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Tula's integrative approach focuses on healing our internal and external worlds. Our multi-faceted model takes a deep and sacred dive into ancient philosophy, the psycho-spiritual connection, trauma recovery, polyvagal theory, chronic pain and illness, addiction, sociocultural awareness, and much more. Our foundational and advanced trainings guide students on a journey of personal discovery and healing while developing them as impactful leaders ready to serve their communities. This powerful learning experience is an opportunity to build lifelong skills for personal and collective transformation while creating bonds with like minded humans that will last a lifetime. We create safe, educational, and empowering spaces built on the foundation of the Yamas & Niyamas of Yoga, where students enjoy a connective, compassionate and supportive learning experience. 
The goal is not to memorize a sequence or to master the most challenging of postures but to become a skillful and confident leader who can guide a transformational experience that is safe, functional, and healing centered. The Tula faculty encourages trainees to "know the why" of everything they teach in a class setting. As we share the philosophy and spiritual teachings we are shining light on a practice that's purpose is to move from suffering to peace, from darkness to light. As we build a posture sequence we have the opportunity to create a container that supports healing, inside and out. A great yoga teacher provides a healing and purposeful experience that is free from one's own ego and honors the sacred heart of yoga.
 
The Tula faculty is committed to acknowledging the cultural appropriation, inequity, privilege, and the many traumas and injustices that exist within yoga. We recognize our role in actively doing our part to create more safety, justice and equity in yoga and in the world. 

 

TULA YOGA + HEALING ARTS

The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but how it positively changes the way we live our lives.

-T.K.V. Desikachar

SOCIAL JUSTICE
GROSS & SUBTLE ANATOMY
HEALING, 
TRAUMA & RECOVERY 
NEUROSCIENCE
SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
PHILOSOPHY & HISTORICAL ROOTS

SCHOOL of
INTEGRATIVE
YOGA

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TRAININGS

Yoga Alliance Accredited - Healing Centered - Trauma Informed

EMBODIED YOGA

DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE

100 HOURS

FOUNDATIONS

of YOGA TEACHING

200 HOURS

ADVANCED

YOGA TEACHING

300 HOURS

TEACHING HEALING CENTERED YOGA: Trauma Informed CEU Course
FOR EXISTING YOGA TEACHERS    30 HOUR VIRTUAL TRAINING

CHILDREN'S YOGA: Trauma Informed Teacher Training

LEVEL 1 - 50 HOURS  LEVEL 2 - 45 HOURS  COMPLETE BOTH for 95 HR R-CYT CERTIFICATION

200 HOUR FOUNDATIONS TRAINING

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Take a sacred dive into the depths of yoga philosophies - from ancient teachings to contemporary concepts - participants will explore the inner and outer experience of the practice we call, Yoga. Upon completion, graduates will be certified yoga teachers with the knowledge and skill to guide yoga that is trauma-sensitive, socially informed, science-based and heart-centered. Yoga calls us to heal ourselves and show others the way so that we may elevate the healing of all humanity. Are you ready to answer the calling?

DATES: TRAINING MEETS ON CONSECUTIVE WEDNESDAYS AND SELECT SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS
OCT 24|27|30*    NOV 3|10|14|17    DEC 1|8|12|15    JAN 12|19|23*|26   
FEB 2|9|13|16|20*

All sessions meet virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. Dates with an asterisk* will be taught in-person in Fredericksburg, VA with optional attendance. All sessions will be recorded and accessible throughout the course of the training to allow for self-paced flexibility.
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JOURNEY of SELF DISCOVERY

 

  • Nature of the Self and The Path of Truth

  • Who are You? Exploring Mind, Self, Ego & Shadow

  • The Neuroscience of Chitta (Mind-stuff)

  • Our Stories, Archetypes, and Life Themes

  • Aligning Your Life with Your Core Values

  • Learning Styles in Yoga

  • The Four Agreements

  • Dharma, Purpose & Seva (Service)

  • Truth is One, Paths are Many - Exploration of Spiritual Paths

  • Invoking the Inner Teacher & Attuning the Inner Healer

  • The Art of Self Love

  • Self Care as Both Teacher and Student

 

PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY & THE EVOLUTION OF YOGA

 

  • Historic Events and the Evolution of Yoga from East to West

  • Introduction to Sacred Texts & Ancient Yogic Philosophies

  • Modern Application of Traditional Teachings

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

  • Influential Teachers & Their Influence on Various Styles of Yoga

  • Developing & Strengthening Your Sadhana (Practice)

