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Sensory Awareness and Yoga: The Missing Link for Trauma Part 1


The foundation of this 8 hour training is the development of your own embodied self-awareness.

You will learn body-based tools from yoga and somatic therapy to support a nervous system in stress, increase resilience and enhance your yoga practice and your life.

with Barb Leese & Dr. Jackie Ang



In this training, you will:

  • Understand trauma and its effects on the body, mind and nervous system through the lens of yoga, psychotherapy and neuroscience

  • Experience tools to befriend, respect and regulate your nervous system

  • Learn to use yoga as a resource for greater self-connection and resilience

  • Broaden your understanding of the applications of yoga to support and resolve daily stress and traumatic stress


Who is this training for?
We believe this training is relevant for any human being who experiences stress while navigating the ups and downs of life. Trauma is not an event, but a lasting response of the nervous system when we face an experience that overwhelms us.

Whatever your role - yoga practitioner, instructor, clinician, parent, friend or otherwise, this workshop will offer you a foundational understanding of how the trauma response shapes us and our life experience. As we begin to understand and identify the effects of traumatic stress in our own being, we become better able to support ourselves and others dealing with it's impact on our lives.

This workshop is the first in a series about trauma-informed yoga teaching, but this module is geared towards all audiences, with a focus on the self-awareness required to facilitate trauma-informed spaces. Continuing Education Credits are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers.


If you are an instructor, this module is a pre-requisite for the trauma-informed teaching certification which will be offered in 2022.


  • This is an interactive workshop combining education and experiential practices. We will explore a range of techniques including yoga, breathwork, meditation, somatics and self-inquiry. 


  • $279 CAD + applicable taxes 

Join Us Live Online

Friday November 5 from 6 - 10 pm EST and
Saturday November 6 from 9 am - 1 pm EST


Register now

Purchase your ticket via Paypal, then send an email to
confirming your preferred email address to receive the Zoom meeting link + course materials

Who Are We
About the Trainers
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Barb Leese is the lead instructor of Yogashala’s 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program and an experienced and committed educator, with over 30 years in yoga, dance, personal training and mind/body techniques. A recipient of Burlington’s Civic Recognition Award for International Achievements, she is a leader and mentor to the hundreds of yoga instructors she has trained over the past 10 years. 


Jackie Ang is a family doctor, psychotherapist, meditation and yoga instructor. She brings her experience in trauma-informed mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy to this workshop and also serves on faculty in Yogashala’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.


You can find out more about Barb and Jackie at:

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