TRMBW™ & SEL Somatic Teacher Training

Re-Building & Mobilizing Trauma-Informed Communities

Are you a yoga or wellness practitioner, educator, coach, social service worker,  health care worker, or helping professional?

Are you ready to up-skill your qualifications and become a trauma responsive service provider?

Do you want to serve your community in a way that protects their safety, wellbeing, growth and development?

Or maybe you’re longing to take a deeper dive into becoming trauma informed, healing yourself and deepening your own practice in the art of wellbeing?

The Rituals for Recovery Healing Arts Institute (HAI) welcomes you to its 200 hour “Trauma Responsive Mind-Body Wellness" (TRMBW™) & SEL Somatic Healing Teacher Training.

Unlike other 200-hour Teacher Trainings, our program is designed to elevate instructors into trauma responsive educators, trainers or community leaders in social change.

 

What You’ll Learn

This comprehensive training, equips and empowers trainees, utilizing the RFR Method to become trauma responsive, build resilience and restore mind-body wellness. The course instils the principles of yoga, energy, Jungian and positive psychology along with ~ trauma informed SEL, mindfulness based stress reduction, breathwork and how to apply them in their practice.

Our program uses a theoretical and empirically grounded approach, based on the body of trauma and yoga literature to support the effective and safe provision of trauma informed yoga, somatic healing and SEL to potentially vulnerable populations. Participants will learn the practice of yin and restorative yoga and will be prepared to teach classes through a trauma informed lens to adults and youth looking to develop a sustainable practice focused on post traumatic growth and the art of wellbeing.

This training is an integrative framework for understanding how trauma and chronic stress impact the body and mind.

In addition, Mental Health First Aid is an inclusive part of our program training and a prerequisite for our course participants to graduate. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. MHFA is a certified program from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Mental Health First Aid Standard- Click link for brochure: 

https://www.mhfa.ca/sites/default/files/course_pdfs/mhfa_standard_virtual_course_outline-en-fr-may-2021.pdf

Participants will learn how to…

  • Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Have conversations that encourage a person to:
    • Talk about their mental well-being
    • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
    • Reach out to these supports
    • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation
    • Check in with one’s own mental well-being and take action as needed

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TRMBW™ program participants will receive an additional certificate of completion in MHFA.

Program Description

TRMBW™ is the embodiment of connecting people to the social emotional learning skills (SEL) and practices needed to respond to toxic stress and overcome difficult life circumstances, so individuals can live with self-efficacy and increase self-regulation – body, mind and spirit.

The training is comprised of four 50 hour modules. Each module will consist of live Zoom sessions, pre-recorded videos, personal study, homework assignments and practice teaching.

Our revolutionary program utilizes a combination of psycho-educational tools, therapeutic interventions, and evidence-based self-regulation techniques to restore mind-body wellness.

 

Rituals for Recovery TRMBW™ Curriculum

This module is the first step to becoming a Trauma-Responsive-Mind-Body-Wellness Instructor. You will gain a solid understanding of trauma and the RFR method, and why (Yin and Restorative) yoga combined with tapping and a bio-psycho-social approach can be so effective in healing and facilitating a safe space to connect with ourselves.

MODULE 1: 50 Hours Trauma & The RFR Methodology

The Roots of Yoga in Trauma Recovery

MODULE TOPICS COVERED

  • The RFR Metodology and the Truth About Trauma
  • Yoga Foundations for Trauma Healing
  • The Wisdom of Sanskrit
  • Exploring the Roots and Eights Limbs of Yoga
  • Bio-psycho-social Approach to Mind-Body Wellness
  • Trauma Informed SEL and Rebuilding Communities Framework
  • Introduction to YIN & Restorative Yoga
  • Orientation to EFT Tapping

Module two provides participants with an all-encompassing understanding of the medical science behind the imprint of trauma on the body and somatic interventions for recovery. Through the exploration of the biomechanics of 25 yoga asanas, you will learn the difference between YIN and Restorative yoga modalities and employ teaching strategies for each. Acquiring eastern and western perspectives of the gross and subtle body, you will gain knowledge of the 12 Body Systems, the Musculoskeletal, Respiratory and Nervous Systems. Through the preparation of sequences, you will perfect your practice and master each pose through teaching fellow classmate’s asana postures within the RFR framework. You will obtain an understanding of the Polyvagal theory, somatic therapy, how to release trauma trapped in the body and safely move someone back to social engagement.