  • The Roots of Suffering (Kleshas) and The Path to Peace

  • Balance: The Divine Dance of Sthira + Sukha (Effort + Ease)

  • Introduction to Karma and Epigenetics

  • The Science of Spirituality

 

ASANA, PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION

 

  • Asana: Practicing with Purpose

  • Pranayama: Harnessing the Breath

  • Dharana: The Door to Dhyana (Meditation)

  • Mindful Practice, Mindful Life - Creating Connection in the Inner and Outer Worlds

  • Functional Movement & Biomechanics

  • The Sages, Saints, and Stories Behind the Yoga Pose Names

  • Trauma Sensitive Sequencing for Varying Needs (i.e. amputation, sexual trauma, incarcerated populations, and more)
  • Sequencing for Anxiety, Depression, Adaptive Yoga, and the General Public

 

​CULTURAL ROOTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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  • The Yamas & Niyamas

  • Cultural Awareness & Appreciation in Yoga

  • Understanding the Cultural Appropriation of Yoga

  • Skill in Action: The Intersection of Yoga & Social Justice

  • Equity, Diversity, Representation & Inclusion in Yoga

  • The Shadow-side of Modern Day Yoga: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Disillusion

METHODOLOGY & TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING

 

  • Exploration of Asanas and Their Purpose

  • Teaching Through a Healing-Informed Lens

  • Embodiment: Yoga as a Tool for Healing in the Aftermath of Trauma

  • Healing Centered Class Planning: Safe, Functional and Purposeful

  • Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness for Healing, Recovery, & Resilience

  • The Art of Language - Using Inclusive, Accessible and Supportive Language

  • The Six Branches of Integral Yoga as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • Creating and Holding Space for Transformation

  • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Populations with Diverse Needs

  • Guiding with Clarity, Confidence, and your Intuitive Gifts

 

 

INTEGRATED YOGA ANATOMY

 

  • Foundations of Human Anatomy

  • Neuro-anatomical Principles

  • The Physiological Benefits of Yogic Practices

  • Common Terminology in Yoga Anatomy

  • The Energetic Body - Anatomy of the Spirit

  • The Science of Stress and The Neurobiology of Trauma

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Allostasis and Yoga to Alleviate Allostatic Load

  • Anatomical Principles for Accessible and Adaptive Yoga

  • Exploring Ayurveda

 

​ETHICS, LIFESTYLE & THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

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  • Ethical Standards, Responsibility & Accountability for Yoga Teachers

  • The Yamas & Niyamas of Teaching Yoga

  • Equity in Yoga

  • Business of Yoga: Concepts and Common Practices

  • Professional Development: Expand Within and Without

  • Living & Leading Authentically

  • Serving Your Community with Purpose

REQUIRED READING LIST:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi

Hatha Yoga by Ram Jain & Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain (physical book required)

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens (physical or e-book ok. No audio)

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga: A Practical Guide by Brendon Abram

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer  (audio, physical or e-book ok)

The Untethered Soul Journal Guided Journal by Michael Singer (physical book required)

Above booklist is to be purchased by trainees. Additional books and training manual are provided.

300 HOUR ADVANCED TRAINING

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For existing 200 hour level yoga teachers

Expand upon your teaching foundation while elevating your experience as both teacher and student. This advanced training is rich in purpose, wisdom, and information drawing from concepts that shine light on the mental, physical and spiritual journey of yoga. Participants will focus on their personal journey while honing their skills to teach populations who are vulnerable to the effects of stress and trauma. Participants will serve their community through our Seva Project in partnership with Tula Yoga Project and gain experience in working adaptively with populations with diverse needs. Tula's 300 hr. teacher training is fun, interactive, and rooted in the true purpose of yoga - to heal from the inside out.

SCHEDULE:
JUN 6|7|9|10*|13|14|16|17*|20|21|23*|24*|27|28*|30*
JUL 7|8*|11|12|14|15*|18|19|21|22*|25*|26|28|29
Additional retreat day TBA

THIS SUMMER INTENSIVE IS A HYBRID PROGRAM INCLUDING BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL DAYS. IN-PERSON DAYS ARE LOCATED IN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA AND MAY BE OPTED OUT OF FOR HEALTH OR LOCATION REASONS. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED LIVE ON ZOOM AND ACCESSIBLE FOR PLAYBACK THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE TRAINING TO ALLOW FOR SELF-PACED FLEXIBILITY. 

