Supporting your Teaching in the Community

We are passionate and experienced community yoga teachers and trainers and want to ensure that teachers and trainees are well informed and prepared.

Never have the issues of Social Justice, Accessibility and Inclusion and Power Dynamics in our yoga spaces been more relevant or important. These are essential skills for todays yoga teachers working in a contemporary world where these issues are of paramount importance and part of an evolving conversation in the yoga world.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules can be delivered as stand alone workshops for yoga teachers or can be delivered as part of a module within a teacher training course. We are aiming to give yoga teachers a solid foundation in understanding issues around access, inclusion and social justice in yoga.

All our courses will discuss some of the practicalities, ethics and challenges of working in community settings and demonstrate practical tools to enable teachers to begin to build the skills necessary to offer inclusive, safer spaces.

We offer three expert training options:

  • Social Justice, Accessibility, Inclusion and Power Dynamics in Yoga
  • The Neuroscience of the Stress Response and How Yoga Helps
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice

Your Module(s) can be held in person, facilitated online or a combination of both. 

Please read through our brochure with full details on each of our modules and learning outcomes:

Module Details

Please contact us for dates and availability. Email admin@edinburghcommunityyoga.co.uk

FEEDBACK

“The experience and expertise shared by Laura and Lorraine during their yoga outreach training is invaluable to any yoga teacher, not just those looking to work in an outreach setting. Laura and Lorraine are exceptionally generous teachers and the programme itself is the perfect blend of theory and practical teachings.” 
Judi Farrell, Merchant City Yoga, CYS Yoga Teacher Training

“It’s so refreshing when someone comes to introduce and talk about their specialism and it lights a spark in you, that’s what Laura does. She is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject that it just leaves you wanting more!” 

“It’s time to expand our training Information to match the ever changing ways that stress impacts clients and make sure our trained teachers know how to deal with the new wide client base that yoga is attracting. We invite Laura to be the one to help us to do this on our trainings. She is always a huge success!” 
Julie Hanson, Seasonal Yoga

“Interesting and inspiring training delivered by two practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and experience of outreach work. They are both clearly passionate about the work that they do and about helping others to take the benefits of yoga into areas of the community where it is less accessible. Highly recommended.”

“If you’re interested in taking Yoga where it is most needed this course is a must! Laura and Lorraine bring to the table a wealth of invaluable practical experience of working with different vulnerable populations. The material is underpinned by rigorous neuroscience and presented in an accessible format in a relaxed and supportive environment.”

“The course managed to somehow combine basic essentials of community development, pedagogy, neuroscience, philosophy, and anatomy in just two days. It was a small group of committed students with a great teacher/ student ratio and scope for further depth and practice for those that wanted it. The case studies and lesson planning were particularly useful for building up our awareness of complex needs and barriers to accessing yoga, as well as confidence in how to ‘meet people on the mat’. It was the perfect antidote to some of the more image-conscious yoga trends and helped us reconnect with core principles and values. Thank you Lorraine and Laura.”