MODULE 2: Body Science & The Impact of Trauma

The Body Knows

MODULE TOPICS COVERED

  • Views of Physiology ~ Understanding the Body from an Eastern & Western Perspective
  • Introduction to the Human Body as a Whole System
  • Neuroception of the Fascia and the Imprint of Trauma
  • Somatic Therapy Through Restorative Yin Asana Techniques, Postures, Alignment, Smart Sequencing
  • Epigenetics & The Legacy of Trauma
  • PolyVagal Theory, Social Behavior & Connection

This module will take you on an in-depth exploration of universal energy, the energy bodies, channels, primary energy centres (chakras) and their relation to health issues. You will also learn about somatic healing and memory, common somatic disorders, how the body protects itself from further harm post-trauma, and the most common de-armoring practices. An introduction to positive, depth and archetypal psychology theory and common trauma healing practices will also be provided, including socratic questioning, guided imagery, dream work, and internal family systems (IFS). You will also be introduced to shadow work, where you will explore and learn to heal the darker, hidden/shameful parts of yourself. The significance of mantra and the difference between story & mythology. You will learn about the window of tolerance model and the various zones of arousal, how stress can move you out of the window of tolerance, and strategies to increase the window of tolerance. Finally, you will be introduced to the history of Ayurveda, the five universal elements and their connection to the human body, and current examples of how we are using Ayurveda in modern science and holistic healing.

MODULE 3: Retrain the Brain Heal the Body

Mind Body Medicine

MODULE TOPICS COVERED

  • The Human Energy System
  • Somatic Memory, the Senses, Somatic Healing & Body Armoring
  • Depth and Archetypal Psychology Practices
  • Spiritual Perspective & Shadow Work
  • 5 Elements and the Tao of Trauma
  • Window of Tolerance and Traumatic Stress
  • Ayurveda 101, Healing Foods, Diet & Disease, Cooking Classes Recipes and More

The final module reviews the body of literature of yoga and trauma that informs the RFR Method and TRMBW™ Model. Bringing everything full circle, you will learn to integrate various trauma responsive somatic tools and healing arts practices, empowering you to hold safe space and teach with confidence. Through the embodiment of connecting people to the SEL skills and practices needed to respond to toxic stress you will promote mind-body-emotion regulation and integration and create the conditions for optimal personal and relational health and well-being. Outlining the key teaching points of the program, you will be prepared to respond to individuals with empathy, compassionate presence, and attunement, in turn, creating a more wholehearted, healing presence in the world.

This module welcomes guest teachers in the healing arts space, who will share a diverse range of skills, practices, and tools, which you can implement as daily rituals for recovery and resilience.

MODULE 4: Rituals for Resilience

Embodied Integration

MODULE TOPIC COVERED

  • Healing Collective Trauma
  • Social Justice & Empowered Leadership
  • Moving to Trauma Responsive Care
  • Yoga & SEL Principles of Sequencing
  • Somatic Tools & Healing Arts Practices for Recovery
  • Exploring Pathways & Ethical Practices
Participants will be ready to take the TRMBW™ & SEL Somatic Healing program off the mat, and into the world!

Course Materials & Resources

At the start, and through out the program, you will receive: 

  • A complete training manual
  • Detailed videos, readings, handouts, lectures and mentorship.
  • Access to a private online program support group where we will be interacting with questions, answers, and resources.
  • 12 RFR Method sequences, 5 TRMBW™ Rituals for Recovery practices for you to practice and teach afterwards, and continued support through our online community

Module Structure

EACH 50 hr Training Module consists of

25 Live Hours Via Zoom – Held on (4) 5-hour days and (2) 2.5-hour evenings per month with one week in between fo break for reflection, selfcare, and homework.

