Training in trauma informed Yoga will assist Yoga and health care professionals to address trauma held in the body. This will allow them to support their students and clients in their healing process.  Trauma informed Yoga techniques are simple, highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

Since 2008 I’ve been conducting trainings in my community and beyond including:

  • Ajna Yoga, Victoria BC
  • Balu Yoga, Revelstoke, BC
  • Bowen Island Yoga, Bowen Island, BC
  • Creative Counselling, Vancouver, BC
  • East Van YTT, Vancouver, BC
  • Green Room Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Fernwood Yoga Den, Victoria, BC
  • Hot and Cool Yoga Club, Parksville, BC
  • Langara College Continuing Studies, Vancouver, BC
  • Moksha Yoga, Nanaimo, BC
  • Live Light Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Nourish Yoga, Powell River, BC
  • Ocean & Crow Yoga/Space, Vancouver, BC
  • Om Town Yoga, Nanaimo, BC
  • Open Door Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • Pacific Rim, Victoria, BC
  • Satya Yoga, Williams Lake BC
  • STRETCH Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • The Vancouver School of Yoga, Vancouver, BC
  • The Yoga Loft, Smithers, BC
  • Village Center Yoga, Surrey, BC
  • The Yoga Studio, Squamish, BC
  • Wainwright on Wellness, Wainwright, AB
  • West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver, BC

Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training’s are tailored to meet the needs of your organization and topics may include:

  • A theoretical and experiential foundation in Yoga for trauma survivors, including working with depression, anxiety, addictions and PTSD.
  • Understanding the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of yoga when working with trauma survivors.
  • Learning how to make asana safe for trauma survivors
  • Exploring pranayama (therapeutic breathing techniques) as a source of body-based self-regulation.
  • Examining the koshas (levels of the human being), kleshas (the cycle of suffering), yamas & niyamas (ethics and practices) as they pertain to the experience of trauma.
  • Gaining an understanding of the gunas (basic psychological archetypes) and their connection to trauma.
  • Understanding langhana & brahmana (categories of Yoga practices) when developing trauma sensitive practices.
  • Investigating the differences and intersections between Western and Eastern perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.
  • Learning grounding techniques for working with individuals with PTSD.
  • Discussing the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strengths-based and client centered practices.
  • Creating safe classes with an emphasis on choice and invitation.

To discuss bringing Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Training to you contact me.


Nicole is a presenter with the consistent capacity to create and hold safe space for that necessary balance between learning and inquiry. She embodies a true professional in her field and communicates with clarity and purpose, so that students are able to understand and implement the tools she offers readily. Nicole asks the right questions, is a superb listener, and is unquestionably grounded in offering the highest level of training, often generously sharing from her own experience. She is an invaluable member of our teaching faculty and a huge asset to the yoga community overall.”

Christine Price-Clark, Program Director, Advanced Teacher Training – 300 Hour, The Vancouver School of Yoga