The Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training™2019-07-10T12:50:53-07:00

Yoga Alliance 16 contact hour/7 non-contact Continuing Education hours
BCRPA Continuing Education Credits

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Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training ™

This advanced training is for people interested in examining the social issues that give rise to trauma, as well as the latest research on psychology and anatomy in the context of trauma and healing. Upon completing this course, yoga and other movement-based instructors will have a more richly informed view of how the following topics show up in a trauma-informed yoga class:

  • trauma
  • interoception & neuroception
  • inclusivity
  • oppression
  • mental health (as it relates to the above points)

Each module is richly supported with current readings and recordings from thought leaders in the fields of trauma theory, Yoga, and social activism.

As well, you’ll refresh, refine, practice and get peer feedback on trauma-informed Yoga tools and techniques learned in the foundational Yoga Outreach Core Training™, with a particular focus on teaching students affected by addictions or mental health challenges. 

Yoga Outreach Core Training™ is a prerequisite for this course.

Being more sensitive to language, especially around gendered language, being more aware of who is and isn’t in class, being able to offer modifications for larger bodies in a sensitive way, and honouring yoga e.g. acknowledging what parts of yoga I am and am not sharing, my own background and where yoga comes from etc. This training answered lots of questions for me.

Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training™ Participant

As a leader of yoga classes and with all my relationships, this training helped me to increase my knowledge and my ability to communicate in a more skillful and conscious way.

Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training™ Participant

“The course content really opened my eyes. Yoga Outreach’s trainings have by far been some of the most informative and valuable not just for yoga but for life.”

Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training™ Participant

“The readings were great way to prepare for some of the topics discussed in the training. I was amazed by the diversity of the authors! Good job on actually getting the info from people who have lived experiences.”

Yoga Outreach Level II Core Training™ Participant

“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I feel bigger today. And I will be moving forward with new awareness, as a person and as a yoga teacher. Very grateful.”

Yoga Outreach Core Training™ Participant

2019 Training Dates Online (8 weeks)

Date September 17th – November 5th, 2019

This course is live via zoom every Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm.

Tuition: $360.00
Current YO Volunteers: $180.00
YO Volunteer Alumni: $240.00 (those who have completed 6 months + volunteering)


Nicole Marcia
Nicole MarciaLead Facilitator
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Avis O’Brien
Avis O’BrienFacilitator
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Sarah Holmes de Castro
Sarah Holmes de CastroFacilitator
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Sylvia Mysynuk
Sylvia MysynukFacilitator
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Pat Parsons
Pat ParsonsFacilitator
About Pat


Refresh & refine trauma-informed Yoga tools and techniques learned in the Yoga Outreach Core Training™.


Complex Trauma: Teachers will have a greater understanding of trauma outcomes & health. Teachers will have a deeper appreciation for the role of relationship within healing

Historical trauma: Teachers in Canada have a deeper understanding of the legacy of colonialism & the ways in which historical trauma plays out.


Polyvagal theory: Deepen your understanding of the importance of teacher regulation and relationship in supporting Yoga Outreach students.


Inclusion + Diversity: Teachers will gain skills in  facilitating a space where every participant feels welcome and safe. Become familiar with inclusive practices that support larger bodies, students living with chronic pain and LGBTQSIA+ students.


Decolonization/cultural humility/oppression: Teachers are able to own their own identities and facilitate classes through a lens of cultural humility. Teachers will understand issues around spiritual bypassing, yoga & cultural appropriation.


Mental Health: Teachers will have a greater understanding of the challenges/barriers faced by clients who experience the world in a way that is often diagnosed as a mental illness. Explore how yoga and a non-pathological approach to mental health intersect and practice how to create classes that serve to support the mental and emotional health if students.

Work-study Option for up to 50% off tuition
Work-study involves a trade in labour in exchange for up to 1/2 off the cost of the training. Please complete our online form. Applications must be completed 1 month prior to the training in order to allow adequate time to complete volunteer hours prior to attendance.

Refund Policy
Training tuition is refundable, less a 15% administration fee, up to 21 days prior to the training start date. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing via to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued within the 21 days prior. Fees are non-transferable.