Students will be required to complete all class assignments, homework, quizes, as well a final exam and practicum including a TRMBW™ & SEL Capstone Project and 10 hours of community service. The achievement of 80% on all projects, quizes and the final exam is required to pass.

Graduates will be awarded a Rituals for Recovery HAI 200hr TRMBW™ & SEL Somatic Healing Teacher designation (CYT 200) and certificate of completion and a Mental Health First Aid Certificate through the Mental Health First Aid Commission of Canada.

Zoom Sessions

MODULE 1: 50 Hours

Trauma & the RFR Methodology

September 8th, 10th, 11th, 22nd, 24th, 25th (2022)

MODULE 2: 50 Hours

Body Science & the Impact of Trauma

October 6th, 08th, 09th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd (2022)

MODULE 3: 50 Hours

Retrain the Brain Heal the Body

November 3rd, 5th, 6th, 17th, 18th, 19th (2022)

MODULE 4: 50 Hours

Rituals for Resilience

December 1st,3rd, 4th, 15th, 17th, 18th (2022)

 

 

Completing the 200 Hrs

After completing the 200hr program, students will gain a somatic healing teacher certification through the RFR HAI. As part of our "Rebuilding Communities Project Initiatives", a requirement for certification is that students will volunteer 12 hours teaching the RFR Method and bringing the gift of TRMBW™ and somatic movement to marginalized populations within their community. You can choose an organization in your community or we will place you with a RFR community partner of choice where you will bring the gift of TRMBW™ SEL and movement, free of charge, to marginalized populations within the community.

Community Service

Students will have a 30-minute private call with a member of our team for Q&A, to discuss community partners, hours and approval of their certificate.

In-order to receive their certificate, students will have to complete twelve hours of practice teaching as a community service.

You will be placed with a RFR community partner of choice where you will bring the gift of TRMBW™ SEL and somatic movement, free of charge, to marginalized populations within the community.

 

Our Social Change Model........ Paying it Forward

Help Her Recover Trauma Relief for the Community focuses on providing compassionate and accessible trauma relief services, to women in shelter and in communities of need.  As part of our social change model, this training "pays it forward" to assist women and girls who are living with the intersecting challenges of violence,  abuse, poverty, mental illness, and addiction. We believe every woman and girl has a right to live a life not defined by their past. Your participation in this training allows us to assist women who have experienced complex trauma and are in various stages of recovery, to rise up, reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives.

Through Help Her Recover an arm of RFR, each student will sponsor ONE woman to receive a trauma relief care pack.

Program and Module Pricing

We operate in a co-creative collaborative team environment and use a ‘sliding scale’ model that is based on trust, inclusivity, solidarity, and reciprocity. We offer equity tiered pricing for each 50-hour module and for complete programs. Students have the option of paying per module or for the entire course. Pricing for the complete program will depend on whether students take the 200 hour program alone or along with the 100 hour.

Our pricing system has three tiers as follows:

  • Tier 1: Community Builder: For folks who can afford to pay a bit more, you'll enable individuals in our community experiencing financial difficulties to join at a lower rate.
  • Tier 2: Community Sustainer: This is our base cost per module and per program with the minimum number of particpants enrolled.
  • Tier 3: Community Supporter: For individuals who need financial assistance.

Options

Per Module

200hr

Tier 1

CAD$977.00

CAD$3908.00

Tier 2

CAD$777.00

CAD$3108.00

Tier 3

CAD$577.00

CAD$2308.00

Payment Plans & Scholarships

Students have an option to pay per module, to pay via our payment plan over debited monthly or to pay in full for the 200 Hr Program and receive a $577.00 discount till July 21, 2022.

Note: Prior to each course section commencing, each module must be paid in full before program access will be granted. 

Please take a moment to consider the intention of our education equity structured pricing and scholarship program, which was created in order to provide access for those who hold marginalized identities and for those experiencing financial hardship. If neither of those apply to you, we ask you to please consider supporting those in our community who have decreased access to financial resources by enrolling as a Community Builder or Sustainer.

