility

Completion of Level 1 Training is a pre-requisite

Dates: June 8th - July 31st, 2022

Register HERE!

Dates: January 6th-April 22nd, 2023

CLick HERE for details on the Level 3 - YOGA THERAPY FOR YOUTH TRAINING 

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