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THE ART + SCIENCE of YOGA

  • A Deeper Dive into The Evolution of Yoga from East to West

  • The Study of Yoga's Traditional Texts: The Vedas, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Bhairavhya Sutras, Patanjali's Sutras & The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Ancient Philosophies and Concepts for the Modern Yoga Teacher

  • The Science of Spirituality

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Epigenetics - The Karmic Fate of Our Genes?

  • Exploration of Consciousness: Mind, Self, & Ego

  • Refining Your Practice and Defining Your Purpose as a Teacher

 

 

ACCESSIBLE & INFORMED TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

  • Teaching & Exploring Movement that Heals

  • Teaching Through a Healing-Informed Lens (con.)

  • Safe, Functional, and Intelligent Sequencing

  • The Stories, Folklore, and Lessons Behind the Asanas

  • Meditation and Mindfulness for Healing Centered Teaching

  • The Power of the Breath: Advanced Pranayama Practices

  • Adaptive Yoga for Serving Populations with Diverse Needs (con.)

  • Yoga for Addiction & Recovery

  • Working with Survivors of Physical & Sexual Abuse

  • Yoga for Chronic Pain & Illness

  • Adaptive Yoga for Amputees

  • Adaptive Chair Yoga for All

  • Safe Space Yoga Nidra - Deep Relaxation Through a Trauma/Healing Informed Lens

  • Yoga as Social Justice: Awareness, Action & Allyship

 

ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & THE ENERGETIC BODY

 

  • Integrated Yoga Anatomy Level II

  • Neuro-anatomical Principles (con.)

  • Functional Movement: The Biomechanics and Energetics of Asana

  • The Science of Stress and Trauma

  • Polyvagal Theory (con.)

  • The Energetic Body (con.)

  • Teaching Evidence Based Yoga

  • Advanced Language and Terminology

  • Yoga as a Tool for Healing

  • Somatic Work and Meditation for Trauma

ETHICS, LIFESTYLE & BUSINESS SKILLS FOR YOGA TEACHERS​​

  • Ethical Standards and Accountability for Yoga Teachers

  • The Yamas & Niyamas

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation

  • Cultural Awareness and Social Justice in the Yoga Community

  • Advanced Concepts and Common Practices of the Business of Yoga

  • Professional Development

  • Living & Leading Authentically

  • Guiding with Clarity & Confidence

  • Body Positive Teaching

  • Healing to Serve

  • Community Outreach

TECHNIQUES, PRACTICE, & INTEGRATION ​​

  • Practicum: Teaching with Presence

  • Teaching Through a Healing-Informed Lens

  • Healing Centered Class Planning: Safe, Functional and Purposeful

  • The Art of Language - Using Inclusive, Accessible and Supportive Language

  • Creating and Holding Space for Transformation

  • Guiding with Clarity, Confidence, and your Intuitive Gifts

​CULTURAL ROOTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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  • The Yamas & Niyamas

  • Cultural Awareness & Appreciation in Yoga

  • Understanding the Cultural Appropriation of Yoga

  • Skill in Action: The Intersection of Yoga & Social Justice

  • Equity, Diversity, Representation & Inclusion in Yoga

  • The Shadow-side of Modern Day Yoga: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Disillusion

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30 HOUR - TEACHING HEALING CENTERED YOGA - LEVEL I

TRAUMA INFORMED CEU COURSE FOR EXISTING YOGA TEACHERS

Yoga is a powerful healing modality, when taught and practiced with an awareness that is sensitive to the needs of all students, including those who have experienced traumatic stress.  A standard yoga class can be triggering and re-traumatizing for some, and so often this can be avoided by teachers having a solid knowledge-base of how trauma effects the body, mind and spiritual journey. In this continuing education course yoga teachers will gain the knowledge and skillset to teach yoga that restores a sense of safety in the body, that teaches self-regulation and resiliency, and provides the foundational awareness for working with populations at-risk due to the the effects of trauma. This training integrates research and evidence-based studies with yogic teaching applications that give teachers the necessary tools and awareness to instruct general population classes through a trauma informed lens. INSTRUCTOR: Catie Nawrocki

DATES: TRAINING MEETS ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 12P-4P


