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Trauma Conscious Yoga, Stress Management & Resilience Training

October 20-22, 2023

This 15-hour training is an introductory program designed for certified Yoga Teachers, mental health professionals, and anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of trauma and the use of Yoga as a healing modality.

The course holds the lens of liberation and centers the process of decolonizing trauma work and the practice and teachings of Yoga to increase social equity in Yoga and mental health services.

Participants will gain insight and wisdom into cultivating trauma-conscious relationships within their communities that are culturally responsive. Through guided discussions, dynamic and interactive learning, movement and breath-work, attendees will walk away with an expanded awareness on how to best support personal and collective healing.

Open to Yoga teachers and students and mental healthcare workers. Six months of previous Yoga practice is recommended, but not required. You do not need to be a Yoga teacher to attend this training.

  • ▪️ Define trauma, stress, and the three states of arousal as described in Polyvagal theory.
  • ▪️ Identify and learn current practices in Yoga therapy for trauma and stress.
  • ▪️ Identify and understand social justice in Yoga (i.e., implicit bias, systemic trauma, cultural appropriation vs appreciation)
  • ▪️ Define and learn strategies to better manage stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma with 10 practical tools for self-care.
  • ▪️ Be able to integrate a trauma-conscious lifestyle.

Training Hours

  • ▪️ Friday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • ▪️ Saturday, 1pm-6:30pm (w/ 30min break)
  • ▪️ Sunday, 12pm-5:30pm (w/ 30min break)

12 contact hours + 3 non-contact hours (home study)

*Yoga Alliance CEUs available 


$490 early bird September 20, 2023 / PYTT Alumni rate
$545 full tuition
$150 non-refundable deposit is due with registration.

Cancellations/Refund Policy:
Refunds available less $150 non-refundable deposit up to 2 weeks before the course starts date. After that, credit can be applied towards any future course.

About the Teachers


Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma and stress related disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD), and Anxiety disorders, and works within a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework to treat mental health conditions. Dr. Rattu is also a certified Yoga teacher (E-RYT-500, YACEP), health educator, mindfulness instructor, and formally trained in Compassion Cultivation and Altruism Research Education (CCARE) and Yoga for Mental Health (YogaX) at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Rattu aims to include culturally relevant program development in her work as a provider in health and wellness. In addition to her work in private practice, she currently enjoys competing in fitness competitions, traveling to international locations, and facilitating programs at health and wellness retreats.


Diana Cantú-Reyna is a Certified Yoga Teacher, licensed Registered Nurse, Herbalist, Integrative Health Coach, and healer. She intricately weaves together a mind-body-spirit approach to health, supporting her clients in uncovering the root-cause of dis-ease. Diana spent over 7 years as a Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Intensive Care RN with UCSF Children's Hospital in Oakland California, serving as a unit Charge Nurse, mentor, preceptor and was elected to represent California Nurses Association members as a Union Nurse Representative and subsequently a Bargaining Team member. She is the Founder and Director of Cultivating Self Corp, a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit charity that proactively supports the physical, mental, and spiritual health of caregiving professionals and organizations across the country. Leading wellbeing retreats, continuing education workshops, and creating regenerative spaces in healthcare facilities, the organization specializes in serving physicians, nurses, therapists, educators, and mental health professionals experiencing PTSD, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. She received her Yoga Teacher Certification at Prana Yoga Center and holds additional certification in Yin Yoga.



"Thank you Diana Reyna C. & Dr Mini from Cultivating Self, for your mission to provide Trauma Conscious Trainings /Retreats has impacted my personal healing journey in the best of ways, fueling me to want to share the gift with others and offer the same level of compassion and kindness I received from you during our time together. Thanks for the empowerment, the confidence, the support. Now, through my classes, the ripple effects of your teachings are touching the lives of marginalized populations, underserved communities and those that are simply in need of support, for we are living in a world that can use a softer approach in general. I'm full of gratitude for the opportunity to have participated in your Trauma Conscious Training." - Mirtha P.  - Sloth Yoga Trauma-Informed Accessible Yoga and Mindfulness

"This was a phenomenal training with excellent instruction and content delivery. Thank you for offering this, grateful for the experience! I'm looking forward to applying this knowledge into my professional work!" Daniel L. - Sonic Soul Services

"Thank you so much for this additional education experiential experience! I almost filled a whole notebook with notes! I took two semesters on trauma education and some of what you shared was not taught. My future endeavors involve helping those with underlying trauma issues with certification in EMDR and now interest in Yoga training! Thank you so much for your time and efforts in presenting this educational event! I am so very grateful." - Lisa P., MA (Clinical Mental Health) - Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Group Home Specialist, Homeless Shelter Assistant

"I want to say thank you to our teachers, their wisdom, their knowledge and everything they passed along. I highly recommend it if you are considering taking the training and I am looking forward to going back to our community and sharing all that we learned to serve the communities we wish to serve." - Kim Richardson, MS, 500RYT, ERYT, RCYT - Yes You Yoga Wellness

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