We offer a limited number of partial scholarships. If you wish to apply, please complete the application below and contact us at; info@ritualsforrecovery.com if you have any questions

Scholarship Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Nope, our TRMBW™ & SEL Somatic Healing Teacher programming is for everyone; yoga teachers, educators, coaches, social service workers, wellness practitioners, health care workers, or helping professionals who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to implement trauma responsive services and practices for healing and prevention of trauma.
Although there are no prerequisites to take this training, it is recommended that you have some knowledge of yoga, trauma and recovery. A consistent weekly yoga and ritual practice for wellbeing is preferred.
Yes! If you’ve already completed a yoga teacher training course – this is a great addition to your yoga teacher training if you want to become trauma informed. You’ll receive valuable trauma informed educational resources, tools, and information to add on to your previous training. Along with yin and restorative asana, you will learn new somatic practices for trauma resolution.
The Yoga Alliance is an organization dedicated to yoga education in the United States. Though the Yoga Alliance is involved in many outreach programs, including the International Day of Yoga, it is best known for setting recommended standards for yoga teacher training programs.
Yoga Alliance is a professional association with an annual membership fee. Yoga Alliance does not certify teachers or accredit schools. Yoga Alliance’s credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

You often see references to yoga teachers or studios being "certified" by the Yoga Alliance.

This is a misconception, because the Yoga Alliance does not certify teachers, but rather registers teacher training programs that meet its minimum standards in the following categories: 200-hour, 500-hour, prenatal, and children's yoga. For example, at the 200-hour level, the Yoga Alliance breaks down how many hours should be spent on each part of the training, including teaching methodology, physiology, philosophy, etc.

If a yoga studio's teacher training program meets these standards, they can register with the Yoga Alliance.

Many of our instructors including the Founder Amanda are RYT with Yoga Alliance. A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) is a distinction given to yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance requirements. A RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS), be confirmed by Yoga Alliance and current with annual fees and Continuing Education.
For each 50-hour training module completed, you will receive a certificate of completion by Rituals for Recovery HAI.  

For all 4 modules completed you will receive a Rituals for Recovery HAI TRMBW™ 200hr Somatic Healing CYT designation and certificate of completion.  

After completing the Mental Health First Course, graduates will also receive a MHFA certificate of completion.
Currently our 200 Hour TRMBW™ & SEL Somatic Healing Teacher Training and 100 Hour TRMBW™ Level 1 & Level 2 Training is only offered on-line. We plan to offer these trainings live in 2023 along with our TRMBW™ Level 3 ~ Master Trainer in-person retreat.
All sessions are recorded. Although we know life happens! If you are unable to attend all sessions, live recordings will be available and can be accessed the following day. However, in-order to graduate you will need to complete the required number of contact hours, homework assignments, lessons, practicum, final test and community hours. To get the most out of the program, attending live whenever possible is best.
The 200-hour TRMBW™ ™ & SEL Somatic Healing Teacher Training is taught over a 6-month period and can be completed within that time. The 100 Hour TRMBW™ Educator and Trainer Modules are taught over three months and can be completed within that time. However, you can start and finish the program modules at your own pace! You one year from the date of registration to watch all the pre-recorded videos and live session recordings for each module training. Once you have watched all the videos, completed your practicum, taken the final test and completed your community hours, you will receive your certificates of completion.
Some licensed materials will only be available for one year or till September 2023. At the start of the program, you will receive a login and password to the course portal, giving you access to the zoom replays, course lessons, videos, quizzes and resources.
This educational training program is truly life-changing, so we doubt that you would ever choose to drop out.

Once you signed up for the online course your tuition fee & payment plan are however non-refundable.
 We give ourselves with an open heart, and we trust that you can find ways to receive the invaluable gifts we share.

However, if due to unforeseen circumstances, Rituals for Recovery must postpone or cancel any of our training programs, the option of a full refund processed within 30 days will be given. Otherwise, you may choose to transfer your payment to a future program date.

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We're excited to announce on August 16th we will be hosting our final information night discussing our unique 200 hour Somatic Healing Teacher Training program.

Sign up for our next Information Night or Book a Call with our Team to learn more about Trauma Responsive Practices, Somatic Movement and SEL!