JUL 13|14|15 & 20|21|22
All sessions meet virtually on Zoom. Course includes 24 Contact hours and 6 Independent Study hours.
Completion of both LEVEL I + LEVEL II earns a Trauma Informed Teacher's Certification with 60 CEU's. Dates and more info TBA.
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INFORMED TEACHING METHODOLOGIES, TECHNIQUES + INTEGRATION

  • The Science of Stress + Trauma

  • Polyvagal Theory + The Neurophysiology of Trauma

  • The Effects of Trauma Through the Koshas

  • Tools for Teaching Through a Healing-Informed Lens

  • Know Your WHY - Teaching With Purpose

  • Resilience + Empowerment Through Asana

  • Gentle Somatic Work for Restoring Safety in the Body

  • Guiding Trauma Sensitive Meditation

  • Trauma Conscious Language + Cueing

  • Breathing to Heal: Pranayama for Nervous System Regulation

  • Adaptive Yoga Nidra for Trauma Survivors

  • Destigmatizing Mental Illness in Yoga Spaces

  • Guiding Vulnerable Populations with Clarity + Confidence (i.e. Abuse Survivors, Recovering Addicts, Incarcerated or formerly Incarcerated, Veterans, Sexual Assault Victims, and more)

  • Ethics + Best Practices for Trauma Informed Teaching

95 HOUR TRAUMA INFORMED CHILDRENS TRAINING

Become certified to lead children in yoga and mindfulness practices that build resiliency and provide stress management skills for ages and stages of development. This training is open to anyone who has an interest in working with children and does not have any prerequisites. Great for educators, therapists, social service professionals, pediatric professionals, and caregivers. 

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INVESTMENT

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At Tula, we are committed to building a more diverse yoga teaching community with greater representation and continue to expand our efforts to support historically marginalized communities. We offer two pricing options for our programs. The first option covers the full tuition and also supports our scholarship fund that makes the training accessible to those utilizing financial assistance. The second option is for those seeking tuition assistance from our scholarship fund. Scholarships are available to those who self identify as BIPOC, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and/or those who have barriers to accessing the full tuition amount.

 100 HOUR TRAINING  

Option 1: $900

Option 2: $500

 

This course can be taken by itself for those not intending to become a certified teacher. This course can be applied to the 200 Hour YTT requirements.

 200 HOUR YTT 

Option 1: $2100

Option 2: $1600
 

This course includes the 100 Hour Embodied Yoga Training. Graduates will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher certification accredited by the Yoga Alliance. 

 300 HOUR YTT 

Option1: $3250

Option 2: $2550

Prerequisite: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher certification. Graduates are eligible to register as RYT500 level teachers.

 95 HOUR CHILDREN'S YTT 

Option1: $1100

Option 2: $600

Also available as individual trainings:

45 Hour Foundations               

Option 1: $500

Option 2: $300

55 Hour Advanced

(prerequisite: 45 Hr Foundations)

Option 1: $700

Option 2: $400

 TEACHING HEALING CENTERED YOGA 

[30 Hour Trauma Informed CEU Course]:

Option1: $375

Option 2: $275

*This course provides 24 Contact hours and 6 Non-contact CE hours approved by Yoga Alliance

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For questions about Teacher Trainings email Catie at support@tulayogahealing.com to schedule a phone call.

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TESTIMONIALS

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I truly had a life changing experience with Catie. I learned so much through attention to yoga's philosophy and teachings, as well as the physical asanas and practice. I felt that I gained so many new friendships with the other women I took the course with, as well with Catie. She was always available for help and guidance. I also feel very confident in how prepared I am to start my teaching career and go out in the world to share all of the knowledge I have learned. I am forever grateful for this experience.  -Rachel H.

Yoga Teacher Training went above and beyond my expectations and I owe that to Catie. Catie is an embodiment of what yoga is and what it can be. She creates a space for everyone to find their own meaning of yoga and you have the opportunity to grow into that meaning along the way. By the end of the training, you will be able to create your own sequences, instruct with intention and safety considerations and provide a deeper experience by balancing the principles of yoga and your own personal strengths to the practice. If you are considering YTT for your own yoga practice, to start teaching yoga, or whatever your reasons are, I highly recommend taking your training with Catie! -Victoria A.

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As we heal ourselves, we heal our communities.

As our communities heal, the world heals.

~Catie Nawrocki